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Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman -- The life and times of Albert Pierrepoint - Britain's most prolific hangman

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Director:
Writers:
Bob Mills (screenplay)
Jeff Pope (screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 April 2006 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Respected citizen. Loving husband. Professional killer. See more »
Plot:
The life and times of Albert Pierrepoint - Britain's most prolific hangman. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Charismatic Timothy Spall. See more (42 total) »

Cast

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Simon Armstrong ... Minister
Ann Bell ... Violet Van Der Elst

Nicholas Blane ... Governor of Strangeways
Clive Brunt ... Warder at Strangeways
Cavan Clerkin ... George Cooper

James Corden ... Kirky

Marie Critchley ... Woman in Pub
Neil Fitzmaurice ... Cliff the Scouser
Keiran Flynn ... Neville
Clive Francis ... Field Marshall Montgomery

Christopher Fulford ... Sykes
Frances Shergold ... Alice

Lizzie Hopley ... Dorothea Waddingham (as Elizabeth Hopley)
Peter Jonfield ... Mr. Andrews

Bernard Kay ... Uncle Tom
Dominic Kemp ... Medical Officer

Claire Keelan ... Jessie Kelly
Rodney Litchfield ... Sellers
Jack Lord ... Jack Ellis

Eddie Marsan ... James 'Tish' Corbitt

Tobias Menzies ... Lt. Llewelyn
Ben McKay ... Timothy Evans
Christopher Newland ... Warder at Pentonville
Maggie Ollerenshaw ... Mary Pierrepoint
Jacqueline Pilton ... Lady Shopper
Mary Jo Randle ... Mrs. Corbitt
Paul Ready ... Anthony David Farrow
Mark Roper ... Man Shopper
Kate Rutter ... Woman in Pub
Ian Shaw ... Percy
Sheyla Shehovich ... Irma Grese
Robin Soans ... Governor Paton-Walsh

Timothy Spall ... Albert Pierrepoint

Juliet Stevenson ... Annie Pierrepoint

Mary Stockley ... Ruth Ellis

Tim Woodward ... Governor of Holloway
Warren Bertram ... Fritz Klein
David Davies ... Nazi Prisoner
Joyia Fitch ... Elizabeth Volkenrath (as Joy Fitch)
Marie Gawthorpe ... Old Woman
Kenny Greenfield ... Nazi Prisoner
Jo Gould ... Goss
Owen Jennings ... Protestor
Scott Davidson ... Josef Kramer (as Michael Norton)
Suzie Sackie ... Juana Bormanns
Sarah-Jane Silverton Andrews ... Market Shopper
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elizabeth Ford ... Shouting Protestor (uncredited)
Kathryn Pogson ... (uncredited)

Peter Ryder ... Protester (uncredited)

John Warman ... Prison Warder (uncredited)
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Directed by
Adrian Shergold 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bob Mills  screenplay
Jeff Pope  screenplay

Produced by
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer
Andy Harries .... executive producer
Christine Langan .... producer
Jeff Pope .... executive producer
Claudine Sturdy .... line producer
Paul Trijbits .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Martin Phipps 
 
Cinematography by
Danny Cohen (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tania Reddin 
 
Casting by
Kate Rhodes James 
 
Production Design by
Candida Otton 
 
Art Direction by
Andrea Coathupe 
 
Costume Design by
Mary-Jane Reyner  (as Mary Jane Reyner)
 
Makeup Department
Christina Baker .... makeup designer
Paul Gooch .... makeup artist
Ashley Johnson .... makeup artist
Natalie Reid .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Layla Blackman .... post-production supervisor (as Layla Evans)
Rowena McInnes .... post-production supervisor
Harriet Sutcliffe .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean Guest .... first assistant director
James Andrew Haven .... second assistant director (as James Haven)
Sarah MacFarlane .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Simon Bailey .... dressing props
Simon Bailey .... set dresser
Graham Barford .... construction team
Lee Biggs .... construction team
Noel Cowell .... stand-by props
Steve DeJulius .... construction team (as Steve De Julius)
Katrina Dunn .... art department runner
Jess Foster .... construction team
David Gray .... stand-by rigger
Darren Haywood .... construction team
Terry Kyte .... dressing props (as Terry Kite)
Terry Kyte .... set dresser (as Terry Kite)
Robert Parks .... construction team
Jason Reilly .... construction manager
Lee Riley .... construction team
Simon Riley .... stand-by props
Amanda Smith .... production buyer
Andrew Smith .... stand-by carpenter (as Andrew 'Wiggy' Smith)
Sarah Stuart .... stand-by art director
Steve Transfield .... construction team
Gary Watson .... property master
James Wells-Hunt .... construction team (as James Wells Hunt)
Mark Williamson .... construction team
 
Sound Department
Philip Barnes .... dialogue editor
Nick Cox .... sound effects editor
Nigel Edwards .... dubbing mixer
Nigel Edwards .... sound mixer
Mark Hackett .... foley mixer
Paul Hanks .... foley artist
Alex Hudd .... sound consultant: dolby
David McMillan .... boom operator
Reg Mills .... sound recordist
Tom O'Pray .... foley editor
Joseph Paines .... sound trainee
Ian Waggott .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Hugh Goodbody .... special effects senior technician
 
Visual Effects by
James Clarke .... visual effects
William Foxwell .... film recorder operator: Lip Sync Post (as Will Foxwell)
Scott Goulding .... digital lab operator
Daniel Tomlinson .... digital lab operator
 
