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29 May 2010 (USA) See more »
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Never underestimate the politics of friendship.
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A dramatization that traces former U.K. prime minister Tony Blair's relationships with Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 15 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Sheen ... Tony Blair

Demetri Goritsas ... Strategist

Adam Godley ... Jonathan Powell

Marc Rioufol ... Jacques Chirac

Mark Bazeley ... Alastair Campbell

Helen McCrory ... Cherie Blair

Nancy Crane ... Protocol Officer

Dennis Quaid ... Bill Clinton

John Schwab ... Reporter

Hope Davis ... Hillary Clinton
Kerry Shale ... Advisor to the Clintons

Lara Pulver ... Intern

Eric Meyers ... American Journalist

Rufus Wright ... British Journalist

Matthew Marsh ... Foreign Policy Advisor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gerry Adams ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Roarke Alexander ... Photographer (uncredited)
Stewart Alexander ... Tom - White House Electrician (uncredited)

David Olawale Ayinde ... Press Journalist (uncredited)

Riccardo Bacigalupo ... Waiter (uncredited)
Mark Barrows ... American Strategist (uncredited)

Tony Blair ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Vic Blickem ... Whitehouse News Correspondent (uncredited)
Barbara Bush ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

George Bush ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
James Callaghan ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jimmy Carter ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dick Cheney ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Winston Churchill ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
James Fiddy ... Journalist (uncredited)
Joe Golby ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Al Gore ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
William Hague ... Himself (archive sound) (uncredited)
Edward Heath ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Richard Holbrooke ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lady Bird Johnson ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Lyndon Johnson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jacqueline Kennedy ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jefferson King ... British Labour MP (uncredited)

Monica Lewinsky ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Harold Macmillan ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Teresa Mahoney ... Protocol Officer (uncredited)
John Major ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Martin McGuinness ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Slobodan Milosevic ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Martyn Moore ... Airline Passenger (uncredited)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Simon O'Connell ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
Robert Harrison O'Neil ... Party Greeter (uncredited)
Robert Roman Ratajczak ... Journalist (uncredited)

Nancy Reagan ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Adam Robinson ... Limo Driver (uncredited)
Emily Robinson ... RAF Airwoman (uncredited)

Franklin D. Roosevelt ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Pam Rose ... Lady (uncredited)
Patrick Rowley ... Video cameraman (uncredited)
Nick Shaw ... Policeman (uncredited)
Pauline Stone ... Labour MP (uncredited)
Denis Thatcher ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Margaret Thatcher ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Harry Truman ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Richard Walker ... Concorde Captain (uncredited)

John Warman ... SO 19 Police (uncredited)
Chris Wilson ... Gordon Brown (uncredited)
Harold Wilson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Boris Yeltsin ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Loncraine 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Peter Morgan (written by)

Produced by
Frank Doelger .... producer
Andy Harries .... executive producer (as Andrew Harries)
Kathleen Kennedy .... executive producer
Christine Langan .... executive producer
Frank Marshall .... executive producer
Peter Morgan .... executive producer
Tracey Scoffield .... producer
Ann Wingate .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alexandre Desplat 
 
Cinematography by
Barry Ackroyd (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Melanie Oliver 
 
