Singer who plays Sir Paul McCartney in new biopic admits he lied that he was his nephew

Blake Richardson claims he bears such a compelling resemblance to Beatles icon Sir Paul that he tells taxi drivers he is indeed related to the music legend

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Blake Richardson is an actor and singer who claims he looks so much like young Sir Paul McCartney that he lied to everyone about his connection to the Beatles.

The 22-year-old musician is a singer and guitarist in a pop rock band called New Hope Club but also acts as an actor.

Blake has been cast as rock legend Sir Paul, 79, in a new film titled Midas Man, a biopic about music entrepreneur Brian Epstein – who has been the Beatles’ manager since 1962. until his death in 1967 at the age of 32.

Blake credits him with his striking look to younger Sir Paul, and admits he made people think he was related to the icon while he was abroad.

An actor who plays Sir Paul McCartney in a new movie tells everyone he is related to the star


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He told The Sun: “Obviously there are a lot of similarities. The first time we came to LA, we were only 16 years old.

“We showed up and the taxi drivers would recognize our accent from England and we would say, ‘Hey hey, that’s Paul McCartney’s nephew.’ They loved it and then often told them about it. I heard how they drove The Beatles.”

He also talked about his involvement in the film and suggested that Beatles fans would be delighted by the biopic.

He said: “I practiced a lot, it was very enjoyable.

Blake Richardson is a member of New Hope Club and will play Sir Paul in Midas Man



“Paul has not been contacted yet. But I like to think he would be proud that someone who grew up obsessed with him, and who admires him, has a job. I tried to follow in his footsteps.

“I have been watching his videos online since I was about ten years old.”

The film was directed by Sara Sugarman.

The new film’s brief synopsis describes Midas Man as follows: “The film traces how Brian Epstein rose to fame at the age of 25 by uncovering a host of artists including The Beatles, Cilla Black and Gerry and the previous Pacemakers. when he died at the age of 32”

The film will also star relatively newcomers Jonah Lees, Leo Harvey Elledge and Campbell Wallace as John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr respectively.

The Queen’s Gambit actor Jacob Fortune-Lloyd has been cast as the late Brian Epstein, while Outlander actress Rosie Day will play Cilla Black.

Jonas Åkerlund originally started work on the film as director last October, but dropped out of the project after a month of filming and was replaced by Sara.

Brian Epstein managed The Beatles and died in 1967 at the age of 32


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Brian was born in Liverpool in 1934 and is often referred to as “The Fifth Beatle” as he successfully managed the group to international stardom.

He died in 1967 from an overdose of tranquilizers – later thought to be accidental.

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