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Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll --  	A biography of Ian Dury who was stricken with polio at a young age and defied expectations by becoming one of the founder of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s.
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5 May 2010 (USA) See more »
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A biography of Ian Dury who was stricken with polio at a young age and defied expectations by becoming one of the founder of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 5 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Andy Serkis ... Ian Dury

Tom Hughes ... Chaz Jankel

Clifford Samuel ... Charlie Charles
Joseph Kennedy ... Davey Payne

Arthur Darvill ... Mick Gallagher
James Jagger ... John Turnbull (as Jimmy Jagger)
Shakraj Soornack ... Norman Watt-Roy

Mackenzie Crook ... Russell Hardy

Olivia Williams ... Betty Dury

Sam Spruell ... Kilburns' Drummer
Julian Cox ... Kilburns' Bass
Nick Rowson ... Kilburns' Guitar
Wesley Nelson ... Young Ian Dury
Ross Boatman ... Pub Landlord
Msimisi Dlamini ... Kilburns' Drums

Bill Milner ... Baxter Dury
Sabrina Jones ... Kid at Birthday Party
Ruby Ashbourne Serkis ... Kid at Birthday Party
Sonny Ashbourne Serkis ... Kid at Birthday Party

Naomie Harris ... Denise Roudette

Charlotte Beaumont ... Jemima Dury

Ray Winstone ... Bill Dury

Toby Jones ... Hargreaves

Ralph Ineson ... The Sulphate Strangler
Marc Lambert-Clark ... Catshit Drummer
Georgina Edewor-Thorley ... Party Girl
Cassie Edewor-Thorley ... Party Girl
Ian Neil ... Photographer
Joe Siffleet ... Bully Boy

Andrew Knott ... Reporter
Giuseppe Circelli ... Fan

Luke Evans ... Clive Richards

Noel Clarke ... Desmond

Alan McKenna ... Policeman
Ferdy Roberts ... Teacher
Poppy Miller ... Carer
Hamish Thompson ... Child At Chailey
Cortez Nelson ... Young Boy 2

Michael Maloney ... Graham
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Arends ... (uncredited)
Dom Arresthead ... Extra (uncredited)
Chloe Arrowsmith ... Girl in bed with The Blockheads Charley (uncredited)
Catherine Balavage ... Crazy Drug Girl (uncredited)
Jennifer Carswell ... Ruby (uncredited)

Kenton Hall ... Punk (uncredited)
Ellie Jeffreys ... Denise's Friend (uncredited)

David Lyddon ... Daemon (uncredited)
Stéphanie Montreux ... Mia (uncredited)

Elisabeth Roberts ... Audience Member / Voice work (uncredited)
Karol Steele ... Stern Nurse (uncredited)
Nick Turner ... Barman (uncredited)
Chris Wilson ... Arresting Police Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Mat Whitecross 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Viragh  written by

Produced by
Sarah Arnott .... co-producer
Paul Brett .... executive producer
Serena Cullen .... co-producer
Jon Diamond .... executive producer: Lipsync Productions
Michelle Eastwood .... co-producer: 104 films
Justin Edgar .... co-producer: 104 films
Peter Hampden .... executive producer: Lipsync Productions
Steve 'Harry' Harragan .... executive producer
Jane Hooks .... co-producer
Damian Jones .... producer
Ralph Kamp .... executive producer
Charlotte Knight .... co-producer
Norman Merry .... executive producer: Lipsync Productions
Ian Neil .... executive producer
Kevin Phelan .... executive producer: Lipsync Productions
Andy Serkis .... executive producer
Tim Smith .... executive producer
Alex Usborne .... co-producer: 104 films
Paul Viragh .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Chaz Jankel 
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Ross 
Brian Tufano 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Christelis 
 
Casting by
Toby Whale 
 
Production Design by
Richard Bullock 
 
Art Direction by
Sophie Hervieu 
 
Set Decoration by
Alex Marden 
 
Costume Design by
Joanna Eatwell 
 
Makeup Department
Toyosu Ajikawo .... makeup trainee: dailies
Julie Atkins .... makeup trainee
Debbie Bates .... make-up artist: dailies
Camilla Beckett .... make-up artist: dailies
Suzanne Condon .... makeup trainee: dailies
Stuart Conran .... prosthetics technician
Kimberley East .... makeup trainee
Jacqueline Fowler .... make-up and hair designer
Paul Hyett .... special makeup effects designer
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Florence May Carter .... make-up artist: dailies (as Florence Carter)
Debbie Moxey .... daily makeup artist
Karen O'Sullivan .... make-up artist: dailies
Vanessa Pendergrest .... makeup trainee: dailies
Heather Pitchford .... make-up artist: dailies
Demetris Robinson .... prosthetics technician
Simon Rose .... prosthetics technician
Helen Speyer .... hair supervisor
Helen Speyer .... makeup supervisor
Dana Spikins .... make-up artist: dailies
Zoey Stones .... hair stylist
Zoey Stones .... makeup artist
Xanthia White .... makeup artist: Mackenzie Crook
 
