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Gideon's Daughter (2005)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 23 March 2006
Bill Nighy and Miranda Richardson star in a story of grief and celebrity, set in the intense spring and summer of New Labour's election victory and Diana's death. Nighy is a PR guru who has... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Nighy ... Gideon Warner
Miranda Richardson ... Stella
Emily Blunt ... Natasha
Robert Lindsay ... Sneath
Ronni Ancona ... Barbara
Tom Hardy ... Andrew
Tom Goodman-Hill ... Dent
Joanna Page ... Diane
David Westhead ... Bill
Samantha Whittaker Samantha Whittaker ... Becca
Kerry Shale ... Badalamenti
Daniel Mendoza ... Badalamenti Spokesman
Cate Fowler ... Council Leader
Michael Fitzpatrick Michael Fitzpatrick ... American Producer
Graham Cull Graham Cull ... Hospital Stranger
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Storyline

Bill Nighy and Miranda Richardson star in a story of grief and celebrity, set in the intense spring and summer of New Labour's election victory and Diana's death. Nighy is a PR guru who has to stop and re-evaluate his world when his daughter threatens to leave his life, perhaps as revenge for his serial infidelities. Richardson plays a mother trying to bury her grief in an unconventional way after the loss of her young son. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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Gideon's Daughter See more »

Filming Locations:

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

David Westhead was injured in an accident while filming. See more »

Goofs

The Wolverhampton Church Choir are singing music that requires 40 singers (Tallis' Spem in Alium) but there are fewer than 40 singers. Also the sound recording has the choir close-miked and split antiphonally (with the sounds of the sub-choirs coming from different places), but the choir seen in the film are all standing together. See more »

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Featured in The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2007) See more »

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Excellent and deeply touching
2 August 2007 | by snowgoblinSee all my reviews

How can be this simply story so touching? I kept asking this question for hours. Is it a parent-child relationship that everyone of us knows (at least from one of its sides) or is it something more? Or is it that lazy tempo that makes this movie so real? And I can't forget the totally beautiful song performed by Emily Blunt (Natasha). Bill Nighy's (Gideon) acting is perfect, too. Every scene in this film fits in it accurately and although the ending is filled with pathos, you'll have to like it. Because you want to believe that life goes that way. You have to see it and the best option is to watch it with your parents. It says things people should tell, but they don't.


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