Josie Rourke’s role as director of The Nan Movie has been removed from all publicity materials and the film itself. 

The much-delayed The Nan Movie, starring Catherine Tate, has no credited director. While Josie Rourke, who helmed Mary Queen Of Scots, is known to have directed the film, her role is not acknowledged in press materials or the credits of the movie.

Rourke’s name still appears, but she is only credited as executive producer. Otherwise, The Nan Movie is simply referred to as ‘a Catherine Tate film’. To make things even stranger, the BBFC website lists the director as Catherine Tate while IMdB still credits Rourke.

The lack of a credited director is a strange (though not unheard of) occurrence, and could signal that there were some creative disagreements regarding the film. At the moment the situation remains a mystery, as no one has commented on Rourke’s lack of credit.

The Nan Movie focuses on Tate’s titular character – a foul-mouthed pensioner. The film delves into her backstory, while in the present day she goes on a road trip with her grandson Jamie (Matthew Horne). The film is out now in UK cinemas.

See also: The Nan Movie review: Catherine Tate’s character heads to the big screen

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