Sex, Drugs, & Rock 'n' roll

Posted February 16th, 2009 by Anthony

Here’s some good news from the UK disability arts newsletter, ETC. (To subscribe,

To my mind Ian Dury’s “Spasticus Autisticus” should be the disability community’s rockin’ anthem. If this movie is successful it should help bring the disabled Dury back into public consciousness.

Here’s the news:

Sex & Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll

104 films is looking for disabled cast members for its major new feature film Sex & Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll, about Ian Dury and the Blockheads’ rise to fame.

They are looking for actors and first timers to audition for the following roles:

* Young Ian (age 8-11):
They need a talented young disabled actor to play Ian as a boy. They need someone who is not only a great actor, but also has a similar physical appearance to Ian, who had polio.

* Children (various ages):
Ian spent time at a boarding school for physically impaired children, so they are looking for children of different ages to act as his fellow pupils.

* Body Double (age 30-45):
They are also looking for a male actor for various body shots of Ian’s polio -effected body.

If you or anyone you know might be interested, please pass this on and email Michelle Eastwood at

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