Serkis, Andy 1964-
Serkis, Andy 1964-
Born April 20, 1964, in London, England; father, a doctor; mother, a special education teacher; married Lorraine Ashbourne (an actress and singer), July 22, 2002; children: Ruby, Sonny, Louis George. Education: Studied visual arts at Lancaster University. Avocational Interests: Painting, mountaineering, and charity work for groups such as The Hope Foundation.
Agent—Lou Coulson Associates, 37 Berwick St., London W1V 3RF United Kingdom; The Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—Principal Entertainment, 1964 Westwood Blvd., Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Publicist—True Public Relations, 6725 Sunset Blvd., Suite 570, Los Angeles, CA 90028.
Actor. Served as an apprentice to Jonathan Petherbridge at the Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster, England; appeared in television commercial for Greenpeace.
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award (with others), best acting ensemble, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by the cast of a theatrical motion picture, 2002, all for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; Saturn Award, best supporting actor, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, DVD Exclusive Award nomination (with others), best audio commentary (new for DVD), Empire Award nomination, best British actor, Online Film Critics Society Award (with others), best ensemble, Online Film Critics Society Award nomination, best supporting actor, Phoenix Film Critics Society Award (with others), best acting ensemble, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by the cast of a theatrical motion picture, Visual Effects Society Award (with others), best performance by an actor in an effects film, 2003, all for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers; Empire Award, best British actor, National Board of Review Award (with others), best acting by an ensemble, 2003, Saturn Award, best supporting actor, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award (with others), best acting ensemble, Chicago Film Critics Association Award nomination, best supporting actor, Online Film Critics Society Award nomination, best supporting actor, Phoenix Film Critics Society Award nomination (with others), best acting ensemble, Screen Actors Guild Award (with others), outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture, Visual Effects Society Award (with others), outstanding character animation in a live action motion picture, 2004, all for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King; Special Citation, Toronto Film Critics Association, 2005, Empire Award nomination, best actor, Visual Effects Society Award (with others), outstanding animated character in a live action motion picture, 2006, all for King Kong; Manchester Evening News Award, best actor, for Decadence.
Torstem, Prince of Jutland (also known as Royal Deceit, Amled, prinsen af Jylland, and Prinsen af Jylland), Miramax, 1994.
Bunny, The Near Room, 1995.
Fitz, Stella Does Tricks, Strand Releasing, 1996.
Mr. Evans, Career Girls, October Films, 1997.
Sid Potts, Mojo, Channel 4 Films, 1997.
Bill, Loop, 1997.
Bob, Among Giants, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998.
Leo King, The Tale of Sweety Barrett (also known as Sweety Barrett and Aulabarour), Handmade Films, 1998.
The Righteous Babes, 1998.
David, Clueless, 1998.
Harry, Insomnia, 1998.
John Duban, Topsy-Turvy, October Films, 1999.
Chester, Five Seconds to Spare, Winchester Films, 1999.
Spider, The Jolly Boys Last Stand, 2000.
John Thelwall, Pandemonium, Moonstone Entertainment, 2000.
Mel, Shiner, Miramax, 2000.
Shaun, Jump, 2000.
Ricky Barnes, The Escapist, Trinity Home Entertainment, 2001.
Gollum, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (also known as The Fellowship of the Ring and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: The Motion Picture), New Line Cinema, 2001.
Martin Hannet, 24 Hour Party People (also known as Twenty Four Hour Party People), United Artists, 2001.
Private Thomas Quinn, Deathwatch (also known as La tranchee), Lions Gate Films, 2002.
Gollum, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (also known as Der Herr der ringe: die zwei turme and The Two Towers), New Line Cinema, 2002.
Himself, The Making of "Lord of the Rings" (short), 2002.
Gollum, Smeagol, and character voices, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (also known as Der Herr der ringee: die ruckkehr des konigs and The Return of the King), New Line Cinema, 2003.
Himself and Richard Kneeland, Making of a Teen Dream (short), 2004.
Granny, Rastafarian, and Hunter Jackson, Standing Room Only (short), Buena Vista, 2004, released as segment of Stories of Lost Souls, America Video, 2005.
Richard Kneeland, 13 Going on 30 (also known as Suddenly 30), Columbia, 2004.
Father Carlo, Blessed, DEJ Productions, 2004.
Ringens disipler (documentary short), SF Norge A/S, 2004.
Himself, Ringers: Lord of the Fans (documentary), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2005.
Himself, Du kommst nicht vorbei-fans im bann des ringes (short), Traumflieger, 2005.
Himself, "King Kong": Peter Jackson's Production Diaries (documentary), 2005.
Voice of Stingray, Stingray (short), 2006.
Mr. Grin, Stormbreaker (also known as Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker), Weinstein Company, 2006.
Alley, The Prestige, Buena Vista, 2006.
Voice of Spike, Flushed Away (animated), Paramount, 2006.
Himself, Bryan's Journals (documentary), 2006.
