Date: 6th September 2000
A young Irish actor is in the frame to play murdered BEATLE JOHN LENNON in a new biopic.
Dubliner PHILIP MCQUILLAN was among a host of Lennon lookalikes who auditioned for movie bosses in the city.
He will now jet to London tomorrow (07SEPT00) for a final screen test.
Philip says, "Damn right I'm excited. It would be the part of a lifetime for me."
Movie bosses moved to Ireland in desperation after unsuccessfully scouring Britain for a Lennon lookalike.
The movie IN HIS LIFE: The John Lennon Story, is set to begin
filming in Liverpool later this month (SEPT00).(RXT/IS/RC