It has been 40 years since the British cult classic loosely based on The Who’s 1973 rock opera of the same name was released.

And to mark the occasion, the original cast of the film reunited at an evening in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust at Michelin-starred restaurant, Locanda Locatelli.

The star-studded event reunited Sting, Phil Daniels, Phil Davis, Leslie Ash, Mark Wingett and Trevor Laird, plus Director Franc Roddam on Tuesday evening.

The evening was dubbed ‘Quadrophenia Tonight’ and was organised to help raise funds to help support young people with cancer.

The Who have been pivotal in raising millions of pounds for Teenage Cancer Trust over the years and played the first ever Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall show back in 2000 as The Who and Friends.

Legendary frontman of The Who Roger Daltrey CBE is Honorary Patron of Teenage Cancer Trust, the only UK charity providing specialist nursing and emotional support to young people with cancer.

Phil Daniels, who plays Jimmy Cooper in Quadrophenia said: ‘I’m absolutely thrilled to attend An Evening with Quadrophenia…

‘The film was such a big part of my life and for it to be celebrated 40 years on and raise money for such an incredible charity makes the anniversary even more special.’

The cult movie, which had a soundtrack of songs by The Who and was set amid the real-life drama of mods and rockers fighting on Brighton beach in 1964.

In the film the character Jimmy, attempts to escape from his postal job by joining the Mods, a gang at loggerheads with their rivals, the Rockers.

The clash leads to trouble for Jimmy as well as a chance encounter with Steph, played by Leslie Ash.

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