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Based on the real life story of Kevin Lewis, the film follows his childhood of abuse, his descent into a life of crime and how he put his life together again afterwards.Rupert Friend appears as the adult Kevin Lewis. In order to learn how to box, he was sent to train with former WBO World middleweight and super middleweight champion Steve Collins.[3][4]Natascha McElhone was cast as Gloria, Kevin Lewis' mother. The film's director explained that the make-up team had to make her less attractive for the role; "Yes we put a lot of make-up on her to ugly her up a bit for the role, but it's not 'Planet of the Apes' type make-up, she still had to act underneath all that stuff and she was amazing and really breathed life into the character."[5] Due to the accuracy of the make-up, Kevin Lewis had difficulty being on set because she looked so much like the real-life Gloria; "It was such a shock and I walked off the set when I heard her as Gloria shouting.

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 30m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • October 31, 2010



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Cast 18

  1. Rupert Friend

    Rupert Friend
    Kevin Lewis

  2. Natascha McElhone
  3. Ioan Gruffudd

    Ioan Gruffudd
    Colin Smith

  4. Kate Ashfield

    Kate Ashfield

  5. Bernard Hill

    Bernard Hill
    Uncle David

  6. Alison Carroll
  7. David O'Hara
  8. Alfie Allen

    Alfie Allen

  9. Ben Hawkey

    Ben Hawkey
    Billy Saunders

  10. Augustus Prew

    Augustus Prew
    Teen Kevin

  11. Jodie Whittaker
  12. Tom Burke

    Tom Burke
    Mr. Hayes

  13. James Fox

    James Fox

  14. Con O'Neill

    Con O'Neill

  15. Ralph Brown

    Ralph Brown
    Gordon Peters

  16. Niamh Cusack

    Niamh Cusack
    1980 School Nurse

  17. Oliver Milburn
  18. Helen Lederer

    Helen Lederer
    Mrs. Saunders

Crew 2


  1. Nick Moran

    Nick Moran


  1. Nick Moran

    Nick Moran

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