Peterloo Premiere

Did you know ...?

  1. Tim McInnerny is the second 'Blackadder' actor to take on the role of the Prince Regent. The first being Hugh Laurie in Black Adder the Third (1987).
  2. The speech delivered by Rory Kinnear in "London", was filmed in Gainsborough Old Hall, Lincolnshire, and was written by Kinnear himself

Plot

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter's Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protesters were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

Directors

Mike Leigh

Gender

Drama,History

Rating

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Release

Peterloo

peterloo cast

Rory Kinnear Rory Kinnear

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Henry Hunt

Maxine Peake Maxine Peake

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Nellie

Pearce Quigley Pearce Quigley

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Joshua

David Moorst

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Joseph

Rachel Finnegan

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Mary

Tom Meredith

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Robert

Simona Bitmate

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Esther Ogden

Robert Wilfort Robert Wilfort

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Lord Liverpool, the Prime Minister

Karl Johnson Karl Johnson

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Lord Sidmouth, the Home Secretary

Kenneth Hadley Kenneth Hadley

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Mr Golightly

Sam Troughton Sam Troughton

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Mr Hobhouse

Roger Sloman

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Mr Grout

Poster

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