Casting by
Nina Gold 
 
Production Design by
Maria Djurkovic 
 
Art Direction by
Tom Brown (supervising art director)
Dean Clegg 
 
Set Decoration by
Tatiana Macdonald 
 
Costume Design by
Consolata Boyle 
 
Makeup Department
Angharad Barry .... hair stylist
Angharad Barry .... makeup artist
Beverley Binda .... hair stylist
Beverley Binda .... makeup artist
Molly Grayson .... hair stylist
Molly Grayson .... makeup artist
Amy Holt .... hair stylist: additional photography, London
Amy Holt .... makeup artist: additional photography, London
Joe Hopker .... hair stylist: additional photography, London (as Joanne Hopker)
Joe Hopker .... makeup artist: additional photography, London (as Joanne Hopker)
Janice Kinigopoulos .... hair stylist: Washington D.C.
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Ameneh Mahloudji .... hair stylist
Ameneh Mahloudji .... makeup artist
Daniel Phillips .... hair designer
Daniel Phillips .... make-up designer
Alex Rouse .... wigmaker
Tapio Salmi .... key hair stylist
Tapio Salmi .... key makeup artist
Xanthia White .... hair stylist
Xanthia White .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Mally Chung .... unit manager: additional photography, London
Mark Davies .... unit manager (as Mark 'Spike' Davies)
Patricia Anne Doherty .... unit production manager: Washington D.C. (as Patricia Doherty Hess)
Jeanette Haley .... post-production supervisor
Tim Porter .... unit production manager: additional photography, London
Elena Zokas .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dan Channing-Williams .... third assistant director: additional photography, London
Chris Croucher .... second assistant director: additional photography, London
Michael Elliott .... first assistant director (as Mike Elliott)
Zoe Liang .... third assistant director
Alison C. Rosa .... first assistant director: Washington D.C. (as Alison Rosa)
Charlie Waller .... second assistant director: crowd
Anthony Wilcox .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Simon Bannard .... stand-by stagehand
Dan Bryant .... dressing props
Corina Burrough .... production buyer (as Corina Floyd)
Hannah Capron .... graphic designer
Geoff Carveth .... carpenter
Joseph Timothy Conway .... property master: Washington D.C. (as Joseph T. Conway)
Steven Corke .... carpenter (as Steve Corke)
Chris Cull .... property master
James Enright .... props
Gill Farr .... production buyer: additional photography, London
Bruce Gallup .... department head painter
John Greaves .... storyboard artist
Leon Hargreaves .... stand-by stagehand: additional photography, London
Stephen Hargreaves .... construction manager
Richard Harris .... department head rigger
Rohan Harris .... portraits
Gary Hedges .... department head carpenter
Kevin Hedges .... carpenter
Jacqueline L. Hurd .... set dresser: picture car, Washington D.C.
Chloe Kletsa .... art department work experience
Richard Law .... stand-by rigger: additional photography, London
Paul Lawlor .... carpenter
Ian Paley .... department head stagehand
Carly Reddin .... junior draftsperson
Jason Reilly .... stand-by painter
Mark Richards .... stand-by rigger
Simon Riley .... property storeman
Tom Roberts .... stand-by props
James M. Spencer .... art department assistant (as James Spencer)
Paul Stewart .... stand-by carpenter
Jeff Sullivan .... painter
Bruce Vincent .... stand-by props: additional photography, London
Lloyd Vincent .... standby props
Keith Weaver .... on-set scenic artist: Washington D.C.
Rosanna Westwood .... stand-by art director
John Whitby .... carpenter
Ian Whiteford .... greensman
Mark Williamson .... carpenter
Billy Wilson .... dressing props
Graham Caulfield .... drapesmaster (uncredited)
Jonathan Hurst .... dressing prop/standby prop (uncredited)
Garry Marriott .... construction medic (uncredited)
Eddie Murphy .... carpenter: re-shoot (uncredited)
Howard Weaver .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Mark Appleby .... adr mixer: Goldcrest Studios
Ray Beckett .... sound mixer
Ricky Butt .... foley artist
Simon Bysshe .... sound assistant: additional photography, London
Tim Cavagin .... supervising sound re-recording mixer
St. Clair Davis .... sound maintenance
Joanne Dunphy .... sound assistant
Rob Edwards .... adr mixer: Goldcrest Studios
Nick Foley .... adr mixer: Pepper Post
Alex Joseph .... foley editor
Darren King .... additional adr editor
Mark Lafbery .... foley recordist
Bruce Litecky .... sound mixer: Washington D.C.
Conor Mackey .... additional adr editor
Cath Pollard .... adr mixer: Pepper Post
Andy Shelley .... supervising sound editor
Flo Silver .... sound assistant
Steve Single .... sound re-recording mixer
Alastair Sirkett .... supervising sound editor
Jack Stew .... foley artist
Ruth Sullivan .... foley artist
James Shannon .... dolby sound consultant (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Paul Dunn .... special effects supervisor
Tom Turnbull .... special effects coordinator: Washington D.C.
 
