Andy Serkis was born in 1964 in Ruislip Manor, West London. His father - a doctor, and his mother - therapist. Andy stretches from childhood creativity, engaged in painting, dreaming of becoming an artist. At Lancaster University, and he begins to study painting after graduation; there he awakens his interest in the theater. After graduation, he plays in the Theatre Lancaster "Dukes". Andy a lot of acting, he worked almost all known English theater, and among his works - large and very serious role in "King Lear," "Othello," "Midsummer Night's Dream," "Macbeth," "Faust ".
Perhaps even the wildest dreams of many actors on reaches the heights on which managed to visit Andy Serkis. He is not less fortunate and on television. In 1987, he started in a very small role in the television series, and in the 1990s, has played leading roles in television movies. The first work in the "cinema" was for Andy Serkis in 1993, a role in the film "Grushko" should go to the role of "careerists" (1997), "Among Giants" (1998), "Pandemonium" (2000), "Billi- Fingal "(2000)," The Avengers "(2001). He noted in the television movies - "Oliver Twist" (1999) and "Arabian Adventure" (2000).
However, frank and open for spectators was the work of his most famous role - the role of Gollum from the trilogy, Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" (2001-2003). Although, actually, Andy Serkis viewers never saw - acting in close cooperation with a team of special effects, wearing a special suit hung with sensors, he only "gave" their plastic and voice the hero of the film. After processing the movements and facial expressions of the actor in the history of cinema there was one of the most realistic characters created by computer.
First Sёrkis was invited to scoring animated Gollum. It ended up being Sёrkis worked on all the movements and facial expressions of his character almost five years. That it really worked, Sёrkisu was to sit in a special suit and play each scene with partners on the film Elijah Wood and Sean Astin. Then the other actors were usually cast their scene without Sёrkisa where then superimposed animation. Later Sёrkis play your game in the pavilion synchronous shooting in full dress with reflective dots, and infrared cameras made it into 3D «puppet" on the computer.
His performance so impressed the director, that while working on the computer effects Gollum tried to do as much as possible like the actor.
Using game talented actor as a basis for the digital character, "The Lord of the Rings" has revolutionized how computer character can act in the film. Sёrkisa game was so multifaceted that many critics have proposed to nominate for the awards and digitized characters. Sёrkisa real face appears for a brief moment in the third film, tells the story of where Smeagula
2005 "presented" by Andy Serkis, "King Kong" - a new remake of the famous "King Kong" in 1933 by director Peter Jackson. Of course, Jackson could not think of another King Kong - they can only be Serkis! Andy Serkis studied the behavior of gorillas in Africa in the period leading up to the execution of the role. In this film, he "gave" his voice is not only King Kong, but another character - Lumpy the cook.
In 2008, Andy Serkis was nominated for the award "Golden Globe" for his role in the miniseries «Longford».
In the same 2008 featuring Andy came three films, this "western", "Inkheart" and "Einstein and Eddington," in which he played Albert Einstein.
In 2009, Serkis has played a leading role in the film "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll." For this role, the actor was nominated for a British Academy Award in the category "Best Actor».
In 2010, Andy, along with Simon Pegg and Isla Fisher, played a major role in the movie "Burke & Hare».
Also in 2010, Andy began acting in TV series "Accused» (2010- ...).
In 2011, with the participation of Andy were such pictures as "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," "Death of a Superhero" and "Wild Bill».
In 2012, Andy once again played the role of Gollum in the film "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey", the title role in which igraetMartin Freeman.
Also in 2012, Andy won the "Saturn" in the category "Best Supporting Actor" for his role in the movie "Rise of the Planet of the Apes».
In April 2013, Andy Serkis was awarded a special prize "Georges 2013" as the "Master of the revolutionary acting».
This year, the actor can "see" in the movie "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes».
Andy Serkis is a director on the characters and plot rolls some video games.
In the filming of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" Andy Serkis took part not only as a performer role of Gollum, but also as the second director. For this post Serkis Peter Jackson invited
The real name of his ancestors Sargsyan.
Andy Serkis is the winner of "Saturn" for supporting actress in the trilogy "The Lord of the Rings" and the character Gollum was awarded the MTV film awards in the category of "best virtual character».
Andy Serkis has played in film and television for more than 70 roles.
Despite the claims of some critics that Andy Serkis deserved "Oscar" for his role as Gollum, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts has decided that he does not fit the criteria as well as an actor at the same time had to be personally present on the screen.
Andy Serkis won the role in the film "The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron." At the moment, the story of the Avengers kept secret and is not reported on whether the character is created using motion capture technology, or whether it will be a full-fledged role without any computer technology.
You can also select the 7th episode of "Star Wars", which was withdrawn at the moment and will be released in rent in 2015.
Andy Serkis is married to Lorraine Ashbourne, in their family of three children.