Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis

Highest Rated: 100% Wild Bill (2011)

Lowest Rated: 25% Animals United (Konferenz der Tiere) (2010)

Birthday: Apr 20, 1964

Birthplace: Ruislip, London, England, UK

Andy Serkis always wanted a future in entertainment. Growing up in Ruslip Manor, England, he visualized himself working behind the scenes in production. Today, he is an impressive British character actor with over 50 stage, television, and film credits, distinguished performances on both Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery!, and a highly coveted role in Peter Jackson's three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Serkis began his acting career in theater. He has appeared on almost every renowned British stage -- the Royal Court, the Royal Exchange Manchester, the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Hull Truck, Dukes Lancaster, the Nuffield Studio, and Donmar Warehouse -- and in a host of popular plays. His resumé includes performances in King Lear, Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Faust, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and a star-studded production of Hurly Burly with Kelly MacDonald, Elizabeth McGovern, Rupert Graves, and Stephen Dillane. The actor has fashioned a television career as prolific as his stage work. In 1987, Serkis made his small-screen debut in two episodes of the Rik Mayall vehicle The New Statesman. He then signed on as Sparky Plugs in the BBC series Morris Minor's Marvelous Motors (1989), a comedy about eccentric mechanics that specialize in fixing a type of car that no one in town owns. The next decade saw Serkis acting in several of Britain's heralded miniseries. In 1994, he appeared in the murder-mystery Finney. In 1996, he played Sergeant Corrigan in a television adaptation of Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse. In 1999, he starred in the Mystery! production Touching Evil as a grief counselor who tends to the husbands of women murdered by a brutal serial killer. In 2000, Masterpiece Theatre opened its 30th season with an adaptation of Oliver Twist that featured Serkis as Charles Dickens' terrifying loose cannon, Bill Sykes. That same year, the actor joined the international cast of Hallmark Hall of Fame's Arabian Nights, which included Dougray Scott, Mili Avital, and Rufus Sewell. In between juggling theater and television work, Serkis made his feature-film debut in the thriller Grushko (1993). His big-screen performances include a part in Mike Leigh's Career Girls (1997), a memorable turn as a wacky choreographer in the director's Topsy Turvy (1999), and the portrayal of 18th century English poet John Thelwall in Julian Temple's raucous Pandaemonium (2000). Serkis' most demanding role, however, did not require him to appear onscreen. Serkis supplied the voice and movement for the computer-animated creature Gollum in all three installments of Peter Jackson's trilogy The Lord of the Rings -- The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002), and The Return of the King (2003). The slithery Gollum, once a naïve hobbit, is driven mad by the force of the ring and displays emotions that range from childlike to menacing. Though Gollum only lurks in the background in the first film, he is of major importance to the rest of the trilogy. Serkis worked closely with technicians from Weta Workshop and Digital to produce an empathetic and palpable representation of Tolkien's character. He performed in a suit covered in reflectors that were tracked by a computer-driven camera. Animation was then superimposed over his movement, producing one of the most realistic computer-generated images in modern cinema. After completing The Lord of the Rings, Serkis quickly returned to the London stage. In the summer of 2001, he starred with Sinead Cusack and Catherine McCormack in the U.K. production of Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind at the Donmar Warehouse. The play was one of the last productions overseen by the Donmar's former artistic director, Oscar winner Sam Mendes. The actor also began filming a WWI film with Billy Elliot's Jamie Bell, and wrote and directed his first short film, Snake. Besides starring his Hurly Burly co-star, Rupert Graves, Snake features Serkis' longtime partner, actr

