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George helps out Culture Club drama

Published 26/04/2010 | 08:49

Stars of the BBC's Culture Club drama Roy Hay (Jonny Burt), Boy George (Douglas Booth), Jon Moss (Mathew Horne), Mikey Craig (Dean Fagan)
Stars of the BBC's Culture Club drama Roy Hay (Jonny Burt), Boy George (Douglas Booth), Jon Moss (Mathew Horne), Mikey Craig (Dean Fagan)

Boy George has helped stars of a new TV drama about his band Culture Club turn back the clock nearly 30 years.

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The cast of Worried About The Boy managed to look uncannily accurate partly thanks to George loaning his old outfits from the group's heyday as well as making new prints to recreate the clothing.

Gavin And Stacey star Mathew Horne is among the stars of the BBC2 drama, to be screened next month as part of an 80s season.

He plays Jon Moss, drummer with the band who briefly dominated the charts on both sides of the Atlantic with hits such as Karma Chameleon and Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?

The film tells the story of a young Boy George as he become a huge star with his androgynous "gender-bender" look.

Actor Douglas Booth, who plays George, revealed the singer contacted him out of the blue - and warned him not to be "camp".

George contacted him via Facebook when the news emerged that he had been cast.

"The title was 'Well!' - and then he just said 'I hear you're going to be playing me, I'm certainly not complaining... Just want to wish you all the best, I can't wait to see it - just don't be camp... I'm not camp'!"

Christine Bateman and Donald McInnes, who worked on Booth's hair and make-up, have been friends of George for many years, and worked on up to five make-up changes a day for the film.

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