Anson Boon as John Lydon | Pistol on FX


Anson Boon

John Lydon

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Anson Boon stars as John Lydon, lead singer of the Sex Pistols. AKA Johnny Rotten, so named for his teeth, John becomes the always simmering, frequently boiling over, voice of a furious generation. A working-class, lyrical genius, John’s rivalry with Steve is ongoing. The pain that he feels over the death of long-time friend Sid Vicious is heartfelt and real.

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Louis Partridge

as Sid Vicious

By turns charismatic, sweet, funny, child-like and shockingly violent, Sid is brought into the band at the height of the Pistols’ fame.

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