London Eyes News 

A new feature documentary about notorious London gangland figure, and one-time Kray twins associate, Freddie Foreman   “Fred,”will premiere in London’s East End tomorrow.

The premiere for the event will take place at the Genesis on Mile End Rd with a host of showbiz figures from the world of music and film.

Tickets still for sale  http://genesiscinema.co.uk/GenesisCinema.dll/WhatsOn?Film=11360449

 

Salon Pictures (“Churchill”) has produced the project Foreman’s team approached Salon after seeing its work on underworld documentary “The Guv’nor,” and subsequent movie “My Name is Lenny.” Rather than glamorizing Foreman’s life of crime, “Fred” is billed as a somber and intimate look at the notorious villain towards the end of his life.

“Fred” was written, and is directed by, Salon’s Paul Van Carter, (“The Guv’nor”). He said: “I see the opportunity to get inside the mind of a man who, now aged 85 is seeking a catharsis from his life of crime, a release of the conflict of his guilt and regrets, and offer this platform as a confessional of sorts.”

Foreman is an iconic figure in the history of London’s underworld. He was sentenced to ten years for his part in the death of Jack ‘The Hat’ McVitie, who was murdered by Reggie Kray in 1967. He was also charged with two murders and carried out several high-profile robberies during his criminal career. Foreman has also been linked with the 1963 Great Train Robbery.

 

Salon’s Nick Taussig will produce “Fred” for Seis Pictures. It was financed by Premiere Capital’s Premier Picture, which will have David Rogers, Marcus Searancke and Alena Walker as executive producers.

Christian Simpson and Steve Wraith from Foreman’s team, and Annabel Wigoder, who joined Salon , are associate producers on the film.

 

Tickets still for sale  http://genesiscinema.co.uk/GenesisCinema.dll/WhatsOn?Film=11360449

 

by Brian Anderson