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Whatever It Takes (2009)

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 ... See full summary »


Andy Hay


Paula Milne




Credited cast:
Eva Alexander Eva Alexander ... Ella Cockram
Annette Badland ... Connie
Jill Baker ... Estelle
Ron Cook ... David Cockram
Stefan D'Bart ... Daisy's Stylist
Lucy Gaskell ... Fiona
Amy Beth Hayes ... Daisy Cockram
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith ... Nifemi
Chantelle Houghton ... Herself
Emmanuel Idowu Emmanuel Idowu ... Duncan McGillan
Gary Lucy Gary Lucy ... Matthew Cassady
Naj Modak ... Fan
Anna Mountford Anna Mountford ... Liz
Sadie Pickering Sadie Pickering ... Caitlin
Shane Richie ... JJ Merrick


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 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... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

26 July 2009 (UK) See more »

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London, England, UK

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1.78 : 1
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Innocent Girl becomes Z- List Celebrity after getting caught up in sex scandal
27 July 2009 | by EsmeraldaHugoSee all my reviews

Press release summary of the plot: Daisy Cockram (Amy Beth Hayes), a young police officer, wins a radio contest to attend a West End film premier and the VIP party afterwards. A famous premiership footballer picks her up and they are later caught in a sexual act in the back of his Range Rover. Her career in the police force is shattered, as is her complex relationship with her high flying father - a deputy Chief Constable.

But it seems Daisy has a saviour in the shape of J.J. Merrick (Shane Richie) – a ruthless, Svengali, publicity agent. He catapults her into the world of glamour modelling. For a while she rides high on her bubble of instant fame and becomes a millionaire with a lifestyle to match and her own entourage of hangers on. It also seems that she has found love, with a young soap star who J.J. also represents.

But fame without talent is hard to sustain – inevitably the lads' magazines and 'red tops' turn the search light of their attention to the next instant celebrity. Betrayed by J.J., rejected by her family, abandoned by her boy friend (who had only been using their relationship as a publicity stunt), Daisy goes to desperate lengths to revive her floundering career and get herself back on the front page.

In J.J.'s words: "the way you earn fame is by hanging onto it – whatever it takes…"

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