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Adrian Noble Plans Danny La Rue Biopic

17 December 2014 1:02 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

He might not have held on to household name status the way, say, Morecambe and Wise have, but Danny La Rue is still respected for his long entertainment career. Adrian Noble is now planning a biopic of the man, who died in 2009.Martyn Hesford has written the script for the film, which will chart La Rue’s life and career, particularly his years as a female impersonator and comic across several decades.“What drew me to the project was Martyn’s brilliant and funny screenplay which tells two unexpected love stories in an unexpected way,” Noble tells Screen International. “Over the course of his life Danny stood at the fulcrum of a changing British society and his story is filled with potent images where a man could dress as a woman and rub shoulders with royalty and gangsters alike.”The big challenge, of course, will be finding someone who can »

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Adrian Noble to direct La Rue biopic

16 December 2014 8:21 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Biopic currently in development with BFI Film Fund; aiming for 2015 shoot.

UK production outfits Blacklisted Films and Leopard Drama (both part of the Argonon group) have attached theatre director Adrian Noble to direct their Danny La Rue biopic.

Based on an original screenplay by Martyn Hesford, the film is currently in development with the BFI Film Fund and is expected to go into production in 2015. 

Sir Danny La Rue, OBE was an British entertainer known for his singing and cross-dressing performances.

Noble, former artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, said: “What drew me to the project was Martyn’s brilliant and funny screenplay which tells two unexpected love stories in an unexpected way.

“Over the course of his life Danny stood at the fulcrum of a changing British society and his story is filled with potent images where a man could dress as a woman and rub shoulders with royalty and gangsters alike.”

Argonon’s most »

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Noble To Direct The Danny La Rue Biopic

16 December 2014 6:52 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Adrian Noble, the famed former artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, is set to helm the Danny La Rue biopic for Blacklisted Films and Leopard Drama.

Sir Danny La Rue, OBE was an British entertainer known for his singing and cross-dressing performances. Noble says: "Danny stood at the fulcrum of a changing British society and his story is filled with potent images where a man could dress as a woman and rub shoulders with royalty and gangsters alike.”

Martyn Hesford penned the script and filming is slated to get underway next year. Blacklisted Films are also developing an adaption of Richard McCann's novel for "Mother of Sorrows" by Terence Davies, and the psychological horror thriller "The Willows".

Source: Screen »

- Garth Franklin

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