London RoadThe film follows the community who found themselves at the epicentre of the tragic events, and is based on interviews conducted with the road's real residents. Using their own words set to an innovative musical score, London Road tells a moving story of ordinary people coming together during the darkest of experiences.
Critic Reviews of "London Road"
Globe and MailNovember 18, 2016
Once Rufus Norris's film gets going, it quickly reveals itself as a vibrant, almost revolutionary work.
Toronto StarNovember 17, 2016
What starts out like a documentary soon morphs into something quite odd but strangely compelling, a social commentary of sorts about everyday people confronting a shocking and monstrous reality close to home.
Seattle TimesOctober 07, 2016
All in all, a brilliant piece of work.
San Diego ReaderSeptember 21, 2016
The film is adapted from a stage play, and it shows in every frame.
Chicago ReaderSeptember 19, 2016
London Road is a commanding, at times hypnotic experience.
Washington PostSeptember 15, 2016
"London Road" comes across as no more than tabloid karaoke.
FILMINK (Australia)December 08, 2016
...a haunting piece of work that is often all too real.
National PostNovember 23, 2016
It's an experiment you're unlikely to see the likes of again, and a surprisingly upbeat take on a terrible tale, sweetening the despair without diminishing its power.
Georgia StraightNovember 23, 2016
London Road emerges as a marvellous, uplifting exercise, brimming with humanity and sensitivity towards its subject matter.
Under the RadarSeptember 29, 2016
Rarely does a town unite to tell its story in such circumstances, so it's a shame London Road fails to delve as deeply as it surely could have.
One Guy's OpinionSeptember 25, 2016
An undoubted oddity that some will find penetrating and others irritating.
Reeling ReviewsSeptember 22, 2016
This is not a conventional docudramoada but one that anyone that loves the variety of film genres (AKA: film nut) should do themselves a favor and see "London Road."
Gallery of "London Road"
Soundtracks of "London Road"
Actors of "London Road"
Olivia ColmanBirth date: 30 January 1974, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UKDescription: Olivia Colman was born on January 30, 1974 in Norwich, Norfolk, England as Sarah Caroline Olivia Colman. She is an actress, known for Locke (2013), The Lobster (2015) and Hot Fuzz (2007). She has been married to Ed Sinclair since August 2001. They have three children.
Clare BurtBirth date: 30 January 1974, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UKDescription: Clare Burt is an actress, known for Broken (2012), X+Y (2014) and London Road (2015).
Rosalie CraigBirth date: 30 January 1974, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UKDescription: Rosalie Craig is an actress, known for London Road (2015), My Family and Other Animals (2005) and National Theatre Live: 50 Years on Stage (2013).
Anita DobsonBirth date: 29 April 1949, Stepney, London, England, UKDescription: Anita Dobson was born on April 29, 1949 in Stepney, London, England. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), London Road (2015) and Beyond Bedlam (1994). She has been married to Brian May since November 18, 2000. They have three children.
James DohertyBirth date: 17 December 1966, Guildford, Surrey, England, UKDescription: Born in Guildford, Surrey, UK, he was educated at Felsted School in Essex and was a member of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. He trained at the Guildford School of Acting graduating in 1989. He has also appeared in West End musicals including roles in, Les Misérables, Buddy, A Slice of Saturday Night and Marguerite. Doherty played the role of Amos Hart in the West End production of Chicago at the Cambridge Theatre in 2011 opposite Christie Brinkley. He later reprised this role when the show transferred to the Garrick Theatre playing opposite America Ferrera. In the summer of 2012 Doherty appeared in London Road at the Royal National Theatre.In 2013 Doherty returned to The Royal National Theatre to appear in NT:50 a show celebrating the theatres 50th birthday. This one off performance was broadcast live on BBC2 and around the world. In 2014 Doherty appeared at The Royal Albert Hall as Gangster 1 in Kiss Me Kate. The Show was part of the BBC Proms season and is due to be shown on BBC2 on Christmas Day 2014.
Kate FleetwoodBirth date: 24 September 1972, Cirencester, England, UKDescription: Kate Fleetwood was born on September 24, 1972 in Cirencester, England. She is an actress, known for Harlots (2017). She has been married to Rupert Goold since 2001. They have two children.
Hal FowlerBirth date: 24 September 1972, Cirencester, England, UKDescription: Hal Fowler is known for his work on London Road (2015), The Brylcreem Boys (1998) and The Tragedy of Macbeth (2012). He has been married to Kim Wilde since September 1, 1996. They have two children.
