Longford is a 2006 drama television film directed by Tom Hooper and written by Peter Morgan.
The film centres on Labour Party peer Lord Longford and his campaign for the parole of Moors Murderer Myra Hindley.
It was produced by Granada Productions for Channel 4, in association with HBO, and stars Jim Broadbent and actress Samantha Morton. The film was first broadcast on Channel 4 on 26 October 2006 and was the Official Selection for Best Dramatic Picture at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Broadbent won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor for his part.
Longford and Hindley had both died by the time the film was made; Longford in August 2001 and Hindley in November 2002. Hindley's lover and accomplice Ian Brady, played by Andy Serkis, is still living.
The film begins during the late 1960s (during the first premiership of Harold Wilson) at the House of Lords, with Lord Longford, a regular prison visitor, presiding over a reception for a number of ex-convicts whom he had visited and...