Andy Serkis





Theatre, Film, TV and Video Games

The Times says Andy Serkis "will soon be seen as one of the greatest actors of his generation."  His portrayal of the revolutionary ape Caesar in RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE  APES (nominated Best Supporting Actor for the Satellite Award), TINTIN, and upcoming in THE HOBBIT make that even more apparent.  He's been nominated for the BAFTA Film and TV awards, the Emmy, the Golden Globe and the Satellite Award, and has earned the Evening Standard British Film Award, the Empire Award, the Saturn Award, the BFCA Critics Choice Award and, along with the cast of The Lord of the Rings, the SAG Award and NBR Awards for best ensemble. He's well known for his portrayals of Gollum and King Kong, as well as Albert Einstein, Vincent van Gogh, rocker Ian Dury and murderer Ian Brady. He's worked with directors Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, Christopher Nolan and Mike Leigh. He began his career on stage, with early successes at the Royal Court and Old Vic.

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Now Directing 2nd Unit on
The Hobbit

Andy Serkis is an accomplished director, with a short film Snake, (starring Rupert Graves and Lorraine Ashbourne) and a play Double Bass (starring Bev Willis) to his credit. He has also directed popular video games including Heavenly Sword and Enslaved. He is now filming The Hobbit in New Zealand, where he is Second Unit Director under Peter Jackson.

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Andy is active in the production of independent films in UK. Press the wheel below to find out more...

Caveman Films


A new British film company specialising in cutting edge comedy, horror and thriller films. Founded in 2009 by Andy Serkis and Jonathan Cavendish, it offers a creative environment for talented actors, comedians and directors who share the Caveman mission to expand the imagination and scale of British independent film-making.


Performance Capture

For Films and Video Games

With the animators and technicians of Weta in New Zealand, Andy has advanced the art of "performance capture," where an actor's movements and expressions are electronically tracked and translated into computer generated imagery (CGI) to bring a film character to life.

Andy has provided the acting for CGI characters Gollum in THE LORD OF THE RINGS, Kong in KING KONG, the King in HEAVENLY SWORD, Caesar in RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, Captain Haddock in TINTIN, and a reprise as Gollum in THE HOBBIT.

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Video Games

Voiceover, Performance Capture, Writing and Directing

Andy has been active as a writer, director and performer in creating content for some of the most successful video games including RISEN, HEAVENLY SWORD, ENSLAVED, LORD OF THE RINGS, and KING KONG.

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Life So Far

Andy Serkis Biography

Andy was born and brought up in Ruislip, West London. He grew up wanting to be a painter/graphic artist and eventually studied visual arts at Lancaster University. Being so close to the Lake District, it just so happened that it also enabled him to follow his other passion in life, mountaineering!

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In this scene Kong falls for Ann

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In this scene from THE RETURN OF THE KING, Sméagol (Andy Serkis) takes the ring.

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In this scene from THE PRESTIGE, Mr Alley (Andy Serkis) shows Angier (Hugh Jackman) around the lightfield.

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In this scene from TOPSY TURVY, the choreographer (Andy Serkis) gives Gilbert (Jim Broadbent) his opinion.

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13 GOING ON 30

In this famous scene from 13 GOING ON 30, everybody dances.

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In this scene from 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE, Martin Hannet (Andy Serkis) records the sounds of the countryside.

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News, Events, Social Media

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Manager, Agent, Publicist, Social Media

  • Manager
    Larry Taube, Principal Entertainment
    1964 Westwood Blvd
    Los Angeles, California 90025
    Tel: +1 310 446 1466

  • Agent
    Lou Coulson +44 020 77349633 

  • Publicist
    Jerry Schmitz
    Grace PR
    260 South Beverly Blvd
    Suite 205
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212
    Telephone +1 310 553-4477 

  • Social Media/Website
    Keith Stern
    7507 Sunset Boulevard
    Hollywood, California 90046
    Telephone:  +1 310 721 0533