This year’s hotly anticipated John Lewis Christmas advert has been unveiled and revolves around a heartwarming tale starring Elton John.
The advert opens in the present day with a shot of the musician sat at his piano playing the opening notes of “Your Song,” before going back in time to chart his meteoric rise to stardom. Eventually we are shown the origin of his talents: a piano gifted to him for Christmas by his mother and grandmother.
Scenes have been recreated to show some of Elton’s “most pivotal” moments over the past 70 years, including performing at his school recital in the 1950s and his West Coast stadium tour in the 1970s, as well as backstage moments and song recordings. In the present day, Elton reflects on his life while sat at his first piano.
Different actors play the singer throughout, with Freddie Henderson depicting the young Elton, Brandon Stein covering his teenage years, Oliver Marshall doing the 70s, Simon Burbage covering the 80s/90s years and John himself appearing for the present day scenes.
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