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  • Director:  Roger Michell
  • DOP: Mike Eley
  • Studio Sky Arts
  • Year: 2015
  • Genre: Drama
  • Runtime: 50 minutes
  • Distribution: Sky Arts

Goldcrest’s Involvement

Ever wondered what life would be like if men had babies? Ed, played by Stephen Mangan, is on a NHS maternity ward, already induced, waiting for a caesarean and the imminent birth of his daughter.

With his high-flying executive wife at his side doing her best to remain sympathetic and patient, we follow Ed through the agony, the tears, the humiliation, the anxiety and the ecstasy of labour.

Birthday is written by Joe Penhall, adapted from his sell-out 2012 Royal Court play and directed by the award-winning Roger Michell.


Cast and Crew


  • Louise Delamere
  • Michael Knowles
  • Kevin Loader


  • Joe Penhall


  • Stephen Mangan
  • Anna Maxwell Martin
  • Louise Brearley

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