A first official look at Peterloo, the upcoming history drama movie written and directed by Mike Leigh and starring Rory Kinnear, Christopher Eccleston, David Bamber, Maxine Peake, Nico Mirallegro, and Eileen Davies:
“A drama based on events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where British forces fired on a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester.
The notorious massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of 60,000 that had gathered in St Peter’s Field in Manchester to demand political reform. The forces killed an estimated 18 protestors and injured hundreds, sparking outcry but also further government crackdowns.
This was a defining moment in radical British history which also played a significant role in the founding of the UK’s leftwing broadsheet newspaper The Guardian.”
Expect blood to flow on the street… Well if it’s a realistic take on this event that is…
Anyway, two videos from the set:
Mike Leigh filming Peterloo in Lincoln
The film has yet to get an official release date.
Stay tuned with us for more details about the movie Peterloo.