Linzi HateleyBirth date: 23 October 1970, Marsdon Green, Birmingham, England, UKDescription: Linzi Hateley was born on October 23, 1970 in Marsdon Green, Birmingham, England. She is an actress, known for Les Misérables (2012), London Road (2015) and A Christmas Carol (2004).
Paul HiltonBirth date: 1970, Oldham, Lancashire, England, UKDescription: Paul Hilton was born in 1970 in Oldham, Lancashire, England. He is an actor, known for Wuthering Heights (2011), The Last Dragon (2004) and Klimt (2006). He is married to Anastasia Hille. They have one child.
Nick HolderBirth date: 1970, Oldham, Lancashire, England, UKDescription: Nick Holder is an actor, known for The World's End (2013), Anna Karenina (2012) and Les Misérables (2012). He is married to Urika Holder. They have three children.
Claire MooreBirth date: 1970, Oldham, Lancashire, England, UKDescription: Claire Moore is an actress, known for London Road (2015) and The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (2011).
Michael ShaefferBirth date: 1970, Oldham, Lancashire, England, UKDescription: Michael Shaeffer is an actor, known for Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Trance (2013) and Rogue One (2016).
Nicola SloaneBirth date: 1970, Oldham, Lancashire, England, UKDescription: Nicola Sloane is an actress, known for The Theory of Everything (2014), Les Misérables (2012) and The Danish Girl (2015).
Paul ThornleyBirth date: 1970, Oldham, Lancashire, England, UKDescription: Paul Thornley is an actor, known for Les Misérables (2012), Minions (2015) and Man Up (2015). He has been married to Chloe Howman since September 22, 2013. They have one child.
Howard WardBirth date: 1970, Oldham, Lancashire, England, UKDescription: Howard Ward is an actor, known for Cashback (2006), The Broken (2008) and The Hide (2008).
Duncan WisbeyBirth date: 1971, UKDescription: Duncan Wisbey was born in 1971 in the UK as Duncan James Wisbey. He is an actor, known for Pinky and Perky Show (2008), Anna Karenina (2012) and Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012). He is married to Rae Baker. They have one child.
Tom HardyBirth date: 15 September 1977, Hammersmith, London, England, UKDescription: With his breakthrough performance as Eames in Christopher Nolan's science fiction thriller Inception (2010), English actor Tom Hardy has been brought to the attention of mainstream audiences worldwide. However, the versatile actor has been steadily working on both stage and screen since his television debut in the miniseries Band of Brothers (2001). After being cast in the World War II drama, Hardy left his studies at the prestigious Drama Centre in London and was subsequently cast as Twombly in Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down (2001) and as the villain Shinzon in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002).Tom was born on September 15, 1977 in Hammersmith, London; his mother, Elizabeth Anne (Barrett), is an artist and painter, and his father, Edward Hardy, is a writer. He is of English and Irish descent. Hardy was brought up in East Sheen, London, and first studied at Reed's School. His education continued at Tower House School, then at Richmond Drama School, and subsequently at the Drama Centre London, along with fellow Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender. After winning a modeling competition at age 21, he had a brief contract with the agency Models One.Tom spent his teens and early twenties battling delinquency, alcoholism and drug addiction; after completing his work on Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), he sought treatment and has also admitted that his battles with addiction ended his 5-year marriage to Rachael Speed.Returning to work in 2003, Hardy was awarded the Evening Standard Most Promising Newcomer Award for his theatre performances in the productions of "In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings" and "Blood". In 2003, Tom also co-starred in the play "The Modernists" with Paul Popplewell, Jesse Spencer and Orlando Wells.During the next five years, Hardy worked consistently in film, television and theatre, playing roles as varied as Robert Dudley in the BBC's The Virgin Queen (2005), Bill Sikes in Oliver Twist (2007) and starring in "The Man of Mode" at the National Theatre. On the silver screen, he appeared in the crime thriller Layer Cake (2004) with Daniel Craig, Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette (2006), and the romp Scenes of a Sexual Nature (2006).In 2006, Hardy created "Shotgun", an underground theatre company along with director Robert Delamere, and directed a play, penned by his father for the company, called "Blue on Blue". In 2007, Hardy received a best actor BAFTA nomination for his touching performance as Stuart Shorter in the BBC adaptation of Alexander Masters' bestselling biography Stuart: A Life Backwards (2007). Hardy, hailed for his transformative character acting, was lauded for his emotionally and physically convincing portrayal in the ill-fated and warmhearted tale of Shorter, a homeless and occasionally violent man suffering from addiction and muscular dystrophy.The following year, he appeared as gay hoodlum Handsome Bob in the Guy Ritchie film RocknRolla (2008), but this would be his next transformation that would prove his extensive