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Cilla (ITV 2014, Sheridan Smith)




Period drama serial. The life story of Cilla Black who in the early 1960’s was better known as Priscilla White and was working backstage at The Cavern when the Beatles were just making it big, her friendship with the fab four (Ringo was a family friend) led to her meeting their manager Brian Epstein who took her under his wing and worked his star making magic on her.

The drama touches all bases of Cilla becoming one of the biggest UK female singers of the 1960’s as well as focusing extensively on her marriage to Bobby Willis.

“Anyone who ever dreamed could look at me….”

production details
UK / ITV / 3×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 2014

Writer: Jeff Pope / Producer: Kwadio Dajan / Executive Producer: Jeff Pope / Director: Paul Whittington

Sheridan Smith as Cilla Black
Aneurin Barnard as Bobby Willis
Ed Stoppard as Brian Epstein
John Henshaw as John White
Melanie Hill as Big Cilla
Elliot Cowan as George Martin
Andrew Schofield as Robert Willis
Tom Dunlea as Ringo Starr
Michael Hawkins as George Harrison
Jack Farthing as John Lennon
Kevin Mains as Paul McCartney
Samantha Robinson as Jean
Marc Evans as Paul O’Grady
Daniel Pirrie as Burt Bacharach
Tara Wells as Pat
Kyle Cambray as John White Jr
Ryan Maddocks as Guitarist