Pierrepoint is the gripping and dramatic true-life story of Albert
Pierrepoint, Britain's most notorious hangman. Following in the
footsteps of his father and uncle before him, Albert joins the 'family
business' in 1934.
Living a secret life as a master hangman, as
well as a humble grocery deliveryman and loyal husband, Pierrepoint's
reputation as the most highly regarded executioner in the land results
in him executing some of Britain's most infamous murderers including
Derek Bentley and Ruth Ellis, and also the Nazi war criminals convicted
at the Nuremberg Trails. But the media coverage from these shatters
Pierrepoint's closely guarded anonymity turning him into a minor
As his two lives collide, and public opinion turns
against capital punishment, Pierrepoint troubled by his notoriety is
ready to give it all up, but fate has other plans in store for him.
an outstanding performance by Timothy Spall, as the executioner
struggling with his work, duty and conscience, Pierrepoint is a
provocative tale of crime, punishment and redemption, set against a
fascinating backdrop of British social and political change.
R16 - VCTMD
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