Visual Effects by
Antony Bluff .... visual effects executive producer: Bluff Hampton Company
Sean Farrow .... co-visual effects producer: Bluff Hampton Company
Adam Gascoyne .... compositor: Bluff Hampton Company
Piers Hampton .... visual effects producer: Bluff Hampton Company
Will Hardwick .... paint and roto artist: Bluff Hampton Company
Dan Helme .... data wrangler: Ascent 142 Features
Adam Inglis .... visual effects colorist: Bluff Hampton Company
Timothy P. Jones .... digital film bureau
Claire McGrane .... visual effects executive producer: Bluff Hampton Company
Mark Nelmes .... visual effects supervisor
Martin Ofori .... compositor: Bluff Hampton Company
John Palmer .... digital film bureau manager
Rob Pizzey .... digital colourist
Mike Pope .... compositor: Bluff Hampton Company
Gordon Pratt .... digital film bureau
Serdar Simga .... senior matte painter: Bluff Hampton Company
Laurent Treherne .... digital film technical supervisor
Fiorenza Bagnariol .... digital film bureau (uncredited)
Dennis Michelson .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Joe Adalberto Green .... precision motorcycle rider
Larry Guess .... precision Limo driver
Doug Peters .... precision Rolls Royce driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jonathan Ames .... video assist operator
Alex Applefeld .... video assist operator: Washington D.C.
Wayne Arnold .... focus puller: Washington D.C.
John Burke .... rigging electrician
Danny Butler .... electrician (as Daniel Butler)
Peter Byrne .... focus puller
Cosmo Campbell .... camera operator
Abigail Catto .... clapper loader
Chris Clarke .... clapper loader: "a" camera, additional photography, London
Glenn Coulman .... clapper loader
Julia Curtin .... first assistant camera: additional photography unit
Nicola Dove .... still photographer
Oliver Driscoll .... focus puller
Elliot Dupuy .... central loader
Ian Franklin .... rigging gaffer: additional photography, London
Max Glickman .... clapper loader
Luke Andrew Haddock .... video assist operator (as Luke Haddock)
Tristan Haley .... clapper loader
John Hamilton .... clapper loader: Washington D.C.
Mikey Ray Harkins .... desk operator
Carl Hutton .... rigging electrician
Jeff James .... leelium technician: additional photography, London
Aaron Johnson .... electrician: Washington D.C.
Martin Kenzie .... director of photography: additional photography, London
John Kimmer .... dolly grip: Washington D.C.
Tom Lea .... electrician
Oliver Loncraine .... focus puller: "b" camera, additional photography, London
John Moore .... techno crane operator: Washington D.C.
Will Morris .... camera trainee: additional photography, London
Chris Mortley .... best boy (as Christopher Mortley)
Steve O'Donoghue .... electrician (as Stephen O'Donoghue)
Ben Oliver .... clapper loader: "b" camera, additional photography, London
Robert Palmer .... focus puller: "a" camera, additional photography, London
Kurt Parlow .... focus puller: Washington D.C.
Gary Parnham .... rigging electrician
George Patsos .... key grip: Washington D.C.
Steve Pochetty .... rigging electrician (as Stephen Pochetty)
Nick Ray .... key grip
James Ray-Leary .... grip
Paul Rowe .... electrician
Donald Russell .... camera operator: Washington D.C.
Dominic Seal .... rigging gaffer
Blackford 'Boots' Shelton .... focus puller: Washington D.C. (as Boots Shelton)
Damian Smythe .... rigging electrician
Stuart Stein .... clapper loader: Washington D.C. (as Stu Stein)
Wes Sullivan .... gaffer: Washington D.C.
John Walker .... electrician: additional photography, London
Paul 'Welcie' Wellstead .... electrical rigger (as Paul Wellstead)
Peter West .... generator operator: additional photography, London
Peter West .... rigging gaffer
Zoe Whittaker .... video playback operator: additional photography, London
Harry Wiggins .... gaffer
Dave Wilkins .... best boy: Washington D.C.
Mike Farr .... electrician: dailies (uncredited)
Danny McGee .... practical electrician (uncredited)
Patrick Rowley .... camera operator: video (uncredited)
Ian Speed .... libra technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Darren Baba .... extras casting assistant
Abigail Barbier .... adr voice casting: UK
Kharmel Cochrane .... casting assistant
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting: UK
Lesley Gogarty .... extras casting: The Casting Network
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting: US
Kate Revelle .... casting assistant: Washington D.C.
Betsy Royall .... extras casting: Washington D.C.
Mathilde Snodgrass .... casting assistant: France (uncredited)
Robert Sterne .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarah Amft .... junior wardrobe assistant
Alanna Beaton .... costumer
Sue Casey .... wardrobe mistress
Sally Crees .... costume assistant
Sally Crees .... costume supervisor: additional photography, London
Deb Dalton .... key costumer: Washington D.C.
Jason Gill .... crowd costume assistant
Constance Harris .... set costumer: Washington D.C. (as Connie Harris)
Yasemin Kascioglu .... costume trainee
Poli Kyriacou .... wardrobe assistant: crowd (as Polixeni Kyriacou)
Ashwin Makan .... costumer
Gilly Martin .... costumer
Lupt Utama .... wardrobe assistant
Marion Weise .... costume supervisor
Charlotte Wiseman .... assistant to costume designer
Jane Law .... costumes: Hope Davis (uncredited)
Anna Sandler .... crowd costume assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Simon Brasse .... editor: archive material assembly
Phil Brown .... post-production consultant
Sascha Dhillon .... first assistant editor
Rob Farris .... digital intermediate producer
Marie Fernandes .... digital intermediate producer: Framestore
Emily Greenwood .... digital on-line editor
Patrick Malone .... digital intermediate head of department
Mike Morrison .... post-production coordinator
Rob Pizzey .... digital colorist
Brenna Rangott .... assembly editor
Aurora Shannon .... digital intermediate assistant
Rob Gordon .... additional on-line editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Barrett .... pro tools operator
Jean-Pascal Beintus .... additional orchestrator
Nicolas Charron .... additional orchestrator
Huw Davies .... musician: guitar
Alexandre Desplat .... conductor
Alexandre Desplat .... music programmer
Alexandre Desplat .... musician: flute
Alexandre Desplat .... orchestrator
Xavier Forcioli .... music production coordinator
Xavier Forcioli .... music programmer
Stanley Gabriel .... pro tools operator (as Stan Gabriel)
Adam Goldsmith .... musician: guitar
Colin Green .... musician: guitar
Tomo Keller .... orchestra leader
Evyen Klean .... music supervisor (as Evyen J. Klean)
London Symphony Orchestra .... musicians (as The London Symphony Orchestra)
Janet Lopez .... music coordinator
Gerard McCann .... music editor
Howard McGill .... musician: saxophone
Sylvain Morizet .... additional orchestrator
Martin Robertson .... musician: saxophone
Claude Romano .... music preparation
Marc Stevens .... orchestra contractor
Shaun Thompson .... musician: saxophone
Norbert Vergonjeanne .... music preparation (as Norbert Vergonjanne)
Nick Wollage .... music recordist and mixer: Abbey Road Studios
 
