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My Name Is Lenny
Based on Lenny McLean's autobiography The Guv'nor, director Ron Scalpello's hard-hitting drama is an intimate study of one of Britain's most notorious bare-knuckle fighters, who used his fists to earn respect in 1970s East End London where colourful characters including Ronnie and Reggie Kray, Charles Bronson and Ronnie Biggs held sway. Standing 6 foot 4 inches tall, Lenny (Josh Helman) is a hard-drinking bruiser whose violent reputation precedes him. Behind the bravado, he is also a romantic soul and Lenny is determined to win back the hand of his childhood sweetheart, Valerie (Chanel Cresswell). A bitter rivalry with Roy Shaw (Michael Bisping) threatens to consume Lenny as he scraps for the right to be called The Guv'nor. However, a chance meeting in a nightclub leads to Lenny being framed for a murder he didn't commit and the biggest fight of his life becomes clearing his name and exorcising the demons of a troubled past. John Hurt makes his final screen appearance in a supporting role.