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Larry Lamb visits Hatton Garden jewellery heist site ahead of film release

PUBLISHED: 14:35 25 October 2016 | UPDATED: 14:35 25 October 2016

Larry Lamb, who is set to play the leading role in a film about the Hatton Garden jewellery heist, visiting the site's Safe Deposit area ahead of the movie's release. Photo credit should read: David Parry/PA Wire

Larry Lamb, who is set to play the leading role in a film about the Hatton Garden jewellery heist, visiting the site's Safe Deposit area ahead of the movie's release. Photo credit should read: David Parry/PA Wire

The former EastEnders star will play Dartford’s Brian ‘the guvnor’ Reader

Actor Larry Lamb, who is set to play the leading role in a film about the Hatton Garden jewellery heist, has visited the site’s Safe Deposit area ahead of the movie’s release.

The former EastEnders star met with former Metropolitan Police commander Peter Spindler at the location, as well as the Museum of London’s curator, Jackie Keily.

The British capital’s jewellery quarter was at the centre of a high-profile robbery over the Easter weekend in 2015 as a gang of career criminals stole valuables worth up to £14 million.

The Hatton Garden gang carried out the meticulously-planned crime, ransacking 73 boxes in the Safe Deposit after using a drill to bore a hole into the vault wall.

Lamb, 69, is playing the role of the group’s ringleader Brian Reader, from Dartford.

Reader, 77, recently failed to win a cut to his six-year prison sentence.

The film’s cast includes Quadrophenia’s Phil Daniels, Downton Abbey star Matthew Goode, Nip/Tuck actress Joely Richardson, Game Of Thrones’ Clive Russell and True Blood actor Stephen Moyer.

Shooting on the Ronnie Thompson-directed movie began in summer.

The Hatton Garden Job is slated for release in December.


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