Transportation Department
Alexander Aben .... driver: camera truck
Waseem Barlas .... transportation: London
Bob Beaton .... unit driver (as Bob Beton)
Jon Bergholz .... transportation coordinator: Washington D.C.
Martin Birmingham .... unit driver: additional photography, London
Michael Boddy .... unit driver
James D. Brown .... driver: Washington D.C.
Debbie Bryant .... unit driver
Danny Butler .... driver: camera truck, additional photography, London
Alan Canty .... unit driver
Barry Cholerton .... driver: porps runaround
Piotr Chrzanowski .... driver: facilities truck
Anthony Conrad .... transportation captain: Washington D.C.
Nick Curson .... driver: props stand-by truck
John R. Dove .... driver: Washington D.C.
Graeme Downie .... unit driver
Alan Emanuel .... unit driver: additional photography, London
Tony Evans .... driver: minibus
George Fraser .... driver: costume truck
Danielle Fredrickson .... driver: Washington D.C. (as Danielle Frederickson)
John Hollywood .... unit driver: additional photography, London
James Jackson .... driver: Washington D.C. (as James E. Jackson)
Marc Kelly .... unit driver
Phil Knight .... unit driver
Rob MacKnight .... driver: minibus, additional photography, London
Clive Miles .... transportation captain
Terry Miles .... driver: construction runaround
Steve Mitchard .... unit driver (as Steven Mitchard)
John E. Mitchell .... driver: Washington D.C.
Stephen Monagham .... driver: Washington D.C.
Mike Moran .... driver: minibus (as Michael Moran)
Dave O'Donoghue .... unit driver
Brendan O'Gorman .... unit driver
Raymond Oliver .... driver: Washington D.C.
Gil Richardson .... driver: insert car, Washington D.C.
Colin Simmons .... unit driver: additional photography, London
John Smith .... unit driver
Leola Q. Smith .... driver: Washington D.C.
Robert Smith .... unit driver
Keith Snape .... driver: grip truck
Robert Snoop .... driver: construction stand-by
Pete Tabecki .... unit driver: additional photography, London (as Peter Tabeki)
Mike Taylor .... driver: facilities truck
Errol Trumpet .... driver: Washington D.C.
Alan Watts .... unit driver
Russell Chipz Chipping .... driver (uncredited)
Simon Jones .... driver: Dennis Quaid (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Sabbir Ahmed .... assistant accountant
Susan Chika Anisiobi .... first assistant accountant (as Chika Anisiobi)
Jack Arbuthnott .... development editor: BBC Films
Amy Barnes .... assistant production coordinator: Washington D.C. (as Amy Beth Barnes)
Isabel Begg .... senior commercial & business affairs manager: BBC Films
Steve Bergson .... research and clearance: post-production
James Buckler .... production & delivery coordinator: BBC Films
Francesca Budd .... assistant: M. Wingate
Carol Bulmer .... caterer: Premier Caterers (as Carole Bulmer)
Oliver Butler .... assistant: Mr. Doelger & Mr. Scoffield
James 'Fingers' Buxton .... locations assistant: additional photography, London (as James Buxton)
Guy Campbell .... floor runner: dailies
Rebecca Chambers .... assistant location manager
Diarmuid Coghlan .... first assistant accountant: additional photography, London
Christopher Critzer .... film runner: Washington D.C.
Tom Crooke .... location manager: additional photography, London
Matt Curtis .... title designer
Emma Davie .... unit publicist
Penny Dyer .... dialogue coach
Evelyn S. Farkas .... set medic: Washington D.C. (as Evelyn Farkas)
Elton Farla .... unit paramedic: additional photography, London
Trisha Faulkner .... unit medic (as Patricia Faulkner)
Todd Feaser .... location assistant: Washington D.C.
Rob Fiks .... set production assistant: Washington D.C.
Robb Foglia .... script supervisor: Washington D.C.
Fleur Fontaine .... production executive: Rainmark Films
Haylee Fowley .... caterer: Premier Caterers
Colin Giles .... location security
Kerry Gill-Pryde .... researcher
