Call the Midwife star Cliff Parisi left sobbing over Christmas special ‘I start crying’

Call the Midwife: Jenny Agutter discusses clothes on the show

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info

Call the Midwife’s festive special always proves to be one of the highlights of the Christmas Day television schedule and this year’s episode looks set to be no exception. Fans of the BBC drama can look forward to romance, even more babies than usual and, hopefully, some snow. Ahead of the special airing, Cliff Parisi, who plays Fred Buckle, revealed he was left sobbing over the feature-long instalment. 

Christmas promises to be a memorable one at Nonnatus House as Lucille Anderson (played by Leonie Elliot) and Cyril Robinson (Zephryn Taitte) prepare for their winter wedding. 

Meanwhile, the midwives are faced with their busiest Christmas Day ever as the maternity home is filled with mums-to-be, each with their own challenging case. 

Luckily Mother Mildred (Miriam Margolyes) is on hand to support the team while they deal with a myriad of issues.

As the midwives work into the night, handyman Fred’s son Reggie Jackson (Daniel Laurie) helps with the wedding plans and wishes for there to be snow so everyone can enjoy a white Christmas. 

READ MORE: Martins Roberts shares secret Homes Under the Hammer rule

Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk and other media, Fred actor Cliff revealed the Christmas special brought him to tears when he watched it back for the first time. 

The star said: “I just saw the last 15 minutes and it made me cry, honestly. 

“It’s like a natural trigger when the music starts playing – I start crying and I don’t know why.”

The 59-year-old added: “I always love the Christmas episodes.

“Everyone puts their best clothes on, and we all brush up nicely, we all get together and have a little Christmas mince pie and a sherry and it’s nice.”

The Christmas special, which marks the start of series 11, was filmed when strict COVID-19 restrictions were in place. 

Cliff explained that filming in a church was manageable as the cast could distance themselves from one another, but he admitted it was a strange experience. 

“It was just quiet and the streets were deserted, it was like filming in a ghost town,” Cliff added. 


DON’T MISS…
Call the Midwife’s Jenny Agutter details Miriam Margolyes’ potty mouth [EXCLUSIVE]
Call the Midwife star Jenny Agutter teases heartbreaking exit [EXCLUSIVE]
Call the Midwife star admits jealousy over Helen George [LATEST]

“Getting to work was easier for sure though as the roads were empty.” 

Cliff, who has starred in Call the Midwife since 2012, also opened up on featuring in the show for almost a decade. 

The dad-of-four said: “I feel grateful, it’s a hard world out there.

“It also feels like we are living parallel lives as it’s been 10 years as we are moving through time in a really weird way. 

“Getting to work was easier for sure though as the roads were empty.” 

Cliff, who has starred in Call the Midwife since 2012, also opened up on featuring in the show for almost a decade. 

The dad-of-four said: “I feel grateful, it’s a hard world out there.

“It also feels like we are living parallel lives as it’s been 10 years as we are moving through time in a really weird way. 

“For six months of our lives, we are on period sets, in period clothes in period times.” 

The star also highlighted how “magical” he thought the festive special will be for viewers watching it at home. 

Series 10 was filmed back to back with season 11 which is set to air on BBC One in January. 

The Call the Midwife Christmas special will air on Christmas Day at 8pm on BBC One.

Source: Read Full Article