Legend (2015)

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  • IMDb page: Legend (2015)
  • Rate: 7.5/10 total 9,927 votes 
  • Genre: Biography | Crime | Thriller
  • Release Date: 20 November 2015 (USA)
  • Runtime: 131 min
  • Filming Location: Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
  • Director: Brian Helgeland
  • Stars: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Carter Burwell   
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Atmos
  • Plot Keyword: 1960s | Identical Twins | Twin | Gangster | Briefcase Full Of Money

Writing Credits By:

  • Brian Helgeland (written by)
  • John Pearson (book "The Profession of Violence")

Known Trivia

  • Tom Hardy, who plays Ronnie and Reginald Kray, also played Britain’s most notorious prisoners Charles Bronson/Michael Peterson in Bronson (2008). Reginald Kray and Bronson/Peterson knew each other in real life while serving in prison together. After their first meet, Kray described it as “The most frightening prison experience I’ve ever had.” 227 of 230 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Tom Hardy had a serious ankle injury during a fight scene in a pub. 94 of 101 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Critic Benjamin Lee of The Guardian wrote a negative review of the film, giving it only two stars: a poster for British distributor Studio Canal displayed these, but placed them between the twins’ heads, so that at first glance The Guardian appeared to be one of many outlets that had run four- and five-star reviews (until Lee himself pointed this out on Twitter). 42 of 44 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • When Ronnie is walking Francis to the car, he talks about a man in a flood and cutting a bit off in order to carry on. This is taken partly from Tom Hardy’s phone calls to Charles Bronson which can be seen on the Bronson extras and on YouTube. 16 of 16 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • The pub used is Tuners Old Star in Wapping. Many of the fittings were changed or painted over for the production. The screen that is mounted on top of the bar is real but some of it was removed for the large cameras to get the required shot. Light fittings were changed and walls were repainted for the filming. The square brewery signs are original. 34 of 38 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Shortly before shooting, Tom Hardy and Paul Anderson (who plays Kray gang member Albert Donoghue) co -starred together in another gangland crime drama, the award winning BBC TV series Peaky Blinders (2013). Hardy played Alfie Solomons, a brutally violent Jewish gang leader in 1920s East end London. Anderson played an equally violent and unpredictable gangster , Arthur Shelby, part of a Birmingham crime family. 21 of 23 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Jon McKenna (Charles Kray, Sr.) previously played Sam Ripley in The Krays (1990), another biopic of Reggie and Ronnie Kray. 8 of 8 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • When Ronnie tells Frances she had to cut a bit of herself off in order to grow to get over Reggie, it was the exact same thing Charles Bronson told Tom Hardy over the phone from prison who had just split up from his then girlfriend at the time using the oxford floods as a reference. 11 of 12 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • In the UK, Legend (2015) became the highest grossing 18-rated British film of all time, surpassing Trainspotting (1996). 7 of 7 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Tom Hardy and Emily Browning both appeared in different films entitled “Sucker Punch”: Hardy in Sucker Punch (2008) and Browning in Sucker Punch (2011). 20 of 24 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |

Goofs: Anachronisms: At one point some modern road markings have been painted over to match the rest of the tarmac.

Plot: The film tells the story of the identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, and their organised crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s. Full summary » |  »

Story: Focusing on the relationship between Reggie Kray and Frances Shea, told from France’s’ point of view as someone who knew him best, as well as the mental health issues Ronnie Kray faced and their rise to power as the notorious gangsters of London.

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Produced By:

