England Is Mine

England Is Mine

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An amusing and evocative portrait of singer-songwriter Steven Patrick Morrissey, focused on his young adult years in Manchester. Set in the 1970s as his ambitions to be a musician developed, but before he went on to become lead singer of seminal 1980s band The Smiths, this is Morrissey (beautifully played by rising star Jack Lowden) brimming with youthful arrogance, but searching to find his place in the musical world.A would-be writer, he sends letter after letter to the New Musical Express, but finds himself forced to take a job at the local tax office which he constantly avoids to spend time with London art student Linder (an entrancing Jessica Brown Findlay) and hiding on the office roof to write lyrics. Made with a wonderfully wry sense of humour, it presents a fish-out-of-water Morrissey, intent on railing on those around him, but also too shy and insecure to break from the mainstream.When the punk scene explodes, Steven discovers there’s more to life than "dark Satanic Mills". With the help of strong women, the young Morrissey embarks on a journey to become himself in a world that’s trying to make him like everybody else.
Starring Jack Lowden, Jessica Brown Findlay, Simone Kirby
Director Mark Gill