Who is Andy Serkis?

Andy Serkis is an English actor, director, and producer who has worked in this entertainment field since 1985. He is a well-established actor renowned for his voice role in the film trilogy ‘The Lord of Rings’ from 2001 to 2003. Along with his good sense of acting, he is regarded as one of the highest-grossing actors in the film industry. Andy has worked in the field of acting as well as directing and producing. His first directional debut film is ‘Breathe’ in 2017. Apart from films and series, he is also starred in audiobooks, stage, and video games. Moreover, his endless contribution to this show business has received various honorary nominations and awards. Andy is currently filming for his upcoming film ‘The Batman,’ which is releasing in 2022.

Quick Info 
Full Name
Andrew Clement Serkis
Birth Date20 April, 1964
Birth PlaceMiddlesex, England
ProfessionActor, Director, Producer
Net Worth 2020$28 million
Parents NameClement Serkis
Lylie Weech
SpouseLorraine Ashbourne
ChildrenRuby, Sonny and Louis
Height, Weight5 feet and 8 inch
73 kg (161lbs)

Andy Serkis

Bio

Andy’s full name is Andrew Clement Serkis, born on 20 April 1964 in Middlesex, England. He was born to father Clement Serkis, a gynecologist, and to mother Lylie Weech, a teacher. Andy grew alongside his four siblings. Moreover, he is currently 56 years old with a Taurus sun sign.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Andy Serkis holds British nationality. As per his ethnicity, he belongs to White and is Iraqi. He has British ancestry with American roots. About his religious views, though he was raised Catholic, he is an atheist. Besides this, he stands 5 feet and 8 inches (1.73m/173cm) tall and weighs around 73 kg (161lbs). Moreover, Ben has a pair of blue eyes color with salt and pepper hair color.

Education 

Andy Serkis attended St. Benedict’s School in Ealing and then enrolled at Lancaster University. His major is a visual art, and his secondary subject is theatre. Additionally, he was also a member of Country College.

Personal Life 

Andy Serkis tied a knot with English actress Lorraine Ashbourne in July 2002. This couple together has three children. Two daughters and a son named Ruby were born in 1998, Sonny born in 2000, and Louis was born in 2004. Their children are also actors. They currently stay in Crouch End, North London, UK.

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Social

Andy Serkis is active in his social media handles. His Instagram and  Twitter account with a username (@andyserkis) has 234 thousand and 246.8 thousand followers, respectively. Likewise, his Facebook page has 467.9 thousand likes and 629.7 thousand followers.

Career

Film of Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis made his first film role as Torsten in ‘Prince of Jutland’ in 1994. After this, for the next few years, he appeared in films like ‘Stella Does Tricks,’ ‘Career Girls,’ ‘Loop,’ and ‘Among Giants.’ His breakthrough role came in a 2001 epic fantasy adventure film named ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,’ where he had a voice role of Gollum. He again reprised Gollum’s voice role in this film trilogy called ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’ in 2002 and ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’ in 2003. Meanwhile, he also starred in other movies like ‘Shiner,’ ‘Deathwatch,’ ’24 Hour Party People,’ etc. In 2005, Andy starred as Kong in a motion capture film ‘King Kong’, which is the remake of the 1933 film.

Similarly, for the next few years till 2008, he appeared in different genres of films. To name a few, ‘Stormbreaker’ and ‘Longford’ in 2006, ‘Sugarhouse’ in 2007 and ‘Inkheart’ in 2008. Likewise, in 2010 he not only appeared as an actor, but he also appeared as an executive director in ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’ as Ian Dury. The same year, he also voiced over for Cakes in the film ‘Burke and Hare.’ He again had a voice role for Caesar in the science fiction film ‘Rose of the Planet of the Apes’ in 2011. Furthermore, from 2012 to 2017, Andy had various roles in the film. He enacted and voiced a role in different films like ‘The Adventure of Tintin,’ ‘Arthur Christmas,’ and ‘Godzilla.’

Moreover, he became a second unit director for the films ‘ The Hobbit’ in 2012 and 2013. Later, he directed his debut film called ‘Breath’ in 2017 and directed another film, ‘ Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’ in 2018. Likewise, he received more voice roles for well-known franchise movies like ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ in 2015, ‘ Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ in 2017, and ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ in 2019. Andy also became one of the casts of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ in 2015 as Ulysses Klaue. He has recently seen working for his upcoming films like ‘The Batman,’ ‘Next Goal Wins,’ etc.

Television series 

Andy Serkis landed his debut role on the small screen in three episodes of ‘Morris Minor and His Marvellous Motors’ in 1989. The same year, he also appeared in other series like ‘Saracen,’ ‘Streetwise,’ and ‘Made in Spain,’ a television film. In 1990 and 1993, he starred as Dean Platt and Alex Rackin, respectively, in ‘The Bill.’ Meanwhile, he also acted as Greville in ‘The Darling Buds of May’ in 1992. Between 1993 and 2000, some of his notable works are ‘Finney’ in 1994, ‘The Pale House,’ a television film, ‘The Jump in 1998, and ‘Oliver Twist’ in 1999.

Similarly, he also had a voice role in the series ‘The Simpsons’ in 2003. He was then seen in ‘Spooks’ in 2004 and in a ‘Longford’ television in 2006. Moreover, he also narrated many series and miniseries like ‘Monkey Life’ in 2007, ‘Accused’ in 2010, and ‘Fungus the Bogeyman’ in 2015. His last played series is ‘A Christmas Carol’ in 2019 and ‘Home Movie: The Princess Bride’ in 2020. It starred Zazie Beetz, Alice Oswalt, Brandon Routh, Courtney Ford, Zoey Deutch, Jenna Ortega, etc.

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Achievements

Andy Serkis has recently received an honorary award from British Academy Film Award in 2020. He has also won Empire Award two times for his work in ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’ in 2004 and ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’ in 2010. Similarly, he also has received MTV Movie and TV Awards two times for the same film ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’ in 2003.

Net Worth of Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis is a famous actor as well as a producer and a director. His estimated net worth is $28 million as of 2020.