Young John Lennon (Aaron Johnson) in post-war 1950s Liverpool is the subject of a tussle between his aunt Mimi (Kristin Scott-Thomas) and his now married mother Julia (Anne-Marie Duff) who gave him up as a single mum into Mimi's care when he was 5. Yearning for a normal family, John escapes into art and the new music flooding in from the US, starting a band with a group of friends. His fledgling talents find a kindred spirit in the young Paul McCartney (Thomas Sangster). But just as John's new life begins, the truth about his past is revealed - and is soon followed by a tragedy he would never escape.
Aaron Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff