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Ultimate Classic Rock: Quadrophenia Movie Sequel

May 28th, 2016

ucrock16aProduction to Begin on Sequel to the Who’s ‘Quadrophenia’ Film

This summer, production will begin on To Be Someone, a sequel to the 1979 film adaptation of the Who‘s rock opera Quadrophenia. The movie, which will be directed by Ray Burdis, is expected to be released next year.

NME reports that the plot is based on a 2011 novel of the same name by Peter Meadows that was inspired by the characters in the movie. Phil Daniels and Toyah Willcox are reprising their roles as Jimmy and Monkey, and sees where they are at in their lives decades removed from the mods vs. rockers battles of the mid-’60s.

• Continue reading at Ultimate Classic Rock.

Official Toyah: Instagram: Quadrophenia Cast Photo

May 28th, 2016

Toyah’s Official Instagram revealed another photo of the Quadrophenia “sequel” cast today – The cat’s out the bag! There will be a film following up the lives of characters from the seminal Quadrophenia – Click below for the full photo.

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Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia

May 28th, 2016

Quadrophenia: Sky Select HD: Tuesday 7th June: 11.05pm
The Who wrote and produced this energetic story of a young man disillusioned with his life in 1960s London. Phil Daniels excels as the alienated anti-hero Jimmy Cooper. Director: Franc Roddam. Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah Willcox, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, and Ray Winstone. (Sky Select HD is on Sky Channel 312)

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The Mirror: British Mod Movie Quadrophenia Sequel is Being Made

May 28th, 2016

quad14aBritish mod movie Quadrophenia sequel is being made – 37 years after the original

A sequel to the iconic British mod movie Quadrophenia is being made – 37 years after the original.

The new film will star many of the same cast members as the 1979 cult hit – singer Toyah Willcox, 58, Mark Wingett, 55, Phil Daniels, 57 and Trevor Laird, 58, and will start filming in London this summer.

The era-defining 1979 film adaptation of The Who’s rock opera, which also starred Leslie Ash, 56, Sting, 64, and Ray Winstone, 59, documented the infamous clashes between rival gangs of mods on their scooters and rockers on motorbikes terrorising seaside resort Brighton with violent fighting.

The follow-up is set in the present-day and based on the book To Be Someone, by Peter Meadows, which was inspired by the original movie – and will be directed by Ray Burdis, who made The Wee Man and The Krays, with his company Archangel productions.

• Continue reading at The Mirror.

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The Mirror: Quadrophenia Sequel/Toyah Interview

May 27th, 2016

quad16bQuadrophenia star Toyah Willcox says her character has become a ‘sexual predator’

The 80s singer said: “The natural journey for my character, nearly 40 years on, has seen her become a sexual predator, working in the sex industry”

A sequel to the iconic British mod movie Quadrophenia is being made – 37 years after the original.

The new film will star many of the same cast members as the 1979 cult hit – singer Toyah Willcox, 58, Mark Wingett, 55, Phil Daniels, 57 and Trevor Laird, 58, and will start filming in London this summer.

80s popstar Toyah will revisit her role as Monkey – who has grown into a swinging cougar. She said: “Quadrophenia was really zeitgeist and it’s never really gone away, as every new generation connects with it.

“No-one expected that to happen – it grabbed teenage angst by the balls and never let go. None of us realised the impact it would have at the time – we were all just desperate to out do each other. The natural journey for my character, nearly 40 years on, has seen her become a sexual predator, working in the sex industry as a madam. She’s married to one of the other main characters and they’re swingers.”

• Continue reading at The Mirror. (Photos © TSIPhotography.co.uk)

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Quadrophenia: Jimmy/Monkey/Dave/Ferdy Reunite

May 27th, 2016

Four of the original cast of Quadrophenia were recently pictured together in London; Toyah, Mark Wingett, Phil Daniels, Trevor Laird, with the Official Toyah Facebook asking: “Wonder what for?” and yesterday Toyah tweeted: “Last week Seattle. This week….. outside the site of the cafe in Quadrophenia” – These may not actually be linked but all very intriguing and Mod/Quad- tastic!! See another photo by clicking below. (Photo © Gotcha Images)

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PS. Quadrophenia is on UK television tonight too – Details here.

The Mirror: Quadrophenia Reunion

May 27th, 2016

quad14aQuadrophenia reunion 37 years after cult film was released – and the stars have changed quite a bit

Looks like these Quadrophenia stars are still talking about their generation…

Toyah Willcox, Mark Wingett, Phil Daniels and Trevor Laird met up for a reunion 37 years after the hit mods and rockers movie was released.

