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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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Stephen Poliakoff
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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 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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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Filha de Gideon 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

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

Connections

Follows Friends & Crocodiles (2005) See more »

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Pretentious Rubbish: or how to try to fool some of the people all the time......
31 December 2007 | by rbrbSee all my reviews

BBC Entertainment cable channel lauded the presentation of this show recently so with some anticipation I viewed it. What a big mistake and what a waste of time. To borrow from just a few of the other reviewers here "pointless self indulgent" drivel. The story is all over the place and the writer appears to be making it up as he goes along. Apart from the daughter the two main characters come across as selfish uninteresting individuals who look and portray themselves as old: very old which in fact they are not.

The story in brief:

A father is obsessed with what he believes to be his "love" for his daughter, and meets a woman who has lost a child in a road accident and can't get over it. The father and the woman have an exceedingly boring love affair. Thats' it.

Add all sorts of unnecessary pretentious and phony sub plots. Beyond belief that this film won some awards. Proves can fool some of the people all of the time.

Lucky to get:

2/10.


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