Strumpet (film)

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Strumpet is a 2001 British television movie made by the BBC. It is directed by Danny Boyle, written by Jim Cartwright and stars Christopher Eccleston, Jenna G and Stephen Walters.[1]

The story tells of a poet named Strayman (played by Christopher Eccleston) who lives with a pack of stray dogs in a rough estate in a northern English town. He meets a young girl he calls Strumpet (played by singer Jenna G.), whom he rescues from a predatory man. Out of kindness, he takes her into his flat. He asks her to play guitar and he sings along from his poetry. Strayman's neighbour, Knockoff (played by Stephen Walters), overhears them and wants to represent their talent. The pair land a record contract, face problems with the recording process and eventually are featured on the BBC's Top of the Pops.

The film features Eccleston's recitation of "Evidently Chickentown" by John Cooper Clarke, as well as versions of the song Strayman and Strumpet perform together.


  1. ^ "Strumpet", British Film Institute, retrieved 19 December 2013  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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