Gideon’s Daughter

Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt, stars of the BBC drama Gideon’s Daughter, won Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television at the prestigious Golden Globes in Los Angeles last night.

A BBC America/talkbackTHAMES production for BBC One, written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff, Gideon’s Daughter explores themes of love, loss, parenthood, and the cult of celebrity.

A companion piece to Friends & Crocodiles, Gideon’s Daughter completes Poliakoff’s unique perspective on the sweeping changes of the last two decades.

Bill Nighy says: “I’m delighted to win this award on behalf of everyone associated with Gideon’s Daughter.

“I’m a tremendous admirer of Stephen Poliakoff who is both brilliant and inspirational.

“And I was honoured to work with the very talented Emily Blunt, who also received an award tonight, and Miranda Richardson, one of the finest actresses the world has ever known.”

Jane Tranter, Controller of BBC Fiction, adds: “Congratulations to both. This is a great tribute to their talent, and to the strength and distinctiveness of Stephen’s writing that Bill and Emily so brilliantly brought to life.”

Stephen Poliakoff says: “It is thrilling that Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt’s performances have been recognised.

“Bill Nighy is one of our greatest actors and I am so immensely proud of his outstanding performance and I am sure that Emily Blunt’s incandescent performance will make her a huge star.”

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