Is The Twist-Filled Film ‘The Disappearance Of Alice Creed’ Based On A True Story?

One of Gemma Arterton's best.

The Disappearance of Alice Creed was released in theatres over 10 years ago, but the chilling storyline has never left our memories. 

The British neo-noir film is as elusive as its title—it is centred around a woman who is kidnapped by two ex-convicts who demand a ransom from their captive’s father. 

The film itself features a stellar cast list, with Gemma Arterton’s terrifyingly accurate portrayal of her character’s peril etched in our brains. 

Here, everything you need to know about The Disappearance Of Alice Creed, including its plot, cast and whether it was based on a true story. 

What is the plot of The Disappearance Of Alice Creed? 

The film follows the narrative of two ex-convicts named Vic and Danny who kidnap a young woman named Alice Creed who is the only child of a very wealthy family.

They take her to a secured room where they strip her and picture her on-camera before dressing her in a tracksuit and leaving her to reside in the room. Vic and Danny send the pictures to Alice’s father and demand a ransom. 

In a wild twist, Danny and Alice’s former dalliance (from before he was imprisoned) is revealed, and Alice attempt to ally with him in the hope to thwart Vic and be set free. 

Who is in the cast of The Disappearance Of Alice Creed? 

The cast is small, but fierce. Gemma Arterton plays captive Alice while Martin Compston plays Danny and Eddie Marsan stars as Vic. 

The film was written and directed by J Blakeson. 

Gemma Arterton
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Is The Disappearance Of Alice Creed based on a true story?

Despite many thinking the premise of the film is inspired by true events, the film is not based on a true story. It was written by suspenseful genius J Blakeson and recieved international acclaim for its dark, twisted narrative. 

Where can you watch The Disappearance Of Alice Creed in Australia? 

The film is currently available to watch on SBS On Demand, which you can access here

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