Coming of Age
Director: Lynette Linton (ITV’s “Unsaid Stories”)
Cast: Christopher Eccleston (Thor: The Dark World, G.I. Joe: The Rise of The Cobra, “Doctor Who”), Olivia Williams (The Father, Maps To The Stars, An Education), Malachi Kirby (Small Axe, Neil Gaiman’s “Anasasi Boys”), Monica Dolan (The Dig, “A Very English Scandal”, Pride) and Poppy Lee Friar (My Cousin Rachel, “Ackley Bridge”, “Mr. Selfridge”)
Producer: Carol Harding (2020 Bafta nominee “Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle”)
Executive Producers: Gub Neal (“The Fall”), Edward Barlow, Mona Qureshi for the BBC, with Angela Ferreira and Sir Lenny Henry for Douglas Road Productions.
Based on the bestselling novel My Name is Leon from Kit de Waal
Inspired by real life events, My Name is Leon is a timely and moving story of love in the face of adversity.
Leon, a mixed race boy older than his 9 years, is forced to take care of his blue-eyed baby brother when his single mother suffers a nervous breakdown. When the authorities separate the brothers, Leon is forced on a journey to find his little brother and ensure his safety, ultimately finding himself in the process.