A side by side comparison of Back to Black’s cast and the real people they played

They got the beehive spot on

Back to Black has recently been released in cinemas and this film is a tribute to Amy Winehouse as it retells the events of her life and how she made it into the music industry.

As well as trying to be as accurate to the events that took place in Amy’s life as possible, the film has also done a great job of making the actors look very similar to the real life people they are portraying. So let’s have a look at some side-by-side comparisons between some of the actors from the film, and the real life people they’re playing.

Amy Winehouse

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In this film, Amy Winehouse is played by Marisa Abela. Marisa is 27 years old, and Amy Winehouse was 27 years old when she died. Actor Marisa has also featured in other films such as Barbie.

Mitch Winehouse

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Mitch Winehouse is Amy Winehouse’s father and as shown in the film, was a taxi driver for many years of his life. The actor who takes on the role of Mitch is Eddie Marsan. Mitch Winehouse is still alive now and is 73 years old.

Blake Fielder-Civil

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Blake Fielder-Civil is Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband and they were married from 2007 till 2009. In Back to Black, Blake is played by Jack O’Connell who is best known as James Cook in Skins.

Nick Shymansky

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Nick Shymansky was Amy Winehouse’s music producer from 1999 to 2006. Nick told the Guardian that when he was 19 years old he contacted Amy, and even though he did not know that much about the music industry, they connected, and this led to Nick becoming her manager. Nick is played by Sal Buchanan.

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