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- Posted on Jan 4th 2010 9:05AM by Farah Ishaq
Serkis, a long time fan of Dury, says when the pair met, he definitely left an impression. In an interview with the Guardian, Serkis described their encounter saying, "He was obnoxious. We were in a Chinese restaurant and he slagged eveybody off and was just an arse, you know.
"And that same night, Mickey Gallagher, who was one of [Dury's band] the Blockheads but was caring for him, just went, 'F--- this, I'm not doing it any more', and he left Ian on the pavement outside the hotel."
Commenting on the film, which is released in the UK this week (Jan. 8), Serkis also explains the dark undertones of the film as being as realistic as possible, saying, "I knew we weren't going to be painting a glorified picture of a stoic underdog, it was going to be warts and all."
He added, "When we started showing early drafts to Sophie and Baxter [Dury's second wife and oldest son], they were like, 'He's so much darker, so much more of a c--- than this. You've got to get down and dirty with this.' So we thought, great, if they're prepared to take off the boxing gloves, so will we."