Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll is a 2010 biographical film about English new wave musician Ian Dury, starring Andy Serkis as Dury. The film follows Dury's rise to fame and documents his personal battle with the disability caused by having contracted polio during childhood. The effect that his disability and his lifestyle have upon his relationships is also a focal point of the film. The title of the film is derived from Dury's 1977 7" single, "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll".
|Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll|
|Directed by||Mat Whitecross|
|Written by||Paul Viragh|
|Produced by||Damian Jones|
|Music by||Chaz Jankel|
|Distributed by||Entertainment Film Distributors|
|Box office||$1 million|
Principal photography began on 29 April 2009 in Egham, Surrey and theatre footage was shot 1–3 June at Watford Palace Theatre.
- Andy Serkis as Ian Dury
- Naomie Harris as Denise
- Ray Winstone as Bill Dury
- Olivia Williams as Betty Dury
- Noel Clarke as Desmond
- Toby Jones as Hargreaves
- Ralph Ineson as The Sulphate Strangler
- Mackenzie Crook as Russell Hardy
- Bill Milner as Baxter Dury
- Michael Maloney as Graham
- Arthur Darvill as Mick Gallagher
- Luke Evans as Clive Richards
- James Jagger as John Turnbull
- Tom Hughes as Chaz Jankel
- Clifford Samuel as Charley Charles
- Charlotte Beaumont as Jemima Dury
- Jennifer Carswell as Ruby
- Stephanie Carswell as Mia
- Aidan Knight as Ginger Spanish Nicky
- Joseph Kennedy as Davey Payne
- Eku Edewor as a party girl
- Catherine Balavage as Crazy drug girl (uncredited)
On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 73% based on reviews from 51 critics. The site's critical consensus state: "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll pays appropriately uninhibited tribute to a pioneering artist -- and proves Andy Serkis can be every bit as compelling in a non-motion-capture role." On Metacritic it has a score of 57% based on reviews from 6 critics, indicating "Mixed or average reviews".
|British Independent Film Awards||Best Actor||Andy Serkis||Nominated|
|British Academy Film Award||Best Actor||Andy Serkis||Nominated|
|Evening Standard Film Awards||Best Actor||Andy Serkis||Won|
- ^ a b Jaafar, Ali (21 April 2009). "U.K. talent drawn to Sex & Drugs". Variety. Reed Elsevier. Retrieved 22 April 2009.
- ^ "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
- ^ "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll". Metacritic. Retrieved 4 May 2020.