Andy Serkis

Of the countless visual effects that wowed moviegoers in Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy (2001-03), none had the sheer impact of Gollum, a former hobbit transformed into a piteous creature by its lust for ... Read more »
Born: 04/20/1964 in Middlesex, England, GB


Actor (56)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 (Movie)

Supreme Leader Snoke (Actor)

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014 (Movie)

Caesar (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)


Loop 2014 (Movie)


The Escapist 2014 (Movie)


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013 (Movie)

Gollum (Actor)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012 (Movie)

Gollum (Actor)

The Magnificent Lion Boy 2012 (Movie)


Arthur Christmas 2011 (Movie)

Lead Elf (Voice)

Brighton Rock 2011 (Movie)

Colleoni (Actor)

Burke and Hare 2011 (Movie)

William Hare (Actor)

London - The Modern Babylon 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2011 (Movie)

Caesar (Actor)

The Adventures of Tintin 2011 (Movie)

Captain Archibald Haddock/Sir Francis Haddock (Voice)

Animals United 2010 (Movie)


Death Of A Superhero 2010 (Movie)


Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll 2010 (Movie)

Ian Dury (Actor)

Wild Bill 2010 (Movie)

Glen (Actor)

Inkheart 2009 (Movie)

Capricorn (Actor)

Little Dorrit 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)


The Cottage 2008 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Sugarhouse 2007 (Movie)

Hoodwink (Actor)

Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker 2006 (Movie)

Mr. Grin (Actor)

Extraordinary Rendition 2006 (Movie)

Maro (Actor)

Flushed Away 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Spike (Actor)

Samantha's Child 2006 (Movie)


Sci Fi Inside: King Kong 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)


The Prestige 2006 (Movie)

Alley (Actor)

King Kong 2005 (Movie)

Kong/Lumpy (Actor)

13 Going On 30 2004 (Movie)

Richard Kneeland (Actor)

Ringers: Lord of the Fans 2004 (Movie)


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 (Movie)

Gollum/Smeagol (Actor)

24 Hour Party People 2002 (Movie)

Martin Hannett (Actor)

Deathwatch 2002 (Movie)

Thomas Quinn (Actor)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 (Movie)

Smeagol/Gollum (Actor)

Oliver Twist 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


Pandaemonium 2001 (Movie)

John Thelwall (Actor)

Touching Evil III 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


Arabian Nights 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


Shiner 2000 (Movie)

Mel (Actor)

Shooting the Past 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


Stella Does Tricks 2000 (Movie)

Fitz (Actor)

The Jolly Boys' Last Stand 2000 (Movie)

Spider (Actor)

Among Giants 1999 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

Topsy-Turvy 1999 (Movie)

John D'Auban (Actor)

Mojo 1998 (Movie)

Sid Potts (Actor)

Sweety Barrett 1998 (Movie)

Leo King (Actor)

Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


Career Girls 1997 (Movie)

Mr Evans (Actor)

The Near Room 1995 (Movie)

Bunny (Actor)

Royal Deceit 1994 (Movie)

Torsten (Actor)

Einstein and Eddington (TV Show)


Longford (TV Show)

Music (2)

The Adventures of Tintin 2011 (Movie)

("Loch Lomond") (Song Performer)

Among Giants 1999 (Movie)

("Never Seen That Look Before" "The Air That I Breathe") (Song Performer)
Sound (1)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 (Movie)

Character Voice (ADR Voice Casting)
Other (3)

Godzilla 2014 (Movie)

Performance Capture Consultant(The Imaginarium Studios) (Consultant)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014 (Movie)

(Second Unit Director)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012 (Movie)

(Second Unit Director)


Of the countless visual effects that wowed moviegoers in Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy (2001-03), none had the sheer impact of Gollum, a former hobbit transformed into a piteous creature by its lust for the magical ring. And while its fully articulated appearance was a miracle of digital effects, the character would have had none of its impact were it not for the astonishing performance of Andy Serkis, the English actor who lent his voice and physical movements to the role. Serkis' turn, alternately tragic and treacherous, was hailed by critics worldwide; he would go on to give life to another Jackson digital creation - the title beast in "King Kong" (2005) - and prove himself a versatile talent in his own skin with notable supporting roles in "13 Going on 30" (2004), "The Prestige" (2006), and "Longford" (2006). The actor continued to earn acclaim for live-action roles in such U.K.-produced dramas as the Ian Dury biopic "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll" (2010) and more stunning motion-capture work in box office hits like "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" (2011). Fans later thrilled to the news that the performer would be reprising the role of Gollum in Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (2012), the first of another planned trilogy. Despite the fact that his most notable roles were delivered via computer technology, Serkis had become one of film's most respected and sought-after performers.


Lorraine Ashbourne Actor

Longtime partners before marrying July, 22, 2002

Ruby Serkis

Born c. 1998; mother, Lorraine Ashbourne

Louis Serkis

Born June 19, 2004; mother, Lorraine Ashbourne

Sonny Serkis

Born c. 2000; mother, Lorraine Ashbourne


Lancaster University

Was originally enrolled as a visual arts student

St Benedict's School



Returned to Middle Earth as Gollum in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien and directed by Peter Jackson


Played a computer-generated ape in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"


Lent his vocal talent in "The Adventures of Tintin," directed by Steven Spielberg


Appeared as the murderous French rogue Rigaud in the BBC Television adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Little Dorrit"


Played the evil villain Capricorn in "Inkheart"


Portrayed Albert Einstein in the British drama "Einstein and Eddington" (BBC/HBO)


Co-starred as Ian Brady in the British TV movie, "Longford"; written by Peter Morgan (Channel 4/HBO)


Had a small role opposite Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale in Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige"


Acted as the model for the oversized ape in Peter Jackson's remake of "King Kong"; also had a small role as Lumpy the Cook


Played Jennifer Garner's boss in the comedy "13 going on 30"


Cast in the WWI horror film, "Deathwatch"


Co-starred on the London stage in "A Lie of the Mind"


Provided the vocals and physicality for the character of Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy (lensed 1998-2000); released over a three-year period: "The Fellowship of the Rings" (2001), "The Two Towers" (2002) and "The Return of the King" (2003)


Had featured role in "Pandaemonium"


Appeared in Mike Leigh's "Topsy Turvy"


Cast as Bill Sykes in the British TV remake of "Oliver Twist"


Had co-starring role in the film "Among Giants"


First feature film with director Mike Leigh, "Career Girls"


Won acclaim for turn in the gritty play "Mojo" at the Royal Court; reprised role in the 1997 film version


Garnered attention for playing a gangster in the TV production "Finney"


Early film credit, "Prince of Jutland"


Featured in the Royal Court production of "Hush"

Made professional acting debut in "Privates on Parade"