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Legend 2015 18

131 mins France Director. Brian Helgeland

Tom Hardy is magnetic in his BIFA-nominated double-performance as the infamous Kray brothers - entirely convincing as two distinct but equally sinister characters; the paranoid and delusional Ronnie and his more controlled, protective sibling, Reggie.

Set during the brothers’ mid-1960s heyday, Legend focuses on their attempts to control the burgeoning London nightclub scene with the use of violence and extortion. At the same time, their longing to command the kind of respect and lifestyle accorded to famous gangsters leads them into a tense deal with an American Mafioso (Chazz Palminteri).

The Krays' attempted combination of movie-style glamour and East End grit is mirrored in the story of the film’s production; the result of a collaboration between Hollywood writer-director Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential, Mystic River) and Britain’s own Working Title production company.

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Directed by

Brian Helgeland

Featuring

Christopher Eccleston

David Thewlis

Emily Browning

Tom Hardy

Genres

Crime Biopic

Collection

Best Films of 2016 Based on the Book… Closed Captions

Certificate

18 Very strong language, strong violence

Released

2015

Country

France

Language

English

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The director discusses his biopic of Reggie and Ronnie Kray, the real-life 1960s London gangsters, who are both played by Tom Hardy.

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