Since ‘The Holiday’ was first broadcast 16 years ago, the cast has seen a lot of change.
‘Tis the season for holiday movie meet-cutes. And while it’s been 16 years since Nancy Meyers’ The Holiday This festive movie was premiered in theaters when it first came out. Year after year, it remains a popular choice for many Christmas romcom fans.
As the seasonal story goes, two women—Amanda (Cameron Diaz) from L.A., and Iris (Kate Winslet) from England—heal their heartbreaks while home for the holidays… at each other’s homes, that is. As they meet a local love interest, their trips across the pond lead to new romance.
“When people watch The Holiday, it’s just so aspirational,” Diaz told Vulture while reflecting on the movie’s charm in 2020. “They’re like, ‘One day, I’ll be able to do that.’ It’s almost like a modern-day Prince Charming, but not a helpless princess. It’s more like the fully capable princess who could have whatever she wants, but she can’t have it until she breaks open her heart and is vulnerable, and lets in the right man.”
Although the film was initially criticized for being too formulaic, it has been lauded by critics as an excellent Christmastime movie. What’s better than a Meyers movie during December? December? Celebrate the 16th anniversary Read on to see our review of 2006’s film What the cast of The Holiday It is now.
What happened? The Holiday cast?
Kate Winslet plays Iris in The Holiday
From England to Easttown! Winslet was played The Holiday’s leading lady from London, a Daily Telegraph Columnist embarks on new adventures after learning that her ex-husband is engaged. Before playing Iris, the award-winning actress had played many memorable roles. The HolidayShe is also the inspiration for her iconic photograph Titanic 1997. Since 2006, she’s continued to add to her acting resume with roles in films like Revolutionary Road?, Divergent series and 2008’s The Reader She was awarded the Best Actress Oscar. She’s starred on the small screen too, most recently in her Emmy-winning role as detective Mare Sheehan in HBO’s Mare of Easttown. Next, we’ll see her in Avatar: The Way of Water It premieres Dec. 16, 2022.
Cameron Diaz as Amanda in The Holiday
In the beloved rom-com, Diaz plays Amanda, a movie trailer producer from California who house swaps on a whim after discovering her boyfriend’s infidelity. In real lifeDiaz stopped sipping wine onscreen and began to drink it in real life. The Holiday She eventually launched her own brand of clean wine. She starred in many movies afterwards. The HolidayIncludes comedies Like What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Bad teacher The Other WomanFollowing her role in 2014’s parliamentary elections, Diaz decided to retire from acting. Annie remake. You can also marry a musician Benji Madden in 2015 and welcoming their first child, Raddix, in 2019, Diaz’s post-acting life has also included teaming up with entrepreneur Katherine Power Avaline is a new line of organic wine. After an eight-year hiatus Diaz announced that she will be returning to acting in Jamie Foxx’s upcoming film, Avaline. Netflix Film Action!. Foxx even got some help from another GOAT in order to show Diaz how to retire!
Jude Law plays Graham The Holiday
Law starred as Graham (aka Mr. Napkin Head), Iris’ brother. In the ultimate Meyers meet-cute, the single father falls for Amanda while she’s staying in his sister’s cozy English cottage. Law, a London native himself, has played several literary roles since the rom-com’s release, including starring in Anna Karenin And two Sherlock Holmes movies. He’s also acclaimed for his roles onstage, in the Tony-winning production of HamletThe HBO series also features a small screen version of the same show. The Young Pope. Albus was also among his most recent credits. Dumbledore In Fantastic Beasts from the Secrets of Dumbledore. Captain Hook will be his next big screen debut. Peter Pan & WendyThe 2023 release of the film is planned for the year.
