It got him wondering about all the other people with the same name as someone who’s famous, and he began to hunt them down.
Donald Duck is a retired missionary and GP in Scotland who was born before the cartoon character was created; Florence Nightingale married into the name and now feels that she wants to help people; Winston Churchill works in a leisure centre in Swindon; Michael Barrymore is a medium who performs in theatres; Genghis Khan is a pacifist living in Birmingham and Maxine Carr is a nurse in Nottingham desperate to get rid of her name – but how desperate?
Nick travels all over the country visiting these namesakes and discovers that the name you bear can have quite a profound effect on who you feel yourself to be.
A Century Films production for Alt-TV, Channel 4
1 x 24 minutesMusicSam HooperDirector of PhotographyIan Mulligan MossExecutive ProducersKatie BailiffBrian HillEditorJoby GeeProducerRowan DeaconDirectorNick Angel
"A lovely film about a few very ordinary people with extraordinary names."The Guardian