Simon Gillis .... legal & business affairs manager: BBC Films
Nicholas Glekas .... location assistant: Washington D.C.
Louise Green .... assistant production accountant: additional photography, London
Alfred 'Fred' Gundry .... location assistant: Washington D.C.
Cat Hadrill .... production assistant: additional photography, London
Ruth Halliday .... clearances coordinator
Charlie Hayes .... location assistant
Paul Hayes .... production assistant: additional photography, London
Gerry Healy .... research and clearance: post-production
Thomas C. Hessenauer .... production assistant: Washington D.C. (as Thomas 'Toby' Hessenauer)
Polly Hope .... production coordinator
Gareth Humphreys .... researcher
Mick Hurrell .... health & safety advisor
Christine Irons .... production coordinator: Washington D/C.
Karen Jones .... script supervisor: additional photography, London
Martin Joy .... location manager
Christopher Judd .... location assistant: Washington D.C.
Beth Hearn Keech .... assistant production coordinator: additional photography, London
Tamara King .... floor runner: additional photography, London
Elyse Klaits .... associate: Ms. Kennedy
Clyde Lane .... chef: additional photography, London, J&J International Catering (as Clyde Lany)
Matthew Lawson .... accounts trainee (as Matt Lawson)
Gabby Le Rasle .... production coordinator: additional photography, London
Andrew Lopez .... location assistant: Washington D.C.
Cathy Lorimer .... floor runner
Keriene Lucas .... set production assistant: Washington D.C.
Emma Mallett .... assistant production coordinator
Lisa McIntosh .... cashier: additional photography, London
Alastair McNeil .... assistant accountant
Alex Molden .... production assistant
Caroline Moore .... catering coordinator: Premier Catering
Elena Moscatt .... craft service: Washington D.C. (as Elena Moscat)
Laura Neal .... set production assistant: Washington D.C.
Duncan Newland .... location assistant
Matthew Dillon Noonan .... assistant location manager: Washington D.C. (as Matthew Nppnan)
Christine Perrett .... caterer: Premier Caterers (as Chris Perrett)
Maggie Phelan .... production accountant
Shane Price .... caterer: Premier Caterers
Peggy Pridemore .... location manager: Washington D.C.
Elizabeth Raber .... assistant craft service: Washington D.C.
Jenny Reid .... script supervisor
Deborah Ricketts .... research and clearance: post-production
Helena Rogozinski .... production assistant: Washington D.C.
D'Arcy Rossiter .... assistant craft service: Washington D.C.
Lara Sargent .... post-production accountant
Eva Sigurdardottir .... floor runner: dailies
Christopher Slaughter .... technical advisor: government
Jane Soans .... location scout
Annie Sulzberger .... archive coordinator and researcher
John Swartz .... assistant: Ms. Kennedy
David Tanner .... assistant: Mr. Loncraine
Peter Titterell .... caterer: Premier Caterers (as Peter Titterrell)
Sam Tomkins .... helicopter co-pilot
David Vogel .... set production assistant: Washington D.C.
Ron Walker .... helicopter pilot (as Captain Ron Walker)
James Wells-Hunt .... caterer: Premier Caterers
Mary Alice Williams .... set production assistant: Washington D.C.
Max Wingate .... floor runner: dailies
Michael Wood .... production executive: BBC Films
Mike Woodley .... aerial coordinator
Nicholas Akinnibousun .... location assistant: dailies (uncredited)
Lottie Birmingham .... floor runner: additional photography (uncredited)
Rebecca Collis .... work experience (uncredited)
Daniela Forbes .... stand-in (uncredited)
Jon Hills .... location security/support (uncredited)
Ben Hope .... security (uncredited)
Ali James .... location scout (uncredited)
Dave Morley .... unit nurse (uncredited)
Simon O'Connell .... assistant aerial coordinator (uncredited)
Mark Rowan .... health & safety advisor (uncredited)
Roxanne Senesman .... production accountant: Washington D.C. (uncredited)
 

