Christopher Eccleston to Play John Lennon

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Christopher Eccleston (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, “Doctor Who”) will play John Lennon in BBC Four’s upcoming “Naked Lennon,” reports Variety.

The film highlights the years from 1967 to 1971 when the Beatle was ending his first marriage to Cynthia as Yoko Ono entered his life, coping with the death of manager Brian Epstein and the group’s own messy and acrimonious disintegration.

Naoko Mori (“Torchwood”) will play Ono and Rory Kinnear has been cast as Epstein. Other cast members include Claudie Blakley as Cynthia Lennon and Andrew Scott as Paul McCartney.

“Lennon Naked” was written by Robert Jones, the co-creator of BBC TV drama “Party Animals.”