Here’s a classic reminder of his brilliance:
From Sky News:
Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll stars Andy Serkis, the actor best-known for playing Gollum in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy.
He told Sky News he is thrilled with the reception so far.
“The family came and watched the film after it was put together,” Serkis explained.
“And we got a lovely email from Ian’s daughter saying Ian would have loved this, and he would have sat there and laughed, and then coated you all off with great affection.
“So hopefully we’ve done him proud,” he added.
March will mark 10 years since Dury succumbed to cancer, after a brilliant career with The Blockheads, that produced hits like Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick and the classic album New Boots And Panties!!.
The movie charts the post-Punk years of the late 1970s as well as flashbacks to Dury’s Polio-addled childhood.
Serkis’ performance has already won him a British Independent Film Award nomination.
Originally posted 2009-12-24 03:37:30.