Leila Hoffman: Gutpunch

Date - 5 November, 2012, All News Film
Leila Hoffman | Sainou Talent Agency London

Leila Hoffman shoots the brilliantly funny and touching British comedy Gutpunch. The Film is directed by BAFTA award-winner Adrian McDowall and produced by BAFTA nominated Michelle Eastwood, who have both previously been selected as Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow.

Gutpunch is the story of Adam, who discovers that the man who raised him is not his biological father, and the only clue to finding his real dad lies on a video from the 1980s. The tape features an array of dating desperados his mum slept with back in the day, including Roddy, who bears a remarkable resemblance to Adam. Hell bent on finding and setting up home with his new father and with original dad along for the ride, Adam has to choose between the man he’s always known and loved, and a new richer cooler version.


Leila Hoffman is one of the UK's leading comedy actresses and her role of Mrs Treacher in How Not To Live Your Life has a huge fan base.

Other screen credits include Walter, Drifters, Bad Education, Doctor Who, Skins, Not Going Out and on film Pusher for Vertigo Films, Magician's, Felicia's Journey, The Witches and Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone.

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