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Release Date:
23 March 2008 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
Three policemen are brutally murdered during the 1966 World Cup celebrations. "He Kills Coppers" follows... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Perfunctory See more (3 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Mel Raido ... Billy Porter
Liam Garrigan ... Jonathan Young

Rafe Spall ... Frank Taylor

Steven Robertson ... Tony Meehan

Tim Woodward ... Nipper Reed

Kelly Reilly ... Jeannie
Kemal Sylvester ... Maltese
Glyn Grimstead ... Alf Isaacs
Paul Ritter ... Sid Franks
Robert Demeger ... Bookie

Cameron Jack ... Jimmy
Cavan Clerkin ... Stan

Lucy Holt ... Sandra

James Dreyfus ... Julian
Paul Clayton ... Tweed Suit

Frank Harper ... DI Ernie Franklin

Maureen Lipman ... Lily Porter

Joel Beckett ... Vic Sayles
Gary Sefton ... Man in Warehouse
Lorraine Stanley ... Stan's Wife
Richard Sandells ... Middle-Aged man
Preece Killick ... Importer

Ben Cartwright ... DC Micky Parks
Simon Snashall ... DS Reg Wilson (as Simon Snashell)

Arthur Darvill ... PC
Troy Jordan ... Golly
Anthony Taylor ... Golly
Lee Whitlock ... Sam

Stephen Greif ... The Proprietor (as Stephen Grief)
Mick Mahoney ... Smudger
Jamie Kenna ... Man in Pub
John Warnaby ... Editor
Jonathan Bryan ... Young PC
Luis-Paul Gray ... Young Jonny

Stanley Townsend ... Mick
Jack James ... Man in Bar

Andrew Brooke ... Detective

Lucy Russell ... Conference Facilitator

Tom Payne ... Jonny Taylor

Neil Maskell ... Shawn
Justin Salinger ... Geoff

Kate Dickie ... Janis

Bryan Dick ... Peter
Scott Mean ... Mod PC
Peter Silverleaf ... Custody Sergeant
Benjamin Kidd ... Mark

Graham Seed ... Vicar

Jake Curran ... Muttley
Robin Pearce ... Andy
Frankie Fitzgerald ... Detective
Adam Ewan ... Police Constable
Tim Perrin ... Big PC
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Elizabeth Adamczyk ... Dancer
David Ames ... Young Man

Greg Bennett ... Flying Squad Detective
Kostas Katsikis ... Cafe Owner
Brendan McCoy ... Traveller
Robert Roman Ratajczak ... Journalist

David Ross Elliott ... Gangster
Ian Rowland
Ian Stacey ... Office Worker / Football Supporter

Lizanne Tulip ... Mime Artist
J.P. Turner ... Traveller
Dominik Danielewicz ... Football Hooligan (uncredited)
James Fiddy ... Journalist (uncredited)

Oliver Jackson ... PC Young (uncredited)
Chris Jameson ... Riot Officer (uncredited)
Roy Jenkins ... Himself - Home Secretary (archive footage) (uncredited)

Oliver Le Sueur ... British Officer (uncredited)
Chris Mansfield ... Police Officer 1960s (uncredited)
Steven O'Neill ... British Officer (uncredited)
Leander Pittis ... Traveller (uncredited)
Kevin Proctor ... Football Fan In Pub (uncredited)

Peter Revel-Walsh ... Traveller (uncredited)
John Snowden ... Bar Brawler (uncredited)
Aaron Sweeney ... England Supporter (uncredited)

John Warman ... Policeman 60s (uncredited)
Brogan West ... Geordie Boy (uncredited)
Jayson Whiteley ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Chris Wilson ... Police Officer - 1960s (uncredited)
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Directed by
Adrian Shergold 
 
Writing credits
Jake Arnott (novel)

Ed Whitmore 

Produced by
Dominic Barlow .... line producer
Robert Bernstein .... executive producer
David Boulter .... producer
Michael Parke .... associate producer
Douglas Rae .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ben Bartlett 
 
