a film by sara sugarman
PHIL DANIELS | Johnny
UK star of film, television, and radio. His film credits include cult classics such as QUADROPHENIA, BREAKING GLASS, MEANTIME, and SCUM. Phil has appeared on over 40 television shows including 200 episodes of the long-lived UK hit, EASTENDERS.
Daniels has performed on stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company in numerous plays including THE MERCHANT OF VENICE and A CLOCKWORK ORANGE.
A natural musician, Phil was the leader of his band, The Cross, through the late 70s and early 80s. He was recently a co-collaborator on the Britpop powerhouse anthem, PARKLIFE-- headlining with Blur at the Glastonbury Music Festival and at their Hyde Park concert in London.
As Johnny in VINYL, Phil gives a compelling performance of an aging punker who will not let go of his rock star dreams.
CLIPS OF PHIL DANIELS' WORK
KEITH ALLEN | Minto
Welsh-born British actor, comedian, musician, singer-songwriter, artist, author, television presenter, and father of British singer-songwriter Lily Allen and actor Alfie Own-Allen.
Allen first found success as a stand-up comedian, opening for rock bands such as The Clash. After becoming one of the breakthrough acts on the well received UK tv show, THE COMEDY STORE, he appeared in a number of films in the series THE COMIC STRIP PRESENTS on Channel 4. He has recently been apart of the hard-hitting hospital drama, BODIES, as Mr Tony Whitman and the BBC's ROBIN HOOD drama series as the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Keith was a member of Fat Les, a band which also contained artist Damien Hirst and Blur bassist Alex James. Allen was also closely associated with the band New Order. He co-wrote their only UK number one single, "World In Motion", and occasionally performed with them live, such as when New Order headlined the Reading Festival in 1998.
In VINYL, Keith plays an extremely talented, yet jealous band mate who butts heads with the leader of the band, Johnny.
CLIPS OF KEITH ALLEN'S WORK
PERRY BENSON | Robbie
Perry is a prominent UK character actor, best known for his roles in indie breakouts such as SID AND NANCY, THIS IS ENGLAND, SOMER TOWN, QUADROPHENIA, and SCUM
He also known for his regular roles in the British television sitcoms YOU RANG M'LORD, OH, DOCTOR BEECHING!, and OPERATION GOOD GUYS.
Perry gives a hilarious portrayal of a rocker turned rich man. He is Johnny's best mate.
CLIPS OF PERRY BENSON'S WORK
SARA SUGARMAN | Director + Writer
Sara Sugarman was an original punk rocker who hung out at the age of 14 with Joe Strummer of The Clash. She made surreal jewellery for The Pogues and acted in Alex Cox's Sid and Nancy and Straight to Hell, she played drums for The Fractures and her boyfriend was in another band, The Toilets. She later trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (1986-89), the Bournemouth & Pool School of Art and Film (1995-96) and the American Film Institute Conservatory (2007-09). Sara wrote and directed Mad Cows (1999) (Joanna Lumley, Anna Friel) Very Annie Mary (2001) (Rachel Griffiths, Jonathan Price, Matthew Rhys) WINNER of Celtic film festival, HBO comedy festival, Sundance/NHK International film maker's prize, the Orange prize for screenwriting, nominated for a BAFTA, and directed, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004), a Disney feature film, (Lindsay Lohan). Vinyl is her fourth feature film.