Wednesday 24 July 2019


THESE are the first on set pictures in Glasgow of Alan McGee’s new Creation Stories movie about his life and signing of Britain’s biggest Rock band of all time Oasis.
The film which documents the story of how East Kilbride born former British Rail store clerk Alan, now 58, rose to fame as  Scotland’s most successful music mogul working with bands like Jesus and The Mary Chain and Primal Scream began shooting its famous scenes in Glasgow this week with Trainspotting actor Ewen Bremner in the lead role of McGee. 
As well as filming at music venue King Tuts Wah Wah Hut where Alan first discovered Manchester lads Liam and Noel Gallagher in May 1993 after they demanded to be added to the line up alongside the band Alan was meant to be seeing, scenes also took place at Glasgow’s Necropolis graveyard and the city centre’s Hope Street. 
The biopic produced by Danny Boyle with a script by Irvine Welsh will follow the life of Alan and the highs and lows of a career that took him to 10 Downing Street as an ambassador for Cool Britannia but also saw him nearly die from a drugs overdose.
It will also tell of his bemusement at having US President Bill Clinton staying over at his home – and his encounter with disgraced DJ Jimmy Savile at the Chequers residence of the Prime Minister.
Far from portraying a sanitised version of his life, the new film depicts beatings McGee received from his father as well as his preoccupation with the occult.
In scenes shot in the Necropolis this week Ewen Bremner can be seen carrying a book of rituals after performing a ceremony in his cloak and hat at the graveyard. 
Alan has long had a fixation with occultist Alistair Crowley and said: ”It’s like religion to me. Everyone told me not to get into him. And then I went away and read the books and found he was a genius. I started doing magic and it started working for me. So I was like: F*ck, this is amazing.”
It also sees a young McGee played by former Waterloo actor Leo Flannigan strolling through the graveyard alongside his young wife to be played by Irish actress Seana Kerslake. 
Later scenes also see Ewen outside King Tuts embroiled in deep conversation following his discovery of Oasis. 
Jason Isaac's, Ed Byrne, Paul Kaye, Perry Benson and Suki Waterhouse also feature in the movie. 

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