7.2/10
10

Antonia Bird: From EastEnders to Hollywood (2016)

A profile of the late director and producer, whose career spanned the Royal Court Theatre, BBC dramas and Hollywood films. With contributions from friends and colleagues including Robert Carlyle and Kay Mellor.

Director:

Susan Kemp

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Antonia Bird ... Herself (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ronan Bennett Ronan Bennett
Ruth Caleb Ruth Caleb
Robert Carlyle
Adrian Corker Adrian Corker
Mark Cousins
Anita Dobson
Finola Dwyer Finola Dwyer
George Faber George Faber
Kate Hardie
Pippa Harris
Florian Hoffmeister
Steven Mackintosh
Kay Mellor Kay Mellor
St. John O'Rorke St. John O'Rorke
Edit

Storyline

Antonia Bird, who died in 2013 aged just 62, was one of the most important British directors of her generation, a powerful political voice who learned her trade in radical theatre and TV soaps, and went on to become the first British woman ever to direct a Hollywood movie. Yet in part because of her gender, her work remains under-recognized and under-valued. This documentary by Scottish director Susan Kemp, executive produced by Mark Cousins, is the first major attempt to put that right. It explores her fight to get her voice heard, to break through the barriers against her gender and her politics, and to bring a radical edge to popular drama. It reveals the secrets behind Antonia's greatest films - Safe, Priest, Face, Ravenous, Care, Rehab, The Hamburg Cell - and her ground-breaking work on TV series such as EastEnders and Casualty, through intimate interviews with her closest collaborators, including Robert Carlyle, Kate Hardie, Steven Mackintosh, Irvine Welsh and Cousins himself.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 2016 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

BofA Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Sun
Performed by John Metcalfe
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed