Jim Broadbent stars in this triple Golden Globe and BAFTA-winning biopic of controversial British politician Lord Longford.
Directed by Tom Hooper and written by The Crown's creator Peter Morgan. Co-starring Samantha Morton as the Moors Murderer Myra Hindley, and Andy Serkis.
Directed by Oscar-winner Tom Hooper (The King's Speech / The Danish Girl) and written by Oscar-nominee Peter Morgan (The Queen).
This multi-award winning drama tells the controversial story of prisoner's rights campaigner Lord Longford's dogged campaign for the release of one of Britain's most famous murderers.â€™
When life-long devout Christian Frank Packenham (aka Lord Longford â€™â€šâ€šâ€šâ€šÂ¡â€™â€šâ€¦Å“ Jim Broadbent) receives a letter from convicted child murderer Myra Hindley requesting he visit her in prison, he casually accepts her invitation, despite his wife being extremely unhappy with the decision (Lindsay Duncan). He forms an unexpected friendship with Hindley, due to their mutual Catholic upbringing, and begins a decade-long fight to attempt to release her.
However, what Longford thinks he knows about Hindley is challenged during a subsequent visit to her manacle partner-in-crime Ian Brady (Andy Serkis). His convictions are further tested as public outcry against his actions increases due to his involvement with the hated couple.
The campaign threatens to leave his reputation destroyed, and Longford's actions spark furious public debate across the country.
Featuring a compelling musical score from Emmy-nominee Rob Lane (Merlin) and cinematography from Danny Cohen (The King's Speech).
What the Press Said:
â€™â€šâ€šâ€šâ€šÂ¡â€™â€šâ€šâ€šâ€šâ€œJim Broadbent perfectly captured Lord Longford's ability to get it all a bit wrongâ€™â€šâ€šâ€šâ€šÂ¡â€™â€šâ€šâ€šâ€šâ€œ â€™â€šâ€šâ€šâ€šÂ¡â€™â€šâ€¦Å“ Guardian
â€™â€šâ€šâ€šâ€šÂ¡â€™â€šâ€šâ€šâ€šâ€œBoth Longford and The Queen are dramas that meticulously recreate a pivotal time in modern Britain.â€™â€šâ€šâ€šâ€šÂ¡? â€™â€šâ€šâ€šâ€šÂ¡â€™â€šâ€¦Å“ New York Times
Release Date: 30th July 2018
Run time: 2 hrs approx