Marks and Spencer Christmas Belles 2007

Marks and Spencer has recruited stars for the silver screen in Christmas Belles, the 2007 TV advert. Elizabeth Jagger, Laura Bailey, Noémie Lenoir, Erin O’Connor and Twiggy Lawson all appear in what appears to be the introduction to a black and white film. Once the opening credits finish the advert moves into colour for a 1970s style fashion shoot. “Five girls who all want the same thing for Christmas… him, thrills, spills, and clothes. And him, of course, is Antonio Banderas. All to the sound of Andy Williams singing, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”.

Marks and Spencer Stars in Christmas 2007 ad


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Credits

The Christmas Belles campaign was developed at RKCR/Y&R, London, by creative director Mark Roalfe, copywriter Pip Bishop and art director Chris Hodgkiss.

Filming was shot by director Dawn Shadforth via RSA Films, London, with director of photographer Ben Davis and producer Lucy Sherwood.

Post Production was done at Moving Picture Company, London. Editor was Richard Orrick at Work Post . Music was rearranged by Steve Sidwell at Jeff Wayne Music.

Download Andy Williams and the Robert Mersey Orchestra singing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, online at iTunes

  • carolinesh

    The five Christmas Belles idea was cute. Except after watching it several times, I realised they forgot (?) to include the name of the very pretty black girl. Hmmm.

    I thought that was very sad considering she is so prominently featured throughout, and a lovely girl. With so many blondes in advertising, a black or asian girl always make adverts more interesting and appeal to a wider audience. But no credit?

    Sad, M&S. Am very disappointed.

  • http://theinspirationroom.com/daily Duncan

    Are you referring to Noemie? Perhaps you’re confused by her wearing a blonde wig during the opening credits.

  • James Buchanan

    What is the name of the beautifull black girl on the Marks And Spencers advert, i believe she is the most beautiful girl in the world and i need to know her name if anybody finds our her name please tell me at once, i have never seen such a beautiful girl, its AMAZING ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! how beautiful she is i need to try my hardest to get to know her, i cant stress how angel like looking she is its almost unreal, i wouldn’t of believed it if i didn’t see it.

  • jay

    The girl is Noemi and married to former Real Madrid and Chelsea player Claude Makelele