ANDY SERKIS' (Kong / Lumpy the Cook) most memorable and critically
acclaimed role was as Gollum in all three The Lord of the Rings films. Serkis was also
recently seen opposite Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo in 13 Going on 30, directed by
Gary Winick. His other feature film roles include Quinn in the World War I horror
feature Deathwatch; the Factory Records producer Martin Hannett in 24 Hour Party
People; the eccentric choreographer in Topsy-Turvy; and as the coked up yuppie in
Career Girls. He played leading roles in Shiner (with Michael Caine), Mojo, Among
Giants, Loop, Sweety Barrett and The Jolly Boys' Last Stand, as well as major roles in
Stella Does Tricks, Five Seconds to Spare, The Near Room and Pandaemonium. Serkis
also recently wrote and directed a short film called Snake, starring his wife, Lorraine
Ashbourne, and Rupert Graves.
His extensive television works include a highly acclaimed performance as Bill
Sikes in a recent adaptation of Oliver Twist and lead roles in The Jump and the series
Finney, along with many guest appearances on such shows as Shooting the Past and
Touching Evil III. Also notably, his voice was heard on the Fox television show The
Serkis has played a huge range of parts in theater in London and across the United
Kingdom. The list of his recent critically acclaimed roles include Iago in Othello (Royal
Exchange Theatre); Potts in the original cast of Mojo (by Jez Butterworth); King Lear
and Hush for the Royal Court Theatre; Hurlyburly at the Old Vic and the Queen's
Theatre; Decadence at the Bolton Octagon; and Cabaret at the Crucible Theatre,
Sheffield. In 2003, he made his directorial debut with the play The Double Bass at the
Southwark Playhouse in London.
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