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet The Batman Alfred 2021
81% Long Shot Parker Wembley 2019
52% A Christmas Carol Ghost of Christmas Past 2019
No Score Yet Casi imposible Actor 2019
No Score Yet Raymond Briggs: Snowmen, Bogeymen & Milkmen Actor 2019
52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Director Baloo 2018
97% Black Panther Ulysses Klaue / Klaw $501.2M 2018
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi Supreme Leader Snoke $619.2M 2017
67% Breathe Director $0.5M 2017
No Score Yet Planeta dos macacos - A guerra Actor 2017
94% War for the Planet of the Apes Caesar $146.9M 2017
93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Supreme Leader Snoke $936.7M 2015
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron Ulysses Klaue $429.2M 2015
59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Gollum $187.8M 2014
91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Caesar $183.3M 2014
89% London: The Modern Babylon Actor 2013
64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Gollum $303.1M 2012
91% Death of a Superhero Dr. Adrian King $345 2012
No Score Yet Simon Schama's Power of Art: Van Gogh Actor 2012
74% The Adventures of Tintin Captain Haddock/Sir Francis Haddock $75.4M 2011
92% Arthur Christmas Lead Elf $46.5M 2011
32% Burke and Hare William Hare $947 2011
51% Brighton Rock Colleoni $0.3M 2011
82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes Caesar $175.4M 2011
100% Wild Bill Glen 2011
78% Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Executive Producer Ian Dury 2010
25% Animals United (Konferenz der Tiere) Charles the Cockerel $0.6M 2010
38% Inkheart Capricorn $17.3M 2009
No Score Yet Einstein and Eddington Albert Einstein 2008
No Score Yet Extraordinary Rendition Actor 2008
72% The Cottage David 2008
No Score Yet Little Dorrit Rigaud 2008
29% Sugarhouse Hoodwink 2007
No Score Yet Simon Schama's The Power of Art Actor 2007
100% Longford Ian Brady 2007
73% Flushed Away Spike $64.5M 2006
75% The Prestige Alley $53.2M 2006
35% Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker Mr. Grin $0.6M 2006
No Score Yet Simon Schama Actor 2006
84% King Kong Lumpy the Cook $218.2M 2005
No Score Yet Stories of Lost Souls Granny/ Rastafarian/Hunter Jackson 2005
No Score Yet Blessed Father Carlo 2004
65% 13 Going on 30 Richard $54.7M 2004
No Score Yet Ringers: Lord of the Fans Actor 2004
93% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Gollum/Sméagol $364.1M 2003
95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Gollum $339.8M 2002
25% Deathwatch Thomas Quinn 2002
86% 24 Hour Party People Martin Hannett $1.1M 2002
91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Gollum $314.1M 2001
46% Shiner Mel 2001
58% Pandaemonium John Thelwell 2001
No Score Yet The Escapist Ricky Barnes 2001
No Score Yet The Jolly Boys Last Stand Spider 2000
No Score Yet Jolly Boys' Last Stand Actor 2000
89% Topsy-Turvy John D'Auban 1999
No Score Yet Shooting the Past Actor 1999
60% Among Giants Bob 1999
No Score Yet Sweety Barrett Leo King 1998
88% Career Girls Mr. Evans 1997
No Score Yet The Pale Horse Actor 1997
No Score Yet Stella Does Tricks Fitz 1996
No Score Yet Finney Actor 1994
No Score Yet Royal Deceit (Prince of Jutland) Actor 1994

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Neanderthal
2018
Appearing 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2017
2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2014
No Score Yet The Wil Wheaton Project
2014
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing 2012
No Score Yet Miss Marple
2004-2013
2011
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Bill Sikes Rigaud Styeman 2011
2009
2000
1999
No Score Yet MI-5
2003-2011
Riff 2005
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Michael Lawler 2001
No Score Yet Accused
2010-2012

QUOTES FROM Andy Serkis CHARACTERS

Supreme Leader Snoke says: Even you Master of the Knights of Ren have never faced a test like this…

Supreme Leader Snoke says: Even you, Master of the Knights of Ren, have never faced a test like this.

Supreme Leader Snoke says: It's time to complete Kylo's training.

Supreme Leader Snoke says: There has been an awakening... have you felt it?

Kylo Ren says: Yes.

Supreme Leader Snoke says: There's been an awakening. Have you felt it? The Dark side, and the Light.

