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20th Feb 2022

WATCH: Catherine Tate’s character ‘Nan’ has gotten her very own movie

Katy Brennan

She’s back.

Catherine Tate has reprised one of her most iconic roles for a brand new film, The Nan Movie.

A spin-off from The Catherine Tate Show, it follows the foul-mouthed Joannie Taylor, or Nan, on an adventure across Ireland to find her long lost sister.

Plans to make the movie were first announced back in 2019, but due to Covid, the release was delayed. It now lands in cinemas nationwide on 18 March.

The trailer was released on Friday and features Nan dancing at a rave, drinking pints of Guinness at nine in the morning, and of course, being sassy to literally everyone.

We’ll even get an insight into the character’s backstory and maybe find out why Nan is the way she is, with some flashback scenes of her as a younger woman.

It also looks like it might have us shedding a few tears too – the reason she wants to see her sister is because she is dying and she wants to say a final goodbye.

The official film synopsis reads:

“Catherine Tate’s iconic character Nan hits the big screen as she goes on a wild road trip from London to Ireland with her grandson Jamie (Mathew Horne) to make amends with her estranged sister Nell (Katherine Parkinson).

“Militant vegan arsonists, raucous rugby teams, all night raves and crazed cops on motorbikes all make for a proper day out.

“An origin story that mixes Nan’s present with her past where we finally find out what’s made her the cantankerous old b*****d she is today.”

As soon as the trailer was announced, fans took to Twitter to share their excitement.

“I love Nan. I love Catherine Tate. This made my day!” one person wrote.

“Can’t believe we’re about to live through a Catherine Tate renaissance how did we win like this,” another fan said.

“Love Catherine Tate such talent & I love nan so cant wait to watch it. Roaring with laughter just thinking about it,” a third added.

The comedian came under fire in recent years for some of her character’s controversial and offensive jokes.

Responding to the criticism, she said: “People are more than welcome to be [offended]. If we can’t tell the difference between the real problems, the real divisive, dreadful stuff that is out there to make the world a worse place, and the rest of us who are just having a laugh, then fair be it.”

The Nan Movie arrives in Irish cinemas on 18 March.