The Guv’nor is Coming!

Having been recently screened to great acclaim at the East End Film Festival, this fascinating and revealing documentary about the life of notorious British hardman, Lenny McLean is coming to selected cinemas followed by its release on DVD, Blu-ray & Digital Download!


The life of famed East End luminary Lenny McLean gets a touching, personal treatment in “The Guv’nor”. Lenny made his name as a bare-knuckle boxer, bouncer, enforcer, and doorman, who became an unlicensed boxing champion, and eventually a celebrity, best-selling author and movie star in “Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels”. Director Paul Van Carter follows Lenny’s son Jamie as he explores his father’s story from his troubled upbringing, including the physical abuse he suffered via his stepfather, to his local fame and later stardom. On the way we meet a variety of characters from East London legends through to Hollywood figures such as director Guy Ritchie and actors Jason Flemyng and Vas Blackwood. What emerges is a picture of a complex, violent, driven, but principled family man.

Featuring rare film and photos of Lenny throughout his life, including some incredible footage of his training and his most notorious fights, this is an eye-opening insight into how McLean became Britain’s Hardest Man!

Don’t miss “The Guv’nor” in selected Cinemas 7th October and on DVD, Blu-ray & Digital Download 10th October 2016!  You can pre-order now from Amazon!

Glen Stanway

Influenced by the movies of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, Glen began training in martial arts and gymnastics in 1995. He made his first of many visits to Malaysia and Singapore in 1998 to learn Chin Woo kung fu under the supervision of Master Teng Wie Yoo. Glen is the author of "The Art of Coaching" and "Fearless The Story of Chin Woo Kung Fu", and runs a kung fu & kickboxing school in Hertfordshire, England.

We will be happy to hear your thoughts

Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Kung-fu Kingdom