Supreme Leader Snoke says: There's been an awakening. Have you felt it?

Ulysses Klaue says: Is this your first time intimidating someone? I'm afraid that I'm not that afraid.

Scarlet Witch says: Everybody's afraid of something.

Ulysses Klaue says: Cuttlefish. Deep sea fish. The make lights. Disco lights to hypnotize their prey, and then--whoom! I saw a documentary; it was terrifying. So, if you're going to fiddle with my brain, and make me see a giant cuttlefish, then I know you don't do business. And I know you're not in charge. And I only deal with the man in charge.

Ultron says: There is no man in charge. Let's talk business.

Ulysses Klaue says: You know what I fear? Cuttlefish! Fish deep in the sea, with lights and big teeth. You going to show me a giant cuttlefish? You won't. You won't do business with me, and I do business ONLY with who's in charge!

Malcolm says: Does any of this make sense to you?

Caesar says: Lights.

Malcolm says: Yes, the lights!

Caesar says: You stay here one day.

Caesar says: Apes do not want war!

Caesar says: Apes start war, Humans will not forgive

Koba says: Caesar weak.

Caesar says: Koba weaker.

Koba says: Caesar weak.

Caesar says: Koba weaker.

Caesar says: Apes do not want war!

Caesar says: Koba fight for Koba.

Koba says: Koba fight for apes!

Malcolm says: They don't want war.

Koba says: Caesar love humans more than apes!

Dreyfus says: I'm saving the human race.

Caesar says: You are not Ape...

Koba says: Apes not kill apes.

Caesar says: You are no ape.

Caesar says: Koba not ape!

Malcolm says: Who is he..?

Caesar says: A good man..like you.

Caesar says: Apes! Together, strong.

Caesar says: From humans, Kobe only learned hate. Nothing else.

Caesar says: From humans, Koba only learned hate. Nothing else.

Caesar says: Caesar is home.

Caesar says: This is my home!

Caesar says: Home. Family. Future.

Caesar says: Apes! Together, strong!

Caesar says: War has already begun.

Gollum says: Baggins what is a baggins?

Gollum says: The Bagginses like....the fishies.

Gollum says: The Bagginses like the fishies.

Gollum says: If the Baggins loses, then we swallows it whole.

Bilbo says: (Long pause) Fair enough.

Bilbo says: Fair enough.

Gollum says: My precious.

Richard Kneeland says: Jenna, my balls - Excuse my French - are in an iron vice. Corporates are twisting and squeezing like a bunch of dominatrixes on steroids, and now Lucy is presenting her own re-design without you. Could you tell me what is going on?

Jenna Rink says: What is going on is that you are going to have more choices.

Richard Kneeland says: With all due respect to Lucy, I'm far more anxious to know what you've been working on.

Jenna Rink says: Thank you.

Richard Kneeland says: I'm not trying to compliment you. I'm trying to pressure you.

Jenna Rink says: How long until your balls get totally squished?

Richard Kneeland says: Hopefully never, I'm rather attached to my balls.

Jenna Rink says: Can they hang in there til five?

Richard Kneeland says: Who's your daddy?

Jenna Rink says: Wayne Rink!

William Hare says: A man's going to die from the moment he leaves his mother's womb. Their fate's already been determined.All we'd be doing is helping them along a bit.

Samwise Gamgee says: What we need is a few good taters.

Gollum says: What's taters, precious? What's taters eh?

Samwise Gamgee says: Po-tay-toes! Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew

Samwise Gamgee says: Po-tay-toes! Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew.

Gollum says: Shut up!

Bilbo Baggins says: I didn't say anything...

Gollum says: I'm not talking to you!

Gollum says: Shut up!

Bilbo says: I didn't say anything.

Gollum says: We wasn't talking to you!

Gollum says: I know! If precious fails we gets to eats it! We gets to eats it whole!

Bilbo Baggins says: ...Fare enough.

Bilbo says: ...Fair enough.

Gollum says: Thief Baggins! Curse it and crush it! We hates it forever!

