The Extraordinary Untold Story of John Lennon.
As a boy, all John Lennon needed was love.
The two women who, more than anyone else, were responsible for shaping the psyche of John Lennon are the focuses of Taylor-Johnson's first feature film. Nowhere Boy finishes before the Beatles start and gives us a subtle portrait of Lennon as a young man. Raised by his Aunt Mimi after his mother gave him up at the age of 5, John is torn between the stability provided by Mimi and the passionate nature of his mother Julia, who he reconnects with after more than ten years.
Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson as John Lennon, Kristin Scott Thomas as Mimi Smith, and Anne-Marie Duff as Julia Lennon.
Screenplay: Matt Greenhalgh
Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Director of Photography: Seamus McGarvey
Editor: Lisa Gunning
Executive Producers: Jon Diamond. Tim Haslam, Christopher Moll, Tessa Ross, Rhodri Thomas, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Mark Woolley
Music: Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory
Production Design: Alice Normington
Casting: Nina Gold
Costume Design: Julian Day
Nominated for 4 BAFTA Film Awards, 6 British Independent Film Awards, 3 Empire Awards, UK, and another 7 nominations and wins.