Writer and Director: Mike Leigh
Producer: Georgina Lowe
Executive Producer: Gail Egan
DOP: Dick Pope
Production Designer: Suzie Davies
Costume Designer: Jacqueline Durran
Hair and Make Up: Christine Blundell
Editor: Jon Gregory
Music: Gary Yershon
Cast: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell, Philip Jackson, Vincent Franklin, Karl Johnson, Tim McInnerny
UK Distributor eOne: Releasing 2nd Nov
US Distributor Amazon Studios: Releasing 9th Nov
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 protestors 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.
Amazon Studios is co-financier and US distributor, with additional finance coming from the BFI, Film4 and Lipsync.