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Leading Lady Parts (2018)

A sneak peek backstage as the cream of British acting talent step forward to audition for that dream role. They are primed to take on the role of a lifetime, that complex woman, the strong ... See full summary »

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Jessica Swale

Writer:

Jessica Swale
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Credited cast:
Gemma Arterton ... Gemma Arterton
Gemma Chan ... Gemma Chan
Emilia Clarke ... Emilia Clarke
Lena Headey ... Lena Headey
Tom Hiddleston ... Tom Hiddleston
Felicity Jones ... Felicity Jones
Katie Leung ... Katie Leung
Stacy Martin ... Stacy Martin
Wunmi Mosaku ... Wunmi Mosaku
Florence Pugh ... Florence Pugh
Catherine Tate ... Catherine Tate
Anthony Welsh ... Anthony Welsh
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A sneak peek backstage as the cream of British acting talent step forward to audition for that dream role. They are primed to take on the role of a lifetime, that complex woman, the strong woman, a woman for today. A lady part who is more than just - lady parts. Written by BBC 4

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Short | Comedy

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Heavy Handed But Hillarious And Poignant Simultaneously
21 April 2019 | by EsotericReviewerSee all my reviews

Even though it's a short film (7 minutes, 22 seconds), they didn't skimp on quality (The credits run 2 minutes, 19 seconds. 10 minutes total running time). The acting is fantastic. I was particularly impressed by the acting of the boss and two panelists. They committed completely to their characters even though they must have found such characters very distasteful on a personal level (Catherine Tate intentionally or unintentionally dropped a hint about her feelings when she flipped the bird while stuffing a cookie into her mouth). The video editing was very tight. It was spot on. The sound track was very appropriate. The song during the credits was appropriate. The sound track mixing and editing were well done. This seems to have been a labor of love for many of the participants. One does feel that one has been bludgeoned by the heavy handed treatment given the various biases that impact the screening process and limit the dynamic range permitted a female actor. The only bias treated with subtlety is beautyism. Beautyism is handled so subtly it's not clear it was intended to be treated at all. I love this film.


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30 July 2018 (UK) See more »

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