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Whatever It Takes (2009)

TV Movie | 90 min | Drama

Policewoman Daisy Cockram wins a radio contest, a weekend in London. In a club she meets married footballer Duncan McGillan with whom she is caught having oral sex in a parked car. An opportunistic desk sergeant alerts the gutter press who...See morePolicewoman Daisy Cockram wins a radio contest, a weekend in London. In a club she meets married footballer Duncan McGillan with whom she is caught having oral sex in a parked car. An opportunistic desk sergeant alerts the gutter press who invade her privacy and put her on tabloid front pages. She is fired ,to the disapproval of her widowed father, a moralistic senior police officer. P.R. executive J.J. Merrick seizes the chance to cash in by selling Daisy's exploits - and topless photo shots - to gossip rags. "The punters want the goss on 'Big Brother', not the body count in Baghdad," he tells her. She becomes a huge (and talent-free) celebrity, dating washed-up soap actor Matthew Kenworthy, whose career she revives by their association. However, he is aiming for serious stage work and they argue in public, gaining themselves more notoriety. An interview with a clever broadsheet bitch, exposing her naivety, and Daisy's sister's reluctance to ask her to her wedding combine with secret photos of her snorting cocaine to put her out of favour. She over-doses. J.J. engineers a comeback, exploiting her favourite charity, but she is falling from popularity, and, despite submitting a secret film she has taken of a very nude Matthew in a threesome with her and another girl, she is old news. Caitlin, another would-be model, steals her thunder at the charity premiere and J.J. transfers his patronage to her. Daisy's time in the limelight is over. Such is instant fame in the twenty-first century. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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Eva Alexander
Ella Cockram Ella Cockram   See fewer
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Jill Baker
Estelle Estelle   See fewer
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Ron Cook
David Cockram David Cockram   See fewer
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Stefan D'Bart
Daisy's Stylist Daisy's Stylist   See fewer
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Amy Beth Hayes
Daisy Cockram Daisy Cockram   See fewer
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Emmanuel Idowu
Duncan McGillan Duncan McGillan   See fewer
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Gary Lucy
Matthew Cassady Matthew Cassady   See fewer
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Sadie Pickering
Caitlin Caitlin   See fewer
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Shane Richie
JJ Merrick JJ Merrick   See fewer
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Reporter 1 (as Paul Sharma) Reporter 1 (as Paul Sharma)   See fewer
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Paparazzi (uncredited) Paparazzi (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 20 votes