Dance With a Stranger (1986)

Mike Newall directs Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett and Ian Holm in this British crime biopic of Ruth Ellis – the glamorous but unstable working class single mother who became the last woman to be sentenced to death in the U.K..

A wonderful central performance by Richardson in her movie debut – sexy, fragile and combative. Newall’s direction shows visual promise making full use of a few seedy sets, an attractive cast and the occasional impactful close-up. Can’t think of anything else he’s done that looks quite this good.


Perfect Double Bill: 10 Rillington Place (1971)

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