  • Michael Bassick known as executive producer
  • Tim Bevan known as producer
  • Chris Clark known as producer
  • Olivier Courson known as executive producer
  • Quentin Curtis known as producer
  • Eric Fellner known as producer
  • Ron Halpern known as executive producer
  • Brian Oliver known as producer
  • Jane Robertson known as co-producer
  • Kate Solomon known as executive producer
  • Tyler Thompson known as executive producer
  • Christopher Woodrow known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Paul Anderson known as Albert Donoghue
  • Tom Hardy known as Ronald Kray / Reggie Kray
  • Christopher Eccleston known as Nipper Read
  • Joshua Hill known as Constable Scott
  • Emily Browning known as Frances Shea
  • Colin Morgan known as Frank Shea
  • Tara Fitzgerald known as Mrs. Shea
  • Nicholas Farrell known as Dr. Humphries
  • Adam Fogerty known as Pat Connolly
  • Mel Raido known as Ian Barrie
  • Major John Finley known as The Double R Club Singer
  • Millie Brady known as Joan Collins
  • Chris Mason known as Ronnie Hart
  • Stephen Thompson known as Ronnie Bender
  • Sam Spruell known as Jack McVitie
  • Taron Egerton known as Mad Teddy Smith
  • Alex Ferns known as Mclean
  • Martin McCreadie known as Eddie Richardson
  • Shane Attwooll known as George Cornell
  • Richard Riddell known as Mike Jobber
  • Huggy Leaver known as Pig & Whistle Barman
  • Sam Hoare known as Stefan De Faye
  • David Thewlis known as Leslie Payne
  • Frankie Fitzgerald known as Jack Dickson
  • Christopher Adamson known as Philip Testa
  • Chazz Palminteri known as Angelo Bruno
  • Alex Giannini known as Tony Caponigro
  • Duffy known as Timi Yuro
  • Samantha Pearl known as Shirley Bassey
  • Mark Theodore known as Sonny Liston
  • Lara Cazalet known as Mrs. Payne
  • Charley Palmer Rothwell known as Leslie Holt
  • Tim Faraday known as Big Screw
  • John Sessions known as Lord Boothby
  • Kevin McNally known as Harold Wilson
  • Tim Woodward known as Superintendent Cummings
  • Nick Hendrix known as Hew McCowan
  • Robert Ashby known as Arnold Goodman
  • Geoffrey Beevers known as Old Bailey Judge
  • Jane Wood known as Violet Kray
  • Jon McKenna known as Charles Kray Senior
  • John Sears known as Father Foster
  • Stephen Lord known as Fuller
  • Lorraine Stanley known as Blind Beggar Barmaid
  • Ashley Byam known as John
  • Esther Adams known as Jack the Hat's Ex at the Party
  • Clive Aitkins known as Security Guard (uncredited)
  • Fraser Andrews known as Criminal (uncredited)
  • James Francis Andrews known as Club Punter (uncredited)
  • Lasco Atkins known as Club punter (uncredited)
  • David Olawale Ayinde known as Lagos Soldier (uncredited)
  • Aneurin Barnard known as David Bailey (uncredited)
  • Francesca Bennett known as Wedding guest (uncredited)
  • Jimmy 'The Bee' Bennett known as Club Guest (uncredited)
  • Paul Bettany known as Charlie Richardson (uncredited)
  • Martin Bishop known as Earl (uncredited)
  • Steven Blake known as Prosecutor (uncredited)
  • Andy Blithe known as Sex shop client (uncredited)
  • Ancuta Breaban known as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Steve Brunton known as Prisoner (uncredited)
  • John Carr known as Guest at club (uncredited)
  • Alan Chimes known as Prisoner (uncredited)
  • Holly Cofield known as Gangsters Wife (uncredited)
  • Trevor Comber known as Screw (uncredited)
  • Carmen Cowell known as Detective / Police Woman (uncredited)
  • Chris Cowlin known as Orderly in Broadmoor Hospital (uncredited)
  • Bob Cryer known as Charles Kray Snr (uncredited)
  • Leigh Dent known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Raphael Desprez known as Bartender (uncredited)
  • Gary Douglas known as Club Punter (uncredited)
  • John Duggan known as Juror (uncredited)
  • Shola Ebofin known as Passport Officer (uncredited)
  • Dino Fazzani known as Club punter (uncredited)