Cinematography by
David Odd 
 
Film Editing by
Tania Reddin 
 
Casting by
Gary Davy 
 
Production Design by
Candida Otton 
 
Costume Design by
Andrea Galer 
 
Makeup Department
Victoria Bancroft .... prosthetic artist
Jessica Brooks .... makeup artist
Karen Hartley .... hair designer (as Karen Hartley-Thomas)
Karen Hartley .... makeup designer (as Karen Hartley-Thomas)
Lois McIntosh .... makeup supervisor (as Lois Mcintosh)
Keith Wilson .... special makeup effects artist
Chloe Fellerman .... makeup trainee (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Jamie Parsons .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Victoria Banks .... second assistant director (as Tori Banks)
Finn McGrath .... first assistant director
Laura Windebank .... third assistant director
Barney Miller .... additional third assistant director: dailies (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Lizzie Bardwell .... art department assistant
Mark Bevan .... stand-by props
Andrea Coathupe .... supervising art director
Dempsey Cook .... dressing props
Paul Emerson .... dressing props
Rob Jose .... dressing props (as Robert Jose)
Jo Kornstein .... production buyer
Gemma Lloyd-Buckingham .... art department assistant
Amanda Smith .... production buyer
Steve 'Moose' Smith .... stand-by props
Matilda Wainwright .... stand-by art director
Gary Watson .... prop master
Kem White .... art director: graphics
 
Sound Department
Ben Baird .... dubbing mixer
Andrew Felton .... boom operator
Chris Goldsmith .... dubbing editor
Sean O'Shea .... dubbing editor
Nick Roberts .... adr supervisor
Nick Roberts .... dubbing editor
Chris Sheedy .... sound recordist
Howard Bevan .... sound assistant (uncredited)
Adam Wilks .... dubbing editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Colin Gorry .... special effects designer
 
Stunts
Kai Martin .... stunt performer
Gareth Milne .... stunt coordinator
Rick English .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Carey .... Steadicam operator
Toby Flesher .... best boy
Tom Gates .... gaffer
Peter Howard .... focus puller (as Peter 'Skip' Howard)
Phil Hurst .... electrician
John Rhymer .... rigger
Chris Samworth .... clapper loader
Tony Sankey .... grip
Amanda Searle .... still photographer
Roger Tooley .... Steadicam operator
Adam Dorney .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Peter Howard .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
David Odd .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Chris Samworth .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Chuck Douglas .... extras casting
Clare Ewing .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alison Beard .... costume supervisor
Sally Crees .... costume assistant
Jason Gill .... crowd wardrobe master
Nadine Powell .... assistant costume designer
Emma Heath .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Sarah Ward .... costume assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
William Chetwynd .... on-line editor & titles
Redha Debbah .... assistant editor
Kevin Horsewood .... colorist
Sarah Hughes .... negative checks
 
Music Department
Steve Parr .... music recording engineer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Ben Dillon .... picture car supervisor
 
Other crew
Jenifer Booth .... production accountant
Mohamed Bounechada .... location scout
Mhairi Brennan .... researcher
Mo Johnstone .... script supervisor
Medwyn Jones .... production lawyer
Donna Mabey .... production secretary
Garry Marriott .... medic
Rowan O'Sullivan .... compliance clearance
Una Saplamides .... production coordinator
Patrick Stuart .... location manager
Gemma Whelan .... production runner
Mark Woolley .... finance and commercial director
Charles Bodycomb .... armorer (uncredited)
Sarah Booth .... assistant production accountant (uncredited)
Angus Watts .... floor runner (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
139 min (3 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jake Arnott's novel and this TV adaptation are based on the real-life murder of three police officers in Braybrook Street, Shepherd's Bush, London on 12 August 1966 by Harry Roberts, John Duddy and Jack Witney. Roberts is still in prison, Duddy died in prison and Witney was found beaten to death after his release from prison. The character of Billy Porter is based on Roberts.See more »
Quotes:
Frank Taylor:i know he's not about to walk off into the sunset with some tart!See more »
Movie Connections:
Follows "The Long Firm" (2004)See more »

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3 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Perfunctory, 12 April 2008
Author: paul2001sw-1 (paul2001sw@yahoo.co.uk) from Saffron Walden, UK

For a mainstream drama on ITV, 'He Kills Coppers' is remarkably harsh, complex and realistic; a long way from conventional serial-killer cliché. An enigmatic villain, and the under-Britain he inhabits, is set against a story of corrupt policeman: there's certainly promise in the premise. Unfortunately, the acting isn't brilliant (Steven Robinson as the journalist is particularly poor) and the direction relies too much on the soundtrack to insert some otherwise missing emotion. The real problem is that the story seems abbreviated; a succession of events enticingly set out but never fully elaborated; what's left is perfunctory, a barely illustrated outline. It's a shame, as I can believe there was potential here.

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