Andy Serkis. Photo by Jerry Schmitz

Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis is an award-winning actor best known for playing Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy

Andy Serkis is an award-winning actor who has earned acclaim from both critics and audiences for his work in a range of memorable roles. He gained legions of fans around the globe for his performance as “Gollum” in the Academy Award-winning The Lord of the Rings trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson. 

Serkis won an Empire Award for his role, in addition to sharing in several Outstanding Ensemble Cast Awards, including a Screen Actors Guild Award.  He reunited with Jackson in the director’s epic retelling of King Kong, taking performance capture to another level as the titular character, and between 2011-2017 he took performance capture to new heights with his heart-breaking and critically acclaimed portrayal of “Caesar” in the Planet of the Apes trilogy.      

Serkis is currently in production as director/producer of an animated adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm. 

Andy Serkis appeared on stage in Ulster American at the Riverside Studios in London, from 4 December 2023 to 27 January 2024.

In February of 2020, he was honoured by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) at the 73rd EE British Academy Film Awards with one of the organisation’s highest honours, the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award.  

Most recently, Serkis appeared in the feature film Luther: The Fallen Sun, starring alongside Idris Elba and Cynthia Erivo for Netflix and the BBC.  In the autumn of 2022, he received critical acclaim from press and fans for his portrayal of “Kino Loy” in a three-episode arc of Andor, starring opposite Diego Luna.  Additionally, he helmed Venom: Let There Be Carnage for Marvel and Sony Pictures and starred alongside Robert Pattinson in The Batman, portraying “Alfred Pennyworth.”

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