Patsy Kensit leads modern day Mod movie in homage to Quadrophenia

Patsy Kensit will play a former Modette in the modern-day film

1st September 1979:  In a scene from the film 'Quadrophenia,' Lesley Ash is driven along the esplanade by her mod boyfriend.  (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

A new film, inspired by Mod culture and Paul Weller’s songs, is set to pay homage to the cult classic Quadrophenia, which celebrated its 40th anniversary earlier this month.


The Pebble and The Boy stars Holby City’s Patsy Kensit as a former Modette and ex-Corrie star Sacha Parkinson, and centres around Mod culture’s legacy today.

“Mod” was a subculture that sprang up in London during the late 1950s. The hallmarks of a ‘Mod’ include a certain style of dressing (usually suits) and riding a scooter (usually Vespas or Lambrettas).

Quadrophenia, released in 1979 and based on The Who’s 1973 rock opera of the same name, starred Sting and Phil Daniels as Mods who were pitted against the local Rockers.

Jessie Birdsall, who played a Rocker in the original Quadrophenia film, is also part of the cast alongside EastEnders’ Ricci Harnett.

Filming for The Pebble and The Boy recently wrapped in Manchester and Brighton.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: Patsy Kensit attends the TV Choice Awards 2014 at London Hilton on September 8, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
Patsy Kensit attends the TV Choice Awards (Getty Images)

It marks Kensit’s latest gig after her return to Holby City. She recently told that she is also keen to land a role in fellow soap Eastenders behind the bar of the Queen Vic.


“I’m not insulting Barbara Windsor because I think she’s so wonderful. But I would like to play a really strong matriarch,” she said. “I’ve got a good bit of energy in me, so I’d like to go out with a real bang and play someone like that. I’ve always loved the divas of continuing dramas, like Doris Speed on Coronation Street. Those shows are wonderful.”