Guy Pearce was a teenage bodybuilding champion before joining the cast of Aussie soap Neighbours but he couldn’t be further away from Ramsay Street starring alongside Robert Pattinson in his new film The Rover. An existential take on Mad Max, it reunites Pearce with David Michôd, the director of awesome crime saga Animal Kingdom.
When gifted actor Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away in February this year after an accidental heroine overdose he left behind a wonderful and diverse body of work. Following his untimely death there's a gaping hole on the silver screen.
Richard Ayoade found fame as Moss in Channel 4’s IT Crowd. The presenter of TV show Gadget Man went on to make music videos for the likes of The Arctic Monkeys before directing his first film Submarine in 2011. The director talks us through the making of his latest feature The Double, based on a short story by Dostoevsky.
After almost a decade of superhero domination at the box office Marvel have re-invented the popcorn blockbuster with Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk and the rest of the Avengers gang. Last summer's Tony Stark tale was delivered by Lethal Weapon creator Shane Black with the third instalment in the Iron Man franchise setting the bar for action smack downs segued with killer gags. Marvel's latest is a game-changer set to rip up the hero origin story blueprint.
From Gollum and King Kong to great ape Caesar, Andy Serkis has blazed a new trail for actors with his motion capture performances in recent years. The pioneer talks us through his work on Matt Reeves' sci-fi sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. NME: How much has motion capture technology advanced since you first donned your lycra suit to play Gollum? "It’s really moved on since I first played Gollum 14 years ago. It’s gone from being a visual effect to a true performance - from an on stage reference to an authored performance.