Sunday, 2 October 2016



FILM 1569: LEGEND

TRIVIA: In the UK, Legend (2015) became the highest grossing 18-rated British film of all time, surpassing Trainspotting (1996).

Despite being very open about his sexuality in this film, in real life Ronnie Kray kept it very private as he saw it as a weakness which could be exploited.

Critic Benjamin Lee of The Guardian wrote a negative review of the film, giving it only two stars: a poster for British distributor Studio Canal displayed these, but placed them between the twins' heads, so that at first glance The Guardian appeared to be one of many outlets that had run four- and five-star reviews (until Lee himself pointed this out on Twitter).

Despite Reggie Krays actions, he became a born - again christian in prison.

The Blind Beggar pub featured in the movie is actually The Royal Oak on Columbia Road in London. The pub has featured in many British TV programs. It was the same pub used in '90s sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart (1993) and was also the scene for Victor Meldrew's failed reunion with friends in One Foot in the Grave (1990).

The Kray brothers story inspired the 1992, Morrissey classic "The Last of the Famous International Playboys".

A Parisian premiere to be attended by actress Duffy was scheduled for November 17, 2015 at the Olympia concert hall, however this event was canceled following the November 13 terror attacks in the French capital.

Aneurin Barnard reprises his role as the photographer David Bailey from We'll Take Manhattan (2012).

When Ronnie Kray enters The Blind Beggar to shoot George Cornell, he passes 3 people at the bar, the barmaid, a man with his back to camera and Martin Kemp. Kemp played Reggie in the 1990 film, The Krays.



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