Daniela Nardini

A Scottish actress of Italian ancestry, Daniela Nardini first shot to fame in the mid 90s playing the part of the feisty and self-destructive Anna Forbes in BBC2 smash hit This Life. The role earned her a BAFTA Best Actress award in 1998 and also earned her a Scottish BAFTA. She received a second Scottish BAFTA in 2009 for her performance in Annie Griffin's New Town.

Festival (2005)

'Festival' is a black comedy set during the annual Edinburgh Fringe festival. The film is based around both the judging of a major comedy award and the performers at one of the smaller venues. Various plot strands interweave, including the bitter relationship ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Annie Griffin
CAST:  Lyndsey Marshal  •  Chris O'Dowd  •  Stephen Mangan  •  Daniela Nardini

'Festival' is a black comedy set during the annual Edinburgh Fringe festival. The film is based around both the judging of a major comedy award and the performers at one of the smaller venues. Various plot strands interweave, including the bitter relationship ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Annie Griffin
CAST:  Lyndsey Marshal  •  Chris O'Dowd  •  Stephen Mangan  •  Daniela Nardini

Tube Tales (1999)

Nine short stories based on the true experiences of London Underground passengers: "Mr. Cool" (Amy Jenkins, dir.); "Horny" (Stephen Hopkins); "Grasshopper" (Menhaj Huda); "My Father the Liar" (Bob Hoskins); "Bone" (Ewan McGregor); "Mouth" (Armando Iannucci); "A ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jude Law  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Bob Hoskins  •  Stephen Hopkins  •  Menhaj Huda  •  Gaby Dellal  •  Armando Iannucci  •  Charles McDougall  •  Amy Jenkins
CAST:  Jason Flemyng  •  Dexter Fletcher  •  Kelly Macdonald  •  Denise Van Outen

Nine short stories based on the true experiences of London Underground passengers: "Mr. Cool" (Amy Jenkins, dir.); "Horny" (Stephen Hopkins); "Grasshopper" (Menhaj Huda); "My Father the Liar" (Bob Hoskins); "Bone" (Ewan McGregor); "Mouth" (Armando Iannucci); "A ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jude Law  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Bob Hoskins  •  Stephen Hopkins  •  Menhaj Huda  •  Gaby Dellal  •  Armando Iannucci  •  Charles McDougall  •  Amy Jenkins
CAST:  Jason Flemyng  •  Dexter Fletcher  •  Kelly Macdonald  •  Denise Van Outen

Sunshine on Leith (2013)

Davy and Ally have to re-learn how to live life in Edinburgh after coming home from serving in Afghanistan. Both struggle to learn to live a life outside the army and to deal with the everyday struggles of family, jobs and relationships. Sunshine on Leith is based ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dexter Fletcher
CAST:  Jason Flemyng  •  Peter Mullan  •  Antonia Thomas  •  Freya Mavor

Davy and Ally have to re-learn how to live life in Edinburgh after coming home from serving in Afghanistan. Both struggle to learn to live a life outside the army and to deal with the everyday struggles of family, jobs and relationships. Sunshine on Leith is based ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dexter Fletcher
CAST:  Jason Flemyng  •  Peter Mullan  •  Antonia Thomas  •  Freya Mavor

Sunset Song (2015)

The daughter of a Scottish farmer comes of age in the early 1900s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terence Davies
CAST:  Peter Mullan  •  Agyness Deyn  •  Kevin Guthrie  •  Ken Blackburn

The daughter of a Scottish farmer comes of age in the early 1900s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terence Davies
CAST:  Peter Mullan  •  Agyness Deyn  •  Kevin Guthrie  •  Ken Blackburn

Two Doors Down (2013)

Comedy set in a chaotic Hogmanay party. Beth and Eric Baird's Hogmanay goes horribly wrong as family, friends and neighbours descend on their home. As they count down to the bells in traditional Scottish style, a lively evening is assured as drink flows and Beth's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Morshead
CAST:  Alex Norton  •  Arabella Weir  •  Daniela Nardini  •  Greg McHugh