Miles as Jack Black The Holiday
As Graham and Amanda’s love story unfolded, sparks were simultaneously flying between Iris and Miles, a composer played by Black. Since The Holiday, many of Black’s most memorable roles have ostensibly appealed to a younger audience. He is most well-known for his voice acting, as the panda Po from the animated film. Kung Fu Panda Animation movies. He’s also starred in other kid-friendly films including Goosebumps, Jumanji The Muppets. He was even honored with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018. In 2018, he was back in front as DJ Wolfman Jack. Weird: The Al Yankovic Story He’ll be playing Bowser in the next The Super Mario Bros. Movie Coming in 2023
Rufus Sewell is Jasper in The Holiday
Sewell stars as Iris’ ex—who, despite having cheated on her, is still very much a part of her life. They even collaborate at The Daily TelegraphIris writes wedding announcements at Iris’s place of employment. Iris learns that Jasper is engaged to Amanda (the girl he cheated with). This sets the scene for the entire plot. He was involved in the following: The Holiday Sewell appeared in The Tourist, Hercules, The Father The 2021 time-warp thriller Old. He is currently filming a Netflix political thriller Diplomat And has signed onto Jigsaw Another Netflix series is on the horizon.
Arthur is played by Eli Wallach The Holiday
Miles isn’t the only new face Iris meets in California; she also befriends Arthur Abbott, an iconic screenwriter who introduces her to films with strong female leads. The Holiday was one of Wallach’s final acting roles before he passed away in 2014 at the age of 98. Wallach enjoyed a long and legendary career, just like his character. His roles in movies such as The Godfather, Part III, The Good the Bad the Ugly and The Misfits, which was also starred in Marilyn Monroe.
Shannyn Sossamon portrays Maggie in The Holiday
In one of the film’s many romantic missteps, Sossamon’s character Maggie cheats on Miles, inevitably sending him into Iris’ arms. Since then Sossamon has been a star in many indie films including Cracktown Life is Hot The Day. In 2021, she raised $66,029 on Kickstarter for a variety show called “The Maude Room,” which she described as “a little picture show theater.” More recently, she starred in the widely panned Mexican-American thriller There are no saints.
Emma Pritchard is Olivia The Holiday
Pritchard played the youngest of widower Graham’s two daughters in The Holiday, a girl who adorably begs her dad to become “Mr. Napkin Head” and loves mini marshmallows in her cocoa. Her role in the rom-com is her first and last acting credit and she doesn’t appear to have a public presence on social media.
Miffy Englefield plays Sophie The Holiday
Graham’s eldest daughter, Sophie, was played by Englefield. She starred in several films in the years following her 2006 debut. The HolidayHer last acting credit was in 2011 She had her last acting credit in 2011, more than a decade ago. According to PEOPLEIn an Instagram Story she posted on her now-defunct account, she claimed that her tougher look was a barrier to her landing more roles as an adult. Writing, “As an Adult, I’ve discovered that casting directors don’t want people who look like me’ to fill roles, even if they have body modifications.” [sic] This is not a rare occurrence these days. It’s the most common it has ever seen.”
Edward Burns is Ethan in The Holiday
Burns plays Amanda’s ex-boyfriend, a California-based composer who cheats on her with his secretary at the start of the film. His real-life love story has had a much happier ending, as he’s been married to model Christy Turlington She has been married to her husband since 2003 and she has two children. The Holiday It isn’t his only accomplishment. romantic comedy credit, as he’s also starred in similarly feel-good flicks like 27 Dresses Friendship with children. He was the director of the EPIX original, a half-hour program. Bridge & Tunnel. Shortly after EPIX announced its rebranding as MGM+ the series was cancelled.
Kathryn Hahn in Bristol The Holiday
Hahn is a household name and makes a brief appearance. The Holiday as Bristol, Amanda’s assistant. She called her experience on-set “surreal” in an interview With RadioTimes.comShe revealed that she was actually pregnant while wearing a prosthetic pregnancy belly to play the role. Hahn’s prolific career has included several comedies, including another (albeit much less familyA holiday movie for kids. A Bad Moms Christmas. This star was nominated for an Emmy nomination in recent years for her work on the popular series. Wandavision, said that she watches her watch despite not being able to see it. The Holiday each year, adding, “My 15-year-old son is not as excited about it as my 12-year-old daughter!” You can see her next in Glass Onion: A Knives Out MysteryThe film premieres in theaters on Nov. 23. It will also stream on Netflix on Dec. 23.
John Krasinski and Ben in The Holiday
When he played Amanda’s editor Ben in The HolidayKrasinski was just starting what would be a nine-season run. The Office. He is also known for his role in the popular sitcomSince then, the actor has starred in many films including Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan The Quiet PlaceHe also directed the film, which he co-wrote with his wife. Emily Blunt.