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Dance with a Stranger

  • Director:  Mike Newell
  • DOP: Peter Hannan
  • Year: 1985
  • Genre:  Biography, Crime, Drama
  • Runtime: 96 minutes

A stormy relationship, complicated by the strictures of 1950s social class and gender roles, ends in death. Based on the life of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain.

Cast and Crew


  • Roger Randall-Cutler


  • Shelagh Delaney


  • Miranda Richardson
  • Rupert Everett
  • Ian Holm


  • Winner Cannes Film Festival
  • Winner Evening Standard British Film Awards
  • Winner of 1 other award
  • plus 3 nominations