Longford (film)

Longford is a 2006 British biographical crime drama television film directed by Tom Hooper and written by Peter Morgan. The film centres on Labour Party peer Lord Longford and his campaign for the parole of Moors Murderer Myra Hindley. It was produced by Granada Productions for Channel 4, in association with HBO, and stars Jim Broadbent and Samantha Morton. The film was first broadcast on Channel 4 on October 26, 2006 and was an Official Selection at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Broadbent won the British Academy Television Award for his role.

Longford
Poster for United States release
Genre
Written byPeter Morgan
Directed byTom Hooper
Starring
Music byRob Lane
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producers
ProducerHelen Flint
CinematographyDanny Cohen
EditorMelanie Oliver
Running time88 minutes
Production companyGranada Productions
Release
Original networkChannel 4
Original release
  • 26 October 2006 (2006-10-26)

Longford and Hindley had both died by the time the film was made; Longford in August 2001 and Hindley in November of 2002. Hindley's lover and accomplice, Ian Brady, played by Andy Serkis, was still living at the time of release.


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