range and stun critics. In the film Bronson (2008), Hardy played the notorious Charles Bronson (given name, Michael Peterson), the "most violent prisoner in Britain". Bald, pumped-up, and outfitted with Bronson's signature strongman mustache, Hardy is unrecognizable and gives a harrowing performance that is physically fearless and psychologically unsettling. Director Nicolas Winding Refn breaks the fourth wall with Hardy retelling his tales directly to viewers as well as performing them outright before an audience of his own imagining. The performance mixes terrifying brutality, vaudevillian showmanship, wry humor, and an alarming amount of commitment, and won Hardy a British Independent Film Award for Best Actor. The performance got Hollywood's attention, and in 2009, Hardy was named one of Variety's "10 Actors to Watch". That year, he continued to garner praise for his starring role in The Take (2009), a four-part adaptation of Martina Cole's bestselling crime novel, as well as for his performance as Heathcliff in a version of Wuthering Heights (2009).Recent work includes the aforementioned breakthrough appearance in Inception (2010) alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Ken Watanabe, Michael Caine, Marion Cotillard and Ellen Page. The movie was released in July 2010 and became one of top 25 highest grossing films of all time, collecting eight Oscar nominations (including Best Picture) and winning four.Other films include Warrior (2011), opposite Joel Edgerton, the story of two estranged brothers facing the fight of a lifetime from director Gavin O'Connor, and This Means War (2012), directed by McG and co-starring Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine. Tom also starred in the heralded Cold War thriller, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) with Colin Firth and Gary Oldman.Hardy rejoined Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight Rises (2012); he played the villain role of Bane opposite Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Gary Oldman. Hardy's menacing physique and his character's scrambled, hard-to-distinguish voice became a major discussion point as the film was released.Outside of performing, Hardy is the patron for the charity "Flack", which is an organization to aid the recovery of the homeless in Cambridge. And in 2010, Hardy was named an Ambassador for The Prince's Trust, which helps disadvantaged youth. On the recent stage, he starred in the Brett C. Leonard play "The Long Red Road" in early 2010. Written for Hardy and directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, the play was staged at Chicago's Goodman Theater.In 2015, Hardy starred as the iconic Mad Max in George Miller's reboot of his franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road (2015). He also collected a British Independent Film Award for his portrayal of both the Kray twins, Ronnie and Reggie, in Legend (2015), and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as John Fitzgerald in The Revenant (2015).He has an outlaw biker story among other projects in development. In 2010, Hardy became engaged to fellow English actress Charlotte Riley, whom he starred with in The Take (2009) and Wuthering Heights (2009), and is raising a young son, Louis, with ex-girlfriend Rachael Speed.
Rosie HilalBirth date: 15 September 1977, Hammersmith, London, England, UKDescription: Rosie Hilal is an actor, known for London Road (2015), National Theatre Live: The Hard Problem (2015) and Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism (2015).
Amy GriffithsBirth date: 15 September 1977, Hammersmith, London, England, UKDescription: Amy Griffiths is an actress, known for Les Misérables (2012), London Road (2015) and Into the Woods (2011).
Gillian BevanBirth date: 13 February 1956, Stockport, Cheshire, England, UKDescription: Gillian Bevan was born on February 13, 1956 in Stockport, Cheshire, England. She is an actress, known for Teachers (2001), Ghostwatch (1992) and Sergeant Slaughter, My Big Brother (2011).
Anna HaleBirth date: 13 February 1956, Stockport, Cheshire, England, UKDescription: Anna Hale is an actress, known for London Road (2015).
Eloise LaurenceBirth date: 1999, Islington, North London, England, UKDescription: Eloise Laurence was born in 1999 in Islington, North London, England as Eloise Alexandra Lamb. She is an actress, known for Broken (2012) and London Road (2015).
Meg SuddabyBirth date: 1999, Islington, North London, England, UKDescription: Meg Suddaby is an actress, known for London Road (2015).
Angela BainBirth date: 1999, Islington, North London, England, UKDescription: Angela Bain is an actress, known for Menace (2002), Hot Hot Hot (2011) and London Road (2015).
Jenny GallowayBirth date: 1959, UKDescription: Jenny Galloway was born in 1959 in the UK. She is an actress, known for About a Boy (2002), Johnny English (2003) and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994).
Sean KingsleyBirth date: 1959, UKDescription: Sean Kingsley is an actor, known for London Road (2015), Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989) and Wire in the Blood (2002).
Jayne McKennaBirth date: 1959, UKDescription: Jayne McKenna is an actress, known for The Deal (2003), Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005) and London Road (2015).