Captain Haddock says: Thundering Typhoons!

Captain Haddock says: Thundering typhoons!

Captain Haddock says: Nobody takes my ship!

Bilbo Baggins says: Why don't we have a game of riddles? And if I win, you show me the way out

Bilbo Baggins says: Why don't we have a game of riddles? And if I win, you show me the way out.

Bilbo says: Why don't we have a game of riddles? And if I win, you show me the way out.

Gollum says: (talking to himself) And if he looses, what then?

Gollum says: [talking to himself] And if he looses, what then?

Gollum says: [talking to himself] And if he loses, what then?

Gollum says: Well precious, if he looses, then we eats it! (giggles)

Gollum says: Well precious, if he looses, then we eats it! [giggles]

Gollum says: Well precious, if he loses, then we eats it! [giggles]

Gollum says: (Turns to Bilbo) - If Baggins looses, we eats it all.

Gollum says: [turns to Bilbo] If Baggins looses, we eats it all.

Gollum says: [turns to Bilbo] If Baggins loses, we eats it all.

Bilbo Baggins says: Fair engouh...

Bilbo says: Fair enough...

Gollum says: Did we say so precious Did we say so what has it got in his pocket

Gollum says: Did we say so, precious? But what has it got in its pocketses, eh?

Bilbo Baggins says: (Billbo points sword at Gollum) That's no concern of yours

Bilbo Baggins says: [Billbo points sword at Gollum] That's no concern of yours.

Gollum says: (talking to himself) Gollum Gollum

Gollum says: [talking to himself] Gollum Gollum.

Gollum says: Oh, we like goblinses, batses, and fishes, but we hasnâ??t tried Hobbitses before.

Gollum says: Oh, we like goblinses, batses, and fishes, but we hasn't tried Hobbitses before.

Gollum says: What has roots as nobody sees, Is taller than trees Up, up it goes, And yet never grows?

Gollum says: It stucks! Baggin stucks! Time's up...

Gollum says: We knows safe paths for Hobbitses, in the Dark. Shut Up!

Bilbo Baggins says: I didn't say anything.

Gollum says: Wasn't talking to you.

Gollum says: Oh, we like goblinses, batses, and fishes, but we hasn't tried Hobbitses before. Is it soft? is It juicy?

Gollum says: IF BAGGINS LOSES, WE EATS IT ALL!

Gollum says: If Baggins loses, we eats it whole!

Gollum says: What is the Baggins' precious?

Gollum says: must have the precious, they stole from us!

Gollum says: Must have the precious. They stole it from us.

Gollum says: What did you say...

Gollum says: Leave now, and never come back!

Gollum says: no

Gollum says: No.

Gollum says: (Growl)

Gollum says: [growl]

Tintin says: It's over

Tintin says: It's over.

Captain Haddock says: I thought you were an optimist

Captain Haddock says: I thought you were an optimist.

Tintin says: Well, you were wrong, weren't you? I'm a realist.

Captain Haddock says: That's just another name for a quitter.

Tintin says: You can call me what you like. Don't you get it? We failed.

Captain Haddock says: "failed", there are plenty of others willing to call you a failure. A fool. A loser. A hopeless souse! Don't you ever say it of yourself. You send the wrong signal, that is what people pick up. Do you understand? You care about something, you fight for it. You hit a wall, you push through it. There's something you need to know about failure, Tintin. You can never let it defeat you.

Captain Haddock says: 'Failed', there are plenty of others willing to call you a failure. A fool. A loser. A hopeless souse! Don't you ever say it of yourself. You send the wrong signal, that is what people pick up. Do you understand? You care about something, you fight for it. You hit a wall, you push through it. There's something you need to know about failure, Tintin. You can never let it defeat you.

Bilbo Baggins says: Why don't we have a game of riddles?

Gollum says: And if he loses? What then? Well if he loses precious then we eats it! If Baggins loses we eats it whole!

Bilbo Baggins says: Fair enough.

