Pierrepoint (15)

PUBLISHED: 12:58 05 October 2006 | UPDATED: 14:50 12 May 2010

Pierrepoint

Pierrepoint

Certainly, this is a dark subject but one that shows the life of Albert Pierrepoint as Britain s most prolific hangman. As an executioner, he is the man who put to death Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain. He was, too, the man responsible for th

Certainly, this is a dark subject but one that shows the life of Albert Pierrepoint as Britain's most prolific hangman.

As an executioner, he is the man who put to death Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain.

He was, too, the man responsible for the hanging of Timothy Evans and Derek Bentley: two cases that time has proved to have been a mistake and eventually saw the outlawing of the death penalty.

It is disturbing, but through Timothy Spall in the leading role an intriguing look at a man whose job was death.


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