2 Hour John Lennon Documentary on VH1 Classic May 17
Thursday, May 17, 2007, at 8EST/7CST PM, the VH1 Classic cable network will present In His Life: The John Lennon Story. The show repeats again on Friday, May 18, 2007, at 12:30EST/11:30CST AM.
In His Life: The John Lennon Story dramatizes the life of the legendary Beatles founder from age 16-24 -- from his first guitar to The Beatles first trip to America to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show. This authentic story recreates the early musical performances of the young Beatles and was filmed entirely on location in Liverpool, England at many of the actual locations that helped shape the life of John Lennon.
Phillip McQuillan, a 23-year-old actor / musician from Dublin, Ireland is making his television debut in a very big way - starring in the title role of In His Life: The John Lennon Story. In addition, 1999 Tony Award winner Blair Brown ("Copenhagen") stars in the role of Mimi Smith, the strict Aunt who raised John like her own son after John's mother,Julia, went off to raise another family.
The casting of actor/musician Phillip McQuillan in the role of John Lennon concluded an exhaustive two-month search that spanned The United Kingdom, Ireland, North America and Australia. McQuillan was chosen from over 300 Lennon candidates.