Entertainment The Beatles film: First look at Fifth Beatle Brian Epstein in Fab Four biopic
The Beatles 'were crummy musicians': George Harrison blasted bandmates in BBC interview
THE BEATLES are renowned for being one of the greatest rock bands of all time, but George Harrison once claimed his fellow Fab Four members weren't that great at what they did.By 1963 the band had released their first album, Please Please Me, which reached number one in the UK Album Charts.
Later this year the newest film based on the story ofis due for release. Midas Man takes a different angle on the Fab Four's story, however, as it focuses solely on Brian Epstein, the band's manager.
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This week the film received its first look at Brian actor Jacob Fortune-Lloyd in costume.
Earlier this year in April Jacob was announced to be taking on the role of the iconic man behind the scenes.
The star is best known for playing Townes in thehit The Queen's Gambit.
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Britain's youngest house music DJ is already wowing crowds and has won legions of fans including BBC Radio 1 star Annie Mac and DJ Sam Divine - AGED 11. Liv Averill performs banging sets to hundreds of party-goers despite being too young to go clubbing and needing steps to see over her turntables in the DJ booth. The talented schoolgirl - aka DJ Liv - has racked up an army of followers after she learnt how to mix dance tunes at home during lockdown last April. Proud dad Mark, 36, began uploading videos to social media of Liv spinning tracks on the decks and they soon racked up tens of thousands of views. The footage drew plaudits such as Annie Mac who complimented her “excellent skills” while Sam Divine told her she had the "gift of DJing." The exposure soon led to a number of bookings and Liv has performed to up to 500 people at pubs, street food festivals and birthday parties since the age of 10. The Year 7 pupil now spends hours regularly practicing in the spare room twice a week after school as she hones her talents on the wheels of steel. Liv started DJing when Mark - who used to mix music in his teens - bought himself some decks during lockdown before Liv decided to have a go herself. Mark said: “I just let Liv have a quick go and it turned out she could do it. I couldn't quite believe it. “I started her off on auto-mode then took all that stuff off so she had to manually beat match and she took to it like a duck to water. “It was like a hidden talent.
Jacob's first shot as Brian, which can be seen below, shows him in the dapper attire the Beatles' leader was known for.
With a coy smile and a poised finger, Jacob truly encompasses the upper-class dignity held by the iconic music manager.
This wasn't the only news to come from the Midas Man bosses at Studio Pow.
It was also revealed this week that fellow Liverpudlian Cilla Black will also be getting the Hollywood treatment in the upcoming biopic.
Cilla will be played by Rosie Day offame, with the fiery red hair that the Blind Date star is known for.
A number of other historic people have also been cast in the film.
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The band's producer, George Martin, will be played by Charley Palmer Rothwell.
Meanwhile, Gerry Marsden, of Gerry and the Pacemakers, is due to be played by another young star, Jordan Kelly.
The actors in the roles of, , and have not yet been announced.
The synopsis of Midas Man indicates it will focus solely on George Epstein's journey into discovering The Beatles.
The movie's tagline reads: "On Thursday, 9th November 1961, a man named Brian descended the stairs to a cellar in Liverpool and changed the world forever."
Midas Man's producer, Kevin Proctor, recently praised Jacob as Epstein. He told Variety: "One of the reasons we loved Jacob for this role is that Brian Epstein was the personification of dapper, quintessential charisma, and Jacob felt like the man to bring that to life.
"The fact that he's been able to do just that to such electrifying effect in one image shows that we have the right guy."
Jacob himself said: "It has been inspiring to learn about Brian's life and his achievements, and it is an enormous honour to represent him on screen.
"His style is a key ingredient to my understanding of his character. It reveals his flair, creativity, sensitivity and good taste.
"And his fastidious elegance was also a kind of armour against a challenging, sometimes dangerous world."
Midas Man is due to hit cinemas on December 31, 2021.
The Beatles shared tears with George Harrison in final meeting before death .
THE BEATLES: George Harrison died 20 years ago this month, but just before he lost his battle against cancer, he had a final, emotional meeting with his band members, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Your browser does not support this video The trio met at a hotel in Manhattan, New York City for lunch on this day, November 12, 2001.The three friends were accompanied by Harrison's wife, Olivia, as well as his doctor, Gil Lederman, and some other associates.The three friends had not been together in many years, so this was a momentous occasion for Beatles fans - despite the grim circumstances.