Production Management
Alistair Hopkins .... post-production supervisor
Beth Timbrell .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Glen Carroll .... third assistant director: additional filming
Matt Carver .... first assistant director
Laura De Selincourt .... third assistant director
Lucy Egerton .... second assistant director
Mark Hedges .... additional first assistant director
Alex Kaye-Besley .... additional second assistant director
Andrew Mannion .... crowd second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jess Alexander .... graphic designer
Rebecca Amissah .... art department assistant
Mark Bevan .... dressing props
Hannah Boyton .... charge hand painter
Matt French .... standby props
Lois Gabrin .... set dec assistant
Neil Griffiths .... dressing props
Vicky Hurley .... art department assistant
Robert Judd .... stand-by props
Lisette Lawrie .... art department trainee
Robert Leek .... set dresser
Clare Little .... stand-by art director: second unit
Toby Marrow .... property master
Martha Parker .... art department trainee
Rose Pomeroy .... scenic artist
Daisy Popham .... art department trainee
Kathryn Williams .... set dresser
Tony Boffey .... props: dailies (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Nick Baldock .... sound effects editor
Peter Baldock .... supervising sound editor
Tim Barker .... sound recordist
Ben Brazier .... foley editor
Robert Brazier .... foley mixer
Grant Bridgeman .... sound maintenance
Rachel Carberry .... assistant adr recordist
Ben Carr .... adr recordist
Paul Cotterell .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Feinberg .... sound effects editor
Sean Hannah .... dialogue and adr editor
Sue Harding .... foley artist
Rob Hughes .... sound re-recording mixer
Ben Tat .... dialogue editor
Rowena Wilkinson .... foley artist
Alan MacFeely .... sound trainee (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Chris Reynolds .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Chris Bentley .... digital lab operator
Lee Clappison .... digital colourist
James Clarke .... DI supervisor
Flat-e .... animation and visual effects
Marc Knapton .... visual effects supervisor
Konstantinos Koutsoliotas .... visual effects artist
Gus Martinez .... visual effects
Daniel Tomlinson .... senior digital lab operator
 
Stunts
Abbi Collins .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Armstrong .... key grip: second unit
Tim Battersby .... first assistant camera: 'a' camera
Theo Berman .... clapper loader
Freddie Bonfanti .... sparks: dailies (as Federico Bonfanti)
Luke Cairns .... additional second assistant camera
Ruben Cardol .... lighting technician
Josh Close .... grip
Philippe Cointepas .... focus puller: dailies
Alex Coverley .... key grip
Brian Fawcett .... director of photography: second unit
Steve Fitzpatrick .... rigger
John Hembrough .... steadicam operator
Fredericka Lathbridge .... camera trainee
Dash Lilley .... central loader
Scott Macbeth .... video tape operator
Amanda Maister .... lighting trainee
Joe McNally .... jimmy jib operator
David Palmieri .... electrician: dailies
James Perry .... second assistant camera
Duncan Riedl .... genny operator
Dean Rogers .... still photographer
Basil Smith .... bolex camera operator
Basil Smith .... camera operator
Chris Stones .... electrician
Julian White .... gaffer
Charlie Chambers .... dv camera operator (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Flat-e .... animator
 
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... adr voice casting
Anna Cooper .... casting assistant
Johnny Lynch .... extras casting
Chuck Douglas .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Katherine Fanthorpe .... stand-by costume
Joanna Macklin .... costume supervisor
Steve O'Sullivan .... costume assistant
Clare Vyse .... costume daily
 
