Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis

  • Highest Rated: 100% Wild Bill (2011)
  • Lowest Rated: 25% Animals United (Konferenz der Tiere) (2010)
  • Birthday: Apr 20, 1964
  • Birthplace: Ruislip, London, England, UK
  • Andy Serkis always wanted a future in entertainment. Growing up in Ruslip Manor, England, he visualized himself working behind the scenes in production. Today, he is an impressive British character actor with over 50 stage, television, and film credits, distinguished performances on both Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery!, and a highly coveted role in Peter Jackson's three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Serkis began his acting career in theater. He has appeared on almost every renowned British stage -- the Royal Court, the Royal Exchange Manchester, the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Hull Truck, Dukes Lancaster, the Nuffield Studio, and Donmar Warehouse -- and in a host of popular plays. His resumé includes performances in King Lear, Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Faust, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and a star-studded production of Hurly Burly with Kelly MacDonald, Elizabeth McGovern, Rupert Graves, and Stephen Dillane. The actor has fashioned a television career as prolific as his stage work. In 1987, Serkis made his small-screen debut in two episodes of the Rik Mayall vehicle The New Statesman. He then signed on as Sparky Plugs in the BBC series Morris Minor's Marvelous Motors (1989), a comedy about eccentric mechanics that specialize in fixing a type of car that no one in town owns. The next decade saw Serkis acting in several of Britain's heralded miniseries. In 1994, he appeared in the murder-mystery Finney. In 1996, he played Sergeant Corrigan in a television adaptation of Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse. In 1999, he starred in the Mystery! production Touching Evil as a grief counselor who tends to the husbands of women murdered by a brutal serial killer. In 2000, Masterpiece Theatre opened its 30th season with an adaptation of Oliver Twist that featured Serkis as Charles Dickens' terrifying loose cannon, Bill Sykes. That same year, the actor joined the international cast of Hallmark Hall of Fame's Arabian Nights, which included Dougray Scott, Mili Avital, and Rufus Sewell. In between juggling theater and television work, Serkis made his feature-film debut in the thriller Grushko (1993). His big-screen performances include a part in Mike Leigh's Career Girls (1997), a memorable turn as a wacky choreographer in the director's Topsy Turvy (1999), and the portrayal of 18th century English poet John Thelwall in Julian Temple's raucous Pandaemonium (2000). Serkis' most demanding role, however, did not require him to appear onscreen. Serkis supplied the voice and movement for the computer-animated creature Gollum in all three installments of Peter Jackson's trilogy The Lord of the Rings -- The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002), and The Return of the King (2003). The slithery Gollum, once a naïve hobbit, is driven mad by the force of the ring and displays emotions that range from childlike to menacing. Though Gollum only lurks in the background in the first film, he is of major importance to the rest of the trilogy. Serkis worked closely with technicians from Weta Workshop and Digital to produce an empathetic and palpable representation of Tolkien's character. He performed in a suit covered in reflectors that were tracked by a computer-driven camera. Animation was then superimposed over his movement, producing one of the most realistic computer-generated images in modern cinema. After completing The Lord of the Rings, Serkis quickly returned to the London stage. In the summer of 2001, he starred with Sinead Cusack and Catherine McCormack in the U.K. production of Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind at the Donmar Warehouse. The play was one of the last productions overseen by the Donmar's former artistic director, Oscar winner Sam Mendes. The actor also began filming a WWI film with Billy Elliot's Jamie Bell, and wrote and directed his first short film, Snake. Besides starring his Hurly Burly co-star, Rupert Graves, Snake features Serkis' longtime partner, actr

