How we made Quadrophenia, by Phil Daniels and Leslie Ash

‘Riding the scooter along the clifftop at Beachy Head, I got too close and fell off’

I wasn’t well when I went for the auditions at Shepperton Studios in Surrey. I’d been in South Africa filming Zulu Dawn and got some sort of disease. I looked washed out. When the director Franc Roddam saw how sick I was, he told me to go home, but I was asked back for a screen test. When I heard that Johnny Rotten was no longer being considered for the lead role, I thought: “Well, this is it.”

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