Himself, "King Kong": The Post-Production Diaries (documentary), Universal Studios Home Video, 2006.
Himself, Recreating the Eighth Wonder: The Making of "King Kong" (documentary), Universal Studios Home Video, 2006.
Hoodwink, Sugarhouse Lane (also known as Sugarhouse), Slingshot Studios, 2007.
The interrogator, Rendition, 2007.
Erickson, Freezing Time, 2007.
Capricorn, Inkheart, New Line Cinema, 2008.
The Cottage, Screen Gems, 2008.
Assistant location manager, The Long and Short of It, 2003.
Producer and director, Freezing Time, 2007.
Director, Addict, 2008.
Also directed Snake (short).
Television Appearances; Series:
Owen, Streetwise, 1989.
Tom, Finney, ITV, 1995.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
Pyotr, Grushko, BBC, 1993.
Michael Lawler, Touching Evil III, PBS, 1999.
Styeman, Shooting the Past, PBS, 1999.
Bill Sikes, Oliver Twist, ITV and PBS, 1999.
Kasim, Arabian Nights, NBC, 2000.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Sergeant Corrigan, The Pale Horse (also known as Agatha Christie's "The Pale Horse"), Arts and Entertainment, 1996.
Steven Brunos, The Jump, 1998.
Ian Brady, Longford, HBO, 2006.
Albert Einstein, Einstein and Eddington, HBO, 2007.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Potts, Venice Report, 1997.
Bill Sikes, Oliver Twist, PBS, 1999.
"The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers," Return to Middle Earth, The WB, 2002.
The 2003 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2003.
1st Annual Spaceys, Space Channel, 2003.
DNZ: The Real Middle Earth, TVNZ, 2004.
The Orange British Academy Film Awards, BBC, 2004.
The Ultimate Film, Channel 4, 2004.
Sci Fi Inside: "King Kong," Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.
06 Spaceys, Space Channel, 2006.
The Prestige: Now That's Magic, ITV, 2006.
Also appeared in Made in Spain; The Chief; Kavanagh QC.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Peter Moran, "A Wapping Conspiracy," The New Statesman, ITV1, 1989.
Peter Moran, "The Haltemprice Bunker," The New Statesman, ITV1, 1989.
Dudin, "Into Africa," Saracen, Central, 1989.
Greville, "Le Grand Weekend," The Darling Buds of May, ITV, 1992.
Alex Rackin, "Return to Sender," The Bill, ITV1, 1993.
"Passion Fruit Fool," Pie in the Sky, BBC, 1994.
The Screensavers, Tech TV, 2003.
Himself, "Filmland Special—Ringenes Herre: kongen vender tilbage," Filmland, 2003.
Tinseltown TV, International Channel, 2003.
Frids film, 2003.
"Kuninkaan paluu—tarun paatos," 4Pop, 2003.
Voice of Cleanie, "Dude, Where's My Ranch?," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 2003.
Riff, "Celebrity," Spooks (also known as MI-5), BBC, 2004.
Richard & Judy, Channel 4, 2004.
The Sharon Osbourne Show, syndicated, 2004.
Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2004, 2006.
Corazon de …, 2005.
The Film Programme (also known as Film 2005), BBC, 2005.
HypaSpace (also known as HypaSpace Daily and HypaSpace Weekly), Space Channel, 2006.
"Down the Loo: The Making of ‘Flushed Away,’" HBO First Look, HBO, 2006.
Vincent Van Gogh, "Van Gogh," Simon Schama's Power of Art, 2006.
Voice of the driver, "Underground," Arena, BBC, 2007.
Macbeth, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, England, 1989.
Dogboy, Hush, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1993.
Potts, Mojo, Royal Court Theatre, 1995.
Hurlyburly, Old Vic Theatre, London, then Queen's Theatre, London, 1997.
Jake, A Lie of the Mind, Donmar Warehouse, London, 2001.
Made stage debut in Privates on Parade, Lancaster, England; also appeared in Volpone, The Good Person of Szechwan, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, all Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster, England; Faust, Lyric Theatre-Hammersmith, London; Decadence, Bolon Octagon; Cabaret, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, England; She Stoops to Conquer, Your Home in the West, True Nature of Love, and Unidentified Human Remains, all Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, England; Decadence; as the fool, King Lear, Royal Court Theatre, London; Macheath, The Threepenny Opera, Bubble Theatre; Jerry, Some Like It Hot, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, England.
Director, The Double Bass, Southwark Playhouse, London, 2003.
Voice of Gollum, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, EA Games, 2003.
Gollum, The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age, Electronic Arts, 2004.
Voice of Lumpy, King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie (also known as Kong: The 8th Wonder of the World), Ubi Soft Entertainment, 2005.
King, Heavenly Sword, Sony Computer Entertainment America, 2007.
Neneh Cherry's "Woman," 1996.
Wrote Snake (short).
Wrote Gollum, Houghton Mifflin.
Empire, August, 1998, p. 28.
Andy Serkis Website,http://www.serkis.com, September 15, 2007.
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