Posts Tagged ‘To Be Someone’

To Be Someone: Leslie Ash & Toyah Reunite

July 15th, 2021

Leslie Ash and Toyah reunite with the cast of cult classic Quadrophenia in crime caper, To Be Someone. Jump on your scooter and watch it in select cinemas NOW.

NB. To Be Someone is the third film Toyah and Leslie Ash have made together: Quadrophenia (1979), Murder: Ultimate Grounds For Divorce (1984), To Be Someone (2021).

Isle Of Wight County Press: Leslie Ash & Toyah In New Film

July 10th, 2021

Leslie Ash, Toyah and Isle of Wight in new film To Be Someone

Sam Gittins leads a cast, including Leslie Ash and Toyah Willcox, in what’s being billed as a ‘lighthearted adventure movie set in the world of Mods’.

The Isle of Wight has a key role in the film that is released in cinemas today (Friday, July 9).

To Be Someone reunites some of the stars of the cult 1979 movie Quadrophenia, for the first time in over four decades.

Directed by Ray Burdis, it centres on young entrepreneur Danny (Sam Gittins), who co-owns a nightclub and scooter shop.

When he meets the secret financier – a crazy gangster – an illegal drugs run to the Isle of Wight is offered as a swap for shares.

The Island’s annual popular scooter festival, which sees thousands of enthusiasts descend over the August bank holiday weekend, seems to be the perfect cover.

• Continue reading at the Isle Of Wight County Press. To Be Someone opened at select cinemas yesterday.

Films: To Be Someone – In Select Cinemas/Movie Theatres Friday

July 6th, 2021

To Be Someone, starring Sam Gittins, Leslie Ash, Mark Wingett, Toyah Willcox, Trevor Laird, Gary Shail, Perry Benson and Laura McMonagle, and directed by Ray Burdis, hits select cinemas and movie theatres this Friday, 9th June. The film will be released on DVD and digitally a month later, on 9th August 2021.

• Watch the new trailer here, and browse Dreamscape’s To Be Someone news archive. Watch a promo, featuring Toyah and Leslie Ash, here. This isn’t a sequel to Quadrophenia but it does feature a number of the cast. Browse our huge Quadrophenia archive here.

Films: To Be Someone – New Trailer

June 23rd, 2021

Several cast members from Quadrophenia, including Toyah, are set to reunite in new film To Be Someone this summer. In selected cinemas 9th July. See the new trailer below.

The upcoming film, telling “a thrilling tale of mods, music and organised crime”, will see actors from the 1979 classic, which was a love letter to The Who, reunite on the big screen in a continuation of a celebration of British mod culture.

To Be Someone: Official Trailer

May 22nd, 2021

The trailer for the forthcoming To Be Someone film was recently made available.

A feel-good tale of modern-day mods, music, and scooter culture from the creator of The Krays, The Wee Man and Love, Honor and Obey and starring the original cast of the iconic, cult mods n’ rockers film, Quadrophenia.

The co-owner of a popular Mods nightclub and with a successful scooter shop business on the side, life couldn’t be better for entrepreneur and British Mod, Danny.

That is until he’s introduced to the club’s secret financier, Mad Mike, an unhinged underworld mobster who is determined to coerce Danny into pulling off an illegal drugs run to The Isle of Wight in return for his shares in the club.

Seeing their friend at an all-time low, Danny’s friends step in with an ingenious plan – they will all go to The Isle of Wight’s annual Mod festival and use the thousands of Mod enthusiasts descending onto the island as a cover!

• Watch the trailer at You Tube.

Toyah & Leslie Ash Go Back In Time! *SPOILERS*

October 8th, 2019

*SPOILERS* Okay, this is officially being kept under wraps currently and I don’t want to be a spoilsport, but as there have been set reports in at least half a dozen UK tabloids over the past few days I thought it made sense to include something…

Leslie Ash, 59, goes back in time on set of Quadrophenia sequel as she sports vintage houndstooth dress alongside co-star Toyah Willcox, 61

The stars of Quadrophenia celebrated the 40th anniversary of the cult classic last month at Coventry’s Comic Con. And now Leslie Ash, 59, was spotted on set of To Be Someone, a follow-up based on the original, in Stevenage earlier this week alongside her co-star Toyah Willcox, 61, who were both clad in threads inspired-by yesteryear. Men Behaving Badly star Leslie, who played Steph in the 1979 drama, slipped into a monochrome houndstooth mini dress and wrapped up in a padded black jacket in between takes.

Following Leslie’s lead, Toyah, who played Monkey in the original, looked chic in a maroon floral midi dress, which she teamed with a pink pointed pump. The eighties singer, who is set to play Bunny in the new installment, continued her retro-inspired appearance with a pair of cat-eye black shades and worked her shoulder-length hair into a sleek style.

Also filming on set was Mark Wingett, who played Dave in the original, while surprisingly Dr Alex George was seen on set, clad in his sixties-inspired wardrobe.

• Continue reading at the Daily Mail.

Quadrophenia Sequel: More Press Reports

May 31st, 2016

As well as what’s already posted below there has been a lot of online press reports about the “Quadrophenia Sequel”. Here are links to a few: (Photo ©

SPIN: The Forthcoming ‘Quadrophenia’ Sequel Sounds Like a Wild Ride – Read …
What Culture: Attention Mods: Quadrophenia Is Getting A Belated Sequel – Read …
Vulture: Dust Off Your Finest Scooter, Because a Quadrophenia Sequel Is Coming – Read …
Hot Press: The Who’s Quadrophenia To Get Sequel – Read …
Access All Areas: Toyah Willcox and Phil Daniels on board for Quadrophenia sequel – Read …
Film Junk: Quadrophenia Sequel in the Works – Read …


NME: Quadrophenia Sequel To Shoot This Summer

May 28th, 2016

nme16aQuadrophenia sequel to shoot this summer – 37 years after the original was released

Phil Daniels and Toyah Willcox will return for the sequel

A sequel to iconic British movie Quadrophenia is being made, 37 years after the original was released.

The sequel to the cult film, which was released in 1979, is expected to see the return of original cast members Phil Daniels and singer Toyah Willcox – and will shoot this summer.

The iconic 1979 adaptation of The Who’s eponymous album focused on the infamous violent clashes between Mods and Rockers on Brighton Beach in the 1960’s, and it’s expected that the sequel will catch up with the characters at a later stage in their lives.

• Continue reading at the NME.

Daily Mail: Cast of Quadrophenia Reunite For A New Film

May 28th, 2016

The modern mods: Cast of Quadrophenia reunite for a NEW film 37 years on that will pick up where the classic original left off, with Jimmy riding his scooter off a cliff

• Quadrophenia, made in 1979, was based on real events in Brighton in 1964
• Phil Daniels played Jimmy, a mod, caught up in tribal violence with rockers
• The film ends with Jimmy apparently riding a Vespa off a clifftop
• But Peter Meadows’ book To Be Someone picks up the action later
• Jimmy has survived and the novel follows him through to the 1990s
• Toyah Willcox says her character, Monkey, has become a swinging cougar

Phil Daniels, Toyah Willcox and several other actors who appeared in the cult film Quadrophenia are due to reprise their roles in a sequel 37 years later, based on the book To Be Someone. Daniels, now 57, Willcox, 58, and two of the other members of the original cast, Mark Wingett, 55, and Trevor Laird, 58, are said to be keen to take part in the film, which will be directed by Ray Burdis, who directed gangster film The Wee Man.

• Continue reading at the Daily Mail.


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.


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.


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 ©