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Blood -- A thriller charting the moral collapse of a police family. Two cop brothers, smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father, must investigate a crime they themselves have committed.

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Director:
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Bill Gallagher (written by)
Bill Gallagher (based on the miniseries by)
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Release Date:
9 August 2013 (USA) See more »
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You can't bury the truth.
Plot:
Thriller charting the moral collapse of a police family. Two cop brothers, smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father, must investigate a crime they themselves have committed. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Mark Strong ... Robert Seymour

Paul Bettany ... Joe Fairburn

Brian Cox ... Lenny Fairburn

Stephen Graham ... Chrissie Fairburn

Zoë Tapper ... Jemma Venn

Ben Crompton ... Jason Buleigh
Natasha Little ... Lily Fairburn

Adrian Edmondson ... Tom Tiernan

Naomi Battrick ... Miriam Fairburn
Nick Murphy ... Sports Master

Patrick Hurd-Wood ... Dominic
Daniel Pemberton ... Drunken Guitarist

Stuart McQuarrie ... David Saddler
Sandra Voe ... Sandra Buleigh

Aaron Jeffcoate ... Son of detective
Jasper Britton ... Daniel Telphen

Lucy Lowe ... Judy Drinkle (as Elizabeth Lowe)

Nick Pearse ... S.O.C.O.
Brooklyn Baker ... CID Officer
Mark Callum ... Police Officer
Russ Booth ... Policeman No. 1
Dean Roberts ... Violent protester
Kate Dimbleby ... Party Singer
Andy Ross ... Riot Police

Directed by
Nick Murphy 
 
Writing credits
Bill Gallagher (written by)

Bill Gallagher (based on the miniseries by)

Produced by
Stuart Ford .... executive producer
Pippa Harris .... producer
Lee Hodgkinson .... post production producer
Nick Laws .... producer
Sam Mendes .... executive producer
Norman Merry .... executive producer
Jan Pace .... executive producer
Nicola Shindler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Daniel Pemberton 
 
Cinematography by
George Richmond 
 
Film Editing by
Victoria Boydell 
 
Casting by
Nina Gold 
 
Production Design by
Cristina Casali 
 
Art Direction by
Pawlo Wintoniuk 
 
Set Decoration by
Anita Gupta 
 
Costume Design by
Michele Clapton 
 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Harty .... key makeup artist
Kristyan Mallett .... prosthetic designer
Angie Mudge .... hair designer
Angie Mudge .... makeup designer
Debbie Ormrod .... makeup trainee
Simon Taylor .... prosthetic technician
Victoria Warrington .... contact lens technician
 
Production Management
Matthew Jenkins .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matt Bensley .... additional third assistant director
Toby Ford .... first assistant director
Ben Harrison .... second assistant director
John William Turner .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Lizzy Butler .... art department assistant
Maxine Carlier .... production buyer
Russell Lee .... props
Rebecca Milton .... stand-by art director
Garry Moore .... standby carpenter
Jay Pales .... dressing props
Andy Watson .... graphic artist
 
Sound Department
Robert Brazier .... foley recordist
Wayne Brooks .... sound effects editor
Ben Collinson .... sound assistant
Paul Cotterell .... sound re-recording mixer
Simon Diggins .... adr mixer
Colin Gregory .... boom operator
Sue Harding .... foley artist
Bill Higley .... adr mixer: New York
Tushar Manek .... sound assistant
Colin Nicolson .... sound mixer
Ian Wilkinson .... supervising sound editor
Rowena Wilkinson .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
James Clarke .... head of di
Stefan Drury .... head of visual effects
James Elster .... digital compositor
Sean Farrow .... visual effects supervisor
Philippe Ludivig .... digital compositor
Abigail McKenzie .... digital lab operator
Jane Paton .... digital compositor
Lucy Tanner .... visual effects producer
Daniel Tomlinson .... scanning & recording manager
Thomas Waddington .... digital lab operator
 
