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Eccleston to play Lennon in Beatles biopic

Scottish actor Christopher Eccleston will play former Beatle John Lennon in a forthcoming biopic which will recount the demise of the Fab Four. 'Lennon Naked' will document the years 1967 to 1971 when the legendary band started to disintegrate.

Filming has already begun on the 90-minute drama which will be shown next year on BBC4 and features Torchwood actress Naoko Mori as Yoko Ono and Irish actor Andrew Scott as Paul McCartney.

'Lennon Naked' will be the second biopic of the iconic Beatle to be released in the next 12 months with Sam Taylor Wood's 'Nowhere Boy', documenting Lennon's adolescent years, released next month.

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