Cillian Murphy stars as Richard Neville, the counterculture hero and cheeky Australian magazine publisher whose London edition of his subversive rag Oz landed him in the dock on charges of publishing sexually explicit material. Along the way, Neville and his lover, Louise Ferrier (Sienna Miller), sample the various delights of London’s swinging 1960s-era underground. Beeban Kidron directs. Chris O’Dowd and Max Minghella co-star.
Beeban Kidron, Baroness Kidron, OBE (b. 1961) is an English film director known for her much-lauded adaptation of Jeanette Winterson’s autobiographical novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and for directing Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. In 2008 with Lindsey Mackie she founded the charity Filmclub, which has since grown to be one of the largest and most influential after-school clubs in the UK, attracting over 160,000 children and young people each week. In the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours list, she was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
Early life and career
Kidron was born in North London to Nina and Michael Kidron. Her father Michael was a Marxist economist and Beeban spent several years living in Yorkshire while he taught at the University of Hull. She first took up photography when she was given a camera by landscape photographer Fay Godwin during a period when she was unable to speak following a throat operation. Her photographs… read more