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Directed by Nick Moran
Produced by Aspiration Films
Written by James Hicks, Nick Moran
Starring Con O'Neill
Kevin Spacey
Music by Ilan Eshkeri, with songs by Joe Meek and others
Cinematography Peter Wignall (director of photography)
Editing by Alex Marsh
Distributed by G2 Pictures
Release date(s) United Kingdom:
June 19, 2009
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Telstar is a film adaptation of James Hicks' play of the same name. It sees Con O'Neill reprising the role he played to great acclaim on the London stage and follows Joe Meek, the flamboyantly gay, songwriter-producer behind the '60s hits "Have I the Right?," "Just Like Eddie," "Johnny Remember Me" and "Telstar."

The play was adapted for screen by Nick Moran, who also directs.

This film is not to be confused with the 2008 documentary about Joe Meek called A Life in the Death of Joe Meek[1].



Actor/Actress Role
Con O'Neill Joe Meek
Carl Barât Gene Vincent
Kevin Spacey Major Banks
Pam Ferris Mrs. Shenton
Mathew Baynton Ritchie Blackmore
Tom Burke Geoff Goddard
Jon Lee Billy Fury
Ralf Little Chas Hodges
JJ Feild Heinz Burt
Nick Moran Alex Meek
Jess Conrad Larry Parnes
James Corden Clem Cattini
Justin Hawkins Lord Sutch
Nigel Harman Jess Conrad
Nick Thomas-Webster Lord Justice Wignall
Alan Scally George Bellamy


  • "Telstar - The Joe Meek Story" by Nick Moran with James Hicks, Oberon Books 1/2007, ISBN 9781840025880 [2]


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