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Telstar

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112 Minutes

Overview:


Set against the backdrop of hedonistic, swinging, early '60s London, Telstar shares the stranger-than-fiction true story of Joe Meek (Tony Award-winner Con O'Neill, who originated the role on London stage). An enormously talented but quirky maverick who blazed a unique path as the world's first independent music producer, Meek changed the industry forever and earned adulation as a pioneer of British pop. He enjoyed enormous success early on with the biggest selling record of its time, Telstar, the first British album to hit #1 on American charts. But the flamboyant, tone-deaf songwriter was also a deeply troubled soul – dabbling in the occult and addicted to amphetamines – and his decline was as meteoric and spectacular as his rise. Bad luck, depression, heartbreak and paranoia soon lead to violence and self-destruction. Also starring two-time Academy Award-winner Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, The Usual Suspects) and Pam Ferris (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban). Original Soundtrack Features: Arthur Askey, The Blue Rondos, Duffy, The Flee-Rekkers, Billy Fury, Heinz, Honeycombs, Alan Klein, Johnny Leyton, The Moontrekkers, The Outlaws, The Packabeats, Screaming Lord Sutch & the Savages, Syndicats, The Tornados and Gene Vincent.

Cast:

Callum Dixon
Carl Barât
Chas Hodges
Con O'Neill
Craig Vye
Gary Whelan
Henry Lloyd-Hughes
J. J. Feild
Jack Roth
Jake Arnott
James Corden
Jess Conrad
Joan Hodges
John Leyton
Jon Lee
Jon Lee
Jon Lee
Joseph Millson
Joseph Millson
Justin Hawkins
Kevin Spacey
Marcus Brigstocke
Mathew Baynton
Mike Sarne
Nigel Harman
Pam Ferris
Pandora Clifford
Ralf Little
Rita Tushingham
Shaun Evans
Sid Mitchell
Tom Burke
Tom Harper

Genres:

Biography
Drama
Music

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