Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman

2005, Movie, R, 90 mins

Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman
British actor Timothy Spall gives a shattering performance as Albert Pierrepoint, the United Kingdom's last official Chief Hangman, who's believed to have executed over 450 people before resigning from service in 1956.

England, 1934: After toiling for years as a humble grocer's deliveryman, Albert Pierrepoint's (Spall) dream of one day following in the footsteps of his father and uncle comes true when he's made assistant executioner at Manchester's Strangeways Prison. While the man he's assigned to assist nearly collapses from the horror of taking another person's life, Albert discovers he has not only the stomach but a talent for hanging. Over the course o...

Released: 2005 Rated: R Length: 90 mins

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