Characters & Actors
Charismatic and larger-than-life, newly elected MP, Gerald Fedden, is becoming a real player within the Tory party and has even been tipped for a job in the cabinet.
Gerald is a charming bon viveur, a great host and a canny networker. And he has an enviable family life; a loving and accomplished wife and beautiful children. But as we are drawn further into the story, his selfishness and ruthless ambition begin to emerge. Life in the family home is gradually torn apart by revelations of an affair with his secretary, Penny, and the emotional instability of his daughter, Catherine. Unwilling to shoulder the blame personally, he uses Nick as the inevitable scapegoat.
Gerald feeds off the adrenalin of politics and dotes on "The Lady", as he terms his party leader. Actually serving his constituents is a bit of a bore, but, like most things, he'll do it if it helps him get on in his political career.
Although possibly best known for the roles of Lord Percy and Captain Darling in the Blackadder series, Tim is a versatile actor with a very varied CV. His credits range from Cruella De Ville's butler Alonzo in 101 and 102 Dalmations to Cecil in Jimmy McGovern's Gunpowder, Treason and Plot. Other notable roles include Max in Richard Curtis' Notting Hill, the Doge of Venice in the Heath Ledger Casanova film, Terry Shields in Edge of Darkness and Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee Oliver Mace in Spooks
Tim has also trod the boards, including playing Hamlet and a stint as Dr Frank 'n' Furter in The Rocky Horror Show. His voice is often heard on radio, where he has starred in versions of The Odyssey and Oliver Twist, to name but a few.
Tim McInnerny's full credits from the Internet Movie Database*.
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