Peterloo

Director(s): Mike Leigh
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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.

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Additional Information

Year: 2018

Language English

Actors: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, David Moorst, Pearce Quigley, Neil Bell, Rachel Finnegan, Tom Meredith

Additional Information

Year: 2018

Language English

Actors: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, David Moorst, Pearce Quigley, Neil Bell, Rachel Finnegan, Tom Meredith

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