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Who is Andy Serkis? Wiki, Bio, Age, Early Life & Faimly, Career, Married Life, Net Worth & Many More Facts You Need To Know

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Andrew Clement “Andy” Serkis (born 20 April 1964)  is an English film actor, voice actor, director and author. He is best known for playing Gollum in the motion capture of The Lord of the Rings and Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogies, as well as King Kong in the 2005 remake of Peter Jackson and in the Caesar reboot trilogy. on the planets of the apes. He also voiced Spike in the 2006 DreamWorks / Aardman film, Flushed Away. Her Disney roles include Supreme Leader Snoke in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Ulysses Klaw in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Black Panther. He will also direct Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Sony’s 2021 Marvel movie, a sequel to the 2018 Venom movie, as part of his own Marvel live-action movie series.


He is 56 years old.

Early Life & Faimly

Serkis was born and raised at Ruislip Manor in Middlesex (now within Greater London). Her mother, Lylie Weech, was English and taught disabled children; his father, Clement Serkis, was a gynecologist of Armenian origin of Iraqi origin. The original surname of their ancestors was “Sarkisian”. Both of his parents were Roman Catholics. His father often worked in the Middle East, while Serkis and his brothers were raised in Britain, with regular vacations in the Middle East, including Tire, Sidon, Damascus, and Baghdad. [eleven] Serkis was educated at Saint Benedict’s school, Ealing. He studied visual arts and theater as part of his degree at Lancaster University and graduated in 1985. Serkis was a member of The County College and part of the Bailrigg FM student radio station. He joined the Nuffield Studio, engaging in the design and production of plays. Having agreed to act in a couple of productions towards the end of his first year, Serkis played the lead role in Barrie Keeffe’s Gotcha as a rebellious teenager holding a teacher hostage. As a result, he switched his main subject to acting, building his Bachelor of Independent Studies in acting and set design, studying Konstantin Stanislavski and Bertolt Brecht, and including minor modules in art and visual graphics.  In his final year in Lancaster, he adapted Raymond Briggs’ graphic novel The Tin-Pot Foreign General and the Old Iron Woman, a satire on the Falklands War, as an individual show, which he performed to acclaim.

Married Life


In his third year in college, Serkis joined the backstage team at the local Duke’s Playhouse to earn his Equity card. Upon graduation, although advised to take a one-year graduate acting course, he joined Dukes as an actor and, under director Jonathan Petherbridge, who used workshops based on Augusto Boal’s methods, spent 18 months acting in a wide range of productions from Brecht through Shakespeare to modern British playwrights.  After 16 months, and having earned his Equity card, Serkis joined a number of tour companies, including productions of: Bouncers vs. Hull Truck; Florizel in The Winter’s Tale; and the fool at King Lear with director Max Stafford-Clark. In the early 1990s he settled in London and took roles in Dogboy, the Mojo production at the Royal Court Theater, Bill Sikes in a television movie by Oliver Twist (1999) and the production by Hurlyburly (1997 ) by Wilson Milam at Queen’s Theater, Shaftesbury Avenue, with Rupert Graves and David Tennant. [fifteen] Like many British actors, Serkis moved on to television by appearing in small roles, such as Greville in an episode of The Darling Buds of May (1992). However, one of his first major roles was in the joint BBC / HBO production of Einstein and Eddington (2008). Serkis played Albert Einstein, following the development of his theory of relativity, while David Tennant played the British scientist Sir Arthur Eddington. Serkis joined director Mike Leigh’s ensemble for two film productions and appeared in the romantic comedy Loop (1997) opposite Susannah York.

