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KING KONG

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 Simpsons.

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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