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Gideon's Daughter (2005)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 23 March 2006
A mature man rethinks his life when his daughter begin to ignore him.

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Stephen Poliakoff
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Nighy ... Gideon
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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Drama

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Trivia

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

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

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A beautiful story of nothing....
16 February 2007 | by zazzooSee all my reviews

I have now seen 'Gideon's Daughter' twice and still don't quite know how the man does it, whilst in it's glow you think it the most beautiful and spellbinding story and one wishes that it would never end. But once it does and you stand back, you realise it is actually about nothing at all, weak on story and overly sentimental and abusing the clichéd rules of scriptwriting (no telephone conversations, no narration, no flashbacks etc) with aloof disregard. You suddenly understand that a work of such quality does not have to follow antiquated misguidance, but can exist outside the usual trends and survive purely on it's own merits, characters, dialogue and empathy reign! SEE IT!


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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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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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