Andy Serkis stars as Gollum in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "The Hobbit: There and Back Again." He is reprise the role from the acclaimed "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

Serkis recently starred as Caesar in the sci-fi actioner "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," a prequel to the "Planet of the Apes" story, with James Franco and Freida Pinto. He also starred as Captain Haddock in Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson's movie "Tintin," based on Hergé's French comic book hero.

Andy Serkis has been working in the film, television and theater industries for over twenty years as an actor, filmmaker, director and pioneer of performance capture. Probably most well known for his aforementioned performance as Gollum and his role as Kong in "King Kong," Serkis has become highly involved in developing the art and craft of performance in the digital realm. He is currently spearheading The Imaginarium, a London-based studio and academy that aims to service film and games, produce its own material and provide a laboratory for emerging visual and performing artists to explore new performance capture applications.

As a stage actor, Serkis has appeared in over 40 productions in London, and in theaters across Britain, most recently as Iago in "Othello" by William Shakespeare. On film and television, Serkis has acted in over 60 productions, receiving great acclaim, nominations and awards for his roles, most recently as Albert Einstein in "Einstein and Eddington," and for his Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated performance in "Longford." Serkis was BAFTA nominated for his role as the legendary British proto-punk Ian Dury in the biopic "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll," and starred alongside Simon Pegg in John Landis' "Burke & Hare."

As director, Serkis has worked across all performance media. He directed performances in Ninja Theory/Sony's hit Playstation 3 title "Heavenly Sword," setting a new benchmark for emotionally engaging characters in videogames. His second game project was "Enslaved," again with Ninja Theory. Serkis directed and produced the short film "Snake, and The Double Bass" for the stage.

In 2009 Serkis teamed up with producer Jonathan Cavendish ("Bridget Jones," "Elizabeth: The Golden Age") to form Caveman Films. He has several feature film projects in development and is planning to shoot his feature directorial debut, "The Giant," in New Zealand in 2011.

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Age: 53 years old
Birthday: April 20, 1964
Height: 5' 8"
Nickname: Gollum
Full Name / Real Name: Andrew Clement G. Serkis
Birthplace: Ruislip, London, England, UK
Wife: Lorraine Ashbourne (7/22/2002, 3 children)

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