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ANDY SERKIS (Spike) most memorable and critically acclaimed roles were as Gollum in all three of "Lord of the Rings” films and in the Peter Jackson epic "King Kong,” playing two roles – King Kong and Lumpy, the cook. He will next be seen in Christopher Nolan's drama "The Prestige,” the HBO film "Longford,” and The Weinstein Company film "Stormbreaker,” all slated for release this year.

He also recently played opposite Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo in "13 Going on 30,” directed by Gary Winick. Other film credits include the role of 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 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 "Pandemonium.” He wrote and directed a short film called "Snake” starring his wife, Lorraine Ashbourne, and Rupert Grave.

His extensive television works include a highly acclaimed performance as Bill Sykes in a recent adaptation of "Oliver Twist” and lead roles in "The Jump” and the series "Finney,” along with many guest appearances, including "Shooting The Past” and "Touching Evil.” Notably, his voice was heard on the Fox television show "The Simpsons.”

Serkis has played a huge range of parts in theatre in London and across the United Kingdom. Recently critically acclaimed roles include Iago in "Othello” (Royal Exchange Theatre), Potts in the original cast of "Mojo” by Jez Butterworth, "King Lear,” and "Hush,” all for the Royal Court Theatre, "Hurlyburly” at the Old Vic and Queen Theatres, "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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