Tuesday 2 April Film ShowPrimrose Hill Community Library Film Show presentsRuth Ellis – Britain’s last woman to be hanged
Dance With a Stranger
Starring Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm
Directed Roger Randall-Cutler
UK 1985 96 min
Dance with a Stranger is a moving insight into a tragic ‘Crime of Passion’ that changed the conscience of a nation. It tells the sad story of one woman and two lovers - each driven by the all-powerful forces of sexuality. Ruth Ellis (Miranda Richardson), a glamorous nightclub hostess and mother of two children, embarks on a tempestuous affair with a handsome racing driver David Blakely, played by Rupert Everett.
A series of tragic developments culminate in a shooting outside a Hampstead pub in 1955 and Ellis being hanged for murder - an execution that led to a tidal wave of emotion and the abolition of capital punishment.
This is a film that does more than chronicle a series of events; it captures perfectly the troubled mood of post-war Britain.
Introduced by the film’s producer, Roger Randall-Cutler
Doors open 7.00pm, Introduction 7.45pm, Film 8.00pm £8.00, in cash, including a glass of wine. Tickets, up to two per person, on sale at the Library, Sharpleshall Street, NW1 8YN (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) or on the door.