English actress Hannah Waddingham won an Emmy Award playing AFC Richmond soccer club owner Rebecca Welton on Apple TV+ hit comedy Ted Lasso. But now she’s changing into a glittery gold dress and leading a holiday music special, the streamer said Tuesday, dropping a fabulous photo.
Hannah Waddingham: Home for Christmas debuts November 22 on Apple TV+.
Hannah Waddingham: Home for Christmas premiers November 22
In Ted Lasso, Waddingham’s Welton is all about business suits, so the flashy, shoulder-baring gold-lame dress in the photo above really catches the eye. But does she really dress like that at home for Christmas? Well, she’s not at home in the special. She’s singing in front of a big band at the London Coliseum. But viewers can enjoy it at home with their holiday lights and spiked egg nog.
Here’s how Apple TV+ described the special and its big-league production team (especially for holiday specials):
In the musical event, Emmy-winning star Hannah Waddingham will ring in the holidays as she welcomes special guests for a musical extravaganza at the London Coliseum. The special is recorded live in front of an audience, and audiences around the world will be able to join Waddingham in celebrating her favorite time of year on Apple TV+ as she performs festive classics accompanied by a spectacular big band.
Hannah Waddingham: Home for Christmas is produced by Done + Dusted (Beauty & The Beast: A 30th Celebration, John Legend’s A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy, The Little Mermaid Live!, London Olympic opening and closing ceremonies), the same team behind Apple’s hit Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special.
Yes, she’s an accomplished singer
Hey, who knew she was a singer? Well, anyone who followed her career on stage in London’s West End or New York City’s Broadway before she got movie and TV roles, that’s who.
Waddingham, Katy Mullan, Moira Ross, Raj Kapoor and Nick Todisco served as the special’s executive producers. BAFTA Award winner Hamish Hamilton (Oscars, Grammys, Super Bowl halftime show, London Olympics opening and closing ceremonies) directed.
Watch it on Apple TV+
Apple TV+ offers lots of family entertainment, including other kinds of holiday specials, across all your favorite screens.
Apple TV+ is available by subscription for $6.99 with a seven-day free trial. You can also get it via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.
After first airing in November 2019, “Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with 299 wins and 1,451 award nominations and counting,” the service said.
In addition to award-winning movies and TV shows (including breakout soccer comedy Ted Lasso), Apple TV+ offers a variety of documentaries, dramas, comedies, kids shows and more.
Source: Apple TV+