Andrew Clement Serkis known as Andy Serkis is an English actor and film director. As a director, he had made Breathe and Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. He also gave voice and capture motion for the character Gollum in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbits: An Unexpected Journey.
He won various awards for his role as Gollum including MTV Movie & TV Awards. Andy's other mentionable work as Ceaser in the reboot movie series of Planet of the Apes, Supreme Leader Snoke in two parts of Star Wars sequel. His future project included SAS: Red Notice and directing Marvel Comic movie adaptation Venom 2.
Andrew Clement Serkis was born on 20th April 1964 in Ruislip Manor, Middlesex, England. He belongs to mixed ethnicity and his birth sign is Aries.
Serkis is one of five children of Clement Serkis and Lylie Serkis. His father is a doctor and his mother was a teacher mentally underdeveloped kids. He grew up with his four sisters and a brother in his home town.
He got his education from St Benedict's School, then joined Lancaster University for studying Visual arts.
As of 2019, Andy Serkis is married to actress Lorraine Ashbourne. Andy met Lorraine in 1990 and dated for several years. After a decade of relationship, they took the marriage vows in July 2002. They had been seen together on various occasions and events.
Serkis and his wife welcomed their first child daughter Ruby Serkis in 1998, second son Sonny in 2000 and third son Louis Ashbourne Serkis in 2004.
The husband and wife are living without any controversies and rumors about their relationship. The couple is living a happy married life with their three children in London.
As of September 2019, Andy Serkis has an estimated net worth of $28 million. He earned his wealth as being an actor, director and motion capture artist in the Hollywood film industry.
He earned a pretty good salary from acting as he earned $400 K for his role in the Black Panther movie. Serkis had work in various box office success movies which are listed below.
|Movie||Released Date||Work As||Budget||Box-Office Collection|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring||2001||Motion capture and Voice for Gollum||$93 million||$871.5 million|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers||2002||Motion capture and Voice for Gollum||$94 million||$926 million|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King||2003||Motion capture and Voice for Gollum||$94 million||$1.120 billion|
|13 Going on 30||2004||Actor||$37 million||$96.5 million|
|The Prestige||2006||Actor||$40 million||$109.7 million|
|Rise of the Planet of the Apes||2011||Motion capture and Voice for Caesar||$93 million||$481.8 million|
|The Adventures of Tintin||2011||Motion capture and voice||$135 million||$374 million|
|The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey||2012||Motion capture, Voice for Gollum and second unit director||$315 million||$1.021 billion|
|The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug||2013||Second unit director||$260 million||$958 million|
|Dawn of the Planet of the Apes||2014||Motion capture and Voice for Caesar||$235 million||$710.6 million|
|The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies||2014||Second unit director||$300 million||$956 million|
|Avengers: Age of Ultron||2015||Actor||$495.2 million||$1.405 billion|
|Star Wars: The Force Awakens||2015||Actor||$306 million||$2.068 billion|
|War for the Planet of the Apes||2017||Motion capture and Voice for Caesar||$150 million||$490.7 million|
|Star Wars: The Last Jedi||2017||Actor||$317 million||$1.333billion|
|Black Panther||2018||Actor||$200 million||$1.347 billion|
|Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle||2018||Director and motion capture for Baloo||$180 million||$356.7 million|
Andy Serkis had debuted from the movie Prince of Jutland in 1994, later worked in various movies and got his groundbreaking role as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. He portrayed Gollum in two more films of The Lord of the Ring and The Hobbits: An Unexpected Journey. For this, he was known for motion capture artists which lead him to get roles like Ceaser in Planet of Apes three sequel, as Supreme Leader Snoke in Two Star Wars movie series and King Kong.
He first directed the film Breathe in 2017 and 2018 movie Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle which became the Best Blockbuster movie on Netflix. As a director, he is gonna direct actor like Tom Hardy in the upcoming sequel of Marvel Comic Character Venom in Venom 2.
As being actor he has shared the screen with a list of actors like Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson and Christian Bale in The Prestige, Martin Freeman in The Hobbit, Michael B. Jordon in Black Panther and Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans in Avengers Age of Ultron.
His other television series appearance includes as Ghost of Christmas Past in a Mini Series A Christmas Carol. His work in not limited in movies and series but he also gave his voice and capture motion for Video games.
No, he hasn't won the Oscar Award.
Yes, he is in film Black Panther as a Klaw.