From watching movies at The Wheel in Durban to becoming Guy Ritchie's right-hand man

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Ivan Atkinson and Guy Ritchie attend the Special NY Screening of The Gentlemen at the Alamo Drafthouse on 11 January 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for STXfilms)
Ivan Atkinson and Guy Ritchie attend the Special NY Screening of The Gentlemen at the Alamo Drafthouse on 11 January 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for STXfilms)

When he was about 12 or 13 years old, Ivan Atkinson loved watching movies at The Wheel in Durban. He'd go every weekend and watch every movie. Now, his films are screened across the world. How'd that happen? Pull up a chair and pour yourself a whisky. This is his story.

Ivan Atkinson is known for his work on The Gentlemen (2019), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), Aladdin (2019), and most recently, Wrath of Man starring Jason Statham. The last mentioned, based on the French film Le convoyeur and directed by Guy Ritchie, is currently screening in South African theatres.

The film centres on a character named Patrick Hill, played by Jason, as he joins a Los Angeles-based armoured car security company. But there's something about this mysterious new employee that seems a little unusual. Known simply as "H", his story masterfully unfolds in this brilliant action-packed film that will leave you with your jaw on the floor.

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