Andy Serkis Andy Serkis

Born April 20, 1964, in Ruislip, England, Andy Serkis spent part of his boyhood in the Middle East because of his father's medical career. He discovered acting by way of an interest in set design and construction, launching his career with quirky character roles in television and film.

But it was his mesmerizing portrayal of the computer-animated Gollum in director Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy that propelled Serkis into another realm. Besides supplying Gollum's voice, Serkis added many of the character's creepy physicalities, resulting in a three-dimensional being with complex emotions.

Reteaming with Jackson for King Kong (2005), Serkis provided the gargantuan gorilla's movements. He later turned in haunting performances in Longford (2006), nabbing BAFTA and Golden Globe nods, and the miniseries "Little Dorrit," which netted him an Emmy nomination. Serkis added a second BAFTA nod to his résumé with Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2009).

Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens

2015 PG-13

Extending the Star Wars epic's historical arc and set 30 years after Return of the Jedi, this full-throttle adventure features familiar faces and new characters, including planetary scavenger Rey and incomparable X-wing pilot Poe.

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