Richard FrameBirth date: 1959, UKDescription: Richard Frame is an actor, known for National Theatre Live: London Assurance (2010), Family Affairs (1997) and The Pool (2004).
Alecky BlytheBirth date: 1959, UKDescription: Alecky Blythe is an actress and writer, known for London Road (2015), Crocodile (2014) and The Riots: In Their Own Words - The Rioters (2012).
Mark LockyerBirth date: 1959, UKDescription: Mark Lockyer is an actor and assistant director, known for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), The Wind in the Willows (1995) and The Willows in Winter (1996).
Barry McCarthyBirth date: 1959, UKDescription: Barry McCarthy is an actor and writer, known for Notes on a Scandal (2006), A Bridge Too Far (1977) and Kinky Boots (2005).
Abigail RoseBirth date: 1959, UKDescription: Abigail Rose is an actress, known for London Road (2015), Mindhorn (2016) and Atlantis (2013).
Maggie ServiceBirth date: 1959, UKDescription: Maggie Service is an actress, known for To Cancer and Beyond (2009), London Road (2015) and National Theatre Live: London Assurance (2010).
Alexia KhadimeBirth date: 1959, UKDescription: Alexia Khadime is an actress, known for Les Misérables (2012), London Road (2015) and Splatalot (2011).
Dean NolanBirth date: 1959, UKDescription: Dean Nolan is an actor and writer, known for Pan (2015), London Road (2015) and Downturn (2010).
Ruby HolderBirth date: 1959, UKDescription: Ruby Holder is an actress, known for London Road (2015).
Calvin DembaBirth date: 1959, UKDescription: Calvin Demba is an actor and writer, known for Youngers (2013), Hollyoaks (1995) and Rue Boy (2016).
Helena LymberyBirth date: 1959, UKDescription: Helena Lymbery is an actress, known for London Road (2015), Oliver Twist (2007) and National Theatre Live: Treasure Island (2015).
Mark ShealsBirth date: 1959, UKDescription: Born on November 26th 1963 Mark Sheals played professional Rugby League as a prop forward for Swinton, Leigh, Oldham and Wakefield Trinity and won representative honors with Wales. He made his break into acting while selling sportswear and being asked to provide tracksuits for "Rise of the Foot Soldier". He was invited to the set and found himself asked to appear in a fight scene between West Ham and Millwall fans. Consequently he enrolled on the two year course at the Manchester School of Drama and has since appeared in several television dramas. At the current time, 2015 he works in pest control when he's not acting.
Morgan WaltersBirth date: March1966, Burton-on-Trent, England, UKDescription: Morgan Walters was born in March 1966 in Burton-on-Trent, England as David Walters. He is an actor, known for The Libertine (2004), Stormbreaker (2006) and The Tale of the Rat That Wrote (1999).
Janet HenfreyBirth date: 16 August 1935, Aldershot, Hampshire, England, UKDescription: Janet Henfrey took English prelims at St Anne's, Oxford, after which she read history followed by a graduate year at Smith, from where she went to the RADA as part of their US intake. Since then she has had a varied career in the theatre and on film and television. The latter has included 'The Singing Detective', 'The Jewel in the Crown' and 9 series of 'As Time Goes By' with Judi Dench. She has worked in theatres all over the UK, including the RSC and the Oxford Playhouse and most recently (as of November 2005) 'The Black Rider', which played at the Barbican, in San Francisco and Sydney, and will be seen in Los Angeles next year. She occasionally gives dramatic readings, alongside academic Rose Bailey and the poet herself, of the poetry of UA Fanthorpe.
Jonathan GlewBirth date: 16 August 1935, Aldershot, Hampshire, England, UKDescription: Jonathan Glew is an actor, known for Born of Hope (2009), Foxes in the Underground (2009) and London Road (2015).
Jason BarnettBirth date: 16 August 1935, Aldershot, Hampshire, England, UKDescription: Jason Barnett is an actor and producer, known for The Bill (1984), The Sight (2000) and Porridge (2016).
Andrew FrameBirth date: 16 August 1935, Aldershot, Hampshire, England, UKDescription: Andrew Frame is an actor, known for Broken (2012), The Elevator Pitch (2014) and London Road (2015).
Directors of "London Road"
Rufus NorrisDescription: Rufus Norris first came to prominence as a theatre director, winning Olivier awards for his revival of Cabaret in 2006 and receiving five Tony nomi...
Creators of "London Road"
Alecky BlytheDescription: Alecky Blythe is an actress and writer, known for London Road (2015), Crocodile (2014) and The Riots: In Their Own Words - The Rioters (2012).