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Beeban Kidron is a Director and Producer British born on 2 may 1961 at North London (United-kingdom)

Beeban Kidron

Beeban Kidron
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Birth name Beeban Tania Kidron
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 2 may 1961 (63 years) at North London (United-kingdom)
Awards Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Beeban Tania Kidron, Baroness Kidron, OBE (born 2 May 1961) is an English film director. She has directed an adaptation of Jeanette Winterson's autobiographical novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. Baroness Kidron is the joint founder of the education charity FILMCLUB, which helps schools with after-school clubs in the United Kingdom.

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Eric Fellner
Eric Fellner
(3 films)
Kathy Bates
Kathy Bates
(2 films)
Tony Haygarth
Tony Haygarth
(1 films)
Tom Bell
Tom Bell
(1 films)
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Filmography of Beeban Kidron (8 films)

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Director

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, 1h48
Directed by Beeban Kidron
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, Jacinda Barrett
Rating60% 3.0021553.0021553.0021553.0021553.002155
The film begins shortly before Bridget's mother's (Gemma Jones) annual Turkey Curry Buffet. Bridget (Renée Zellweger) is ecstatic about her relationship with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). However, Bridget's confidence in her relationship is shattered when she meets Mark's colleague, the beautiful Rebecca Gilles (Jacinda Barrett). Bridget meets her ex, Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant), at her job for Sit-Up Britain and is offered a position as the "Smooth Guidess". Bridget initially refuses, quoting that Daniel Cleaver is a "deceitful, sexist, disgusting specimen of humanity". Bridget is delighted to be asked by Mark to go to the "Law Council Dinner", assuming he will propose afterwards, but because balding Tories quietly take offense at her ad hominem claim that depriving the poor of welfare is something advocated by balding Tories, the night does not end well.
Swept from the Sea, 1h55
Directed by Beeban Kidron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Vincent Pérez, Rachel Weisz, Ian McKellen, Kathy Bates, Joss Ackland, Tony Haygarth
Rating66% 3.3466053.3466053.3466053.3466053.346605
Yanko Góral (Vincent Perez), a Ukrainian peasant, is swept ashore on the coast of Cornwall, England, after his emigrant ship sinks on its way to America in 1888. The bodies of his fellow passengers wash ashore and are soon buried in a mass grave. Yanko makes his way to the Swaffer farm, where his dishevelled appearance frightens the family. Amy Foster (Rachel Weisz), however, is not frightened by the stranger. Amy is a loner who visits her parents, Mary and Isaac Foster, every Sunday, despite receiving very little love from them. Her father calls her a "queer sort" who collects things that wash ashore, and blames her for his scandalous marriage—Mary was already pregnant before they were married. In the coming days, Amy attends to Yanko—washing, feeding, and caring for him. When he regains his health, Yanko is taken away by the townspeople to work as slave labour.
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, 1h48
Directed by Beeban Kidron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo, Stockard Channing, Blythe Danner, Arliss Howard
Rating67% 3.354833.354833.354833.354833.35483
After tying for the win in New York's "Drag Queen of the Year" contest, Noxeema Jackson (Wesley Snipes) and Vida Boheme (Patrick Swayze) win a trip to Hollywood to take part in the even bigger, "Miss Drag Queen of America Pageant." Before they depart, Vida persuades Noxeema to take along the inexperienced "drag princess" Chi-Chi Rodriguez (John Leguizamo) as their protégé (the duo initially refer to Chi-Chi simply as a "boy in a dress" rather than as a fully-fledged drag queen). To do this, they trade in their airplane tickets for cash and buy a stylish but old Cadillac convertible with money given to them by John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt (Robin Williams). The three of them set off for Los Angeles by car, carrying with them an iconic photo of Julie Newmar (signed, "To Wong Foo, thanks for everything! Julie Newmar") that Vida purloined from a restaurant wall.
Witch Hunt
Witch Hunt (1994)

