My Name Is Leon (2022) Movie poster and book cover compared.

My Name Is Leon

Lynette Linton, 2022

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My Name is Leon
Kit de Waal, 2016

My Name Is Leon is a movie directed by Lynette Linton in 2022 and based on the book of the same name by Kit de Waal, first published in 2016. The movie features Olivia Williams, Christopher Eccleston, Monica Dolan, Lenny Henry, Malachi Kirby, Shobna Gulati, and others.

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“The movie is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

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RATING

8

/ 10

Movie Poster: My Name Is Leon (Lynette Linton, 2022)

8

/ 10

Book Cover: My Name is Leon (Kit de Waal, 2016)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of My Name is Leon, the 2016 book by Kit de Waal.

My Name is Leon

Read by: Lenny Henry

Storyline

The heart-wrenching but moving story of Leon a nine-year-old mixed-race boy who fights to reunite his family after being taken into care and separated from his blue-eyed, blond, baby brother Jake. Set in Birmingham in the 1980s Leon’s struggle is pitched against the backdrop of the race riots, forcing the young boy to explore the notions of identity and belonging.

Genres

Movie vs Book

Poster of My Name Is Leon, the 2022 movie by Lynette Linton

Year

2022

Minutes

90

Movie Rate

8.00

Source: IMDb

Cover of My Name is Leon, the 2016 book by Kit de Waal

Year

2016

Pages

272

Book Rate

8.04

S: Goodreads

Book

My Name is Leon

Country: UK

First published in: 2016

Length: 272 pages

Genre: Fiction

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User polls & recommendations

Which is better?

Poster of My Name Is Leon, the 2022 movie by Lynette Linton

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Cover of My Name is Leon, the 2016 book by Kit de Waal

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IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of My Name Is Leon, the 2022 movie by Lynette Linton

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18% No

9 votes

2 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of My Name is Leon, the 2016 book by Kit de Waal

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27% No

8 votes

3 votes

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