Based on the true story of Frank Mitchell who was sprung from Dartmoor Prison by the Krays 10 days before Christmas 1966. Whilst a national manhunt ensued, he was holed up in a flat in East London with a minder and hostess for company. 'The Mad Axeman' is a gripping suspense crime thriller.
Did You Know?
The screenplay for the film by Hull born writer Gill Adams
is based on her stage play 'Jump to Cow Heaven' which debuted at the 1997 Edinburgh Festival and won the Fringe First of the Firsts Award for the best new play at the Festival that year, before transferring to Hull Truck Theatre and the Riverside Studios in London in the autumn of that year. Martin Freeman
played the role of Frank's minder John in the original production, before he found wider fame in television and film roles. The other cast members were Josh Richards who played Frank and Sarah Parks
as Lisa. Director William Kerley
also directed the original production. See more