And while there was not a scooter or parka in sight, the group looked delighted to see each other. Singer Toyah, 58, played Monkey. Mark, 55, (Dave in the 1979 film) became Jim Carver in The Bill and 57-year-old Phil had the lead role as Jimmy.

• Continue reading at The Mirror.

Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia

May 25th, 2016

Quadrophenia: Sky Select HD: Saturday 28th May: 0.05am
The Who wrote and produced this energetic story of a young man disillusioned with his life in 1960s London. Phil Daniels excels as the alienated anti-hero Jimmy Cooper. Director: Franc Roddam. Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah Willcox, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, and Ray Winstone. (Sky Select HD is on Sky Channel 312)

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Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia

May 13th, 2016

Quadrophenia: Sky Select HD: Sunday 15th May: 10pm
Quadrophenia: Sky Greats HD: Saturday 21st May: 11.50pm
The Who wrote and produced this energetic story of a young man disillusioned with his life in 1960s London. Phil Daniels excels as the alienated anti-hero Jimmy Cooper. Director: Franc Roddam. Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah Willcox, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, and Ray Winstone. (Sky Greats HD movie channel is on Sky Channel 304 / Sky Greats HD is on Sky Channel 305)

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Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia

May 6th, 2016

Quadrophenia: Sky Select HD: Wednesday 11th May: 0.00am
The Who wrote and produced this energetic story of a young man disillusioned with his life in 1960s London. Phil Daniels excels as the alienated anti-hero Jimmy Cooper. Director: Franc Roddam. Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah Willcox, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, and Ray Winstone. (Sky Select HD is on Sky Channel 312)

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Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia

April 27th, 2016

More airings for Quadrophenia, with two of Sky Movies channels ahowing the classic 1979 film over the coming fortnight.

Quadrophenia: Sky Greats HD: Sunday 1st May: 10pm
Quadrophenia: Sky Select HD: Thursday 5th May: 10pm
The Who wrote and produced this energetic story of a young man disillusioned with his life in 1960s London. Phil Daniels excels as the alienated anti-hero Jimmy Cooper. Director: Franc Roddam. Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah Willcox, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, and Ray Winstone. (Sky Greats HD movie channel is on Sky Channel 304 / Sky Select HD is on Sky Channel 312)

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Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia

April 21st, 2016

Quadrophenia: Sky Greats HD: Sunday 1st May: 10pm
The Who wrote and produced this energetic story of a young man disillusioned with his life in 1960s London. Phil Daniels excels as the alienated anti-hero Jimmy Cooper. Director: Franc Roddam. Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah Willcox, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, and Ray Winstone. (Sky Greats HD movie channel is on Sky Channel 304)

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The Guardian: Thursday’s Best TV: Film Choice

March 17th, 2016

theguardian15aWill Brand manage a 20-mile-a-day hike from the Humber Bridge to Liverpool? Does it matter who pulled the trigger if your father is gunned down? And would you trust Neil Morrissey with your life?

Plus: the Who’s rock opera Quadrophenia.

Quadrophenia (Franc Roddam, 1979), 12.15am, ITV4
Roddam’s screen version of the Who’s rock opera is an excellent recreation of a seedy, sultry, angry time – the mods v rockers seaside clashes of 1964. Phil Daniels leads the way as Jimmy, a pill-popping rebel on a scooter, and there are vigorous performances from Ray Winstone, Leslie Ash, Sting and Toyah Willcox. Plus, of course, Pete Townshend’s explosive music.

• Continue reading at The Guardian.

Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia

March 8th, 2016

Another couple of airings of, the brilliant, Quadrophenia later this month.

Quadrophenia: ITV4: Fri 18th March: 0.15am
Quadrophenia: ITV4: Fri 18th March: 11.45pm
The Who wrote and produced this energetic story of a young man disillusioned with his life in 1960s London. Phil Daniels excels as the alienated anti-hero Jimmy Cooper. Director: Franc Roddam. Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah Willcox, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, and Ray Winstone.

• View all of Dreamscape’s recent Quadrophenia news updates here. Amazing to consider this movie was released 37 years ago now.

Quadrophenia Immersive Experience: Q&A London 11th Feb 2016

February 14th, 2016

Footage from Thursday’s Quadrophenia: The Immersive Experience has been uploaded to You Tube: Director Franc Roddam and cast members from ‘Quadrophenia’ including Phil Daniels and Toyah Willcox discuss the film after a special screening at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith in London on Thursday 11th Feb 2016.

