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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 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. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Andy Serkis Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television 2007 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jim Broadbent Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television 2007 Winner
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Jim Broadbent Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie 2007 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Samantha Morton Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television 2007 Winner
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Samantha Morton Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special 2007 Nominee

Cast

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

Crew

Tom Hooper
Director
Helen Flint
Producer
Peter Morgan
Screenwriter
Danny Cohen
Cinematographer
Rob Lane
Composer (Music Score)
Melanie Oliver
Editor
Michael Pickwoad
Production Designer
Andy Harries
Executive Producer
Peter Morgan
Executive Producer
Paul Hamblin
Sound/Sound Designer
Martin Jensen
Sound/Sound Designer
Dennis Cartwright
Sound/Sound Designer
Michelle Smith
Casting
Nina Gold
Casting
James Keast
Costumes Supervisor
Victoria Bancroft
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
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