Comedy set in a chaotic Hogmanay party. Beth and Eric Baird's Hogmanay goes horribly wrong as family, friends and neighbours descend on their home. As they count down to the bells in traditional Scottish style, a lively evening is assured as drink flows and Beth's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Morshead
CAST:  Alex Norton  •  Arabella Weir  •  Daniela Nardini  •  Greg McHugh

The Fantastic Mr Feynman (2013)

Richard Feynman is one of the most iconic, influential and inspiring scientists of the 20th century. He helped design the atomic bomb, solved the mystery of the Challenger Shuttle catastrophe and won a Nobel Prize. Now, 25 years after his death - in his own words ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Riley
CAST:  Richard Feynman  •  Joan Feynman  •  Freeman Dyson  •  Sean Carroll

Richard Feynman is one of the most iconic, influential and inspiring scientists of the 20th century. He helped design the atomic bomb, solved the mystery of the Challenger Shuttle catastrophe and won a Nobel Prize. Now, 25 years after his death - in his own words ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Riley
CAST:  Richard Feynman  •  Joan Feynman  •  Freeman Dyson  •  Sean Carroll

The Crash (2013)

Student Kate Harper returns home for the Christmas break and joins her boyfriend Tom,his brother Brian and friends Rachel,Leah,Ashley and Ethan to go to the pub in two cars. It is a rainy night and,in trying to overtake a lorry,Tom,followed by Ethan,causes a crash.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sarah Walker
CAST:  Josh Bolt  •  Christopher Colquhoun  •  James Burrows  •  Elaine MacKenzie Ellis

Student Kate Harper returns home for the Christmas break and joins her boyfriend Tom,his brother Brian and friends Rachel,Leah,Ashley and Ethan to go to the pub in two cars. It is a rainy night and,in trying to overtake a lorry,Tom,followed by Ethan,causes a crash.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sarah Walker
CAST:  Josh Bolt  •  Christopher Colquhoun  •  James Burrows  •  Elaine MacKenzie Ellis

Quite Ugly One Morning (2004)

Investigative reporter Jack Parlabane stumbles across the aftermath of a murder scene in Edinburgh, and when he shows little sign of shock at the gruesome killing of a respected doctor, Detective Inspector McGregor suspects that he is the killer and Parlabane must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Miller
CAST:  James Nesbitt  •  Eddie Marsan  •  Annette Crosbie  •  Daniela Nardini

Investigative reporter Jack Parlabane stumbles across the aftermath of a murder scene in Edinburgh, and when he shows little sign of shock at the gruesome killing of a respected doctor, Detective Inspector McGregor suspects that he is the killer and Parlabane must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Miller
CAST:  James Nesbitt  •  Eddie Marsan  •  Annette Crosbie  •  Daniela Nardini

Rough Treatment (2000)

Eve Turner (Daniela Nardini) is an ambitious military officer with a brilliant career ahead of her, but when she suffers a brutal attack by two officers, her world falls apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Audrey Cooke
CAST:  Daniela Nardini  •  Edward Atterton  •  David Bark-Jones  •  Gregor Truter

Eve Turner (Daniela Nardini) is an ambitious military officer with a brilliant career ahead of her, but when she suffers a brutal attack by two officers, her world falls apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Audrey Cooke
CAST:  Daniela Nardini  •  Edward Atterton  •  David Bark-Jones  •  Gregor Truter

The Party's Just Beginning (2018)

In a bleak Inverness midwinter, Luisaidh is careening off the rails after the suicide of her best friend. She medicates her misery with joyless sex, chips and a belief in the power of positive drinking. Surrounded by bittersweet memories, she struggles to find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karen Gillan
CAST:  Karen Gillan  •  Lee Pace  •  Matthew Beard  •  Paul Higgins

In a bleak Inverness midwinter, Luisaidh is careening off the rails after the suicide of her best friend. She medicates her misery with joyless sex, chips and a belief in the power of positive drinking. Surrounded by bittersweet memories, she struggles to find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karen Gillan
CAST:  Karen Gillan  •  Lee Pace  •  Matthew Beard  •  Paul Higgins

Duck Daze (2019)

Johnina seeks revenge on her childhood abuser and the community that enabled him, with the help of a duck.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alison Piper
CAST:  Daniela Nardini  •  Dolina MacLennan  •  Tam Dean Burn  •  Anna Hepburn

