Winner -- Richard Harris, Outstanding Contribution by an Actor,
British Independent Film Awards
Principal photography began October 16, 2000 on
Sky Pictures' MY KINGDOM directed by Don Boyd (Lucia, Kleptomania,
Twenty-One). The film chronicles the demise of a powerful dynasty as the
charismatic but manipulative father decides to hand over the criminal
empire to his daughters.
RICHARD HARRIS (Gladiator, The Field) heads a stellar cast
including TOM BELL (Tube Tales, Prime Suspect), EMMA CATHERWOOD (Butterfly
Collectors), AIDEN GILLEN (Queer as Folk, The Low Down, Final
Curtain) LOUISE LOMBARD (Metropolis, The House Of Eliott), PAUL
McGANN (Our Mutual Friend, FairyTale: A True Story), JIMI MISTRY (East
is East, Born Romantic), LORRAINE PILKINGTON (Human Traffic),
COLIN SALMON (The World is Not Enough, Fanny and Elvis) and LYNN
REDGRAVE (Gods and Monsters, Shine).
Richard Harris is Sandeman, the patriarch of a Liverpudlian crime family.
Lynn Redgrave is his wife, Mandy. Following an unforeseen tragedy, Sandeman decides to turn over
control of his empire to his three beautiful daughters. But when his
favourite Jo (Catherwood) rejects the offer, and the control reverts to
her corrupt and power-hungry sisters Kath and Tracy (Lombard and
Pilkington), the family starts to implode. Sandeman finds himself unable
to control the violent spiraling family destruction.
Lynn Redgrave plays Sandeman's wife, Mandy.
Written by Nick Davies and Don Boyd, MY KINGDOM is produced by Neal
Weisman of Close Grip Films and Gabriela Bacher of Primary Pictures.
Dewald Aukema (Lucia, Mandela) is director of photography, Luana
Hanson (Greenwich Mean Time, The Slab Boys) is production designer,
Mary Jane Reyner (The War Zone, Fever Pitch) is costume designer
and Adam Ross is editor (New Year's Day, The Girl With Brains in her
Feet). The film shot over six weeks on location in Liverpool.
Neal Weisman of Close Grip Films most recently produced Seeing Red
and the BAFTA award winning The Politician's Wife.
Gabriela Bacher of Primary Pictures is producing a small group of
international features including The Leni Riefenstahl Project
starring Jodie Foster.
Overseas Film Group is handling international rights. Kermit Smith's
Key Films is co-producing and distributing the film in Italy.
Sky Pictures is the feature film production division of British Sky
Broadcasting. Set up in June 1998, they have commissioned, produced and
financed 14 feature films to date: My Kingdom, Gypsy Woman, Is Harry on
the Boat?, The Fourth Angel, On The Nose, Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang), Saving
Grace, When the Sky Falls, The Most Fertile Man in Ireland, Paranoid,
breathtaking, Tube Tales, Best and Milk.