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JEMMA AND HER BABY FROM HELL.

Genteel English rose Jemma Redgrave is set to stun cinema audiences in a shock Jock movie...

Playing mum to the Scots baby from hell!

For Ms Redgrave has joined Irvine Welsh's gravy train and is about to be seen in the sickest movie idea of the year - a drugs shocker, The Acid House.

The plot turns on a teenage drug fiend (Ewen Bremner) who swaps personalities with a newborn baby.

At nine months, the weird bairn swears like a trooper, supports Hibs and spells out his needs... mostly booze and to be taken on to the terracing at Easter Road!

"When I got the script I thought it the most bizarre thing I have ever read," says Jemma.

The role highlights Jemma's versatility.

The 32-year-old member of the Redgrave acting dynasty stars as the Fascist leader's first wife, Cimmie Curzon, in the Mosley series which began on Channel 4 on Thursday.

And she will be back on our TV screens as the prim Victorian, Doc Bramwell.

"After two years of period drama, to go to Glasgow and wear jeans and swear a lot and work with Martin Clunes was Nirvana," she says.

The Acid House, which hits cinemas this spring, stars Martin Clunes, of Men Behaving Badly, as the shell-shocked dad.

It's a tale of a jobless druggie tripping on LSD one night through Edinburgh's West Pilton Park during a thunderstorm.

As he passes an ambulance in which a woman is giving birth, a bolt of lightning triggers the personality swap.

The mother suspects something is wrong when she smells booze on her child's breath.

"It was quick tricky," says Jemma. "I was followed around by four puppeteers working bits of the baby."

These days on film sets, she solves her real-life childminding problems by taking son Gabriel, three, along.

The actress, daughter of Corin Redgrave, niece of Vanessa and Lynn, recently split from lawyer husband Tim Owen but says: "I don't feel like a single mum.

"Tim is a devoted father, and we both spend a lot of time with Gabriel."
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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Feb 15, 1998
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