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Trailers from Hell Does a 'Dance with a Stranger'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood July 11, 2014 at 1:06PM

Erudite TFH guru Brian Trenchard-Smith takes a look at yet another artful true crime drama, the 1985 doomed romance "Dance with a Stranger" starring Miranda Richardson.
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'Dance with a Stranger'
'Dance with a Stranger'

Erudite TFH guru Brian Trenchard-Smith takes a look at yet another artful true crime drama, the 1985 doomed romance "Dance with a Stranger" starring Miranda Richardson in a star-making role.

Though the seemingly ubiquitous Albert Pierrepoint doesn’t appear in Mike Newell’s 1985 film about the notorious Ruth Ellis, he’s there in spirit, responsible as he was for Ellis’ execution, the last woman in England to be hanged for murder. Miranda Richardson stars as the star-crossed Ellis and Rupert Everett plays her two-timing lover and eventual victim, David Blakely.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.