Critics described Edward Dermontford as one of the ‘most widely respected and sublimely gifted actors of his generation’, while friends similarly admire him as a ‘spectacular and exemplary gentleman’. His phenomenal career has earned him countless accolades including an Academy Award win for then fresh young actor. Now in 2018 and after nearly 30 years in the industry, Edward proclaims his conquering of the acting world following a second Academy Award nomination – and so of course that means its time for a party… ‘The Gift’ joins Edward and some his friends for an evening’s celebrations following the icon’s seminal nomination. Drinks flow, scandal is spread, and attitudes are questioned as Hollywood producers, distinguished directors, silver-screen beauties and more reflect upon his life and seemingly unstoppable career . But when the evening takes a turn for the unexpected, will it prove Edward to be the idol he appears or will the night expose painful realities thought long extinguished by time? Will this seemingly intimate and pleasant gathering uncover the cost of success and ambition?