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My Name Is Lenny (2017)

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The life story of one of Britain's most notorious bare-knuckle fighters, Lenny McLean, also known as "the Guv'nor".

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Ron Scalpello
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Helman ... Lenny McLean
Michael Bisping ... Roy Shaw
Chanel Cresswell ... Valerie McLean
John Hurt ... Leslie Salmon
Nick Moran ... Johnny Bootnose
Charley Palmer Rothwell ... Carrots McLean
Rita Tushingham ... Reenie Joyce
George Russo ... Frank Warren
Martin Askew Martin Askew ... Jim Irwin
Jennifer Brooke ... Trixie Marks
Nicola Duffett ... Ethel
Ruth Alfie Adams Ruth Alfie Adams ... Mrs. Anderson
Robert Goodman ... Bobby Sunlight
Decca Heggie ... Blockie Johnson
Dean Christie ... Alan Draper
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The life story of one of Britain's most notorious bare-knuckle fighters, Lenny McLean, also known as "the Guv'nor".

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Taglines:

No guts. No Glory. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

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Jason Statham was once attached to play the lead. See more »

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The knife in Lenny's leg is different then the one shown in john john hand. Its a round butt in his leg but a square one in the hand. See more »

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Could be so much better
12 June 2017 | by robertasmithSee all my reviews

The dialogue is often what people outside of East London imagine it should be but is far from authentic. The humour that is often implicit in the language is missing. As for the main character, to see critics describe him as a hero is laughable. He may well have been know in unlicensed fighting, and in some of the cubs, but the average East Londoner in the 70's and 80's would not have known who he was. The actor playing McLean at least gets across the manic nature of McLean but his facial expressions are a bit OTT. In fact most of the acting is a bit naff with the exception of some of the more established thespians, who do their best with a script that is jerky and direction and post production that is not the best. There is a story to be told here but it needs better actors, a better crispy and much better direction.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Guv'nor See more »

Filming Locations:

Islington, London, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$435
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Salon Pictures See more »
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Color
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