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Ruth Ellis, played by Miranda Richardson in the film, was the last woman to be executed in the United Kingdom. The execution was performed by Albert Pierrepoint.
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Debut theatrical feature film of actress Miranda Richardson.
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The film was made and released in 1985 which was the 30th Anniversary year of the death or Ruth Ellis in 1955.
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The film's title theme song "Would You Dance With a Stranger" performed by Mari Wilson was a UK top-of-the-pops chart-topper when it was released.
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The film won the Award of the Youth for a Foreign Film at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival with the gong being awarded to director Mike Newell.
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Miranda Richardson was the first actress to portray Ruth Ellis in a big screen movie though Georgina Hale had played her previously in an episode of the Lady Killers (1980) [See: Lady Killers: Lucky, Lucky Thirteen! (1980)]. Later, Mary Stockley played Ellis in the subsequent cinema movie "The Last Hangman" aka _Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (2005).
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Events depicted in this movie in the year of 1955 contributed to the gradual abolition of capital punishment in the UK, which began in 1965 but was only completed in 2004.
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Actress Miranda Richardson won the Best Actress award at the Evening Standard British Film Awards for her performance in this film.
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Years after Ellis' execution, one of her solicitors revealed to Scotland Yard that he had concealed the fact that Desmond Cussen, who was a friend of his, had provided Ruth with the gun and driven her to the pub where she shot and killed David Blakely.
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The date Ruth Ellis was executed in real life was 13th July 1955.
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This motion picture's opening title card reads: "Spring 1954 London".
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This movie inspired Bananarama's song "Dance With A Stranger", from their 1986 album "True Confessions".
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This major motion picture is based on a true story.
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The picture was significant in escalating the film careers of its two lead stars Rupert Everett and Miranda Richardson.
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The film's closing epilogue reads: "Ruth Ellis was hanged on July 13th 1955 at H.M. Prison, Holloway".
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