Stunts
Bill Davey .... stunt performer
Dave Fisher .... stunt performer
Glenn Marks .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lucy Bristow .... camera operator
Damian Paul Daniel .... second unit: camera (as Damian Daniel)
Andy Hill .... clapper loader
Leal Ignatius .... assistant camera
Grant Maclean .... electrician
Paul McGeachan .... gaffer
Ken McKay .... still photographer
Alan McPherson .... electrician
Alex Mott .... grip
Zac Nicholson .... director of photography: second unit
Dan Shoring .... focus puller
Garry Thomson .... best boy
 
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... adr voice casting
Brendan Donnison .... adr voice casting
Andy Morgan .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sharon McCormack .... costume cutter
Pat Williamson .... wardrobe assistant
Joanna Wright .... wardrobe assistant
Nicole Young .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Shane Chapman .... picture editor
Steven Forrester .... assistant editor
Selina Jones .... assistant editor
Maya Maffioli .... assistant editor
Kevin Phelan .... head of post-production: Lip Sync Post
 
Music Department
Peter Fuchs .... music scoring engineer
Steve Parr .... music mixer
Steve Parr .... music recordist
 
Transportation Department
Mark Beeton .... unit driver
Dave Bury .... facilities driver
Malcolm Cooper .... camera car driver
Carl Foxall .... facilities driver (as Carl Foxal)
Eric Francks .... unit driver
Stewart Gray .... facilities driver
David Jenkins .... facilities driver (as Dave Jenkins)
John Molloy .... facilities driver
Chris O'Flynn .... unit driver
Simon Peace .... facilities driver
Micky Watts .... unit driver (as Mick Watts)
 
Other crew
Jeremy Angel .... runner
Jeremy Angel .... stand-in
Kate Brontë-Stewart .... floor runner (as Kate Bronte Stewart)
Natalie Cheary .... unit publicist
James Clarke .... digital laboratory supervisor
Joey Coughlin .... runner
Joey Coughlin .... stand-in
James Grant .... location manager
Charlotte Ingham .... assistant researcher
Polly Jefferies .... production coordinator
Mo Johnstone .... script supervisor
Himesh Kar .... senior executive
Marigo Kehoe .... head of production
Jen Lambert .... unit nurse (as Jennifer Lambert)
Stewart McLaughlin .... technical advisor
Vicky Mills .... researcher
Kieron O'Keefe .... consultant
Martin Roberts .... production runner
Caroline Sanders .... production accountant (as Caroline Russell)
Jo Sanders .... assistant accountant
Sarah Turner .... researcher
Zell Wakwella .... production secretary
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Last Hangman" - UK (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for disturbing images, nudity and brief sexuality
Runtime:
UK:90 min | Argentina:90 min | USA:95 min
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Color:
Black and White (some scenes) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
As per the promo material, and the DVD insert, this film is "based on a true story," however, it might be more appropriate to describe the film as "based on true events," since the story is rather liberal with the actual facts of Pierrepont's, and other character's lives and circumstances. Big picture, true, small picture, not terribly accurate or precise.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: There was a close-up shot of Pierrepoint's hand at one point showing quite clearly a plain gold wedding band. It was customary in Britain at this time for men to wear no ring signifying that they were married. If they chose to wear a ring, it was usually a signet ring. Plain wedding bands came in much later from the 60s onwards.See more »
Quotes:
Governor Paton-Walsh:I don't mind telling you Pierrepoint... I don't think there's a better man in the country.
Albert Pierrepoint:Thank you, sir.
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Soundtrack:
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31 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Charismatic Timothy Spall., 14 September 2006
Author: keithmp from Coalville, United Kingdom

I booked this independent little British film to show at Coalville's Century Theatre, on the Non-Theatrical circuit. Titled "Pierrepoint" here in the UK, this is a case of another quality British film being routinely ignored by the multiplexes in favour of the usual fodder presented for the masses. I was confident my regular audience would be interested by this true story of mass executioner Albert Pierrepont who really was 'a household name' in the 50s and 60s. In actual fact, Mr Pierrepoint was NOT 'the last hangman' in the UK. It really is a remarkably entertaining picture considering the obviously dour storyline, much aided by the portrayal of charismatic star Timothy Spall, who can be relied upon to always give an interesting and engrossing performance. Mr Spall is no matinée idol lead but not many would argue he is one of the most popular actors in Britain today. The film explains how Albert followed in the same 'career' of his father and Uncle Tom (who is briefly portrayed in the film), and interestingly reveals the technical side of his skillful and efficient methods for a successful result! Along the way, Albert is seen with Field Marshal Montgomery, who personally recommended Pierrepoint to carry out the Nuremburg executions, as well as other familiar people such as Timothy Evans, Derek Bentley and Ruth Ellis, all of whose cases fed the argument for the abolition of capital punishment. In the film, much dramatic use is made of Pierrepoint's execution of his friend, 'Tish', who often sang duets with Albert in the latter's pub. This really is true, very much a case of stranger than fiction. This film is strangely entertaining, never dull, although I noted some of the female members of my audience were regularly looking downwards whenever a hanging was shown. However, afterwards, there many favourable comments about this film and we were still talking about it at the post show drink in the pub afterwards! Obviously achieved on a very restricted budget, but a film to be recommended.

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