24 Dec 2017

Andy Serkis: making the movie Breathe

From Sunday Morning, 10:07 am on 24 December 2017

Breathe is the story of British advocate for the disabled Robin Cavendish, who contracted polio in 1958, which left him paralysed from the neck down at 28, facing his final few months in hospital attached to a breathing machine. With the help of friends, including a brilliant inventor, Robin and his wife Diana changed the course of their lives. Their story has been made into a movie, Breathe, out on Boxing Day. It's directed by honorary New Zealander, Andy Serkis, the voice of Gollum in the Lord of the Rings movies, Caesar in War for the Planet of the Apes, and the evil emperor Snoke in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars, The Last Jedi.