frank sidebottom
frank sidebottom

The surreal genius of Frank Sidebottom is to get celebrated in film.

Film 4 have announced they are making a semi fictional film of his life and have also published the casting which throws up a few surprises with with Michael Fassbender playing Frank and Domhnall Gleason in the role of Jon Ronson, based on co-writer Jon Ronson, a sometime member of Sidebottom’s band.

The film is apparently a fantasy based on Frank’s life

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


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