Physical transformation is a huge part of the actor’s toolkit, whether it’s gaining weight, adopting a new physicality or sitting in the make-up chair for hours on end while talented crew members work their magic.This year has yielded an unusual array of transformative performances, with many of the world’s most famous faces changed beyond all recognition in service of delivering something special on the big screen.From glossy awards season biopics to mega-budget blockbuster spectaculars, the craft of an actor often requires a willingness to take risks in delivering a memorable look.These stars certainly succeeded.Read moreMovie transformations of 2018Charlize Theron criticised for dramatic Monster weight gainOlivia Colman discusses shifting weight between Queen roles
'Stan & Ollie' star Steve Coogan says “you can do comedy about any subject.”
Yahoo Movies UK goes behind-the-scenes of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilley's latest team up for Etan Cohen's Sherlock parody.
Just like last year, 2018 has seen a lot of movie-star transformations, with more and more thespians allowing themselves to spend hours in the prosthetic chair to receive massive makeovers in the hope of an Oscar nomination (we’re sure Gary Oldman getting one for his unrecognisable turn as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour didn’t help).Click through the gallery for our picks for the most shocking actor transformations of 2018.Read more15 biggest movie transformations of 2017The actors who went unrecognisable in 2016Hollywood’s most notable deaths of 2018
The actor had to wear a fat suit and prosthetics to play Oliver Hardy in the biopic opposite Steven Coogan as Stan Laurel.
The Step Brothers are reunited – this time playing the world’s greatest consulting detective and his loyal biographer – as Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly star as Holmes & Watson. In cinemas Boxing Day.
Coogan and Reilly play the iconic comedy duo in this biopic focused on the end of their career as they toured Great Britain in 1953.
The first poster for 'Stan & Ollie' will be instantly familiar to Laurel and Hardy fans.