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Andy Serkis: Playing Ape Is Same As Ian Dury

Andy Serkis says there's no difference playing Ian Dury to portraying Caesar the ape. The 50-year-old actor portrayed the late British rocker in 2009 film 'Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll' but he insists...

Andy Serkis Wants Quasimodo Role

Andy Serkis wants to play Quasimodo. The 50-year-old actor is known for portraying Caesar the ape in the 'Planet of the Apes' franchise and would love to use the same motion-capture technology to take on...

Andy Serkis Lands Cameo In Kickstarter-funded Blockheads Video

Lord Of The Rings star Andy Serkis makes a brief cameo alongside Ian Dury's sons Bill and Albert in the video for The Blockheads' new single Express Yourself.The video is one of three funded by...

Ian Dury's Daughter Launches Appeal For Lost Artworks

The daughter of late British rocker Ian Dury has issued a public appeal for the return of her father's lost artworks.The Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick star was a keen artist and an exhibition...

Ian Dury's Unpublished Work To Be Released

Previously unheard songs recorded by late rocker Ian Dury are to be released alongside a book filled with the singer/songwriter's scrawled notes and photographs.The Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick singer's daughter, Jemima Dury, has...

Orbital Reworks Ian Dury's Spasticus Autisticus For Paralympics

Dance music duo Orbital teamed up with science boffin Stephen Hawking to revamp Ian Dury's classic Spasticus Autisticus for the opening of the 2012 Paralympics in London.The Hartnoll brothers performed their version of the controversial...

Green Day Releasing Dance Track

Green Day have a dance music track on their new trilogy. The 'American Idiot' band are releasing three albums, titled '¡Uno!', '¡Dos!' and '¡Tre!' and on one track, 'Kill the DJ', attempted to emulate electronic...

Mena Suvari Praises Noel Clarke

Mena Suvari would "love" to work with director Noel Clarke again.The American actress came over to the UK to work on forthcoming movie 'The Knot' - which British star Noel directs and stars in -...

Andy Serkis' Motion-capture Frustrations

Andy Serkis gets "frustrated" performance capture is misunderstood.The 47-year-old actor - who has played used the technique in 'Lord of the Rings' to portray Gollum and chimpanzee Ceaser in new movie 'Rise of the Planet...

The Hobbit Cast Grows With Addition Of Andy Serkis And Sir Ian Mckellen

THE HOBBIT, the forthcoming two-part 'Lord of the Rings' prequel directed by PETER JACKSON, will see SIR IAN MCKELLEN reprising his role as 'Gandalf' and ANDY SERKIS returning as 'Gollum', according to the UK's Guardian...

Serkis Performs Gigs With Dury's Band

ANDY SERKIS has reprised his role as late British rocker IAN DURY - he's played secret gigs with THE BLOCKHEADS.The Lord of the Rings star portrayed Dury in the biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock...

Dury Movie Helped Grieving Process

IAN DURY biopic SEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL has helped the late rocker's family come to terms with his death.The movie stars Lord of the Rings actor Andy Serkis as Dury and its...

Serkis Still Suffering Effects Of Dury Role

Actor ANDY SERKIS altered his body so severely to play polio-stricken rocker IAN DURY in a new biopic, he's still feeling the effects a year after the movie wrapped.The Lord of the Rings star lost...

Studio Bosses Thought Dury Biopic Was Fiction

The director of IAN DURY biopic SEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL struggled to find backers for his film in America - because no one had heard of the British punk icon.Mat Whitecross screened...

Dury's Widow Opened Up For Biopic

Rocker IAN DURY's widow was so keen to make her late husband's new biopic an honest and realistic portrayal of his life, she agreed to give filmmakers a saucy account of how the late star...

Serkis' Sex Ban Over Dury Role

LORD OF THE RINGS star ANDY SERKIS was handed a sex ban by his wife while filming the part of late punk icon IAN DURY for a movie - because she "didn't like" his new...

Blockheads Snubbed Soul Man Sam Moore

Late, great punk icon IAN DURY's backing band THE BLOCKHEADS have found a new replacement for their beloved frontman - after snubbing soul man SAM MOORE. The group have been touring with funnyman Phill Jupitus and...

Serkis To Hit The Studio With The Blockheads

LORD OF THE RINGS star ANDY SERKIS is to hit the studio with late punk icon IAN DURY's backing band THE BLOCKHEADS to re-record the HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK hitmaker's beloved tunes. The Blockheads...

Serkis To Play Ian Dury In Biopic

LORD OF THE RINGS star ANDY SERKIS has signed up to play British punk legend IAN DURY in a biopic of the late BLOCKHEADS frontman. The actor - who played Gollum in the fantasy trilogy...

Freeman Rocks With The Blockheads

Actor MARTIN FREEMAN was terrified of performing with British rockers THE BLOCKHEADS on Friday (09JUN06), because he had to fill in for late frontman IAN DURY. THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY star sang ONE...

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Michael J. Fox Joins Coldplay On Stage To Perform 'Back To The Future' Songs

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Bjork Announces Virtual Reality Exhibition In London, Plus Single Live Show

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Bjork Digital comes to London's Somerset House in September, along with a single live show at the Royal Albert Hall.

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'Poldark' And 'X Factor' Set For TV Clash In September

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Guns N' Roses detained for gun possession

Guns N' Roses detained for gun possession

Guns N' Roses were detained at the Canadian border last week for gun possession but they're adamant the weapon didn't belong to them.

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