Johnina seeks revenge on her childhood abuser and the community that enabled him, with the help of a duck.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alison Piper
CAST:  Daniela Nardini  •  Dolina MacLennan  •  Tam Dean Burn  •  Anna Hepburn

Your Cheatin' Heart (1990)

In this fondly remembered mini series John Byrne, creator of Tutti Frutti, explores the country music scene in an unsentimental portrait of Glaswegian life and culture. Local food and wine correspondent Frank McClusky falls in love with waitress Cissie Crouch. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Whyte
CAST:  John Gordon Sinclair  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Ken Stott  •  Katy Murphy

In this fondly remembered mini series John Byrne, creator of Tutti Frutti, explores the country music scene in an unsentimental portrait of Glaswegian life and culture. Local food and wine correspondent Frank McClusky falls in love with waitress Cissie Crouch. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Whyte
CAST:  John Gordon Sinclair  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Ken Stott  •  Katy Murphy

Elephant Juice (1999)

The story of Billy, Will, Jules, Daphne and Dodie, a group of people who prove that there are no secrets between friends. It all comes out in the end.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Miller
CAST:  Emmanuelle Béart  •  Sean Gallagher  •  Daniel Lapaine  •  Daniela Nardini

The story of Billy, Will, Jules, Daphne and Dodie, a group of people who prove that there are no secrets between friends. It all comes out in the end.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Miller
CAST:  Emmanuelle Béart  •  Sean Gallagher  •  Daniel Lapaine  •  Daniela Nardini

Shiny Shiny Bright New Hole in My Heart (2006)

Drama about a woman who works as a personal shopper in a glamorous department store who becomes seduced by the opulent lives of her clients, with devastating consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Munden
CAST:  Sally Hawkins  •  Steven Mackintosh  •  Daniela Nardini  •  Noreen Kershaw

Drama about a woman who works as a personal shopper in a glamorous department store who becomes seduced by the opulent lives of her clients, with devastating consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Munden
CAST:  Sally Hawkins  •  Steven Mackintosh  •  Daniela Nardini  •  Noreen Kershaw

This Life +10 (2007)

A decade on, This Life's Egg, Milly, Warren, Anna and Miles meet again at Ferdy's funeral. Egg has become a successful writer, Milly a full-time mum and Anna is still a lawyer, while Warren and Miles have pursued 'business' careers. Egg's latest book is based on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Ahearne
CAST:  Jack Davenport  •  Amita Dhiri  •  Jason Hughes  •  Andrew Lincoln

A decade on, This Life's Egg, Milly, Warren, Anna and Miles meet again at Ferdy's funeral. Egg has become a successful writer, Milly a full-time mum and Anna is still a lawyer, while Warren and Miles have pursued 'business' careers. Egg's latest book is based on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Ahearne
CAST:  Jack Davenport  •  Amita Dhiri  •  Jason Hughes  •  Andrew Lincoln

New Town (2009)

Starry architects Purves and Pekkala are offered the chance to redesign a Georgian church, but when the head of Scottish Heritage falls from the church tower in a mysterious accident, it becomes a question of whether he fell or was pushed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Annie Griffin
CAST:  Daniela Nardini  •  Mark Gatiss  •  Max Bremer  •  Paul Higgins

Starry architects Purves and Pekkala are offered the chance to redesign a Georgian church, but when the head of Scottish Heritage falls from the church tower in a mysterious accident, it becomes a question of whether he fell or was pushed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Annie Griffin
CAST:  Daniela Nardini  •  Mark Gatiss  •  Max Bremer  •  Paul Higgins

Bunny (2018)

An emotionally repressed and traumatised young man is challenged by disruptive outsiders to face up to his delusion, and risks losing the final bond to his dead mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shaun Hughes
CAST:  Connor Newall  •  Gilly Gilchrist  •  Conor McCarron  •  Erin Armstrong

An emotionally repressed and traumatised young man is challenged by disruptive outsiders to face up to his delusion, and risks losing the final bond to his dead mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shaun Hughes
CAST:  Connor Newall  •  Gilly Gilchrist  •  Conor McCarron  •  Erin Armstrong