The Christmas Candle
It’s the moment every single person on this sceptered isle has been holding their breaths for: Susan Boyle is finally making her cinema debut. Yes, the singing star bursts onto the silver screen in this cosy tale of a tiny nineteenth-century village experiencing their very own Christmas miracle. To be fair, SuBo has a fairly small role in the proceedings: top of the cast is ‘The Tudors’ star Hans Matheson, backed by a surprisingly solid selection of homegrown talent including John Hannah, Lesley Manville, Sylvester McCoy and the great James Cosmo. The plot has something to do with an angel who visits the town every 25 years, so the possibility of a Biblical subtext should not be ruled out.