Editorial Department
Simon J. Brooks .... assistant editor
Lee Clappison .... digital colourist
Scott Goulding .... on-line film editor
Lisa Jordan .... Senior Post Producer: Lipsync Post
Immanuel von Bennigsen .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Gilad Atzmon .... musician
Christoph Bauschinger .... music editor
Andy Brown .... conductor
Andy Brown .... orchestra contractor
Jessica Dannheisser .... orchestrator
Arthur Darvill .... live recordings performed by
Arthur Darvill .... musician
Ilan Eshkeri .... music producer
Steve Fishwick .... musician
Mickey Gallagher .... musician (recorded songs) (as Andy Serkis and The Blockheads)
Chris Hill .... musician
Dylan Howe .... musician
Tom Hughes .... live recordings performed by
Tom Hughes .... musician
James Jagger .... live recordings performed by
James Jagger .... musician
Chaz Jankel .... musician (recorded songs) (as Andy Serkis and The Blockheads)
Joseph Kennedy .... live recordings performed by
Joseph Kennedy .... musician
Elisa Kustow .... score production coordinator
The London Metropolitan Orchestra .... music performed by
The London Metropolitan Orchestra .... orchestra
Stephen McLaughlin .... music producer
Des Morgan .... musician
Ian Neil .... music supervisor
Davey Payne .... musician (recorded songs) (as Andy Serkis and The Blockheads)
Emre Ramazanoglu .... music mixer
Clifford Samuel .... live recordings performed by
Clifford Samuel .... musician
Andy Serkis .... musician (recorded songs) (as Andy Serkis and The Blockheads)
Andy Serkis .... musician
Shakraj Soornack .... live recordings performed by
Shakraj Soornack .... musician
Johnny Turnbull .... recorded songs (as Andy Serkis and The Blockheads)
Norman Watt-Roy .... musician (recorded songs) (as Andy Serkis and The Blockheads)
 
Transportation Department
James Cotton .... unit driver
Oliver Dempster .... unit driver
Neil Gregory .... unit driver
Simon Jones .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Christopher Abreu .... location assistant
Monika Agorelius .... electronic press kit
Joshua Benedetti .... location assistant
Mark Birmingham .... production accountant
Neil Calder .... completion guarantor: Film Finances Inc.
Isabel Chick .... production accountant: Presciene
Jon Clifford .... technical director: santx
Leonard Crooks .... head of New Cinema Fund: UK Film Council
Rachel Dargavel .... production coordinator
Georgina Edewor-Thorley .... assistant to the producer
Christiaan Faberij de Jonge .... production assistant
James Greenslade .... production legal
Clare Hardwick .... business affairs
Vinnie Jassal .... location manager
David Johnstone .... insurance services: Media Insurance Brokers
Julia Jones .... unit publicist
Yuen-Wai Liu .... assistant coordinator
Al Mackay .... location manager (as Alastair Mackay)
Helene Oosthuizen .... script supervisor
David Proud .... trainee
Tanya Ruby .... assistant accountant
Zoe Sailsman .... assistant to the producer
David Tanner .... safety diver
Keiran Mahon .... additional floor runner: dailies (uncredited)
Garry Marriott .... medic: second unit (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Kirk Douglas .... very special thanks (as Mr Kirk Douglas)
Albert Dury .... very special thanks
Baxter Dury .... very special thanks
Bill Dury .... very special thanks (as Bill)
Jemima Dury .... very special thanks
Sophy Dury .... very special thanks
Ruta Gedmintas .... very special thanks
Russell Hardy .... very special thanks
Chaz Jankel .... very special thanks
Davey Payne .... very special thanks
Clive Richards .... very special thanks
Denise Roudette .... very special thanks
 

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Filmed around Egham and Watford between April-June 2009.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When Baxter discards the Stretch Hulk birthday present from his Dad in the bin, you can clearly see that it is a standard action figure, and not a 'stretch' toy.See more »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining enough if you know the fuller picture, 27 January 2011
Author: Peter Hayes from United Kingdom

The Ian Dury story was definitely too strange for fiction. A disabled pop star - in the modern video age - who created a mix of musical hall, punk and pub rock that topped Euro charts and still gets a whirl now and then on nostalgia radio.

But is this is the real story? For a start he had one of the great backing bands (and to be frank they were more musical than him!) and, besides that, he was both an art teacher and born and brought up well outside of London. Making him Mockney No.1.

Like most bio-pics, facts that don't fit the overall picture are thrown over the wall. Also chronology is not guaranteed either. Never mind the interesting bits that the micro-budget couldn't touch.

Serkiss is simply great as Dury. Indeed hard to see anyone doing any better with the material. Such as it is. Why did women go for this unconventional man who clearly had a great deal of trouble thinking beyond himself and his own creature comforts?

("Don't know" says the movie very honestly. Although he may have been quite nice on the days he wasn't acting a prick. There was a brain and a conscience up there.)

Like many artists you are glad for their art because it shows they had hidden depths that their appearance and behaviour didn't always indicate. Later he left music ("writers block") to try and be an actor. I don't mean play at being an actor, but become a real one. Work at it. Character roles a speciality. He did OK actually. Another fact that could have been a good 20 minutes rather than ending up over the aforementioned wall.

The whole production team has worked hard to get some energy and oomph in the film and not to make it limp like the man himself, but despite that it is really only a time passer. As I have already said, the film doesn't have the budget to get involved in his era (which made him really) and while it is nice to know he had a country house and a swimming pool the real action is clearly elsewhere most of the time.

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