Actor and singer Blake Richardson believes that he has identical looks to that of young Sir Paul McCartney. He stated that he lies to people that he is related to the Beatles legend.
Blake Richardson opens up on Paul McCartney
The 22-year-old musician is a singer and guitarist in a pop rock band called New Hope Club but also doubles up as an actor as well. Blake has been cast as rock legend Sir Paul, 79, in a new film titled Midas Man which is a biopic about music entrepreneur Brian Epstein – who was manager of the Beatles from 1962 until his death in 1967 aged 32.
Blake thinks he got cast in the roll thanks to his striking likeness to a young Sir Paul, and admits he has conned people into thinking he is related to the icon when he has been abroad.
He recently spoke to The Sun and said: “There is obviously very much a resemblance. The first time we went to LA, we were only 16. We would turn up and the taxi drivers would recognise our accents from England and we’d be like, ‘This guy here, that’s Paul McCartney’s grandson’. They’d love it and then often tell us how they drove The Beatles.”
He also spoke about his involvement in the film and hints that Beatles fans will be thrilled by the biopic drama. He said: “I’ve been doing a lot of rehearsals, it’s very exciting.
“Paul has not been in contact yet. But I’d like to think he would be proud someone who has grown up being so obsessed by him, and who adores him, has the job. I’ve tried to follow in the footsteps he has walked. I’ve been watching videos of him online since I was about ten.”
The film is directed by Sara Sugarman whose other projects include the 2012 music comedy Vinyl and the 2004 American comedy musical Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.
A brief synopsis of the new film described Midas Man as: “The film tracks how Brian Epstein shot to fame at the age of 25 by discovering a series of artists including The Beatles, Cilla Black and Gerry and the Pacemakers before he died at the age of 32.”