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A romance that plays out in the splashy, sensational world of British tabloids.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rupert Graves ... Editor - The Rag, Eddy Somerset Taylor
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Deputy Editor - The Rag, Mary Josephine (MJ) Morton
Lucy Davis ... Editor's PA - The Rag, Debbs
John Sessions ... Political Editor - The Rag, Felix Miles Sty
Bill Paterson ... News Editor - The Rag, Tulloch (Lucky) Lloyd
Sara Stockbridge Sara Stockbridge ... Fashion Editor - The Rag, Sally May Ponsonby
Cal MacAninch ... Sports Editor - The Rag, Paul (Mac) MacAvoy
David Hayman ... Picture Editor - The Rag, Geoff (P3) Randal
Simon Callow ... Features Editor - The Rag, Cormac (Fat Boy) Rourke
Malcolm McDowell ... Chairman - Global Media Inc, Richard (The Chief) Morton
Kerry Fox ... Editor - The Press, Peach James Taylor
Ian Hart ... Photographer, Morph
Tom Leick ... Peach's Secretary
Thomas Sanne Thomas Sanne ... Royal Advisor 1
Julian Nest ... Royal Advisor 2


A romance that plays out in the splashy, sensational world of British tabloids.

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Get a handle on the scandal.


Comedy | Romance | Drama


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Luxembourg | UK



Release Date:

7 October 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Escándalo en la redacción See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Dirty Little Secret
Produced & Remixed by Nicky Shaw (as Misschief)
Performed by Nicky Shaw (as Misschief) featuring Sandra Nordstrom
Written by Nicky Shaw/Joleen Belle
Vocal Production Joleen Belle
Published by Signia Songs Limited
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd
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8 October 2005 | by Tin Tin-3See all my reviews

As a newspaper journalist myself, seeing this film was almost a duty. By the end of it, I wished that I enjoyed a different vocation.

The script is unremarkable, slightly below average with all of the clichés surrounding journalism pandered to. The plot is almost non-existent, it was difficult to fathom what the film was actually about other than ticking the boxes on how the man in the street views journalists.

What really grated, and which actually gave me a headache, was the way the film was shot. Jaunty angles and quick-cut editing abound. This made the remake of 'Rollerball' look sedate by comparison. One can only assume that the editor or director has recently been dumped by someone with photo-sensitive epilepsy.

Jennifer Jason Lee, Malcolm McDowell, Kerry Fox - what were you thinking of? A terrible, terrible movie. Avoid at all costs.

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