Strumpet is a 2001 British television film made by the BBC. It was directed by Danny Boyle, written by Jim Cartwright and stars Christopher Eccleston, Jenna G and Stephen Walters. The film score was composed by John Murphy.
|Directed by||Danny Boyle|
|Produced by||Jim Cartwright|
|Written by||Jim Cartwright|
|Music by||John Murphy|
|Cinematography||Anthony Dod Mantle|
|Distributed by||BBC Two|
The film features a poet named Strayman (played by Christopher Eccleston) who lives with a pack of stray dogs in a rough estate in a town of Northern England. He meets a young woman 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.