Longford ★★ 2006
In 1967, Lord Frank Aungier Pakenham (Broadbent), 7th Earl of Longford, is the respected leader of the House of Lords and a tireless worker for prison rehabilitation. He stakes his name and career when he befriends notorious convicted child murderess, Myra Hindley (Morton), and campaigns for her parole (over a 30year period), believing his fellow Catholic convert is truly redemptive. But few share his belief. 90m/C DVD . GB Jim Broadbent, Samantha Morton, Tam Dean Burn, Lindsay Duncan, Lee Boardman, Andy Serkis, Robert Pugh, Anton Rodgers, Kate Miles, Kika Markham; D: Tom Hooper; W: Peter Morgan; C: Danny Cohen; M: Robert (Rob) Lane. TV
Longford (county, Republic of Ireland)
Longford, county (1991 pop. 30,296), 403 sq mi (1,044 sq km), N central Republic of Ireland. The county seat is Longford. A part of the central plain of Ireland, it has level land with numerous small lakes, bogs, and marshes. The River Shannon and Lough Ree form its western border. Raising beef cattle is the principal occupation; oats and potatoes are the chief crops.
Longford (town, Republic of Ireland)
Longford, town (1991 pop. 6,393), seat of Co. Longford, N central Republic of Ireland, on the Camlin River. It is primarily a farm market. The Roman Catholic bishopric of Ardagh and Clonmacnois is there.