- 07:10 AM, Feb 21
John Lennon is one of the most enduring figures in musical and cultural history. Thirty years after his death, Christopher Eccleston stars as the enigmatic musician in a defining period of his life, as he moved from Beatle John to an icon.
The unexpected death of Beatles' manager Brian Epstein 1967 was a turning point in John Lennon's life - and lead to a turbulent period of self destruction and reinvention. Uncompromising, raw and very moving, Lennon Naked charts the dramatic story of the pivotal years when Lennon fell in love with Yoko Ono, divorced his wife, split up from the Beatles and, in 1971, left Britain to live permanently in America.
It was also during these years that Lennon also re-established contact with his father, Freddie - a reunion that started promisingly, but was to go bitterly awry. In the rollercoaster of Lennon - life in the late 60s, the only relationship that really inspired him was with Yoko Ono - the catalyst who enabled him to break free from his past to begin a new life.