Actress Minnie Driver’s bravery as she keeps filming despite death of dad
on January 03, 2010 / Filed under: News
BRAVE Minnie Driver stunned colleagues on the set of her new TV show by insisting filming had to go on despite the death of her father.
Former Oscar nominee Minnie’s 87-year-old dad, Ronnie, died after suffering a heart attack in the lead-up to Christmas.
But the 39-year-old actress hid her heartache from co-stars and crew during the filming of BBC thriller The Deep in Dumbarton.
Minnie worked for two days after her father’s death. It was only after a crew member asked after his health that she revealed her heartbreak.
A BBC insider said: “Most of the filming revolves around Minnie and when she had to rush off to be at her father’s bedside after his heart attack, it was feared everything would have to stop.
“But she was back on the Monday. Nothing was said until someone asked how her father was keeping. She broke down and said he’d just died.
“Everyone felt so sorry for her and she was clearly very distressed.
“It was a difficult time for her but her professionalism shone through.”
Minnie, who wore a red dress at her father’s funeral, broke down in tears as she read the eulogy during the service.
She told mourners: “I’m not being respectful. I’m wearing red because my father used to tell me that I was the kind of girl who would wear a red dress at a funeral so I wouldn’t want to disappoint you, dad.”
Minnie wears red dress to father’s funeral
on December 27, 2009 / Filed under: News
Hollywood actress Minnie Driver wore a red dress to her father’s funeral as she did not want to disappoint him.The Good Will Hunting star’s father, Ronnie, breathed his last at the age of 87 in London on December 14 after suffering a heart attack, Daily Express reported.
The star turned out with her family on Wednesday for the London funeral wearing a bright red dress and broke down in tears as she read the eulogy during the service.
“I am not being disrespectful. I am wearing red because my father always used to tell me that I was the kind of girl who would a wear a red dress to a funeral. So I wouldn’t want to disappoint you, Dad.”
The 39-year-old actress, who has been filming a movie in Scotland, put the production on hold to fly to London when her father fell ill.
Ronnie is survived by the actress and her elder sister, Kate, and their mother, Gaynor Millington, as well as his widow Misty, and two more children.
on December 24, 2009 / Filed under: Site
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Minnie Driver flies to dying father`s side
on December 21, 2009 / Filed under: News
R.I.P Ronnie Driver – my thoughts are with Minnie and her family.
Minnie Driver has lost her father to a massive heart attack at age 87.
Ronnie Driver, an enigmatic character was described in a Daily Mail obituary-styled column this way: ‘[He was] the Swansea boy from a terrace house whose charm and entrepreneurial skills led him to become a major figure in the financial markets, dispensing advice to the Queen and Queen Mother and giving a job on his board to Prince Michael of Kent.’
Driver, who has been at work on The Deep with fellow UK actor, James Nesbitt, broke off filming the BBC drama in Scotland to fly to his side.
Minnie and her older sister Kate, who were the daughters of his mistress and kept secret from Driver’s wife for many years, were able to say their last good byes, the newspaper reported.
A friend said of the former insurance mogul who lost his fortune in the 1990s: ‘He was one of those rare people of whom you can truly say, ‘They don’t make them like that any more.’ He was one of the most charismatic, generous and charitable people you could meet.’
Driver was a friend of Sir Michael Caine and the Duchess of York. His funeral is expected to reflect his well-connectedness in its guests and is set to take place at St Paul’s, Knightsbridge.
Driver, Nesbitt for BBC’s ‘The Deep’
on December 17, 2009 / Filed under: News
Minnie Driver and James Nesbitt have been cast in BBC One’s The Deep, it is announced.
The five-part thriller, which is written by Simon Donald, follows the crew of an oceanographic submarine as they search the final frontiers of Earth for unknown and remarkable life forms.
Set thousands of feet below the Arctic ice, the drama unfolds when the crew find themselves stranded with no power, limited oxygen and no communication with the surface.
Controller of BBC drama commissioning Ben Stephenson commented: “Simon Donald’s brilliantly imagined serial The Deep demonstrates my commitment to bringing the best work by the best writers to BBC One and the international talent signed up are further testament to the quality of the scripts.”
Promotional Stills: God on the Rocks, Sleepers, At Sachem Farm
on December 10, 2009 / Filed under: Gallery
Minnie Driver’s Jimmy Choo Emmy Shoes Auction
on November 19, 2009 / Filed under: News
Click here to view pictures of Minnie wearing the shoes.
Own the Jimmy Choo shoes that Minnie Driver wore to the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards.
The shoes are up for auction through Clothes Off Our Back. Ms. Driver was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama for “The Riches.”
Proceeds from the auction benefit Clothes Off Our Back’s charities including Feeding America, The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, Malaria No More and Hope North.
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“Motherhood” Stills & Posters
Minnie Driver to Guest-Star on Modern Family
on November 13, 2009 / Filed under: News
Minnie Driver will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Modern Family, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
The 39-year-old actress will play Claire’s friend and former co-worker who she hasn’t seen in years.
She previously appeared as a guest star on a sitcom playing Karen’s nemesis on Will & Grace. Driver, who received an Academy Award nomination for her performance in 1997′s Good Will Hunting, also starred in FX’s The Riches.
Other guest stars coming to the new ABC comedy include Benjamin Bratt, Elizabeth Banks and Edward Norton. Driver’s episode will air in January.
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18th Annual BAFTA-LA Britannia Awards
on November 08, 2009 / Filed under: Gallery