'Pistol' on FX: 5 things you didn't know about Toby Wallace

The upcoming series also features Maisie Williams, Emma Appleton, Anson Boon and others in pivotal roles

                            'Pistol' on FX: 5 things you didn't know about Toby Wallace
Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, Anson Boon as John Lyndon, Toby Wallace as Steve Jones, Christian Lees as Glen Matlock in 'Pistol' (FX)

If you are a fan of music created by the band Sex Pistols, then we have some good news for you. FX is set to come out with a mini-series revolving around the band’s success, its rise to prominence and notoriety. Titled ‘Pistol’, the upcoming series is helmed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle.

Even though the group’s career only lasted for three years, the band is undoubtedly considered to be one of the most influential bands in history. In 2004, Rolling Stone placed the band at No 58 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. If you are a fan of projects based on music icons, then you should definitely watch ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Rocketman’.


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The show also features a stellar cast that will be seen playing some of the key figures in the band’s journey to the top. So, let’s take a look at the cast of ‘Pistol’.

A still of 'Sex Pistols' (John Mead/Getty Images)

Toby Wallace as Steve Jones

Born on June 6, 1995, Toby Wallace began his acting career in Australia and starred in his first feature film at the age of 13. The actor made quite an impression with his first role as he was nominated for an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Young Actor for his role in the film. Since then, he has appeared in several Australian projects such as ‘The Turning’, ‘Boys in the Trees’, ‘It’s a Date’, and ‘The Society’.

Wallace gained wider prominence with his role in the 2019 movie ‘Babyteeth’ and received a lot of praise for his acting. He won the Marcello Mastroianni Award at the Venice Film Festival and also received the Best Actor accolade at the AACTA Awards.


‘Pistol’ is reportedly Wallace’s first Hollywood project.

Anson Boon as Johnny Rotten

The young English actor is relatively new to the entertainment industry and began his professional career with a couple of short films in 2017 and 2108, respectively. Prior to that, he played a cameo role in a British TV show ‘All at Sea’. His first major acting role came in 2018 when he was cast on ‘The Alienist’. He appeared on three episodes and played the character of Hall Boy.


Meanwhile, in 2019, he made his feature film debut with the movie ‘Crawl’ opposite Kaya Scodelario. In the same year, he was seen in ‘Blackbird’ opposite big names like Sam Neill, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, and Mia Wasikowska. The British actor was praised for his acting and gained worldwide recognition.

Boon was also a part of the 2019 Oscar-winning movie ‘1917’. 

Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious

Born on June 3, 2003, Louis Partridge took a liking to acting and made his TV debut at the age of 10. From 2014 to 2016, the actor went on to do several short movies and got a chance to play the role of G-Man in the blockbuster movie ‘Paddington 2’. Meanwhile, in 2019, he portrayed the character of Piero de’ Medici in the television series ‘Medici’.


However, his moment of glory came in 2020 when he was cast Tewkesbury in the Netflix series ‘Enola Holmes’. The actor was praised for his acting and will be reprising his role in the sequel as well. 

Jacob Slater as Paul Cook

‘Pistol’ will be Slater’s first project as an actor. 

Christian Lees as Glen Matlock

The young actor began working in 2008 and played the role of Charlie Nelson in the TV series ‘The Bill’ before making appearances in projects such ‘Minder’ and ‘Jenny & the Worm’. His first major acting came in 2012 with the TV series ‘Parents’. He portrayed Sam Pope on the show and was featured in six episodes. 2015 saw him making his feature film debut with the Russian-English movie ‘Tale of Tales’.


‘Speechless’, ‘Sun Records’, and ‘The Phantom of the Open’ are some of the projects he has featured on. 

Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen

Appleton began her professional career as a model and appeared in several commercials. That also opened doors for her in the field of acting as well and in 2017, she finally made her acting debut with the BBC Three series ‘Clique’. She also appeared in one episode of the Netflix series ‘The End of the F***ing World’.

She gained wider prominence with the series ‘Traitors’ and was praised for her acting. However, she became a worldwide star with her role of Renfri in the Netflix series ‘The Witcher’.


Maisie Williams as Pamela Rooke

Williams is one of those actors who gained worldwide prominence with their debut role. She made her acting debut in 2011 as Arya Stark in the iconic HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’. Although she was really young when she made her debut, as the show progressed, her character turned out to be one of the most important ones. The role made her an instant superstar and earned him 4 SAG nominations and 2 Primetime Emmy nods.

Since then, she has featured on high-end ventures such as ‘The Falling’, ‘The Book of Love’, ‘Mary Shelley’, ‘The New Mutants’, ‘Doctor Who’, and ‘iBoy’.



Sydney Chandler as Chrissie Hynde

The actress-turned-writer has been a part of the entertainment industry since 2016 and ‘Pistol’ will be her biggest role to date. Prior to this, she has been a part of a few short movies and made cameo appearances in a couple of TV series.

She will be next seen in Olivia Wilde’s ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ opposite Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine, and Gemma Chan. 



Excited about 'Pistol'? The biographical series will be premiering exclusively on FX on Hulu on May 31.