Goldfrapp to score John Lennon biopic

Film about Lennon's childhood to feature soundtrack by the London duo

Goldfrapp have announced that they are set to score the film for the upcoming biopic about John Lennon.

Based on the book ‘Imagine This: Growing Up With My Brother John Lennon’ by his half sister, Julia Baird – the film is about Lennon‘s childhood and adolescence.

“We have written the score for a film called “Nowhere boy”. It’s about John Lennon as a boy.” Wrote Alison Goldfrapp on her bands’ blog –


“It’s truly amazing that they gave us the oppotunity to do this. We are all really excited about going to Abbey Road studios [The studios where The Beatles recorded most of their studio material] soon to record the strings with the full orchestra.” She added.

As for the next Goldfrapp album – a follow up to 2008’s ‘Seventh Tree’ – she also gave a quick update on how it was going.

“Now our work on the film is almost finished, we will carry on writing the Goldfrapp album.”

‘Nowhere boy’, which features Kristin Scott Thomas and screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh – who wrote the script for the Joy Division film ‘Control’, will premiere on October 29 as part of the London Film Festival.

Goldfrapp are due to kick off a UK tour next month, with Cambridge Corn Exchange hosting the first show.

Goldfrapp will play:


Cambridge Corn Exchange (October 23)
Wolverhampton Civic Hall (25)
Leicester De Montford Hall (26)
Bristol Colston Hall (28)
Southampton Guildhall (29)
Liverpool University (31)
Manchester Apollo (November 2)
Leeds Academy (3)
Dublin Tripod (7)
London Brixton Academy (9)