  • Ellie Fox known as Mara Toole (uncredited)
  • Ellis Fuller known as Regal Punter (uncredited)
  • Chris Geden known as Club Punter (uncredited)
  • Paul Grant known as Stagehand (uncredited)
  • Claire Greasley known as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Guna Gultniece known as Club Punter (uncredited)
  • Abigail Halley known as Young Violet Kray (uncredited)
  • Shane Hart known as Richardson Heavy (uncredited)
  • Michael Haydon known as Journalist (uncredited)
  • Robin Hooper known as Prison Doctor (uncredited)
  • Kornelia Horvath known as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Philip Howard known as Club (uncredited)
  • Katie Hudson known as Market customer (uncredited)
  • Danny Jackson known as Club Guest (uncredited)
  • Steven J. Jobes known as Casino Gambler (uncredited)
  • Paul Kerry known as Photographer (uncredited)
  • Jefferson King known as Passerby (uncredited)
  • Evia Laizane known as Lady at the Bar (uncredited)
  • Wesley Lloyd known as Bank Teller (uncredited)
  • Nick Longland known as Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Darren Luckin known as Kray firm (uncredited)
  • Christopher Marsh known as Gambler (uncredited)
  • Sonia Mason known as Club guest (wife) (uncredited)
  • Martyn Mayger known as Broadmoor Visitor (uncredited)
  • Matthew David McCarthy known as kray Associate (uncredited)
  • Rowena Meddeman known as Secretary (uncredited)
  • Jackson Milner known as Tommy Brown (uncredited)
  • David Mott known as Gangster (uncredited)
  • Campbell Muirhead known as Reggie's Brother-in-law (uncredited)
  • Benjayx Murphy known as Reggie Gang (uncredited)
  • Josh Myers known as Guzeppi (uncredited)
  • Debbie J. Nash known as Rita (uncredited)
  • Johnny Neal known as MOD Guitarist (uncredited)
  • Celina Nessa known as Exotic Stripper (uncredited)
  • Tyrone Nestor known as Prisoner (uncredited)
  • Yves O'Hara known as 1940's Civilian (uncredited)
  • Tom Ogg known as Ronnie's Boy (uncredited)
  • Jeremy Oliver known as Club guest (uncredited)
  • Tony Pankhurst known as Barrister (uncredited)
  • Julia Papp known as Casino Guest (uncredited)
  • Stephen Parker known as D Trodden the Butcher (uncredited)
  • Christophe Philipps known as Club Guest (uncredited)
  • Scott Plumridge known as punter & Criminal (uncredited)
  • Glenn Power known as Mickey (uncredited)
  • Mark Preston known as Kray Firm (uncredited)
  • Matt Rentell known as Prison Officer (uncredited)
  • David G. Robinson known as Blind Beggar Customer (uncredited)
  • Katherine Rodden known as Market Girl (uncredited)
  • Jd Roth-round known as Orderly R.White (uncredited)
  • Tiger Rudge known as Club abused lady (uncredited)
  • James Thomas Scott known as Kray Relative (uncredited)
  • Timothy Scott known as Regal Punter (uncredited)
  • Janette Sharpe known as 1940's Civilian (uncredited)
  • Teresa Shaughnessy known as Bar Girl (uncredited)
  • Ruth Shaw known as Graveside Mourner (uncredited)
  • Vince Taylor known as Gang Boss / Boxer (uncredited)
  • Tom Urie known as Tommy Brown (uncredited)
  • Daniel Westwood known as Kray firm (uncredited)
  • Leila Wong known as Esmeralda Guest (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Christine Blundell known as makeup artist
  • Steven Byrne known as prosthetics: mould shop
  • Audrey Doyle known as make up artist: Tom Hardy
  • Lee Nicholas Harris known as Tattoo cover-up Model for Tom Hardy
  • Zoe Kettel known as crowd hair and makeup
  • Sophia Knight known as crowd make up artist
  • Roseanna Larner known as crowd makeup junior daillies
  • Ailsa Lawson known as prosthetics: mould shop
  • Chris Lyons known as special effects teeth
  • Kristyan Mallett known as prosthetics makeup supervisor
  • Ray Marston known as wig maker
  • Kirsty Mcqueen known as makeup artist
  • Ryo Murakawa known as crowd hairdresser
  • Jenna Wyatt known as dailies makeup artist: Crowd

