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Goldfrapp honour over Lennon film

By Damian Jones
6 Music News reporter

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Goldfrapp have scored the soundtrack to John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy

Goldfrapp have admitted they were "extremely honoured" to soundtrack a film biopic about John Lennon's childhood and adolescence.

Nowhere Boy, which is directed by conceptual artist Sam Taylor-Wood, is based on the book Imagine This: Growing Up With My Brother John Lennon by his half sister, Julia Baird.

Lead singer Alison Goldfrapp said: "It's a traditional score for a film.

"The music is very orchestral and I use my voice to help drive the story."

The film trails the late Beatle's first first steps to stardom and focuses on the influence his aunt Mimi and his mother Julia had on his early life.

It also follows his friendship with Paul McCartney.

It was a great opportunity because it's such a hard world to get into, doing music for film.
Alison Goldfrapp

Goldfrapp keyboardist Will Gregory has previously scored the silent film classic He Who Gets Slapped but this is the first time the pair have worked on a soundtrack together.

"The editors of the film knew our music and they just asked us to do some little things to begin to help them develop the film.

"We were extremely honoured and it was a great opportunity because it's such a hard world to get into, doing music for film.

"It was fantastic that they had faith in us and they could believe we could do it."

The film stars Nearly Famous actor Aaron Johnson and Love Actually star Thomas Brodie Sangster, who plays McCartney.

Matt Greenhalgh, who wrote the script for the Joy Division film Control, has also been drafted in for the screenwriting duties.

The movie will premiere on 29 October as part of the London Film Festival.

To hear the full interview tune in to The Music Week on 6 Music.



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