Another Life

Another Life

Philip Goodhew (2000)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Back in the early 1920s, the Edith Thompson case was a cause célèbre, with thousands signing a petition for leniency after Thompson's sailor beau, Freddy Bywaters, murdered her husband, Percy. However, little of that drama surfaces in Philip Goodhew's unpersuasive period piece. World war, female emancipation and the moral revolution wrought by sensual silent cinema all played their part in her downfall, but Goodhew prefers to depict Edith simply as a twice-wronged woman with her heart set on romance. Natasha Little plays her with admirable spirit, but neither Ioan Gruffudd, as the murderer, nor Nick Moran, as his victim, is up to the task.


Fact-based period drama loosely based on the well-publicised murder of Percy Thompson during the 1920s. Starring Natasha Little, Nick Moran, Ioan Gruffudd and Imelda Staunton.

Cast & Crew

Edie Thompson Natasha Little
Percy Thompson Nick Moran
Freddy Bywaters Ioan Gruffudd
Ethel Graydon Imelda Staunton
Avis Graydon Rachael Stirling
Mr Carlton Tom Wilkinson
Mrs Lester Diana Coupland
William Graydon Michael Bertenshaw
Director Philip Goodhew
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: WinchesterReleased on: 15 Jun 2001