Peterloo is a 2018 British historical drama, film directed by Mike Leigh.

Official trailers

MongrelTrailers on Monday, April 01, 2019 released the trailer:
PETERLOO Trailer Mongrel Media.

Story intro

After the Battle of Waterloo, Joseph returns home from service in the Duke of Wellington's army to Manchester and his close-knit family headed by parents Joshua and Nellie. Joshua, son Robert, daughter Mary, and daughter-in-law Esther all earn a living from manual labour in a cotton mill. An economic depression makes work impossible for the traumatized Joseph to find and threatens the family's livelihood. The family is sympathetic to the radical campaigns for equal civil and political rights for all free men and against the Corn Laws that prevent them from buying cheaper imported grain. Joshua, Joseph, and Robert attend political meetings where local agitators including John Knight, Samuel Bamford and John Bagguley speak out against the system of government; Nellie attends a meeting of the Manchester Female Reform Society. The local authorities, led by magistrates Colonel Fletcher, Reverend Hay, Reverend Ethelston and Mr. Norris and Deputy Chief Constable Nadin, spy on the radical movement and wait for an excuse to arrest its leaders. The Home Secretary Lord Sidmouth is determined to suppress radical politics. When a disgruntled Londoner smashes the window of the Prince Regent's coach, Sidmouth uses this as a pretext for suspending Habeas corpus. Bamford and his friend Joseph Healey travel south to London to hear the famous radical Henry 'Orator' Hunt speak at a political meeting. Hunt has a reputation for vanity but Bamford persuades Manchester businessman Joseph Johnson to invite Hunt to address a mass meeting at St Peter's Fields, while the Home Office discovers this invitation by intercepting Johnson's letter. Arriving at Manchester, Hunt goes into hiding in Johnson's home. Richards, a Home Office spy, is able to provoke Bagguley and fellow radicals Drummond and Johnston into publicly calling for armed insurrection, leading to their arrest and imprisonment. The magistrates plan to suppress Hunt's meeting and make an example of the attendees using the local mounted militia, the Manchester and Salford Yeomanry and a regular army detachment led by General John Byng. Hunt remains certain that he can lead a peaceful rally and sidelines, Bamford, when he warns of the likelihood of brutal treatment by the authorities.


Marion Bailey
Lady Conyngham
David Bamber
Rev John H. Mallory
Neil Bell
Samuel Bamford
Simona Bitmate
Harry Peter Bradley
James Dangerfield
Eileen Davies
Liam Gerrard
Bronwyn James
Patrick Kennedy
Colonel L'Estrange
Rory Kinnear
Henry Hunt
Ian Mercer
"Dr" Joseph Healey
Nico Mirallegro
John Bagguley
Maxine Peake
Pearce Quigley
Tim McInnerny
the Prince Regent
Dorothy Duffy
Philip Jackson
John Paul Hurley
John Thacker Saxton
Karl Johnson
Lord Sidmouth the Home Secretary
Alastair Mackenzie
John Byng
Martin Savage
Magistrate Norris
David Moorst
Graham Seed
Lord Fitzwilliam
Robert Wilfort
Lord Liverpool the Prime Minister


The film Peterloo was scheduled to be released on September 1, 2018 (Venice), on November 2, 2018 (United Kingdom, Ireland) and on April 5, 2019 (United States) by Entertainment One, Academy Two, Amazon Studios, GAGA, Mongrel Media, Odeon and Paradiso Entertainment.

The duration of the film is 154 minutes. The film grossed over $1.9 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.


Peterloo got high rating from critics. But the audience dislikes the film.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: Peterloo (film)

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