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Director:
Writer:
David Hare (play)
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Release Date:
27 August 2008 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Attraction. Temptation. Addiction.
Plot:
A recovering alcoholic becomes involved with his boss's wife, a former cocaine addict. | Add synopsis »
NewsDesk:
(9 articles)
Uma Thurman Lands Five-Episode Arc on NBC's 'Smash'
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 8 December 2011, 3:37 PM, PST)

Random: from the stage to Channel 4
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 23 August 2011, 3:23 AM, PDT)

There's Something About Uma
 (From FilmExperience. 1 May 2010, 9:48 AM, PDT)

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Cast

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Uma Thurman ... Elsa Quinn

Jonathan Pryce ... Victor Quinn

Paddy Considine ... Paul Peplow
Sara Powell ... Maxine

Veronica Quilligan ... Finnoula
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mat Curtis ... AA Member (uncredited)
Neg Dupree ... Frank (uncredited)
Helen Mallon ... Alley Girl (uncredited)
Lisa McDonald ... Lady in Toilet (uncredited)

Olivia Poulet ... Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Anthony Page 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Hare  play and screenplay

Produced by
Jenne Casarotto .... executive producer
Frank Doelger .... producer
Fleur Fontaine .... associate producer
Robert Fox .... executive producer
Lee Morris .... producer
Tracey Scoffield .... producer
Jonathan Stern .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Simon Boswell (music by)
 
Cinematography by
Brian Tufano (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Scott 
 
Casting by
Nina Gold 
 
Production Design by
Luciana Arrighi 
 
Art Direction by
Tony Woollard 
 
Set Decoration by
Joanne Woollard 
 
Costume Design by
Jane Robinson 
 
Production Management
Phil Brown .... post-production supervisor
Mark L. Mitchell .... post production executive
Monique Mussell .... production manager
Bobby Prince .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vicki Allen .... second assistant director
Philip Ball .... third assistant director
Paul Bennett .... second assistant director: second unit
Finn McGrath .... first assistant director
Laura Windebank .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Catherine Byrne .... stand-by art director
Harriet Orman .... production buyer
 
Sound Department
Alistair Crocker .... production sound mixer
Nick Foley .... adr mixer
James Harbour .... daily sound mixer
James Harbour .... sound maintenance
Hugo Jeffreys .... adr recordist
Chips Paul .... foley editor
Adrian Rhodes .... sound re-recording mixer
Rob Saunders .... sound assistant
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Chris Gurney .... daily boom operator (uncredited)
Christopher Wilson .... assistant sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Kris Anderson .... digital compositor
Phil Ashton .... digital colourist
Steven Bray .... digital compositor
Richard Graham .... visual effects producer
Charlotte Gray .... digital restoration artist
Thomas M. Horton .... visual effects executive producer
Stephanie C. Kelly .... digital compositor
Rick Leach .... digital compositor
Joe Pavlo .... lead digital artist
Natalie Stopford .... visual effects line producer
Ben Turner .... digital compositor
Audrius Urbonavicius .... digital matte artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Crowe .... grip assistant
Camilla Drennan .... additional clapper loader
Brian Fawcett .... electrician
James Foster .... second assistant camera
Jonathan Harvey .... director of photography: second unit
Jem Morton .... key grip
Gary Nolan .... gaffer
Jennie Paddon .... first assistant camera
James Perry .... central loader
Ang Richards .... second assistant camera: dailies
Mike Scott .... Steadicam operator
Mike Scott .... camera operator: "a" camera
Martyn Welland .... best boy
 
Casting Department
Robert Sterne .... casting assistant
Rose Wicksteed .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Bingemann .... additional costumes
Amy Brown .... costume assistant
Joseph La Corte .... costumer to Ms. Thurman
Ann Maskrey .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Alex Anstey .... first assistant editor
Matthew Benns .... digital intermediate data manager
Paul Ensby .... digital color timer
Bejhan Kalantar .... post-production coordinator
Todd Kleparski .... digital intermediate producer
Lisa-Anne Morris .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Terry Davies .... conductor
Terry Davies .... orchestrator
Graham Sutton .... music editor
Bruce White .... viola
 
Transportation Department
Stephen Lawrence .... driver: Paddy Considine
Lol Smith .... driver: cast
 
Other crew
Annie Barclay .... assistant production coordinator
Matt Curtis .... title designer
Emily Hobbs .... production assistant
Joel Holmes .... location manager
Tim Monich .... dialect coach
Billy Pegg .... location assistant
Penelope Robinson .... production accountant
Jayne Spooner .... script supervisor (2008)
Camilla Stephenson .... location manager
Neil Ferris .... floor runner: additional photography:reshoots (uncredited)
Justin Wolfe .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
USA:75 min (DVD version) | Norway:73 min (approx.)
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Certification:
Norway:10 (TV rating) | Singapore:NC-16
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Quotes:
Victor Quinn:People say to me, "You're so lucky. You had faith." But Stalin had faith. Hitler had faith. Would it be wonderful to believe in the virgin birth? I don't think so. Or that trees speak to you? Wouldn't that just mean you were mad? Faith's not valuable, not in itself. It's what you have faith in that matters.See more »

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22 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
You will not get addicted to this TV movie, 28 August 2008
Author: gofudgeyourself from United Kingdom

I watched My Zinc Bed last night on BBC2. I had high hopes for this one-off drama but quite frankly it was a truly awful piece of Television. It was clearly made for American TV. Everything about it felt fake: the over the top acting, the shots and the music. It was a adapted from a play, but why? It was boring.

The story focuses on an alcoholic poet (Paddy Considine) who starts working for a millionaire businessman (Jonathan Pryce) after they meet for an interview. The poet then meets his wife (Uma Thurman) and the pair fall in love.

Every conversation was about the same thing. Being addicted to drink. The characters just kept winding each other up, which led to me being wound up and wanting to stop watching it. It tried to be so clever and intelligent but it was just dull. I think it failed because it went for the "less is more" strategy: one conversation between Uma Thurman (what attracted her to this TV movie in the first place?) and Paddy Considine led to them kissing and then being in love. And the only way that the audience knew that was through the weak narration.

Surely the BBC can do better in future.

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