Serkis was first made public for his performance as Sméagol / Gollum, in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001-2003), for which he provided motion capture and voice moves for the CGI character. Her work on The Lord of the Rings started a debate on the legitimacy of CGI-assisted performance. Some critics felt that Serkis should have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, as his voice, body language, and facial expressions were used. Serkis has performed critically acclaimed motion capture work in several other films, including the main character in the 2005 version of King Kong (in which he also played the ship’s cook in live action) and as Cesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017). He also worked with game developers Ninja Theory on the 2007 Heavenly Sword version, providing motion capture and voice for King Bohan (the game’s main villain). Serkis was cast as serial killer Ian Brady in the BAFTA nominated Longford, co-starring Samantha Morton as Myra Hindley and Jim Broadbent as Lord Longford. In 2006 Serkis appeared in the role of Mr. Grin in the film version of Stormbreaker, the novel Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz. 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. In 2006, Serkis appeared in Jim Threapleton’s improvised feature film Extraordinary Rendition, which premiered in 2007. In 2010, he played 1970s new wave singer Ian Dury in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. Serkis appeared in Sugarhouse, an independently made low-budget film, which portrays local crime lord Hoodwink, which terrorizes an East London housing development. For the role, Serkis shaved his head and had sessions lasting 20 hours each to have temporary tattoos etched on his body. The film premiered at the 2007 Edinburgh Festival and premiered in the UK on August 24, 2007. It appeared alongside Sacha Baron Cohen in The Jolly Boys’ Last Stand.

In 2007, Serkis provided the voiceover for Monkey Life, broadcast five for three weeks from August 13 to 31, 2007. This series is about Monkey World, the popular ape and monkey sanctuary and zoo near Wool, Dorset. Serkis reunited with Peter Jackson, as a cast member in Jackson’s Tintin trilogy and Steven Spielberg, based on The Adventures of Tintin. Serkis provided the voice and motion capture interpretation of Captain Haddock (adopting a Scottish accent), as well as his ancestor, Sir Francis Haddock. Filming started in January 2009 and the film was released in 2011. Filming was due to start in September 2008, but was delayed because Universal stopped supporting the project.  In 2008, Serkis appeared as Rigaud in the BBC Television adaptation of Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens and as Capricorn in Inkheart. In 2009, Serkis voiced the role of the demon Screwtape in the audio adaptation of Focus on the Family’s Radio Theater by C. Screw’s The Screwtape Letters. In 2010, Serkis was cast as William Hare, with Simon Pegg as Burke, in the black comedy film John Landis Burke and Hare based on the Burke and Hare murders in Scotland in 1828.

In 2010, Serkis appears in the television series The Accused, in “Liam’s Story”, written by Danny Brocklehurst and Jimmy McGovern. He played Caesar in the 20th century sci-fi film Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Serkis was acclaimed for his performance as Cesar, and in a high-profile 20th Century Fox campaign to be honored with an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor, his co-star James Franco stated, “Andy Serkis is the teacher The undisputed new type of performance called “performance capture,” and it’s time for Serkis to get credit for the groundbreaking artist he is. ” In 2010, Serkis played Monkey, the main character, along with Lindsay Shaw in the video game Enslaved: Odyssey to the West.

In January 2011, Serkis was confirmed to reprise the role of Gollum in the three-part films of The Hobbit, which premiered in 2012, 2013, and 2014. He was also the director of the second unit for the film. , which included directing aerial shots and battle scenes. He was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in June 2012 along with 175 other people. In 2014, Serkis reprized his role as Caesar in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and in 2017 he reprized the role in War for the Planet of the Apes, the last of the trilogy.

In Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla sci-fi monster film, Serkis was the consultant on the film’s motion capture sequences to “control the souls” of the creatures.  Serkis played Ulysses Klaue in Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and was also a motion capture consultant on the film.  He reprized the role of Klaue in Black Panther at Marvel Studios (2018). Serkis played Supreme Leader Snoke in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and reprized the role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017),  and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019). Serkis appeared as the Ghost of Christmas Past in the 2019 BBC / FX three-part miniseries A Christmas Carol. In late 2015, it was announced that Serkis was working on a modern film adaptation of Rumpelstiltskin, titled Steelskin.  In addition to starring in the film, Serkis will serve as producer and director.

Married Life

Serkis married actress Lorraine Ashbourne in July 2002. He lives in Crouch End, North London with his wife and three children: Ruby (b. 1998), Sonny (b. 2000) and Louis (b. 2004) Louis and Ruby also act and star in the 2019 movie The Kid Who Would Be King and the 2020 Netflix series The Letter for the King, respectively.

Net Worth And Salary Of Andy Serkis In 2020

Andy Serkis is a British actor, author, and cum producer director who has an estimated net worth of $ 35 million as of April 2020.



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