Toyah Wilcox and Phil Daniels on board for Quadrophenia sequel

Original cast members Phil Daniels and Toyah Wilcox are to reprise their roles in the forthcoming sequel to iconic British movie Quadrophenia, which will start shooting this summer, 37 years after the original was released.

The sequel to the cult film, which was released in 1979, is based on the book To Be Someone by Peter Meadow, and will be directed by Ray Burdis (The Krays, Love, Honour and Obey, The Wee Man).

The 1979 adaptation of The Who’s 1973 rock opera focussed on the violent clashes between rival gangs of Mods and Rockers at seaside resort Brighton in the 1960s, and the sequel will meet up with the characters at a later stage in their lives.

Talking about the sequel, 58-year-old Wilcox, who played the role of Monkey in the original film, said: “Quadrophenia was really zeitgeist and it’s never really gone away, as every new generation connects with it.

“No-one expected that to happen – it grabbed teenage angst by the balls and never let go. None of us realised the impact it would have at the time – we were all just desperate to out do each other.

“The natural journey for my character, nearly 40 years on, has seen her become a sexual predator, working in the sex industry as a madam. She’s married to one of the other main characters and they’re swingers.”

The sequel is expected to be released next year.