V for Vendetta is a 2006 film distributed by Warner Bros Pictures starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving. On BBC One, the film was heavily censored (often shabbily to a cheesy extent) to give it a "12" rating.

United Kingdom Censorship[]

BBC One[]

  • The sexual behaviour between Portman and Weaving's characters is either cut or toned down to give it a "12" rating.
  • Blood is removed.
  • The four uses of "fuck" are bleeped out or muted.
  • The five uses of "bollocks" are muted.
  • The one use of "cunt" is censored.
  • Any other swear besides "shit", "hell", "ass", and "damn" are cut.
  • The scene where the bishop attempts to rape Evey is cut.
  • The grave with the dead bodies is cut.
  • Any scene where a character dies in a graphic fashion are cut.
  • Violence is toned down (especially if it's graphic).
  • The scene where a man is hung is cut.

BBC Two[]

Just like The Greatest Showman, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Jackie, Black Swan, and No Strings Attached (the latter three also starring Natalie Portman) being cut (either strongly or mildly) on BBC One but uncensored on this channel, the film is shown with an "18" rating for "terrorist themes and very graphic violence".