Longford

Longford

Director: Tom Hooper

Cast: Jim Broadbent, Samantha Morton, Lindsay Duncan

     
 

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Academy-award-winning actor Jim Broadbent portrays controversial British campaigner Lord Longford in this biopic that details the former government minister and then-House of Lords leader's notorious encounter with infamous Moors Murderer Myra Hindley (Samantha Morton). A lifelong Christian who approaches every person he meets with the goodness and innocence of a… See more details below

Overview

Academy-award-winning actor Jim Broadbent portrays controversial British campaigner Lord Longford in this biopic that details the former government minister and then-House of Lords leader's notorious encounter with infamous Moors Murderer Myra Hindley (Samantha Morton). A lifelong Christian who approaches every person he meets with the goodness and innocence of a child, Frank Packenham (aka Lord Longford) receives a letter from convicted child killer Myra Hindley requesting that he drop by her prison cell for a visit. Despite the vehement disapproval of his wife, Longford casually accepts the invitation and forms an unexpected bond with the woman due in large to their mutual Catholic upbringing. When his established notions about Hindley are challenged during a subsequent visit with her demonically manipulative partner-in-crime Ian Brady (Andy Serkis), the humble social campaigner finds his faith put to the ultimate test as public outcry mounts as a direct result of his meeting with the despised couple.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/19/2007
UPC:
0026359332227
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
NR
Source:
Hbo Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:33:00

Special Features

Fore the record: Firsthand accounts of the Moors murders; Audio commentary with director Tom Hooper and writer Peter Morgan

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jim Broadbent Lord Longford
Samantha Morton Myra Hindley
Lindsay Duncan Lady Longford
Andy Serkis Ian Brady
Robert Pugh Harold Wilson
Kika Markham Governor Wing
Anton Rodgers William Whitelaw
Lee Boardman Radio Show Host
Caroline Clegg Actor
Gordon Langford Rowe Actor

Technical Credits
Tom Hooper Director
Dennis Cartwright Sound/Sound Designer
Danny Cohen Cinematographer
Helen Flint Producer
Christopher Fry Asst. Director
Chris Fry Asst. Director
Nina Gold Casting
Paul Hamblin Sound/Sound Designer
Andy Harries Executive Producer
Martin Jensen Sound/Sound Designer
Rob Lane Score Composer
Peter Morgan Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Melanie Oliver Editor
Michael Pickwoad Production Designer
Michelle Smith Casting
Karen Hartley Thomas Makeup
Nick Wilkinson Art Director

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Longford
1. Moors Murders [4:26]
2. Unforgivable [5:58]
3. Future Chances of Parole [9:31]
4. Saint Augustine [5:02]
5. Myra's New Boyfriend [9:33]
6. Just an Ordinary Person [5:56]
7. Delivered From Evil [9:41]
8. Escape Plot [9:22]
9. The Benefit of the Doubt [10:39]
10. A Full Confession [6:54]
11. Love the Sinner... [14:06]
12. Closing Credits [1:18]

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