Find out everything you need to know about Andy!
1. Andy owns one of the two prop rings used in the LOTR Trilogy, the other belongs to Elijah Wood.
2. Frequently used his Gollum voice on his children to tease them or berate them when they misbehaved.
3. He studied apes in their natural habitats to prepare for his roles in King Kong and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
4. Was ruled inelligible for Best Supporting Actor nominations for LOTR and Rise of the Planet of the Apes because his characters were computer generated.
Andy Serkis is an actor, director and producer, known for roles such as ‘Gollum’ in the Lord of the Rings franchise, ‘Caesar’ in the Planet of the Apes films, ‘Supreme Leader Snoke’ in the latest Star Wars films, ‘Ulysses Klaue’ in Black Panther, ‘Alfred Pennyworth’ in The Batman, and many more. Andy has worked across the film, television and theatre industries, gaining awards and critical acclaim for his numerous roles including the BAFTA-nominated role ‘Ian Dury’ in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.
In 2012, Andy co-founded The Imaginarium – a Performance Capture studio and Production Company dedicated to the art and craft of next generation storytelling. In 2017, Serkis made his directorial debut with The Imaginarium’s first film, Breathe, followed by his next film as director, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, based on the original stories by Rudyard Kipling, which was released in December 2018. Most recently he directed the 2021 film Venom: Let there be Carnage, and is set to direct Venom 3 currently in pre-production.