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Sex Pistols actor Louis Partridge, 17, embraces the spirit of Sid Vicious he enjoys a raucous night

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE A night on the Pistols! Louis Partridge, 17, embraces the spirit of Sid Vicious as he enjoys a raucous night on the town with punk biopic co-stars Thomas Brodie-Sangster, 31, and Anson Boon, 21

  • The 17-year old rising star plays hell-raising Sid Vicious in forthcoming Danny Boyle directed series Pistols, based on the legendary punk band’s meteoric rise to to fame in the mid-70s 
  • The six-episode series began principal photography in March, with Anson Boon playing Johnny Rotten and Thomas Brodie-Sangster stepping into the shoes of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren
  • Based on Jones’ 2018 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol, the supporting cast also includes Sydney Chandler as Chrissie Hynde and Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen

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Life imitated art on Monday evening as actor Louis Partridge and his co-stars enjoyed a raucous night on the town during a break from the set of their new Sex Pistols drama. 

The 17-year old rising star plays hell-raising Sid Vicious in forthcoming Danny Boyle directed series Pistols, based on the legendary punk band’s meteoric rise to to fame in the mid-70s. 

And he appeared to be adopting a method approach to his latest role as the troubled musician while out in London with Thomas Brodie-Sangster, 31, and Anson Boon, 21, who play Malcolm McLaren and Johnny Rotten respectively. 

Teenage kicks: Life imitated art on Monday evening as Sid Vicious actor Louis Partridge and his co-stars enjoyed a boozy night on the town during a break from the set of their new Sex Pistols drama (L-R: Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Louis Partridge, Anson Boon and a female friend)

The three co-stars were accompanied by a wider group of friends as they gathered outside Waterloo pub The Mulberrry Bush, before moving on to another nearby bar.  

At one point Louis, who is just below the legal age to consume alcohol in the United Kingdom, appeared to neck a pint of lager during his latest public appearance 

The actor’s six-episode series began principal photography in March, with Oscar-winner Boyle serving as director and executive producer.

Based on Jones’ 2018 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol, the supporting cast also includes Sydney Chandler as Chrissie Hynde and Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen.

Beer we go: The group were in high spirits as they let their hair down outside Wateerloo pub The Mulberry Bush with a wider group of friends

Beer we go: The group were in high spirits as they let their hair down outside Wateerloo pub The Mulberry Bush with a wider group of friends 

Face to face: Louis looked animated while chatting to a friend outside the London bar

Steady on: At one point they appeared to jostle with one another during a light-hearted exchange

Face to face: Louis looked animated while sharing a light-hearted exchange with a friend outside the London bar

Down in one: Louis, who is just below the legal age to consume alcohol in the United Kingdom, appeared to neck a pint of lager during his latest public appearance

Down in one: Louis, who is just below the legal age to consume alcohol in the United Kingdom, appeared to neck a pint of lager during his latest public appearance 

Anchored by Steve’s memoir, which offers a fascinating new perspective on one of rock’s greatest ever stories, Pistol moves from West London’s council estates, to Westwood and Malcolm McLaren’s notorious Kings Road SEX shop, to the international controversy that came with the release of Pistols album Never Mind the B******s.

Their single God Save the Queen was banned by the BBC and reached Number 1 on the UK’s NME chart, but appeared at Number 2 on the Official UK Singles chart, leading to accusations that the song was purposely kept off the top spot.

Director Danny Boyle has had an acclaimed TV and movie career, with his 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire being nominated for 10 Academy Awards and won eight, including the Academy Award for Best Director.

Banter: The actor appeared to be held back during another particularly brash exchange outside The Mulberry Bush

Banter: The actor appeared to be held back during another particularly brash exchange outside The Mulberry Bush

Banter:: The actor appeared to be held back during another particularly brash exchange outside The Mulberry Bush

Calling the shots: Louis took centre stage while occupying an outdoor area with co-star Boon (pictured in mask)

Calling the shots: Louis took centre stage while occupying an outdoor area with co-star Boon (pictured in mask) 

In 2012, the filmmaker was the artistic director for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. He was subsequently offered a knighthood as part of the New Year Honours but declined.

In January, Nick Grad, President, Original Programming, FX Entertainment, said in a statement: ‘It’s great to be back in business with Danny Boyle, an exceptional artist responsible for so many great feature films and TV series.’

He added: ‘Steve Jones was at the centre of the storm that shook the rock establishment and we’re thrilled to have Danny and the rest of the creative team tell his story as a member of one of music’s most notorious bands – the Sex Pistols.’

‘Imagine breaking into the world of The Crown and Downton Abbey with your mates and screaming your songs and your fury at all they represent,’ added Danny. ‘This is the moment that British society and culture changed forever.’

‘It is the detonation point for British street culture…where ordinary young people had the stage and vented their fury and their fashion…and everyone had to watch & listen…and everyone feared them or followed them.’

‘The Sex Pistols. At its centre was a young charming illiterate kleptomaniac – a hero for the times – Steve Jones, who became in his own words, the 94th greatest guitarist of all time. This is how he got there.’

Pistols will be released on FX and Hulu in 2022.

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