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“Legend” is latest film portrayal of the Kray twins

October 6, 2015

The Kray twins, the volatile ex-boxers who went from extortion racketeers in 1950s London to nightclub-owning celebrity gangsters in the swinging ’60s, are the subject of another biopic, Legend, set for release in the United States next month. But unlike the 1990 American film, The Krays, where real-life twins Gary and Martin Kemp (guitarists for the rock group Spandau Ballet) portrayed the pair, Legend has British actor Tom Hardy playing both characters in separately shot scenes. The $19 million movie, directed by American filmmaker Brain Helgeland, has already broken box office records in in the U.K. since its September 11 debut ...

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