Gabriel Range biography

Death of a President Director

Gabriel Range

Born in Wales, Gabriel Range studied medicine at Bristol University, then journalism at Cardiff University.

He directed and co-wrote the crime drama The Great Dome Robbery (2002), which aired on Britain's Granada Television. Two telefilms for the BBC followed: The Day Britain Stopped (2003), about a series of cataclysmic events that bring the U.K.'s transport system to a halt, and The Man Who Broke Britain (2004), about a terrorist strike that wipes out much of Saudi Arabia's oil production. Range also wrote and directed the 60-minute TV movie Supersleuths: The Menendez Murders (2003).

It was his first feature film, Death of a President (2006), that garnered him attention in North America. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, and though it won the International Critics' Prize, it received criticism in America for portraying the fictitious death of U.S. President George W. Bush. However, Range told Tribute TV that although the film is critical of the Bush administration, it portrays his assassination as a horrific event with terrible consequences.

Range divides his time between England and the United States.

Gabriel Range Filmography



Death of a President

Genre:  Thriller
Running Time:  93 min.
Release Date: October 27, 2006 (limited)
DVD: April 3, 2007

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Cast: Hend Ayoub, Brian Boland, Becky-Ann Baker, Michael Reilly Burke, M. Neko Parham