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ANDY SERKIS (Captain Haddock) is an award-winning actor who
has earned acclaim from both critics and audiences for his work in a range of
memorable roles. He gained legions of fans around the globe for his performance
as Gollum in the Academy Award -winning The Lord of the Rings trilogy, directed
by Peter Jackson. Serkis won an Empire Award for his role, in addition to
sharing in several Outstanding Ensemble Cast Awards, including a Screen Actors
Guild Award . Reuniting with Jackson, he played two roles in the director's epic
retelling of King Kong, taking performance capture to another level as the title
character of Kong, and also appearing as Lumpy, the ship's cook.
Most recently, Serkis starred in Rise of the Apes, a prequel to the iconic
film Planet of the Apes. Set in present-day San Francisco, Apes deals with the
aftermath of man's experiments with genetic engineering that lead to the
development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy. His
performance as "Caesar," received critical acclaim from both journalists and
audiences around the world. Serkis also has co-starring roles in Death of a
Superhero and Brieghton Rock, both of which will be in theaters this fall.
Last year, Serkis received critical acclaim and accolades for his portrayal
of punk-rock legend Ian Dury in the film Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll for director
Mat Whitecross. The role earned Serkis a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor. He
also played 19th century grave robber William Hare, opposite Simon Pegg's
William Burke, in John Landis' recent black comedy Burke & Hare.
On the small screen, Serkis appeared in the BBC miniseries Little Dorrit,
based on Charles Dickens' classic tale, which garnered him a 2009 Emmy
nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He also starred in as Nobel Prize-winning
physicist Albert Einstein in the BBC/HBO production of Einstein and Eddington.
Serkis previously earned Golden Globe and BAFTA TV Award nominations for his
performance as Ian Brady in HBO's Longford. He also garnered acclaim for the
role of Bill Sikes in the PBS presentation of Oliver Twist. British television
audiences also know him for a wide range of roles in telefilms, miniseries and
Serkis's recent feature film credits include Christopher Nolan's acclaimed
drama The Prestige; the comedy 13 Going on 30, with Jennifer Garner; and the
indie films The Cottage, Extraordinary Rendition and Sugarhouse. He also lent
his voice to the animated feature Flushed Away. He earlier co-starred in Michael
Winterbottom's 24 Hour Party People and Mike Leigh's Topsy-Turvy. Serkis
includes among his additional film credits such independent releases as
Deathwatch, The Escapist, Shiner, Pandaemonium, The Jolly Boys' Last Stand, Five
Seconds to Spare, Sweety Barrett, Among Giants, Mojo, Career Girls, Loop, Stella
Does Tricks and The Near Room.
An accomplished stage actor, Serkis has received acclaim for his work on the
stages of London and across the United Kingdom. He starred as Iago in Othello,
at the Royal Exchange Theatre; played the Emcee in Cabaret; and originated the
role of Potts in Jez Butterworth's Mojo, at the Royal Court Theatre. His stage
work also includes productions of King Lear, Hush, and Decadence. In 2003, he
made his directorial debut with the play The Double Bass at London's Southwark
As a director, Serkis also helmed the award-winning Heavenly Sword for
PLAYSTATION 3 and the upcoming Enslaved: Odyssey to the West for Namco Bandai
Games. In addition, he wrote and directed a short film called Snake, starring
his wife, Lorraine Ashbourne and Rupert Graves.
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