Peterloo

Completed

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.

                 

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