Gollum says: If Bagginses loses, we eats him whole.

Bilbo Baggins says: Fair enough.

Gollum says: Is he lost?

Bilbo Baggins says: Yes, yes and i want to get unlost... As soon as possible!

Gollum says: Oh! We knows! We knows safe paths for hobbitses! Safe paths in the dark!... SHUT UP!

Bilbo Baggins says: I didn't say anything...

Gollum says: I wasn't talking to you!

Captain Haddock says: What is this peculiar liquid? There's no bouquet. It's completely transparent.

Lieutenant Delcourt says: Why, it's water.

Captain Haddock says: What will they think of next?

Captain Haddock says: What is this peculiar liquid?

Captain Haddock says: There's no bouquet. It's completely transparent.

Lieutenant Delcourt says: Why, it's water.

Captain Haddock says: What will they think of next?

Martin Hannett says: well goodbye we obviously have nuthing in common, im a genius your fucking wankers, youl never see me again you dont deserve to see me again..

Martin Hannett says: Well, this is goodbye. I mean, we obviously have nothing in common. I'm a genius, you're all fucking wankers. You'll never see me again. You don't deserve to see me again.

Tony Wilson says: martin what you doing.?

Tony Wilson says: Martin what you doing.?

Martin Hannett says: recording silence.

Martin Hannett says: Recording silence.

Tony Wilson says: [shouts] your recording silence.

Tony Wilson says: [shouts] Your recording silence?

Martin Hannett says: no im recording tony fucking wilson.

Martin Hannett says: No I'm recording Tony fucking Wilson.

Spike says: [To Whitey] Keep your legs straight when you hit the water!

Spike says: [to Whitey] Keep your legs straight when you hit the water!

Whitey says: I kept me legs straight, Spike. [Spike groans in pain]

Captain Haddock says: I have a beard? SINCE WHEN DID I HAVE A BEARD?!

Lumpy the Cook says: [seeing a footprint that Kong has left] There's only one creature capable of leaving a footprint that size. The Abominable Snowman.

Ian Brady says: How could you not love a girl like that?

Myra Hindley says: Evil can be a spiritual experience too.

Caesar says: [to Will] This is my home.

Caesar says: [to Will] Caesar is home.

Gollum says: What's it doing?! (Sam cooks rabbit) Stupid fat hobbit! You ruineds it!

Gollum says: What's it doing?! [Sam cooks rabbit] Stupid fat hobbit! You ruineds it!

Gollum says: Masters my friend.

Gollum says: You don't have any friends, nobody likes you!

Gollum says: I'm not listening, I'm not listening!

Gollum says: Your a liar, and a thief!

Gollum says: No.

Gollum says: A murderer.

Gollum says: Go away.

Gollum says: Go away!? (Laughs)

Gollum says: Go away!? [laughs]

Gollum says: I hate you.

Captain Haddock says: I feel strange, Tintin, like I'ver never felt before...

Tintin says: Don't worry, captain, you're just sober.

Tintin says: (shakes hands with Captain Haddock) Tintin, by the way.

Tintin says: [shakes hands with Captain Haddock] Tintin, by the way.

Captain Haddock says: Haddock. Archibald Haddock.

Tintin says: How's your thirst for adventure, Captain?

Captain Haddock says: Unquenchable, Tintin.

Captain Haddock says: I am out! You don't know what that means.

Captain Haddock says: I have a beard? Since when do I have a beard?

Captain Haddock says: There are plenty of others willing to call you a failure. A fool. A loser. A hopeless souse! Don't you ever say it of yourself. You send out the wrong signal. That is what people pick up. Do you understand? If you care about something fight for it. You hit a wall, push through it. There's something you need to know about failure, Tintin: You can never let it defeat you.

Captain Haddock says: Ten thousand thundering typhoons! Come here, ya pilfering parakeet!

Bilbo Baggins says: My name is Bilbo Baggins

Gollum says: Bagginses? What is a Bagginses? Precious.....

Gollum says: Bagginses? What is a Bagginses? Precious...

