What We Did On Our Holiday: David Tennant's "Best Big Screen Performance To Date"

Brian Ferguson of The Scotsman has described the new BBC Films comedy What We Did On Our Holiday as one of the best British films of the year and says that it represents possibly the best big screen performances to date by its stars David Tennant and Billy Connolly.

The bittersweet comedy, due to be released in September, also stars Ben Miller, Rosamund Pike, Celia Imrie, Annette Crosbie and Amelia Bullmore, and is the work of Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, the creative team behind such comedy hits as Outnumbered and Drop The Dead Donkey.

However, Ferguson also queries why the movie was not screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and was instead only shown at a number of private screenings around the UK.
"The question is why an unashamedly Scottish film, with a cast brimming with leading Scottish and British actors, was not part of the UK’s longest-running film festival," he asks.

Response to the screenings so far has been very favourable, with Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail among those recommending the film heartily.

What We Did On Our Holiday
A couple and their three children travel to Scotland for their granddad’s birthday celebration. When the children have to make a big decision without adult supervision they shock not only the local community but the world media. From the writers of award winning BBC comedy, Outnumbered, What We Did On Our Holiday is a hilarious and charming depiction of modern family life. 

David Tennant and Rosamund Pike play parents Doug and Abi McLeod, with Billy Connolly as eccentric grandad Gordy. The three children are played by Harriet Turnbull, Bobby Smalldridge and Emilia Jones.

What We Did On Our Holiday will be released in cinemas in the UK on 26th September. For more information please visit our website

Source: The Scotsman