England Is Mine

England Is Mine
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 32min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mark Gill
  • Cast: Jessica Brown Findlay, Jodie Comer, Jack Lowden

Manchester, 1976: Steven Patrick Morrissey (Jack Lowden) impatiently waits for his genius to be uncovered. Lowden shows some stage presence but this unauthorised biopic of the Smiths frontman has little to say and features none of the band's iconic music.

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England is Mine

England Is Mine takes audiences back to 1970s Manchester, where Steven Morrissey (Jack Lowden – Dunkirk, A United Kingdom), an introverted, uncompromising teenager, finds himself frustrated with his working-class existence.

With dreams of a successful music career being dampened by his run-of-the-mill job at the local tax office, Steven finds solace in the city’s underground gig scene where he meets Linder Sterling (Jessica Brown Findley - Downton Abbey), an intelligent, self-assured artist – who encourages him to make his ideas of superstardom a reality.

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Morrissey's childhood friend slams biopic

4 Jul 2017

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Morrissey's childhood friend James Maker has slammed his forthcoming biopic 'England Is Mine' as "historical fiction". The 58-year-old rocker's early life will be explored in the upcoming movie but the star's old friend has blasted the project following…

England Is Mine

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EIFF 2017: This unauthorised Morrissey biopic has its moments but will frustrate fans

'The world is just not built for people like me,' wails the young Steven Patrick Morrissey (Jack Lowden) as his head swims with depression. Luckily a trio of women are by his side (his mother Elizabeth, friends Angi and Linda) in a film that features a…

This charming man? England is Mine explores a younger Morrissey to reveal lesser seen shades

9 Jun 2017

Ahead of Morrissey biopic's world premiere at Edinburgh Film Festival, The List's music editor and self-confessed fan takes a look at the man behind the myth and the devotion he arouses

It's awkward being a Morrissey fan. It's even more awkward to be a Morrissey fan with a couple of very visible tattoos related to the singer. People are inclined to greet you with the phrase: 'What's that say? Morrissey? Aw, he's a c**t.' As far as…

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