PG certificateThe Nativity Story is a Film programme that first aired in 2006 and has been classified a PG certificate.

The Nativity Story is a 3 star programme

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The Nativity Story (2006)

Directed by
Catherine Hardwicke

This was the first feature film ever to premiere at the Vatican; an indication of its uncontroversial take on the Christmas story. It is the tale of Mary and Joseph's arduous journey to Bethlehem, and the birth of Jesus. Keisha Castle-Hughes, star of Whale Rider and youngest ever nominee for a Best Actress Oscar, plays the Virgin Mary and stalwart Brit actor Ciarán Hinds is a suitably harsh Herod. Director Catherine Hardwicke, known for her previous work on Lords Of Dogtown and Thirteen, changes pace for a very different take on teenage angst. Faithfully told and beautifully filmed, this is a welcome break from the usual tinselly fare of Christmas films.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 97 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2006

3/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Keisha Castle-Hughes...Mary
Image for Oscar IsaacOscar Isaac...Joseph
Hiam Abbass...Anna
Image for Shaun ToubShaun Toub...Joaquim
Image for Ciarán HindsCiarán Hinds...Herod
Shohreh Aghdashloo...Elizabeth
Stanley Townsend...Zechariah
Image for Alexander SiddigAlexander Siddig...The Angel Gabriel
Nadim Sawalha...Melchior
Eriq Ebouaney...Balthasar
Stefan Kalipha...Gaspar
Alessandro Giuggioli...Antipas
Farida Ouchani...Ruth
Saïd Amadis...Tero
Maria Giovanna Donzelli...Mary's Friend