Actors: Andy Serkis

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Jméno:Andy Serkis
Datum narození:1964-04-20
Místo narození:Ruislip, Middlesex, England, UK
Výška:1.73 m
IMDb ID:nm0785227

Andrew Clement Serkis (born 20 April 1964) is an English actor, director and producer of Iraqi and Armenian descent. He is best known for his performance capture roles comprising motion capture acting, animation, and voice work for computer-generated characters such as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), King Kong in the eponymous 2005 film, Caesar in the Planet of the Apes reboot series (2011–2017), Captain Haddock / Sir Francis Haddock in Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin (2011), and Supreme Leader Snoke in the Star Wars sequel trilogy films The Force Awakens (2015) and The Last Jedi (2017). In 2018, he portrayed the character of Baloo in his self-directed film, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. Serkis is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time, number ten, and his film work in motion capture has been critically acclaimed. He has received an Empire Award and two Saturn Awards for his motion-capture acting. He earned a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of serial killer Ian Brady in the British television film Longford (2006) and was nominated for a BAFTA for his portrayal of new wave and punk rock musician Ian Dury in the biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010). In 2020, Serkis received the BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema. In 2021, he won a Daytime Emmy Award for the series The Letter for the King (2020). Serkis portrayed Ulysses Klaue in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Black Panther (2018). He also played Alfred Pennyworth in The Batman (2022). Serkis has his own production company and motion capture workshop, The Imaginarium in London, which he used for Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. He made his directorial debut with Imaginarium's 2017 film Breathe. He directed Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021), which is set in Sony's Spider-Man Universe.

  • Owns one of two prop rings used in "Lord of the Rings." The other went to Elijah Wood, who played Frodo Baggins.
  • Based the voice of Gollum on the sounds his cats made while coughing up furballs.
  • His performance as Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy is ranked #10 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
  • His last day of filming on the Lord of the Rings trilogy was only a few weeks before the theatrical release of Pán prstenů: Návrat krále (2003). On the carpet of Peter Jackson's living room, they filmed the facial reaction of Smeagol/Gollum when he realizes Frodo intends to destroy the ring. The resulting video was e-mailed to Weta Digital so the animators could replicate the shot with the CGI character.
  • Born to Lylie (Weech), a British mother who taught handicapped children, and Dr. Clement Serkis, a gynaecologist (born in Iraq of Armenian descent) who opened a hospital in Baghdad and was briefly imprisoned under Saddam Hussein's regime, Andy attended St. Benedict's School, Ealing, London, a Roman Catholic school.
  • Uses his "Gollum" voice on his children, for fun and/or when they misbehave.
  • 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 Pán prstenů: Dvě věže (2002) and Pán prstenů: Návrat krále (2003) and Caesar in Zrození planety opic (2011) were computer generated.
  • As of 2019, he has appeared in 4 films that were Oscar nominated for Best Picture: Pán prstenů: Společenstvo prstenu (2001), Pán prstenů: Dvě věže (2002), Pán prstenů: Návrat krále (2003), and Black Panther (2018). Of these, Pán prstenů: Návrat krále (2003) is a Best Picture winner.
  • Has twice played computer-generated apes: in "King Kong" (as the giant title character) and "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" (as Caesar, the chimpanzee who leads the rebellion).
  • Was required to don a wetsuit and flail around in literally freezing water during re-shoots for Pán prstenů: Dvě věže (2002).
  • "The Imaginarium" London-based production and performance capture studio, is headed by Serkis and his friend and business partner Jonathan Cavendish.
  • His family name, Serkis, is of Armenian descent like Mikhail Vartanov's and Sergei Parajanov's but originally would have been Sarkisian, Vartaniantz and Parajanian (respectively).
  • Has three children, a daughter, Ruby (born 1998), and two sons, Sonny Ashbourne Serkis (born 2000) and Louis Ashbourne Serkis (born 19 June, 2004), the latter of whom starred in the film The Kid Who Would Be King (2019).
  • Completing and Directing Motion Capture for Playstation 3's game 'Heavenly Sword' at Weta Digital in Wellington, New Zealand. Plays the Character of 'King' in the game.
  • Has thrice co-starred with Jamie Bell: Mrtvá hlídka (2002), King Kong (2005) and Tintinova dobrodruzství (2011).
  • September 2004 - Attended the Armaggeddon Pulp Culture Expo Convention in Wellington, New Zealand as a Lord of the Rings guest
  • Has three sisters and a brother.
  • Born on the same date as Crispin Glover.
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