Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (2007)

Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 30mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign, Biopic
Keywords workplace
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Tania Reddin Editor n/a 172 7000001
Martin Phipps Original Music Music 120838 8000001
Danny Cohen Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Polly Jefferies Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000005
Layla Evans Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000003
James Grant Location Manager n/a 193 5000004
Candida Otton Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Andrea Coathupe Art Director n/a 183 9000002
James Clarke Visual Effects Supervisor n/a 249 23000001
Zell Wakwella Production Secretary n/a 367 25000001
Reg Mills Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Chrissie Baker Makeup Designer n/a 447 13000002
Kate Rhodes James Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Mary-Jane Reyner Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Sean Cameron Guest Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Claudine Sturdy Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Ian Shaw Actor Percy 1 1000006
Maggie Ollerenshaw Actor Mary Pierrepoint 1 1000007
Christopher Fulford Actor Charlie Sykes 1 1000005
Cavan Clerkin Actor George Cooper 1 1000004
Juliet Stevenson Actor Anne Fletcher 1 1000002
Timothy Spall Actor Albert Pierrepoint 1 1000003
Adrian Shergold Director n/a 2 2000001
Christine Langan Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jeff Pope Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Bob Mills Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Paul Trijbits Executive Producer (UK Film Council) 174 3000005
Rebecca Eaton Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Jeff Pope Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Andy Harries Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Eddie Marsan Actor Tish 1 1000001
Synopsis
A large, somewhat awkward man of simple manners, Albert Pierrepoint is like just any other decent, working-class fellow when we first encounter him. Then he goes for an interview at the local prison to become a hangman. According to Pierrepoint's mother, the same job had turned his father into an alcoholic and hustled him into an early grave, yet Pierrepoint feels he has the unique skills to succeed. The job requires strong statistical abilities in order to judge the drop required to snap a prisoner's neck without ripping off his head. He rises quickly through the ranks of executioners and becomes famous for the speed of his work. His career reaches a pinnacle when he is personally called over by General Montgomery to execute the Nuremberg criminals after World War II. His extraordinary work in dispatching hundreds of prisoners of war makes him a media star in Britain. But his experiences in Germany change Pierrepoint. He becomes increasingly unsure of his moral imperatives at the same time that abolitionists begin a fierce campaign to end hanging.