34 Facts About Andy Serkis

1. Andy Serkis lives with his family in North London, England.

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2. Andy Serkis used this art form in his performance as "Kong" in King Kong, which won him a Toronto Film Critics Association Award for his unprecedented work helping to realize the main character in "King Kong", and a Visual Effects Society Award (2006) for Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture.

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3. In 1987, Andy Serkis made his debut on television, and he acted in several major British TV miniseries throughout the 1990s.

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4. Andy Serkis studied visual arts at Lancaster University in the north-west of England.

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5. Andy Serkis has his own motion capture workshop, The Imaginarium Studios in London, which he will use for his directorial debut, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.

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6. Andy Serkis made his television show debut in two episodes of the sitcom The New Statesman as Peter Moran in 1989.

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7. Andy Serkis made his theatrical film debut in the adventure drama Royal Deceit in 1994 as Torsten.

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8. Andy Serkis is well known and recognized in Hollywood as an actor and director.

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9. Andy Serkis came to limelight when he featured in the epic fantasy adventure film, The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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10. Andy Serkis is married to actress Lorraine Ashbourne and has three children.

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11. Andy Serkis was born on April 20, 1964, and raised in Ruislip, West London.

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12. In 2015, Andy Serkis collaborated with rock band Coldplay in the making of the music video for "Adventure of a Lifetime" with Serkis acting as a performance capture consultant.

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13. Andy Serkis studied visual arts and theatre as part of his degree at Lancaster University and graduated in 1985.

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14. In 2015, Andy Serkis collaborated with British rock band Coldplay in the making of the music video for "Adventure of a Lifetime" with Serkis acting as a performance capture consultant.

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15. Andy Serkis made an appearance in the music video for Neneh Cherry's "Woman", portraying an abusive boyfriend.

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16. Andy Serkis published a memoir about his experiences playing Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Gollum: How We Made Movie Magic, published in late 2004.

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17. Andy Serkis directed the film, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.

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18. Andy Serkis has served as the second unit director for The Hobbit films and made his directorial debut with Breathe.

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19. In 2014, Andy Serkis reprised his role as Caesar in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and in 2017 again reprised the role in War for the Planet of the Apes, the last of the trilogy.

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20. Andy Serkis was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in June 2012 along with 175 other individuals.

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21. Andy Serkis played Caesar in the 20th Century Fox science-fiction film Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

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22. Andy Serkis supplied the voice and motion capture performance of Captain Haddock as well as his ancestor, Sir Francis Haddock.

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23. Andy Serkis reunited with Peter Jackson, as a cast member in Jackson's and Steven Spielberg's Tintin trilogy, based on The Adventures of Tintin.

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24. Andy Serkis appeared in Sugarhouse, a low-budget independently made film, playing local crime lord Hoodwink, who terrorises an east London housing estate.

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25. In 2006 Andy Serkis appeared in Jim Threapleton's improvised feature film Extraordinary Rendition, which premiered in 2007.

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26. In 2006, Andy Serkis appeared in the role of Mr Grin in the film rendition of Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider novel Stormbreaker.

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27. Andy Serkis joined director Mike Leigh's ensemble for two film productions, and appeared in the romantic comedy Loop alongside Susannah York.

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28. Andy Serkis joined the Nuffield Studio, getting involved in designing and producing plays.

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29. Andy Serkis chose theatre as a secondary subject so that he could design posters.

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30. Andy Serkis was educated at St Benedict's School, Ealing, and then studied visual arts at Lancaster University.

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31. Andy Serkis was born and brought up in Ruislip Manor in Middlesex.

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32. Andy Serkis made his directorial debut with Imaginarium's 2017 film Breathe.

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33. Andy Serkis has his own production company and motion capture workshop, The Imaginarium Studios in London, which he used for Mowgli.

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34. Andy Serkis has received an Empire Award, and two Saturn Awards for his motion-capture acting.

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