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Andy Serkis        

Actor, Director & Author; Best Known as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Andy Serkis is an actor, voice actor, motion capture artist, narrator, film director, and producer. He is best known for his performance capture roles comprising motion capture acting, animation, and voice work for such computer-generated characters as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), King Kong in the eponymous 2005 film, Caesar in the Planet of the Apes reboot series (2011–2017), Captain Haddock / Sir Francis Haddock in Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin (2011), and Supreme Leader Snoke in the Star Wars sequel trilogy films, The Force Awakens (2015) and The Last Jedi (2017). In 2018, he portrayed the character of Baloo in his self-directed film, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.

Serkis is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time, and his film work in motion capture has been critically acclaimed. He has received an Empire Award and two Saturn Awards for his motion-capture acting. He earned a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of serial killer Ian Brady in the British television film Longford (2006) and was nominated for a BAFTA for his portrayal of new wave and punk rock musician Ian Dury in the biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010). In 2020, Serkis received the BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema.

Serkis portrayed Ulysses Klaue in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Black Panther (2018). He will play Alfred Pennyworth in The Batman (2022). Serkis has his own production company and motion capture workshop, The Imaginarium in London, which he used for Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. He made his directorial debut with Imaginarium's 2017 film Breathe. He will also direct Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021), which is set in Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters.

Serkis married actress and singer Lorraine Ashbourne, and the couple have three children: daughter Ruby, and two sons Sonny and Louis George. Away from acting, Serkis is an accomplished amateur painter. Since his school years at Lancaster, being so close to the Lake District, Serkis developed his other passion in life: mountaineering.

Serkis has been active in charitable causes, such as The Hope Foundation which provides essential life-saving medical aid for children suffering from Leukaemia and children from countries devastated by war.

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Andy Serkis Channels Caesar In Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes ...
Andy Serkis is Caesar in the above image from the set of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The image above comes from Empire Online (view a bigger version of  ...
Andy Serkis to Receive Vanguard Award at CinemaCon - TheWrap
Andy Serkis will receive the Vanguard Award at this year's CinemaCon, the National Association of Theater Owners' annual convention, the group said Tuesday.
Andy Serkis plays dual roles for 'The Hobbit'
Andy Serkis reprises Gollum and helps Peter Jackson in the director's chair for ' The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.'

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