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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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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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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

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UK

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English

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23 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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Edinburgh, Scotland, UK See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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David Westhead was injured in an accident while filming. See more »

Goofs

During the cycle path protest, Stella puts her camera in its case, but in the next shot it is back out again. See more »

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Follows Friends & Crocodiles (2005) See more »

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confusing but engrossing drama
11 February 2007 | by brendasternSee all my reviews

I ordered Gideon's Daughter from Netflicks after watching the Golden Globes and seeing awards for both Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt. The movie is well worth watching for anyone who enjoys their work, as well as that of Miranda Richardson. The plot is a little confusing, and what is a throw-away scene at the beginning of the film becomes something that resonates throughout, so it's important to pay attention. Bill Nighy's personality is somewhat at odds with his character, who is supposed to be the most important spinmeister in England. Although there are moments when he lights up, he seems almost too laid back for the role, and it's also hard to believe he would have enough energy to be womanizer as he is supposed to be in the film. But I found his scenes with Emily Blunt to be a road map of the anger and frustration between a father and a daughter. Emily Blunt, in particular, is a revelation and if you only know her from The Devil Wears Prada, this gives a much better indication of what she is capable of doing. It has that high-gloss BBC combination of intellect, intrigue and pathos, and if you are looking for a way to spend an engrossing Sunday evening aside from the usual melodramas I recommend this.


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