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17 January 2013 @ 12:18 pm
Ian Hart to play John Lennon for third time in Snodgrass  


Actor Ian Hart is set to play John Lennon for the third time in a one-off television show that imagines the legendary musician walked out on The Beatles in 1962 just before they became famous.

Snodgrass, written by former NME journalist turned TV writer David Quantick, is based on a short story by Ian R. McLeod which opens with a 50-year-old Lennon on the dole in Birmingham while his former bandmates continue to tour.

Liverpudlian Hart played Lennon in The Hours andTimes and Backbeat - both of which focused on the band's early years.

Snodgrass, which is part of the Playhouse Presents series on Sky Arts 1, imagines an alternative history of the band where Lennon walked out after they were persuaded to drop Love Me Do and release How Do You Do It? as their debut single.

The Beatles did record a version of the song, which became a hit for Gerry and the Pacemakers, but it was only released years after they split up in 1970.

Snodgrass will be shown on March 21.


Did you know that Ian Hart was born in Liverpool England in October 8th, 1964.

Ian Hart as a young John Lennon in 'Backbeat'.

Ian Hart as a young John Lennon in 'The Hours and Times'.

beaksmollybeakers on January 20th, 2013 03:14 am (UTC)
That's a damn good fic premise right there!!

Jay.jonesingjay on January 20th, 2013 11:04 am (UTC)
I was toying with the idea. I'd probably base a character on Ian Hart, but it'd be interesting for an actor to play his father thrice, and not realize that he is until the family secret is reveled. DUN DUN DUN!
Jay.jonesingjay on January 20th, 2013 11:06 am (UTC)
Or even better, he takes on these roles knowing Lennon is his father, and this is his way of trying to be close to the day that he never knew.
beaksmollybeakers on January 21st, 2013 02:19 am (UTC)
Now you're freaking me out. LOL. Holy crap... you know DAMN well all them Beatles have some kiddies floating around out there. It's simple stats, right??? LOL!!!

Some day there will be a paternity explosion... when DNA home kits are as prevalent as home pregnancy tests... swab a stick, and find out your parentage.

Totally creeps me out. HA!!

Jay.jonesingjay on January 21st, 2013 12:32 pm (UTC)
Don't mind me. LOL. It's just another fan fiction idea. Oh, but of course there are a few illegitimate offspring running around. Probably more on Paul and Ringo's side though.