The story of the violent reign of two of London’s most notorious gangsters, Jack ‘Spot’ Comer (played by Terry Stone) and Billy Hill (played by Leo Gregory) is grippingly brought to the big screen by visionary director Simon Rumley (Red, White & Blue, Crowhurst, Fashionista), in a sweeping saga of madness, mayhem and manipulation reminiscent of British favourites Legend and Peaky Blinders.
Gateway Films, Ratio Film & Signature Entertainment presents ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON, starring Leo Gregory (Stoned, Green Street), Terry Stone (Rise of the Footsoldier, Bonded By Blood, Fanged Up), Jamie Foreman (Layer Cake, Eastenders), footballer Jamie O’Hara, JJ Hamblett ( Tango One), legendary boxer Joe Egan, Geoff Bell (Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Business), Holly Earl (Cuckoo, Queen of the Desert), Nadia Forde (I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!), Kate Braithwaite (Little Deaths, Self Made), Roland Manookian(RocknRolla, The Football Factory), Josh Myers (The Krays: Dead Man Walking, Legend), Andy Beckwith (Game of Thrones, the Pirates of the Caribbean series), Ali Cook (Emmerdale,The Anomaly), Doug Allan (The Royals, The Guvnors), Justin Salinger (Crowhurst, Humans), andLaura Carter (Celebrity Big Brother). Comedian Simon Munnery, and boxers Steve Collins and Frank Buglioni round out this amazing cast from all strata of the entertainment and sports worlds.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON charts the epic rise and legendary fall of a nationwide criminal empire that lasted for three action-packed decades from the late 1930s. The one-time friends and partners in crime turned bitter enemies oversaw a fledgeling East End and Soho underworld responsible for brutal protection rackets, vicious lawbreaking, shocking corruption and glamorous associations, which paved the way for the notorious Kray twins to exert their dominance over the capital’s gangland realm.
Shot entirely on location in and around London, this drama is a fantastic chronicle about the founders of British organised crime and an in-depth exploration of the mobster myth and psyche. It’s a unique viewing experience and a must-see for all True Crime fans.