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Film NATURE OF THE BEAST

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Fascinating insights into the life and career of a hugely respected Socialist

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The Dennis Skinner Film

Written and directed by Daniel Draper, this absorbing film of the veteran Labour MP, Dennis Skinner, includes some of the barbed, witty attacks on Tory government figures that have earned him the title: ‘The Beast of Bolsover’.

A former coalminer and lifelong Socialist, he first entered politics as a local councillor fighting against Tory government imposed rent rises for council tenants. His natural skills as a campaigning speaker on behalf of the disadvantaged soon drew him into national politics.

Becoming the subject of a documentary gave him some anxiety, but the result is an honest portrait of the man whose integrity and humility shine through. Contemptuous of ‘spin’, and never a fan of New Labour, he is a much respected MP who retains the support of his loyal electors.

Dennis has never betrayed his working class roots, nor wished to become a front bench spokesman, having long opposed patronage. He remains principled, uncompromising and free to speak his mind.

Nature of the Beast received 4 star reviews in The Guardian, Radio Times, Irish Times and the Evening Standard.

UK | 2017 | 96 minutes

Given the general election campaign, Dennis is unable to attend our screening.

However, Ted Knight has kindly agreed to contribute some comments about Dennis, his political ally, after the film.

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