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Richard E Grant to Star in ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ as Former Drag Queen

Richard E Grant to Star in ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ as Former Drag Queen

Fresh off his Oscar nomination for his work in “Can You Ever Forgive Me,” Richard E. Grant is set to star as a legendary drag queen in the film adaptation of the popular British stage musical “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.”

Catastrophe” star Sharon Hogan and “Happy Valley” star Sarah Lancashire also join newcomer Max Harwood, who plays the young lead Jamie, in the film.

“Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” is based on the stage production inspired by the true story of Jamie Campbell, a 16-year-old boy who became a drag queen. The musical is originally inspired by a BBC documentary, “Jamie: Drag Queen at 16,” and it explores how Jamie overcomes prejudice and the bullies at his school to become a drag sensation.

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Grant stars as a former drag queen and Jamie’s mentor named Hugo, also known as Loco Channelle.

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