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Lennon Naked

Drama which charts John Lennon's transition from Beatle to enduring and enigmatic icon, covering issues of fatherhood and fame during the traumatic period of 1967 to 1971.

Christopher Eccleston is John Lennon in a drama which charts his transition from Beatle John to enduring and enigmatic icon.

Writer Robert Jones articulates the burden of genius, as well as issues of fatherhood and fame, covering a period of wildly fluctuating fortunes for Lennon from 1967-71. When the Beatles' manager Brian Epstein died unexpectedly in 1967 it was a turning point in Lennon's life and the film focuses on the turbulent and intense period of change that followed, and how John was haunted by his troubled childhood.

It also reveals the impact of re-establishing contact with his long-lost father and the events that led Lennon to shed everything both personally and creatively, including calling time on the Beatles. Meeting Yoko Ono was the catalyst for this new era and the film explores the development of their extraordinary relationship, their growing disillusionment with Britain and what caused Lennon to abandon the UK to start a new life in America - a process which ultimately led Lennon to record arguably the most powerful solo work of his career.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Fri 31 Dec 2010 00:05


Role Contributor
John Lennon Christopher Eccleston
Freddie Lennon Christopher Fairbank
Art Janov Allan Corduner
Paul McCartney Andrew Scott
Yoko Ono Naoko Mori
Derek Taylor Michael Colgan
Ringo Starr Craig Cheetham
George Harrison Jack Morgan
Cynthia Lennon Claudie Blakley
Brian Epstein Rory Kinnear
Pete Shotton Adrian Bower
Dot Di Botcher
Lil Eileen O'Brien
Gloria Emerson Debora Weston
Les Dave Legeno
Julian Lennon Charlie Coulthard
Cabbie at Scala Ray MacAllan
Cynthia's Lawyer Jonathan Rigby
Rich Middle-aged Woman Annabel Leventon
Hospital Consultant David Annen
Apple Accountant Patrick Drury
John's PA Helen Bradbury
Reporter leaving UK Press Dylan Charles
Journalist 1 Pieter Lawman
Journalist 2 Roderick Smith
Producer Edmund Coulthard
Director Edmund Coulthard
Producer Katherine Lannon
Writer Robert Jones