Captain Haddock says: "Show yourself Red Rackham!"

Captain Haddock says: Show yourself Red Rackham!

Captain Haddock says: Fast asleep... Typical land lubbers.

Captain Haddock says: TUB?!

Tintin says: Did you hit anything?

Captain Haddock says: *watches in shock as dam explodes*

Captain Haddock says: [watches in shock as dam explodes]

Captain Haddock says: There are plenty of others willing to call you a failure. A fool. A loser. A hopeless souse. Don't you EVER say it of yourself. You send out the wrong signal, that is what people pick up. Don't you understand? You care about something, you fight for it! You hit a wall, you push through it! There is something that you need to know, Tintin. You can never let failure defeat you.

Captain Haddock says: There are plenty of others willing to call you a failure. A fool. A loser. A hopeless souse. Don't you EVER say it of yourself. You send out the wrong signal, that is what people pick up. Don't you understand? You care about something, you fight for it! You hit a wall, you push through it! There is something that you need to know, Tintin. You can never let failure defeat you.

Captain Haddock says: "There was a bottle of alcohol..."

Captain Haddock says: There was a bottle of alcohol...

Tintin says: "There always is."

Tintin says: There always is.

Captain Haddock says: "FUMES!!"

Captain Haddock says: FUMES!

Captain Haddock says: Well, I assumed it was locked.

Captain Haddock says: "There fast asleep. The landlubbers."

Captain Haddock says: There fast asleep. The landlubbers.

Captain Haddock says: "Just one drink."

Captain Haddock says: Just one drink.

Tintin says: I know what Sakharine's looking for!

Captain Haddock says: What are you raving about?

Tintin says: It was written on the scroll. Three brothers joined. Three Unicorns in company sailing in the noonday sun will speak.

Captain Haddock says: Really?

Tintin says: Sir Francis didn't make two models of the Unicorn, he made three! Three ships for three sons!

Captain Haddock says: Excellent!

Tintin says: How's your thirst for adventure Captain?

Captain Haddock says: Unquenchable!

Tintin says: Thanks, I'm Tintin by the way.

Captain Haddock says: Haddock, Archibald Haddock.

Captain Haddock says: Nobody takes MY ship.

Captain Haddock says: Nobody takes my ship and gets away with it!

Tintin says: They have already taken your ship..

Captain Haddock says: Nobody takes my ship TWICE and gets away with it!

Captain Haddock says: If you hit a wall, you PUSH through it

Captain Haddock says: You hit a wall, you push through it.

Tintin says: What have you done?

Captain Haddock says: I lit a wee fire.

Captain Haddock says: I lit a wee fire...

Tintin says: IN A BOAT?!

Tintin says: IN A BOAT? [explosion]

Tintin says: (after explosion) Well, this is a fine mess.

Tintin says: Well, this is a fine mess...

Tintin says: How's your thirst for adventure, Captain?

Captain Haddock says: Unquenchable, Tintin.

Captain Haddock says: Blistering Barnacles!

Captain Haddock says: Blistering barnacles!

Captain Haddock says: snakes

Captain Haddock says: Snake!

Tintin says: We've got bad news...We've only got one bullet.

Tintin says: We've got bad news. We've only got one bullet.

Captain Haddock says: What's the good news?

Tintin says: We've got ONE bullet.

Ian Dury says: It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Captain Haddock says: My memory is not what it used to be!

Tintin says: What did it use to be?

Captain Haddock says: I've forgotten...

Spike says: Danger is my middle name!

Whitey says: I thought it was Leslie.

Dodge Landon says: Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape.

Dodge Landon says: Take your stinking paws off me you damn dirty ape!

Caesar says: No!

Ian Dury says: "And the moral of this story is, don't go looking for morals to stories; if you want a message, fuck off down the post office"

Ian Dury says: The moral of this story is, don't go looking for morals to stories, and if you want a message, fuck off down the post office.

Gollum says: We be nice to them, if they be nice to us.