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Hairball-inspired Andy Serkis

6th May 2010

Andy Serkis developed the voice for Gollum in 'Lord of the Rings' from his cat.The 46-year-old actor admits used the sound of his pet cat coughing up a hairball as his inspiration for the creature's...

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Serkis Setting Up Cgi School

2nd May 2010

LORD OF THE RINGS star ANDY SERKIS is preparing to open a training academy in London to school actors in the art of performing with the latest computer-generated filming techniques.The British star shot to fame...

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Serkis Still Suffering Effects Of Dury Role

29th April 2010

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...

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Andy Serkis Shooting Hobbit In May

28th April 2010

Andy Serkis begins filming on 'The Hobbit' in May. The British actor - who plays the role of Gollum in the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy - admits plans are in motion for the film,...

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Avatar Rules Empire Awards

29th March 2010

'Avatar' was the big winner at this year's Jameson Empire Film Awards 2010 last night (28.03.10). The 3-D sci-fi blockbuster picked up three prizes at the event, winning Best Film, Best Director for James Cameron...

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Ian Mckellen Gives Hobbit Details

18th March 2010

Sir Ian McKellen has confirmed 'The Hobbit' will start filming in July.The veteran actor - who will reprise his role as Gandalf in the 'Lord of the Rings' prequel, which is being split into two...

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Serkis Dismisses Calls For Cgi Acting Oscar

1st March 2010

LORD OF THE RINGS actor ANDY SERKIS is adamant Academy Awards' bosses should not create a category for the actors behind computer generated characters - insisting their performances are still acting.Many critics called for Zoe...

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Cave To Revamp Brech/weill's Opera

16th February 2010

Goth-rocker NICK CAVE is to rework BERTOLD BRECHT and KURT WEILL's THREEPENNY OPERA for LORD OF THE RINGS star ANDY SERKIS' remake.The 1928 project is to be reimagined as a motion-capture movie with Serkis as...

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Serkis Wants To Play Bono

29th January 2010

LORD OF THE RINGS star ANDY SERKIS has one acting ambition left to fulfil - he wants to play U2 frontman BONO in a biopic of the Irish rocker's life.Serkis recently delved into the music...

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Andy Serkis Wants Bono Role

28th January 2010

Andy Serkis wants to play Bono in a film of the U2 rocker's life.The acclaimed actor - who can bee seen playing late British musician Ian Dury in new film 'Sex and Drugs and Rock...

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Serkis' Sex Ban Over Dury Role

9th January 2010

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...

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Winstone To Play Ian Dury's Dad In Punk Biopic

23rd April 2009

Brit actor RAY WINSTONE has signed up to play the father of punk legend IAN DURY in the forthcoming biopic SEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL.The COLD MOUNTAIN and BEOWULF star will join THE...

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Fascinating Fact 7234

23rd April 2009

RAY WINSTONE and OLIVIA WILLIAMS have joined the cast of the upcoming IAN DURY biopic, in which LORD OF THE RINGS star ANDY SERKIS will play the late British punk. Naomie Harris will play Dury's...

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Serkis To Hit The Studio With The Blockheads

4th March 2009

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...

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Spielberg Casts His Tintin

27th January 2009

Jamie Bell has been cast as Tintin in Steven Spielberg's big-screen adaptation of the long-running comic book series, with Daniel Craig starring alongside him as the film's principal villain.Craig, best known for his portrayal of...

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Serkis To Play Ian Dury In Biopic

21st January 2009

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...

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Spielberg 'Still Directing Tintin', Despite Rumours

27th August 2008

Steven Spielberg is still attached to direct the first film in a forthcoming Tintin trilogy, his representatives have confirmed.Herge Studios, the Belgian production company which owns the rights to the famed comic strip character, had...

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Lord Of The Rings Team Return To Write Hobbit Films

20th August 2008

The writing team behind the Lord of the Rings film trilogy are to collaborate with Guillermo del Toro on two films based on The Hobbit, it has been confirmed.Peter Jackson - who directed the hugely...

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Del Toro: We Know Who We Want To Play Bilbo Baggins

27th May 2008

Guillermo Del Toro has revealed that he and Peter Jackson have agreed on a first-choice actor to play Bilbo Baggins in the upcoming Hobbit films.The Pan's Labyrinth director was named as the chosen director to...

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Sir Ian Mckellen: I Will Return As Gandalf

30th April 2008

Sir Ian McKellen has confirmed he is to reprise his Oscar-nominated role as Gandalf in the upcoming two-film adaptation of The Hobbit.Pan's Labyrinth helmer Guillermo del Toro was recently named as the man to translate...

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Mckellen And Serkis To Return To Middle Earth, Says Del Toro

28th April 2008

Sir Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis are to reprise their roles as Gandalf and Gollum in the upcoming films based on The Hobbit, it has been reported.Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro was confirmed to...

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Action Film 10,000 Bc Roars To Top Of UK Box Office Charts

18th March 2008

Action thriller 10,000 BC has rumbled to the top of the UK box office charts after its opening weekend on release.The prehistoric epic, from Independence Day director Roland Emmerich, took 1.9 million in its first...

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Serkis Hits Out At Blair And Bush

22nd February 2008

British actor ANDY SERKIS has lambasted former U.K. prime minister TONY BLAIR and U.S. president GEORGE W. BUSH over the war in Iraq - insisting they span a web of "lies" to citizens of both...

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Andy Serkis Signs Up To Tintin

17th December 2007

ANDY SERKIS is the first actor to sign up to the TINTIN movies.While there has been no official announcement of what role he will play, it is believed that Serkis will play Captain Haddock, a...

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Serkis Lands Tin Tin Role

17th December 2007

LORD OF THE RINGS star ANDY SERKIS has become the first name to sign up for STEVEN SPIELBERG's planned TIN TIN movie. The British actor, who played the animated Gollum in the epic film trilogy...

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Potter Rules National Movie Awards

29th September 2007

The fifth instalment in the Harry Potter series was the big winner at the first ever National Movie Awards last night.Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix scored a hat-trick of gongs at the...

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Edinburgh Film Festival Moves To June

8th August 2007

Edinburgh's international film festival (EIFF) will move to June in 2008 to encourage more high-profile movie figures to attend the event.It is currently held in August to coincide with other arts festivals but it also...

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Tennant And Serkis To Star In Einstein Drama

22nd May 2007

HBO and Company Pictures, along with the BBC, have announced that David Tennant and Andy Serkis will star in the new one-off drama Einstein and Eddington.The film takes a closer look at the story behind...

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Baftas Pit Gervais Against Merchant

20th May 2007

Ricky Gervais is pitted against long-time writing partner Stephen Merchant in the best comedy performance category at tonight's Bafta television awards.The pair, who co-wrote cult comedy drama The Office, have both been nominated for their...

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Gervais And Wood Up For Baftas Tv Awards

11th April 2007

Comedy stars RICKY GERVAIS and VICTORIA WOOD have been nominated for acting prizes at the forthcoming British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) TV awards. Gervais is nominated for Best Comedy Performance for his...

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