Andy Serkis is a renowned British actor, director, and producer who has made a significant impact in the entertainment industry. Born on April 20, 1964, in Ruislip, Middlesex, England, Serkis developed an interest in acting at a young age and pursued it as a career.
Serkis began his acting career in the early 1990s and gained recognition for his role in the television series "The Bill." He later appeared in several films, including "Shiner," "Topsy-Turvy," and "24 Hour Party People." However, it was his portrayal of Gollum in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy that brought him international fame and critical acclaim.
Serkis continued to showcase his talent for motion capture acting in other films such as "King Kong," "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." He also ventured into directing with his debut film "Breathe" in 2017.
Throughout his career, Serkis has received numerous accolades for his work. He was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in "13 Going on 30" and won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." In 2018, he was awarded a BAFTA Special Award for his contribution to film and television.
Serkis is married to actress Lorraine Ashbourne, and they have three children together. He is also actively involved in various charitable organizations, including the Teenage Cancer Trust and Save the Children.