Before taking up her seat in the House of Lords in 2012, Baroness Kidron spent 30 years as an award-winning film maker. 

After a childhood illness left her unable to speak, at the age of eleven, Kidron was given a camera by photographer Fay Godwin. She took photographs throughout the rest of her childhood. Kidron left school at the age of 16 to work for legendary photographer Eve Arnold and after a period of travel, she attended the National Film and TV School

Among a few of her directorial credits are Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1990) based on Jeanette Winterson’s bestselling novel which won three BAFTAs including best drama series; To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995) starring Patrick Swayze and Wesley Snipes; Used People (1992), starring Shirley MacLaine, Marcello Mastroianni and Kathy Bates; and Bridget Jones: the Edge of Reason (2004) starring Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant. Kidron’s documentary films include InRealLife (2013), Antony Gormley: Making Space (2007) and Hookers Hustlers Pimps and their Johns (1993).

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