Friday, January 23, 2009

Reasons to be cheerful...

The excellent Andy Serkis has signed up to portray singer Ian Dury in a forthcoming biopic. Dury, who died in 2000 aged 57, was an important figure in the 70's London pub rock scene which pre-emted punk and new wave... He suffered from polio at an early age and was a champion for rights for the disabled.

Serkis is no stranger to music biographies, having played the legendary Martin Hannett in the Factory Records story 24 Hour Party People.

Serkis as Martin Hannett:

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