Stunts
Andy Merchant .... stunt performer
Tom Rodgers .... stunt performer
Gordon Seed .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Appleby .... key grip
Chris Bain .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Sebastian Barraclough .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Neil Davidson .... still photographer
Charlie Gray .... specials photographer
Stuart Hurley .... electrician
Dora Krolikowska .... second assistant camera: second unit
Will Morris .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as William Morris)
Will Morris .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, main unit
Helen Revington .... stills photographer
Jonathan 'Chunky' Richmond .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jack Sands .... camera trainee
David Sinfield .... gaffer
Tom Wade .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
 
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... voice casting
Theo Park .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nat Turner .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Jodie Davidson .... colorist: dailies
Adam Inglis .... colorist
Lisa Jordan .... facility director: LipSync Post
Gabrielle Smith .... first assistant editor
Diana Vasquez .... assistant colorist
 
Music Department
Jamie Ashton .... assistant score engineer
Toby Hulbert .... scoring protools engineer
Andrew Skeet .... conductor and orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Alan Canty .... driver: Paul Bettany
 
Other crew
Tom Asquith .... assistant location manager
Alex Barrett .... production assistant
Caroline Bean .... assistant production co-ordinator
Angie Conners .... international marketing
Dave Curtis .... technical support
Ash Davis .... rushes runner
Lex Donovan .... assistant location manager
Sarah Farrington .... director assistant
James George Ford .... stand-in/double: Paul Bettany & Mark Strong
Nardia Hall .... unit manager
Charlotte Huyton .... floor runner
Yuen-Wai Liu .... production coordinator
Philip James Lunt .... stand-in/double
Garry Marriott .... unit medic (as Gary Marriott)
Brian Nitzkin .... business & legal affairs
Kerry Patten .... location assistant
Andrew Philips .... catering manager
Jason Potter .... production accountant
Louise Purvis .... technical support
Barry Reed .... executive chef
Helen Revington .... unit nurse
Mark Rowan .... health & safety advisor
Carole Salisbury .... script supervisor
Helen Searle .... assistant accountant
Danylo Wilson .... stand-in/double
 
Thanks
Jamie Carragher .... thanks
 

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The photograph of Lenny Fairburn's (Brian Cox) wife is the director's mum, Angie.See more »
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2 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A first rate cast is wasted on paper thin material, 19 July 2013
Author: davideo-2 from United Kingdom

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

A young girl is found murdered in an English coastal town, and the pressure's on for detective brothers Joe (Paul Bettany) and Chrissie (Stephen Graham) to find the killer. When the prime suspect walks free, Joe and Chrissie abduct him and try to force a confession out of him, in the style of their old school, domineering father Lenny (Brian Cox) in his day, only for things to go wrong. Now, they find themselves trapped in a ticking time bomb, as the net closes in on them, with the diligent Detective Seymour (Mark Strong) putting the pieces together.

Adapted from a TV series called Confession, this noticeably small scale production would have the production values to match it's source material. In spite of this, there some undeniably top rate, modern talent at work here that had the potential to really shine if their ability really matched what they were given to work with. Sadly, rather than keep you really riveted with what's going on and how it's going to turn out, Blood simply chugs along in a perfunctory manner, never having the bite or the spark to make the most of what it is. It's biggest mistake is probably killing off the mystery element, and instead of leaving you to guess whether the brothers really did it, puts you in on the act from the beginning Columbo style.

As stated, this thoroughly low key piece has a top name cast to it, the kind that never abandoned artistic integrity for cheap selling out, and they still invest their all in it, with strong turns from Bettany and an explosive Graham, even if his cockney accent is over-powered (as in every other such role he's played) at times by his strong scouse brogue. Even in a supporting role, Cox still possesses a presence and intensity that allows him to shine through. Sadly, none of their superior thesping can save this hollow and undelivering piece. **

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