Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Directed by Mat Whitecross, 2010
“There are a couple ways to avoid death…one of them is to be magnificent" Ian Dury
BAFTA nominee Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) stars in this ripsnorting and unapologetic portrait of mercurial British punk rock pioneer, Ian Dury (Ian Dury and The Blockheads).
Funny, heartbreaking and very rock-and-roll, this directorial debut of The Road to Guantanamo co-director Mat Whitecross chronicles everything from Dury’s troubled childhood and battle with debilitating polio, to the effects of his fame on his relationships and fatherhood.
Also starring Naomie Harris (Pirates of the Caribbean, 28 Days Later), Ray Winstone (Beowulf, The Departed, Sexy Beast), Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense, Rushmore) and Toby Jones (Harry Potter, Frost/Nixon).
My Tribeca Story with Director Mat Whitecross; An interview with the sex&drugs&rock&roll team; Audio Commentary with Mat Whitecross, Andy Serkis and the sex&drugs&rock&Roll team; Deleted Scenes
Cast:Andy Serkis, Naomie Harris, Olivia Williams, Bill Milner, Toby Jones, Tom Hughes, Noel Clarke, Mackenzie Crook, Michael Maloney, Ray Winstone
Crew:Jacqueline Fowler (make-up and hair designer), Joanna Eatwell (costume designer), Toby Whale (casting director), Jane Hooks (line producer), Ian Neil (music supervisor), Chaz Jankel (composer), Richard Bullock (production designer), Peter Christelis (editor), Christopher Ross (director of photography), Brian Tufano (director of photography), Kevin Phelan (executive producer), Peter Hampden (executive producer), Andy Serkis (executive producer), Paul Viragh (executive producer), Ian Neil (executive producer), Ralph Kamp (executive producer), Paul Brett (executive producer), Steve “Harry” Harragan (executive producer), Tim Smith (executive producer), Paul Viragh (writer), Damian Jones (producer)
“Whitecross and Serkis gleefully adopt their subject's punk-rock ethos, injecting mischievous energy into each scene…” –The New York Daily News
“Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll is a very British, very chaotic, very energetic, trip of a film that truly leaves the viewer with a sense of Ian Dury’s spastic roll in the punk rock era.” Daily Film Dose; Matt McUsic;