Emily Blunt as Natasha in Gideon's Daughter (2006)

Bill Nighy as Gideon in Gideon's Daughter

Bill Nighy as Gideon in Gideon's Daughter

Gideon's Daughter (2006)

Written and Directed by Stephen Poliakoff.

Gideon's Daughter, winner of two Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, is a powerful narrative of ambition, loss and redemption. As the century draws to a close, a new Labour government comes to power and leading PR guru Gideon Warner finds himself feted by politicians, businessmen and starlets eager for his assured touch. But as he reaches the pinnacle of his career, national grief at the death of Princess Diana becomes the emotional backdrop to Gideon's increasing sense of loss at the distance between himself and his daughter. As his ambitions unravel, a chance encounter with the extraordinary Stella begins a relationship that might yet offer him a chance of salvation.

The remarkable cast includes Bill Nighy as Gideon and Emily Blunt as his daughter, both of whom won Golden Globes for their performances, Miranda Richardson as Stella, Tom Hardy, Robert Lindsay, Joanna Page and Ronni Ancona.

The film also features the haunting song ‘Papa’, composed by Adrian Johnston, sung by Emily Blunt, which was nominated for an Emmy.

Gideon’s Daughter can be watched on the BBC iPlayer as part of the Stephen Poliakoff Collection.

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