1840s London. Despite a string of successful novels, Charles Dickens (Dan Stephens) has been struggling to come up with another bestseller. Tormented by writer’s block and at odds with his publishers, he grasps at an idea for a surefire hit, a Christmas story he hopes will capture the imagination of his fans and solve his current financial problems. But with only six weeks to write and publish the book before the holiday, he will have to work feverishly to meet his deadline.
Shot on location in Ireland and directed by Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day), The Man Who Invented Christmas is a festive and light-hearted feature, which will entertain and charm audiences of all ages.
‘Dan Stevens turns in a vibrant comic performance as Charles Dickens in this drama about writerly inspiration that plays like a smarter Shakespeare in Love’★★★★ Time Out
‘...makes for thoroughly entertaining viewing’★★★★ RTE.ie