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London Road (2015)

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When five prostitutes are found dead in their community, residents of London Road in Ipswich, Suffolk come together to process the events and revitalize the community.

Director:

Rufus Norris

Writer:

Alecky Blythe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Colman ... Julie
Clare Burt Clare Burt ... Sue
Rosalie Craig Rosalie Craig ... Kelly McCormack
Anita Dobson ... June
James Doherty ... Seb
Kate Fleetwood ... Vicky
Hal Fowler ... David Crabtree
Linzi Hateley Linzi Hateley ... Helen
Paul Hilton Paul Hilton ... Tim
Nick Holder ... Ron
Claire Moore Claire Moore ... Counciller Carole
Michael Shaeffer ... Simon Newton
Nicola Sloane ... Rosemary
Paul Thornley ... Dodge
Howard Ward Howard Ward ... Terry
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London Road documents the events of 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. The residents of London Road had struggled for years with frequent soliciting and kerb-crawling on their street. When a local resident was charged and then convicted of the murders, the community grappled with what it meant to be at the epicentre of this tragedy. Written by Protagonist Pictures

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Лондонская дорога See more »

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Production Co:

BBC Films,Cuba Pictures See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Cast member Anita Dobson was appearing in a Christmas pantomime in Ipswich when the murders were taking place. She recalled the deserted streets, and the theater hiring taxis to take the chorus girls home safely. She remembered how difficult it was to get people to come out to see a happy Christmas show while the town was gripped with fear. See more »

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Selections from the original interviews and broadcasts are heard over the initial credits. See more »

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Featured in London Road: Behind the Scenes (2015) See more »

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It's A Wicked Bloody World
Music by Adam Cork
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Stunning, creative and honest.
3 April 2018 | by paulturnip2000See all my reviews

If you watch this film not expecting a musical I can understand the confused reviews. I don't find it disrespectful in the slightest, it's verbatim and represents the views and words of the people at the time. I saw London Road when it was at the National Theatre and it blew me away. This film captures everything I loved about that show. Not to everyone's taste, but undeniably creative, fresh and heaving with talent.

I loved every second of it.


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