London Road (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Jun12

London Road (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Rufus Norris, 2015, 92 mins Cast: Olivia Coleman, Tom Hardy, Anita Dobson, Kate Fleetwood If there has been a more British film since Pride, it wasn’t memorable enough to be referred to. Where Pride found humour in the miners’ strike, being gay in the eighties and being slightly ignorant in Wales, London Road finds ripples of risibility in the murky waters of prostitution, murder and intense media scrutiny on Ipswich. There is...

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A stroll down London Road… with Alecky Blythe and Anita Dobson
Jun05

A stroll down London Road… with Alecky Blythe and Anita Dobson

Close-Up took a metaphorical walk down London Road with the screenwriter/lyricist of the film, Alecky Blythe, and Anita Dobson, who plays June. The film is undeniably remarkable. It is a musical, but not a conventional screen musical. Firstly, it is adapted from the National Theatre production of the same name, also scripted by Blythe. Secondly, the material is collated from verbatim raw interviews, word-for-word in content and...

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Tom Hardy in ‘LONDON ROAD’ – First look image and film clip
Jun01

Tom Hardy in ‘LONDON ROAD’ – First look image and film clip

Hailed as a remarkable, ground-breaking work during two sell-out runs at the National Theatre, the feature film adaptation of LONDON ROAD reunites the award winning team, with script by Alecky Blythe, music by Adam Cork and directed by Rufus Norris (Broken). LONDON ROAD documents the events that shook Suffolk in 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. The residents of...

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