Andy Serkis

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Andy Serkis

English film actor, director and author add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1964.

Countries: United Kingdom (58%), (19%), United States (17%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Animal Farm, Nitin Sawhney, The Hobbit (film series)

Linked to: Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, Lancaster University, St Benedict's School, Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2005




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Andy Serkis was born in 1964 add something


In the early 1990s he settled in London, and took roles in "Dogboy," the Royal Court Theatre's production of "Mojo," Bill Sikes in a television film of "Oliver Twist" and Wilson Milam's production of "Hurlyburly" at the Queen's Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, with Rupert Graves and David Tennant add something


Serkis married actress Lorraine Ashbourne in July 2002 add something


In 2006 Serkis appeared in Jim Threapleton's improvised feature film, "Extraordinary Rendition", which premiered in 2007 add something


In 2006, Serkis appeared in the role of Mr Grin in the film rendition of Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider novel "Stormbreaker" add something


In 2006, he was in the film "The Prestige" as Mr. Alley, assistant to Nikola Tesla, and as the voice of Spike, one of the henchrats in the Aardman Animations film "Flushed Away" add something


Serkis worked with game developers Ninja Theory on the 2007 release "Heavenly Sword", providing the motion capture and voice for King Bohan , as well as acting as Dramatic Director for the game add something


Edinburgh Festival - The film premiered at the 2007 Edinburgh Festival and released in the UK on 24 August 2007 add something


In 2008, Serkis appeared as Rigaud in the BBC Television adaptation "Little Dorrit" add something


Filming was due to begin in September 2008 but was delayed due to Universal pulling out of backing the project add something


Robert Rankin - In 2008 The Brightonomicon was adapted into a 13 part full-cast audio drama by Hokus Bloke Productions and BBC Audiobooks starring Andy Serkis, David Warner, Jason Isaacs, Rupert Degas, Mark Wing-Davey, Martin Jarvis and Sarah Douglas


Filming began in January 2009 and the film was released in 2011 add something


In 2010, Serkis features in the TV series "The Accused", in "Liam's Story", written by Danny Brocklehurst and Jimmy McGovern add something


Nick Cave - An announcement in February 2010 stated that Andy Serkis and Cave would collaborate on a motion-capture movie of the Brecht and Weill musical play "The Threepenny Opera"


In 2011, Serkis founded The Imaginarium Studios with film producer Jonathan Cavendish add something


In January 2011, it was confirmed that Serkis would reprise the role of Gollum in the three-part "The Hobbit" films which will be released in 2012, 2013 and 2014 add something


England - Acclaimed for his motion capture work, Andy Serkis opened The Imaginarium Studios in London in 2011


Rise of the Planet of the Apes - "'Rise of the Planet of the Apes"' is a 2011 American science fiction film directed by Rupert Wyatt and starring James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, and Andy Serkis


The Hobbit (film series) - On 10 January 2011, it was confirmed that Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis would reprise their respective roles of Gandalf the Grey and Gollum from the "The Lord of the Rings" film trilogy


He was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in June 2012 along with 175 other individuals add something


On 20 October 2012 the studio acquired rights to "The Bone Season" by Samantha Shannon and a new motion capture adaptation of "Animal Farm", which Serkis will direct add something


Animal Farm - In 2012, a HFR-3D version of "Animal Farm" potentially directed by Andy Serkis was announced


On April 29, 2014, it was announced that Serkis would be a cast member for "Star Wars Episode VII" add something


Keri Russell - In 2014, Russell appeared in the film "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," a sequel to the 2011 movie "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" alongside actors Andy Serkis and Gary Oldman


Star Wars: The Force Awakens - By March 2014, talks with Andy Serkis and Oscar Isaac began and continued into April 2014


Planet of the Apes (franchise) - During an interview with MTV News in mid-November 2014, Andy Serkis talked about possible sequels: "It might be three films, It could be four


Retrieves 11 January 2015 Serkis has received an Empire award, a National Board of Review award, two Saturn awards and a Screen Actors Guild award for his motion capture work add something


He made his directorial debut with the 2017 film "Breathe" add something


Nitin Sawhney - He recently finished scoring Andy Serkis' directorial debut Breathe, which goes on general release in October  2017


Nitin Sawhney - He recently finished scoring Andy Serkis' directorial debut "Breathe", which goes on general release in October 2017


In December 2018 he appeared in a video for People's Vote as Theresa May using the voice of Gollum, spoofing May's Brexit deal deal add something