“Steven, what are you waiting for? Take a chance.” The feature debut of British filmmaker Mark Gill, ENGLAND IS MINE is a portrait of Smiths frontman Morrissey and his early life in 1970’s Manchester before he went on to become lead singer of the seminal 80’s band.
In 1970’s Manchester, Steven Morrissey (Jack Lowden – ‘Dunkirk, ‘A United Kingdom’), an introverted, uncompromising teenager, finds himself frustrated with his working-class existence.
With dreams of a successful music career being dampened by his run-of-the-mill job at the local tax office, Steven finds solace in the city’s underground gig scene where he meets Linder Sterling (Jessica Brown Findlay – ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘The Riot Club’) – an intelligent, self-assured artist – who encourages him to make his ideas of superstardom a reality.
Directed by Academy Award and BAFTA Award nominated Mark Gill (‘The Voorman Problem’) and produced by Baldwin Li (‘The Voorman Problem’) and Orian Williams (‘Control’), ENGLAND IS MINE will have its world premiere at the closing night of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival on Sunday 2nd July.