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.


Best Picture

Georgina Lowe

Best Directing

Mike Leigh

Best Original Screenplay

Mike Leigh

Best Actor In A Leading Role

Rory Kinnear
Neil Bell

Best Actress In A Leading Role

Maxine Peake
Dorothy Duffy

Best Actor In A Supporting Role

David Moorst
Karl Johnson

Best Actress In A Supporting Role

Victoria Moseley
Rachel Finnegan

Best Cinematography

Dick Pope BSC

Best Film Editing

Jon Gregory ACE

Best Original Score

Music Composed by
Gary Yershon

Best production Design

Suzie Davies (Production Designer)
Daniel Taylor (Supervising Art Director)
Charlotte Dirickx (Set Decorator)

Best Costume Design

Jacqueline Durran

Best Makeup And Hairstyling

Christine Blundell (Make-up & Hair Designer)
Lesa Warrener (Make-up & Hair Supervisor)
Claire Matthew (Crowd Make-up & Hair Supervisor)

Best Sound Editing

Lee Herrick (Supervising Sound Editor)
Robert Ireland (Sound Designer)

Best Sound Mixing

Tim Fraser (Production Sound Mixer)
Robert Farr (Re-recording mixer)

Official Trailer

The Making Of

Working with Mike Leigh