Pickford handed offer by actor to play England hero in film

Jordan Pickford was England’s hero as his penalty heroics put the Three Lions just three games from World Cup glory.

Pickford, who had made a stunning save in normal time, kept out Carlos Bacca’s penalty before Eric Dier stepped up to win it.

The Everton goalkeeper has been lauded since the victory in Moscow – and will now hope to help England all the way in Russia.

Pickford’s rise in just six years has been staggering and if England do win the World Cup, would be a story Hollywood scriptwriter’s would love.

And if there is a biopic for football coming home, Pickford has an offer to play him…from This is England’s Thomas Turgoose.


The 26-year-old shot to stardom at the age of 13 when he played lead character Sean in the 2006 film written by Shane Meadows.

The BAFTA-winning film centres on young skinheads in England and has been followed up with three separate series.

Turgoose took to social media to ask Pickford if he could play him, although the Everton stopper is yet to reply.


Pickford’s international teammate Jamie Vardy has also made a stunning rise from non-league with Hollywood producers planning a movie about his life.

The script has not yet been finished but was put into action following Leicester’s shock Premier League title win.

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