Directed by Paul Schrader, Beeban Kidron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Horror, Crime
Actors Dennis Hopper, Cillian Murphy, Penelope Ann Miller, Sienna Miller, Eric Bogosian, Chris O'Dowd
Rating55% 2.7730952.7730952.7730952.7730952.773095
À la fin des années 1960 à Londres, l'histoire d'amour entre Louise Ferrier (Miller) et Richard Neville (Murphy), le rédacteur en chef d' Oz, jusqu'au procès pour obscénité contre le magazine...
Great Moments in Aviation, 1h33
Directed by Beeban Kidron
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Aviation films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Rakie Ayola, Jonathan Pryce, John Hurt, Vanessa Redgrave, Dorothy Tutin, Carmen Munroe
Rating60% 3.0471153.0471153.0471153.0471153.047115
Set in 1957, Great Moments in Aviation follows Gabriel Angel (Rakie Ayola), a young Caribbean woman from Grenada who embarks on a cruise to England with the intention of becoming an aviator. Upon boarding the ship, Gabriel finds herself assigned shared sleeping quarters with fellow passenger Duncan Stewart (Jonathan Pryce). The rest of the ship's passengers, including missionaries Angela Bead (Vanessa Redgrave) and Gwendolyne Quim (Dorothy Tutin) assume the two are married, and when Professor Rex Goodyear (John Hurt) appears to recognise Duncan as his old acquaintance Alasdair Birch, Duncan fosters the assumption to maintain his cover. It transpires that Duncan is a forger, who many years ago stole a Titian painting from Goodyear and had an affair with his wife. Goodyear believes that his painting is on board the ship, and leads Gabriel to believe that Duncan was responsible for his wife's death. She is furious with Duncan for lying to her, but the two go on to reconcile and later make love. Their romance is complicated by the fact Gabriel professes to have a husband waiting for her in England. She explains that he has been there for two years working, and she is joining him so that she can fulfil her lifelong dream of becoming a pilot — inspired by her grandfather Thomas (Oliver Samuels) who flew off into a storm and never came home. They begin a relationship nonetheless, supported by Angela and Gwendolyne, who also come to realise that they have feelings for one another. They each confess to having secretly been in love with the other for years, and become lovers, vowing to live together in their retirement. It comes to light that the death of Goodyear's wife was an accident, caused as he and Duncan fought over her. Duncan returns his painting, and goes on to burn all his forged documents and papers in front of Gabriel. She confesses that her marriage to Michael is over, and she and Duncan resolve to begin a life together. The film ends with Gabriel's grandmother Vesuvia (Carmen Munroe) reading her family a letter from England, informing them that Gabriel and Duncan are happy together, and are expecting a child. As the family express their delight, Gabriel flies overhead, having finally attained her pilot licence and become an aviator.
Antonia and Jane
Directed by Beeban Kidron
Genres Drama
Actors Imelda Staunton, Saskia Reeves, John Bennett, Maria Charles, Brenda Bruce, Alfred Marks
Rating17% 0.8546150.8546150.8546150.8546150.854615
Les rapports au quotidien, alternant chamaillerie et copinerie, de deux amies d'enfance, la belle Antonia et la boulotte Jane, leurs déboires sentimentaux et professionnels, le tout ponctué de séances de psychanalyse…

Production

Victoria & Abdul, 1h51
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Films about the labor movement, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Tim Pigott-Smith, Adeel Akhtar, Julian Wadham
Roles Producer
Rating68% 3.4012453.4012453.4012453.4012453.401245
À la fin de son règne, lors du Jubilé de 1887, on découvre la reine empêtrée par l'obséquiosité servile de son entourage. Affectivement, elle est seule depuis la mort de son mari trente ans plus tôt, ce que la scène introductive du banquet ne manque pas de souligner : les convives n'y paraissent que comme des pantins sans partager aucun affect ni propos avec la Reine. Lors de ce banquet, un seul invité se distingue : un des deux Indiens dépêchés par les autorités coloniales depuis la cité d'Agra pour présenter une pièce commémorative, et tenus par le protocole de ne jamais dévisager la Reine lorsqu'ils la lui montrent, ainsi que de se retirer le dos courbé à reculons tout le long du hall. Ce dernier ne respecte pas cette règle et tient un regard appuyé vers la Reine, laquelle ne manquera pas de le trouver beau ("handsome") en rapportant ultérieurement ses impressions auprès de son majordome. Elle réclame ensuite à nouveau sa présence, à la stupéfaction des valets.
Swept from the Sea, 1h55
Directed by Beeban Kidron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Vincent Pérez, Rachel Weisz, Ian McKellen, Kathy Bates, Joss Ackland, Tony Haygarth
Roles Producer
Rating66% 3.3466053.3466053.3466053.3466053.346605
Yanko Góral (Vincent Perez), a Ukrainian peasant, is swept ashore on the coast of Cornwall, England, after his emigrant ship sinks on its way to America in 1888. The bodies of his fellow passengers wash ashore and are soon buried in a mass grave. Yanko makes his way to the Swaffer farm, where his dishevelled appearance frightens the family. Amy Foster (Rachel Weisz), however, is not frightened by the stranger. Amy is a loner who visits her parents, Mary and Isaac Foster, every Sunday, despite receiving very little love from them. Her father calls her a "queer sort" who collects things that wash ashore, and blames her for his scandalous marriage—Mary was already pregnant before they were married. In the coming days, Amy attends to Yanko—washing, feeding, and caring for him. When he regains his health, Yanko is taken away by the townspeople to work as slave labour.