Rev up your scooters, because a sequel to 1979’s cult mod movie Quadrophenia is currently in the works. The follow-up to The Who-scored film will start shooting this summer and is based on the Peter Meadows book To Be Someone. Directed by The Krays‘ Ray Burdis, it will see the return of a number of the original cast – including Phil Daniels and Toyah Wilcox. Here’s a peek at what they looked like then… and now.
The 1979 movie was based on The Who's 1973 album. But was set in 1965. Get your head around that.
Phil Daniels starred as sensitive speed freak Jimmy. In 1994 he offered his dulcet tones to the Blur song 'Parklife' and regularly performed the track live with the band. He is currently appearing in the London production of Les Misérables.
Leslie Ash played Steph, the object of Jimmy's affections and co-participant in the most famous alleyway shag in Brighton's history. Ash found fame in the 1990s as the star of Men Behaving Badly. In 2014 she appeared on Celebrity Masterchef.
Ray Winston played Jimmy's mate, the rocker Kevin. He went on to become a professional cockney, appearing in everything from 2000 gangster flick Sexy Beast to 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
It's Sting! The Police man appeared as chief mod Ace Face in the original movie. His last acting turn was in 1998's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and his last solo album came in 2013, The Last Ship.
New wave musician Toyah Willcox was Monkey. Her last album was 2008's In the Court of the Crimson Queen - a reference to her partner Robert Fripp of King Crimson's album In The Court of the Crimson King. The two appeared on All Star Mr & Mrs in 2013.
Mark Wingett was mod-without-a-cause Dave. He went on to appear in The Bill, staring in the ITV cop show from 1984 to 2010, as Jim Carver.
Garry Cooper played Peter, boyfriend of Steph - as played by Leslie Ash. He went on to appear in a host of British TV dramas, including Taggart, Heartbeat, The Bill, Casualty, Doctors, Midsommer Murders and Holby City.