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Albert Pierrepoint (1905–1992)

Albert Pierrepoint was often called the official Chief Executioner of the United Kingdom. The Home Office called him the most efficient executioner. Despite the US release title of the 2005 movie about him he was not the last hangman, executions continued for over eight years after his resignation. Between 1932 and 1955 he conducted or assisted at ... See full bio »

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 1971 10 Rillington Place (technical advisor - uncredited)
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 1977 Read All About It (TV Series)
- Episode #4.3 (1977) ... Self
 1961 The Death Penalty (TV Movie documentary)
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 2018 The Ruth Ellis Files: A Very British Crime Story (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... Self
 2016 A Timewatch Guide (TV Series documentary)
Self - Hangman 1932-1956
- Crime and Punishment (2016) ... Self - Hangman 1932-1956
 2011 Timeshift (TV Series documentary)
Self - Hangman - Speaking in 1982
- Crime and Punishment: The Death Penalty / The Story of Capital Punishment (2011) ... Self - Hangman - Speaking in 1982

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[from his 1974 autobiography "Executioner"] I have come to the conclusion that executions solve nothing, and are only an antiquated relic of a primitive desire for revenge which takes the easy way and hands over the responsibility for revenge to other people . . . The trouble with the death penalty has always been that nobody wanted it for everybody, but everybody differed about who should get ... See more »


Portrayed by Timothy Spall in Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (2005). See more »

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