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Trivia:
The third time that Michael Sheen plays former Prime Minister Tony Blair. The other two movies in which he earlier appeared as Blair were The Queen (2006) and The Deal (2003) (TV).See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: When Tony Blair lands at Dulles Airport in 1992, the limo that picks him up bears a State of Washington license plate.See more »
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Jonathan Powell:All political friendship is strategic and conditional.See more »
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
An insightful drama., 14 August 2010
Author: Troy_Campbell from Sydney, Australia

British actor Michael Sheen portrays real-life figures with an eerie degree of precision. In 2008 he took on the tricky part of down-and-out journo David Frost in Frost/Nixon and absolutely nailed it. Then last year he delivered a remarkable performance as hubristic English soccer coach Brian Clough in the lesser seen drama The Damned United. Now in his the third time depicting the former U.K. PM (first in telemovie The Deal, then in the Helen Mirren-starring The Queen) he mimics Blair's mannerisms, vocal tones and overall personality so perfectly that Blair himself couldn't play the role as well.

As the title would suggest though, this drama follows a relationship, which requires a second party. Step in Dennis Quaid as Bill Clinton. He doesn't convince on the same level as Sheen – Clinton's highly distinguishable accent evades Quaid to begin with – but it's not long before the seasoned actor gets in a groove and solidly embodies the beguiling American. Helen McCrory and Hope Davis don't have any difficulty managing their supporting characters, the former as Cherie Blair and the latter as Hillary Clinton. Davis especially is pitch perfect as the intriguing and somewhat imperious U.S. first lady.

Although, predictably, the movie lives and dies by its performances, the screenplay is clever enough to display these people in events that will allow us to connect with them. In the opening act we see how these two world leaders – Clinton the suavely aggressive big brother, Blair the amenable and awestruck little brother – became friends, then we move on to how they dealt with this 'special relationship' during good times and bad. It's a tremendous friendship to witness, how they and their wives react to certain situations, the Lewinsky humiliation of particular note, indicates what we have probably suspected all along: they are, despite their global status and positions of power, human after all.

An insightful drama that invites you into the lives of some very fascinating people.

4 out of 5 (1 - Rubbish, 2 - Ordinary, 3 - Good, 4 - Excellent, 5 - Classic)

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