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Serkis Performs Gigs With Dury's Band

19th October 2010

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...

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Simon Pegg's Twitter Prank

13th October 2010

Simon Pegg is a paranormal prankster.The 'Shaun of the Dead' star revealed he recently confused a whole host of his twitter followers by pretending he had been abducted by aliens that were living in his...

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Dominic Monaghan: 'I Won't Be In Hobbit'

29th September 2010

Dominic Monaghan will not appear in 'The Hobbit'. The actor - who has played hobbit character Merry in all three of the previous 'Lord of the Rings' movies - confesses he will not be involved...

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Simon Pegg's Tintin Troubles

18th August 2010

Simon Pegg laughed when Steven Spielberg beat him up on the set of the new 'Tintin' film. The British actor - who plays Inspector Thompson in the big screen version of the comic - admits...

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James Franco: 'Acting Doesn't Do It For Me'

12th August 2010

James Franco doesn't enjoy acting.The 'Milk' star - who was accepted to Yale University to study a Ph.D in English earlier this year - admits the movie world is not his main passion.He said: "Acting...

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Tom Felton Rises With Apes

19th July 2010

Tom Felton has been cast in 'Rise of the Apes'. The 22-year-old actor will star alongside Freida Pinto, Brian Cox and Andy Serkis in the movie - a prequel to 'Planet of the Apes'. He...

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Andy Serkis' Ape Role

30th June 2010

Andy Serkis has signed up to star in 'Rise of the Apes'.The British actor - best known for his role of Gollum in the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy - will appear alongside James Franco,...

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Serkis To Monkey Around Again In Planet Of The Apes Prequel

30th June 2010

KING KONG star ANDY SERKIS will don a monkey suit again to play a primate in PLANET OF THE APES prequel RISE OF THE APES.The Lord of the Rings star, who inspired the big ape...

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The Things They Say 17097

25th June 2010

"The Christmas dinner scene, when he spikes his wife's new lover's dinner with hash. That really happened; that came from Baxter. There's a letter on screen that Ian writes to (his daughter) Jemima; that's the...

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The Things They Say 17093

24th June 2010

"I actually had the chance to meet him in the mid-'90s. The meeting wasn't great, I have to say. He was very much out of order. He didn't suffer fools, put it that way, and...

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Ian Mckellen Annoyed By Potter Confusion

25th May 2010

Sir Ian McKellen gets frustrated when people think he is Dumbledore from 'Harry Potter'. The 71-year-old actor confesses he is a fan of his character in 'Lord of the Rings', white bearded Gandalf, but he...

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The Hobbit Filming Delayed

18th May 2010

'The Hobbit' will not be filmed until the end of the year.Andy Serkis - who has played Gollum in the three former 'Lord of the Rings' movies - confirms work on the film, which was...

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Andy Serkis Promoting Cgi At Cannes

13th May 2010

Andy Serkis is promoting a new film project at the Cannes Film Festival. The British actor is taking to the festival to promote the Imaginarium - a new performance capture facility he hopes will teach...

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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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