Art Department:

  • Charlotte Anthony known as graphics prop making assistant: dailies
  • Oliver Benson known as assistant art director
  • Dan Crandon known as construction manager
  • Kevin Day known as stand-by props
  • Mark Dowling known as Standby painter
  • Muffin Green known as property master
  • Clare Holland known as supervising scenic painter
  • Neil Hornshaw known as props
  • Martin Kane known as daily standby props/dressing props
  • Rose Konstam known as assistant production buyer
  • Kathryn Lees known as daily dressing/standby props
  • Sean Leishman known as dressing props
  • Max Lincoln known as petty cash buyer
  • Gary Lock known as props
  • Dan Marsden known as Construction supervisor
  • Lara Murray known as Head Scenic Painter
  • Camise Oldfield known as graphics designer
  • Ellie Pash known as assistant buyer
  • Adrian Platt known as chargehand dressing props
  • Joanne Ridler known as stand-by art director
  • Simon Riley known as props
  • Matt Sargent known as draper
  • Stuart Silver known as dressings props
  • Mark Smith known as dressing props
  • Elo Soode known as concept artist
  • Chloe Taylor known as graphics assistant
  • Anna Thomas known as standby props- dailies
  • Mickaela Trodden known as production buyer
  • Conrad Tuffin known as greensmen
  • Joe Vassallo known as scenic painter
  • Mark Wallis known as chargehand carpenter
  • Rebecca White known as assistant art director
  • Hannah Wiessler Leas known as art department runner
  • Richard Rowntree known as additional greens (uncredited)


Production Companies:

  • Anton Capital Entertainment (ACE)
  • Cross Creek Pictures
  • StudioCanal
  • Working Title Films

Other Companies:

  • 2020 Casting  extras casting
  • Audiolink Radio Communications  cell phone rentals
  • Audiolink Radio Communications  walkie talkies
  • Casting Collective  extras casting
  • Codex Digital  digital recording equipment
  • Company 3  digital intermediate
  • HireWorks  Avid Nitris DX rental
  • Mad Dog Casting  extras casting
  • Mediacom 24-7  accommodation agent
  • Sky Media Travel  travel agent

Additional Details


  • Shaw Organisation (2015) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • StudioCanal (2015) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • StudioCanal (2015) (France) (theatrical)
  • StudioCanal (2015) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures (2015) (USA) (theatrical)

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Special Effects:

  • Mark Roberts Motion Control
  • Nvizible
  • Plowman Craven & Associates (cyber scanning)

Visual Effects by:

  • Katrin Arndt known as visual effects producer: Nvizible
  • Wojciech Baginski known as digital compositor: Boundary Visual Effects
  • Fiorenza Bagnariol known as digital film bureau
  • Tom Balogh known as visual effects editor: Nvizible
  • Thomas Banner known as digital compositor
  • Lais Becker known as digital compositor: Boundary Visual Effects
  • Moti Biran known as digital compositor
  • Magno Borgo known as compositing supervisor: Boundary Visual Effects
  • Paul Campion known as matte painter: nvizible
  • Huseyin Caner known as Cyber scanning supervisor
  • Sam Churchill known as visual effects artist
  • Ivan Cipriani known as digital compositor
  • Ryan Fear known as motion control producer
  • Rob Geddes known as digital compositor: Boundary Visual Effects
  • Eduardo Gonçalves known as digital compositor: Boundary Visual Effects
  • David Hackenburg known as digital compositor: Boundary Visual Effects
  • Joseph Hart Green known as visual effects editor: BaseBlack
  • Jeremy Hey known as digital compositor
  • Ben Hicks known as digital compositor
  • Jack Hughes known as digital compositor: Nvizible
  • Matt Kasmir known as digital compositor
  • Matheus Lacava known as digital compositor: Boundary Visual Effects
  • Nicholas Lambert known as digital compositor: Boundary Visual Effects
  • Ian Menzies known as motion control supervisor
  • Reuben Montgomery known as roto & prep artist
  • Jim Parsons known as senior compositor
  • Stuart Partridge known as senior compositor
  • Nikul Patel known as Cyber Scanning Technician
  • James Pina known as digital compositor: Boundary Visual Effects
  • Adam Rowland known as visual effects supervisor
  • Gustavo Schiapim known as digital compositor: Boundary Visual Effects
  • Aurora Shannon known as colour assist
  • Dan Sturm known as digital compositor: Boundary Visual Effects
  • David Swift known as matte painter: nvizible
  • James Tavet known as matchmove artist: BaseBlack
  • Christoph Unger known as matte painter
  • Billy Ziller known as motion control producer

MPAA: Rated R for strong violence, language throughout, some sexual and drug material


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