There is long list of East End legends to have made their mark on the big screen. The latest, bare knuckle fighter Lenny McLean, is the subject of My Name Is Lenny, a new British drama that has recently wrapped and has a new still to share.
Doing the slugging here is Josh Helman (X-Men: Apocalypse), who steps into the boots of Britain's toughest man. John Hurt (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), a recent addition to the cast, co-stars alongside UFC fighter Michael Bisping. The latter plays McLean's nemesis Roy 'Pretty Boy' Shaw, while Channel Cresswell (This Is England: 90) plays his long suffering wife.
The film charts McLean's rise from East End street fighter in the 1970s to champion fighter, via some traumatic childhood experiences. It probably doesn't take in his cameo as Barry the Baptist in Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (1998), although one of his co-stars from that film, Nick Moran, will be appearing.
My Name Is Lenny will be reaching UK cinema screens in 2017.