Behind The Scenes Of The Guv'nor, Lenny McLean Biopic MY NAME IS LENNY
Britflicks had the pleasure of visiting the Hoxton set of MY NAME IS LENNY, a film about The Guv’nor, Lenny McLean and his three fights with Roy ‘Pretty Boy’ Shaw.
Guided by Lenny’s son Jamie McLean who's also a Producer on the film, it was like stepping back in time as the streets of Hoxton in London’s East End, once again looked like the 1970’s.
Directed by Ron Scalpello (Pressure, Offender) MY NAME IS LENNY is a brutal account of one of East London’s biggest legends. From his troubled childhood at the hands of his abusive step-father, to his becoming a bouncer, enforcer and unlicensed boxer.
Explosive and brutal, MY NAME IS LENNY is based on the true story of Britain's most notorious bareknuckle fighter: Lenny McLean (Josh Helman, Mad Max: Fury Road). A known associate of The Krays, Charles Bronson and Ronnie Biggs, Lenny was an East End icon, bouncer and enforcer at the centre of the unlicensed boxing world.
Welcome to the no-holds-barred epic portrayal of his life, from a troubled and violent childhood to his early fighting years, exploring his loving but volatile relationships and bitter rivalry with Roy Shaw (UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping, xXx: Return of Xander Cage) all culminating in his championship win to become: THE GUV'NOR.Also starring Nick Moran (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), BAFTA winner Chanel Cresswell (This is England) and Oscar® nominated John Hurt(V For Vendetta)