History Main / LondonGangster

3rd Apr '17 10:03:26 AM CumbersomeTercel
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Bob Hoskins as Harold Shand in ''Film/TheLongGoodFriday''. He actually got a letter of congratulations from Ronnie Kray for his portrayal.

to:

* Bob Hoskins Creator/BobHoskins as Harold Shand in ''Film/TheLongGoodFriday''. He actually got a letter of congratulations from Ronnie Kray for his portrayal.



* The second series of ITV drama ''Series/{{Whitechapel}}'' is all about London Gangsters as the apparent sons of Ronnie Kray, Jimmy and Johnny, attempt to take over the criminal underworld.

to:

* The second series of ITV Creator/{{ITV}} drama ''Series/{{Whitechapel}}'' is all about London Gangsters as the apparent sons of Ronnie Kray, Jimmy and Johnny, attempt to take over the criminal underworld.



* Featured occasionally in ''Series/{{Hustle}}'', they are often portrayed as bumbling, such as Dexter Gold, the crooked gold-merchant who despite being referred to as "one of The Chaps", is utterly unthreatening, incompetent and even sets himself up for a second con. Typically, [[RuthlessForeignGangsters the truly brutal psycho-killers are foreigners]]. The earlier seasons had the more traditional East End villains who despite appearances of being rich and respectable, used brutal violence to get where they are. The cast however do go out of their way to avoid being on the receiving end of even the less threatening gangsters radars.

to:

* Featured occasionally in ''Series/{{Hustle}}'', they are often portrayed as bumbling, such as Dexter Gold, the crooked gold-merchant who despite being referred to as "one of The Chaps", is utterly unthreatening, incompetent and even sets himself up for a second con. Typically, [[RuthlessForeignGangsters the truly brutal psycho-killers are foreigners]]. The earlier seasons had the more traditional East End villains who despite appearances of being rich and respectable, used brutal violence to get where they are. The cast however do go out of their way to avoid being on the receiving end of even the less threatening gangsters gangsters' radars.
* Benny Barrett from ''Series/OurFriendsInTheNorth'', a Soho porn baron who's involved police corruption.
24th Mar '17 8:54:21 AM DarkPhoenix94
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* A family of these show up as allies of Nate Garrett in the first book of the ''The Hellequin Chronicles'', with the father being a PintSizedPowerhouse who plays the traditional AffablyEvil variant to the hilt, while his wife is equally friendly and, when required to be, terrifying.

to:

* A family of these show up as allies and occasional employers of AmnesiacHero Nate Garrett in the first book of the ''The Hellequin Chronicles'', ''Literature/TheHellequinChronicles'', with the father being a PintSizedPowerhouse who plays the traditional AffablyEvil variant to the hilt, while his wife is equally friendly and, when required to be, terrifying.terrifying, and the son is absolutely psychotic. However, when they encounter the magical world they wind up very much out of their depth, and when Nate himself (a ludicrously deadly nigh immortal master assassin prior to his amnesia) has some of his muscle memory back and is confronted by the father, he has to remind himself not to kill the man on reflex.
24th Jan '17 2:54:22 PM AHI-3000
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' episode "The Fundraiser", after Riley starts an illegitimate chocolate bar business, he gets harassed by the World's Ultimate Chocolate company, which turns out to be a British crime syndicate that [[ItMakesSenseInContext sells chocolate bars]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything like they were drugs]]. In the climax, [[spoiler:the WUC get into a deadly shootout with {{the Mafia}} and the {{FBI}}]].
** There's also this {{shout out}} from the episode:
-->'''Riley:''' [[ClusterFBomb Fuck]] Creator/GuyRitchie!

to:

* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' episode "The Fundraiser", after Riley starts an illegitimate chocolate bar business, he gets harassed by the World's Ultimate Chocolate company, which turns out to be a British crime syndicate that [[ItMakesSenseInContext sells chocolate bars]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything like they were drugs]]. In the climax, [[spoiler:the WUC get into a deadly shootout with {{the Mafia}} and the {{FBI}}]].
**
{{FBI}}]]. There's also this {{shout out}} from the episode:
-->'''Riley:''' [[ClusterFBomb ''(while insulting the WUC boss)'' "[[ClusterFBomb Fuck]] Creator/GuyRitchie!
Creator/GuyRitchie!"
23rd Jan '17 11:40:45 AM GoombasAreGods
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* There are two gangs vying for control of London in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate'': the villainous Blighters and the heroic Rooks, controlled by the Templars and the Assassins respectively. The Blighters are brutish thugs who threaten and harass the general public, while the Rooks tend to act more like NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters. Jacob and Evie Frye, the leaders of the Rooks, are generally benevolent figures whose main reason for forming a gang was to bring down the oppressive Templar regime, whereas the leader of the Blighters, Maxwell Roth, is a more traditional portrayal of a London gangster, being a charming yet violent SelfMadeMan whose tactics grow increasingly more ruthless as the game goes on.
23rd Oct '16 4:44:53 PM Outis
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

[[folder:Podcasts]]
*An episode of ''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'' centres on one who turns to supernatural means to seek revenge on a fellow criminal who double-crossed him.
[[/folder]]
22nd Oct '16 1:39:45 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Badger from ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' is a London Gangster [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]]! Complete with [[BritishAccents East London accent]], [[NiceHat bowler hat]] and dreadlocky [[TheYardies Yardies]]. More of a cheeky Cockney sparrow than the usual scary psychopath, though.

to:

* Badger from ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' is a London Gangster [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]]! Complete with [[BritishAccents [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents East London accent]], [[NiceHat bowler hat]] and dreadlocky [[TheYardies Yardies]]. More of a cheeky Cockney sparrow than the usual scary psychopath, though.
9th Oct '16 5:46:01 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Joe Spork, the protagonist of Creator/NickHarkaway's novel ''Literature/{{Angelmaker}}'' is the son of Mathew �Tommy Gun� Spork, an infamous one of these. Early in the novel, Joe muses about the likelihood of there being makeshift graves and [[FedToPigs pig farms]] that his father had a hand in.

to:

* Joe Spork, the protagonist of Creator/NickHarkaway's novel ''Literature/{{Angelmaker}}'' is the son of Mathew �Tommy Gun� "Tommy Gun" Spork, an infamous one of these. Early in the novel, Joe muses about the likelihood of there being makeshift graves and [[FedToPigs pig farms]] that his father had a hand in.
9th Oct '16 5:45:26 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[AC:ComicBooks]]

to:

[[AC:ComicBooks]][[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Comic Books ]]



[[AC:{{Film}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{Film}}]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Film ]]



[[AC:LiveActionTV]]

to:

[[AC:LiveActionTV]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]



[[AC:{{Literature}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{Literature}}]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Literature ]]



* Joe Spork, the protagonist of Creator/NickHarkaway's novel ''Literature/{{Angelmaker}}'' is the son of Mathew “Tommy Gun” Spork, an infamous one of these. Early in the novel, Joe muses about the likelihood of there being makeshift graves and [[FedToPigs pig farms]] that his father had a hand in.
* Rob Toshack, in ''Literature/ShadowPolice'' book 1.

[[AC:{{Music}}]]

to:

* Joe Spork, the protagonist of Creator/NickHarkaway's novel ''Literature/{{Angelmaker}}'' is the son of Mathew “Tommy Gun” �Tommy Gun� Spork, an infamous one of these. Early in the novel, Joe muses about the likelihood of there being makeshift graves and [[FedToPigs pig farms]] that his father had a hand in.
* Rob Toshack, in ''Literature/ShadowPolice'' book 1.

[[AC:{{Music}}]]
1.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Music ]]



[[AC:{{Radio}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{Radio}}]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Radio ]]



[[AC:VideoGames]]

to:

[[AC:VideoGames]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Video Games ]]



[[AC:WebOriginal]]

to:

[[AC:WebOriginal]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Web Original ]]



[[AC:WesternAnimation]]

to:

[[AC:WesternAnimation]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Western Animation ]]


Added DiffLines:


[[/folder]]
9th Oct '16 5:25:28 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Terrence of ''KateModern'', in his earlier 'gangster' persona.

to:

* Terrence of ''KateModern'', ''WebVideo/KateModern'', in his earlier 'gangster' persona.
14th Jul '16 12:33:55 PM Nightsky
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* Rob Toshack, in ''Literature/ShadowPolice'' book 1.
This list shows the last 10 events of 140. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.LondonGangster