When Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels was released in 1998, few would have prophesied quite the impact this low-budget crime comedy would have.
Almost overnight it became a cultural phenomenon, launched the careers of Guy Ritchie, Matthew Vaughn and Jason Statham, amongst others, and spawned a television series and numerous British gangster film rip-offs in the process.
But box office gold didn’t come without huge upheaval and the making of the film was often fraught.
In Have a Butcher’s actor Stephen Marcus (who plays Nick the Greek) recounts firsthand the on-set dramas and the
behind-the-scenes banter, including:
• His initial meeting with Guy Ritchie
• Trips to Hollywood as the boys basked in success and critical acclaim
• The numerous financial problems that were only solved when Sting and Trudie Styler came on board
Drawing upon interviews with his co-stars, never-before-seen photos taken by director of photography Tim Maurice-Jones and original storyboards, Stephen tells the story of a film that has become a firm cult favourite.
STEPHEN MARCUS is a British actor who has appeared in films such as Quills, Stage Beauty, Iris, Angela’s Ashes and Kinky Boots, and television such as Doctor Who, Red Dwarf and Midsomer Murders.To enter let us know which show features on our new TICKETS OF THE WEEK section.
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