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Andy Serkis

Andrew Clement G. Serkis was born April 20, 1964, in Ruislip Manor, West London, England. He has three sisters and a brother. His father, Clement Serkis, an ethnic Armenian whose original family surname was "Serkissian", was a Medical Doctor working abroad, in Iraq; the Serkis family spent a lot of time traveling around the Middle East. For the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 30 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

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 2011 Arthur Christmas
Lead Elf (voice)
 2011 Wild Bill
 2011 Death of a Superhero
Dr. Adrian King
 2010 Animals United
Charles (English version, voice)
 2007 Sugarhouse
 2007 Extraordinary Rendition
Maro, Interrogator
 2006 Flushed Away
Spike (voice)
 2005 King Kong
Kong / Lumpy
 2004 Blessed
Father Carlo
 2002 The Escapist
Ricky Barnes
 2000 Five Seconds to Spare
 2000 Shiner
 2000 Pandaemonium
John Thelwall
 2000 The Jolly Boys' Last Stand
Anthony 'Spider' Dale
 1998 Sweety Barrett
Leo King
 1998 Among Giants
 1997/I Loop
 1997 Mojo
 1996 Stella Does Tricks
 1995 The Near Room
 1994 Royal Deceit
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He acted in 'Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe''s play, "Faust Parts I and II", at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Simon Callow, Peter Lindford, Jack Ellis, Alyson Spiro and Paul Brightwell in the cast. David Freeman was the director. See more »

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Andy Serkis and The Blockheads


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I do feel incredibly liberated when I'm inside another's skin, basically, and so method does afford you that, hugely. See more »


Although he was critically acclaimed for the performances, he was ruled ineligible for Best Supporting Actor nominations at the 2003, 2004 and 2012 Academy Awards because his characters Gollum in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) and Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) were computer generated. See more »


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