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Sunday 21 December 2014

Harris: I got revenge on nightclub

Johnny Harris was turned away from Ministry Of Sound when he was a kid
Johnny Harris was turned away from Ministry Of Sound when he was a kid

Johnny Harris has revealed how he got his revenge on a famous London nightclub - by shooting it up on screen.

The This Is England 88 star revealed he was once turned away from the top night spot Ministry Of Sound hotspot because he was under-age, but managed to get his own back in Eran Creevy's stylish thriller Welcome To The Punch.

"I got to shoot up the Ministry of Sound. When I was a kid, the bouncers wouldn't let me in there because I was too young," he said.

"I saw on the call sheet that we were shooting there and I got to go in there with a machine gun and blow the hell out of the place, so it was justice done. I went back and gave it some. This was great fun - boys and their toys," he added.

The London actor, who has appeared in Snow White And The Huntsman, Dorian Gray and RocknRolla, has been busy training for his role as a US marine in the sequel to Gareth Edwards' Monsters.

"We're five weeks in and I've got two weeks to go, and then we leave for Jordan in two weeks," he said.

"I've lost a few pounds because I've been training with the guy who got Mark Strong ready for Welcome To The Punch, so physically I am working with him and I've got to work with a dialect coach to get the accent right. It's kind of my first full-on leading role."

He is excited for the movie, adding: "It's the follow-up to Gareth Edwards' film Monsters. It's kind of beautiful, hopefully if we get it right. It will be a really exciting project."

:: Welcome To The Punch opens in cinemas on March 15.

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