Pierrepoint

Pierrepoint

Pierrepoint

UK period-drama & true story following Britain’s most notorious hangman: Albert Pierrepoint. Following in the footsteps of his father, Pierrepoint joins the ‘family business’ in 1934 and rises through the ranks. Eventually he'll go on to hang over 600 people in his lifetime.

Living a double life as a master hangman, grocery deliveryman and loyal husband, Pierrepoint’s obsession to be at the top of the field results in his selection as executioner for some of Britain’s most infamous murderers and Nazi war criminals. But this brings notoriety, shattering Pierrepoint’s guarded anonymity and turning him into a minor celebrity. When public opinion turns against capital punishment, Pierrepoint becomes a scorned man and is ready to give it all up, but fate has other plans in store for him…

200795 minsUK
BiographyComedyDrama
Director:
Adrian Shergold ('Dirty Filthy Love', tv's 'Inspector Morse', 'A Touch of Frost')
Writer:
Bob MillsJeff Pope
Cast:
Timothy SpallJuliet StevensonEddie Marsan

Pierrepoint / Reviews

Variety

Variety

[The] cast, especially Timothy Spall, nevertheless manage to keep the film always watchable, even if total package has the unmistakable air of upmarket TV with better-than-average dialogue...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Timothy Spall is absolutely riveting as Britain's most famous hangman...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Abetted by Stevenson as his wife, Anne - a faintly chilling mixture of loyal wife and Lady Macbeth - Spall gives us a cinematic character to savour and a clear-eyed view of the past. Not exactly a laugh a minute but still highly recommended....

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

Despite its dark subject, Pierrepoint is never grim viewing, but, rather, an interesting character study and exemplar of how humanity will get you in the end... Forget the lightweight or instantly forgettable fare that now routinely passes for Masterpiece Theatre - British drama doesn't get much better than this...

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BBC

BBC

Timothy Spall gives a career-best performance in the fascinating British biopic Pierrepoint...

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