Latest Ian Dury News


Andy Serkis Lands Cameo In Kickstarter-funded Blockheads Video

11th December 2013

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...

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Ian Dury's Daughter Launches Appeal For Lost Artworks

11th July 2013

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...

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Ian Dury's Unpublished Work To Be Released

16th October 2012

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...

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Orbital Reworks Ian Dury's Spasticus Autisticus For Paralympics

30th August 2012

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...

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Green Day Releasing Dance Track

22nd June 2012

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...

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Mena Suvari Praises Noel Clarke

28th August 2011

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 -...

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Andy Serkis' Motion-capture Frustrations

5th August 2011

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...

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

11th January 2011

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...

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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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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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Dury Movie Helped Grieving Process

29th April 2010

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...

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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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Studio Bosses Thought Dury Biopic Was Fiction

28th April 2010

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...

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Dury's Widow Opened Up For Biopic

28th April 2010

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...

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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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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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Fascinating Fact 7051

24th March 2009

Bosses at clothing company Worn Free are paying tribute to late British rocker IAN DURY by creating a run of limited edition T-shirts ahead of the ninth anniversary of his death. The Worn Free line...

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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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Blockheads Snubbed Soul Man Sam Moore

4th March 2009

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...

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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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Freeman Rocks With The Blockheads

12th June 2006

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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Fascinating Fact 1612

9th June 2006

THE OFFICE star MARTIN FREEMAN will hit the stage with the late IAN DURY's legendary band THE BLOCKHEADS at London venue The 100 Club tonight (09JUN06) - where he will sing the group's anthem SEX...

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Fascinating Fact 1610

9th June 2006

THE OFFICE star MARTIN FREEMAN will hit the stage with the late IAN DURY's legendary band THE BLOCKHEADS at London venue The 100 Club tonight (09JUN06) - where he will sing the group's anthem SEX...

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