Paul McGuigan

  • Paul McGuigan – The Acid House (1998)

    1991-2000ComedyFantasyPaul McGuiganUnited Kingdom

    Irvine Welsh adapts three stories from his ‘Acid House’ collection for the screen. In ‘The Granton Star
    Cause’, Boab Coyle (Stephen McCole) is happy playing for his local football team and dating girlfriend
    Evelyn. When he loses both, however, along with his job and home, he turns to drink – only to meet God
    (Maurice Roëves) in a pub. ‘A Soft Touch’ tells the story of Johnny (Kevin McKidd), an easily
    manipulated man who loses his girlfriend to violent and psychotic neighbour Larry (Gary McCormack).
    In ‘The Acid House’, raver Coco (Ewen Bremner) finds that he has swapped places with Tom, newborn
    baby of middle class couple Rory (Martin Clunes) and Jenny, after an acid trip.Read More »

  • Paul McGuigan – Searching for Sam: Adrian Dunbar on Samuel Beckett (2019)

    2011-2020BBCDocumentaryPaul McGuiganUnited Kingdom

    “If the work Adrian Dunbar is best known for – the police drama Line of Duty – left us with the tantalising riddle about the identity of the master criminal H, his new documentary tries to unmask an even more evasive man: Samuel Beckett. In Searching for Sam: Adrian Dunbar on Samuel Beckett (BBC Four), the actor we know and love as Superintendent Ted Hastings follows the reportedly too-small-shoe’d footsteps of his great hero.Read More »

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