Express: Toyah Willcox Talks Quadrophenia

February 13th, 2016

express16aNearly 40 years since the making of the era defining British film Quadrophenia one of its stars says plans are being put in place for a follow-up.

Speaking after a special presentation of the 1979 film, which documents the Mods and Rockers descent on Brighton on a 1960s Bank Holiday weekend, Toyah Willcox, 57, tells us at London’s Eventim Apollo: “We’re talking about making a film now, getting everyone back together. I’d love it and I think Sting would be up for it. I’ve enjoyed watching it again after all those years”.

As well as Toyah, who plays Monkey in the movie, and Sting, the likes of Ray Winstone, Leslie Ash and Phil Daniels, who most recently played Kevin Wicks in Eastenders, made up the star-studded cast, while The Who guitarist Pete Townsend was one of the writers. Perhaps they could replace Lambrettas with mobility scooters this time around?

Quadrophenia: The Immersive Experience

February 12th, 2016

Quadrophenia – The Immersive Experience took place last night at the Hammersmith Apollo, London. View a collection of photos from the event here, a short video clip here, and a couple of photos of the venue prepared for the return of the class of 1979 (or was it 1964?) here and here. Thanks to Matthew Stanford.

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Two Of Toyah: Blue Meaning/Quadrophenia Immersive

February 11th, 2016

Two great photos of Toyah: 1. A highly rare photo from 1980 during The Blue Meaning era, which has just recently surfaced, and 2. A photo Toyah tweeted this evening as she prepared to attend Quadrophenia: The Immersive Experience 2016 at the Eventim Apollo – formerly the Hammersmith Odeon. (Thanks to Paul Lomas for photo 1 | Photo 2 © Toyah Willcox)

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The Mod Journalist: 1964 Is Back For February 2016

February 7th, 2016

quadtice15bQuadrophenia – 1964 is back for February 2016 in London

Relive the sights and sounds of 1964 as British movie classic Quadrophenia‘s full on theatrical performance takes place at London’s Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith on 11 February 2016.

The cinematic presentation is sure to plunge mod fans young and old into the sights and sounds of the swinging sixties, capturing the spirit of an era that fuelled a cultural revolution.

Many of the original film’s key stars will be taking part in the event including the star of the film, 1960’s Mod teenager Jimmy Cooper (Phil Daniels). Joining Daniels will be other major names from the cast including Phil Davis (Chalky), Mark Wingett (Dave), Toyah Willcox (Monkey), Trevor Laird (Ferdy), Garry Cooper (Peter) and Daniel Peacock (Danny).

Director Franc Roddam and cast are set to share their memories in a special one off Q&A to start off the night.

• Continue reading at The Mod Journalist. Win tickets for Quadrophenia: The Immersive Experience 2016 at clashmusic.com (entry closes 9th February).

Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia

December 4th, 2015

Quadrophenia: ITV4: Sunday 13th December: 11.55pm
Quadrophenia: ITV4: Sunday 20th December: 2.15am
The Who wrote and produced this energetic story of a young man disillusioned with his life in 1960s London. Phil Daniels excels as the alienated anti-hero Jimmy Cooper. Director: Franc Roddam. Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah Willcox, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, and Ray Winstone. Also airing on ITV4 HD and Plus 1.

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Quadrophenia: The Immersive Cinematic Experience – More News

November 3rd, 2015

quadtice15cThe Official Who Website: Quadrophenia Fully Immersive Cinematic Event: Screening of film, cast members attending for live Q&A, scenes to be re-enacted and performance from ultimate tribute ‘Who’s Who’! – Continue reading…

The Official Toyah Willcox Website: The Immersive Cinematic Experience 2016: Toyah is confirmed to appear at a special event on 11 February 2016 celebrating one of her early screen roles in Quadophenia: The Immersive Cinematic Experience – Continue reading…

Steroboard: Quadrophenia Live Event Confirmed For London’s Eventim Apollo: Many of the 1979 film’s key stars will be taking part in the February 11 event, including Phil Daniels, who took the central role as Mod teenager Jimmy Cooper, as well as Toyah Wilcox, Trevor Laird, Garry Cooper and Daniel Peacock, who together will share their memories in a Q&A – Continue reading…

Noise 11: Quadrophenia Live Event Planned For London: British movie classic Quadrophenia is to become a fully immersive cinematic and theatrical experience – Continue reading…

AEG Live: Quadrophenia – The Immersive Cinematic Experience: Tickets on sale Friday 6th November at 9am! – Continue reading…

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