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

81% Long Shot Parker Wembley 2019
No Score Yet A Christmas Carol Ghost of Christmas Past 2019
No Score Yet Casi imposible Actor 2019
No Score Yet Raymond Briggs: Snowmen, Bogeymen & Milkmen Actor 2019
52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Director Baloo 2018
97% Black Panther Ulysses Klaue / Klaw $501.2M 2018
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi Supreme Leader Snoke $619.2M 2017
68% Breathe Director $0.5M 2017
No Score Yet Planeta dos macacos - A guerra Actor 2017
94% War for the Planet of the Apes Caesar $146.9M 2017
93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Supreme Leader Snoke $936.7M 2015
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron Ulysses Klaue $429.2M 2015
59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Gollum $187.8M 2014
91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Caesar $183.3M 2014
89% London: The Modern Babylon Actor 2013
64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Gollum $303.1M 2012
91% Death of a Superhero Dr. Adrian King $345 2012
No Score Yet Simon Schama's Power of Art: Van Gogh Actor 2012
73% The Adventures of Tintin Captain Haddock/Sir Francis Haddock $75.4M 2011
92% Arthur Christmas Lead Elf $46.5M 2011
32% Burke and Hare William Hare $947 2011
51% Brighton Rock Colleoni $0.3M 2011
82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes Caesar $175.4M 2011
100% Wild Bill Glen 2011
78% Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Executive Producer Ian Dury 2010
25% Animals United (Konferenz der Tiere) Charles the Cockerel $0.6M 2010
38% Inkheart Capricorn $17.3M 2009
No Score Yet Einstein and Eddington Albert Einstein 2008
No Score Yet Extraordinary Rendition Actor 2008
72% The Cottage David 2008
No Score Yet Little Dorrit Rigaud 2008
29% Sugarhouse Hoodwink 2007
No Score Yet Simon Schama's The Power of Art Actor 2007
100% Longford Ian Brady 2007
73% Flushed Away Spike $64.5M 2006
76% The Prestige Alley $53.2M 2006
35% Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker Mr. Grin $0.6M 2006
No Score Yet Simon Schama Actor 2006
84% King Kong Lumpy the Cook $218.2M 2005
No Score Yet Stories of Lost Souls Granny/ Rastafarian/Hunter Jackson 2005
No Score Yet Blessed Father Carlo 2004
65% 13 Going on 30 Richard $54.7M 2004
No Score Yet Ringers: Lord of the Fans Actor 2004
93% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Gollum/Sméagol $364.1M 2003
95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Gollum $339.8M 2002
25% Deathwatch Thomas Quinn 2002
86% 24 Hour Party People Martin Hannett $1.1M 2002
91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Gollum $314.1M 2001
46% Shiner Mel 2001
58% Pandaemonium John Thelwell 2001
No Score Yet The Escapist Ricky Barnes 2001
No Score Yet The Jolly Boys Last Stand Spider 2000
No Score Yet Jolly Boys' Last Stand Actor 2000
89% Topsy-Turvy John D'Auban 1999
No Score Yet Shooting the Past Actor 1999
60% Among Giants Bob 1999
No Score Yet Sweety Barrett Leo King 1998
88% Career Girls Mr. Evans 1997
No Score Yet The Pale Horse Actor 1997
No Score Yet Stella Does Tricks Fitz 1996
No Score Yet Finney Actor 1994
No Score Yet Royal Deceit (Prince of Jutland) Actor 1994

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Neanderthal
2018
Appearing
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Wil Wheaton Project
2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet Miss Marple
2004-2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Bill Sikes Rigaud Styeman
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet MI-5
2003-2011
Riff
  • 2005
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Michael Lawler
  • 2001
No Score Yet Accused
2010-2012

QUOTES FROM Andy Serkis CHARACTERS

Supreme Leader Snoke
Even you Master of the Knights of Ren have never faced a test like this…
Supreme Leader Snoke
Even you, Master of the Knights of Ren, have never faced a test like this.
Supreme Leader Snoke
It's time to complete Kylo's training.
Supreme Leader Snoke
There has been an awakening... have you felt it?
Kylo Ren
Yes.
Supreme Leader Snoke
There's been an awakening. Have you felt it? The Dark side, and the Light.
Supreme Leader Snoke
There's been an awakening. Have you felt it?
Ulysses Klaue
Is this your first time intimidating someone? I'm afraid that I'm not that afraid.
Scarlet Witch
Everybody's afraid of something.
Ulysses Klaue
Cuttlefish. Deep sea fish. The make lights. Disco lights to hypnotize their prey, and then--whoom! I saw a documentary; it was terrifying. So, if you're going to fiddle with my brain, and make me see a giant cuttlefish, then I know you don't do business. And I know you're not in charge. And I only deal with the man in charge.
Ultron
There is no man in charge. Let's talk business.
Ulysses Klaue
You know what I fear? Cuttlefish! Fish deep in the sea, with lights and big teeth. You going to show me a giant cuttlefish? You won't. You won't do business with me, and I do business ONLY with who's in charge!
Malcolm
Does any of this make sense to you?
Caesar
Lights.
Malcolm
Yes, the lights!
Caesar
You stay here one day.
Caesar
Apes do not want war!
Caesar
Apes start war, Humans will not forgive
Koba
Caesar weak.
Caesar
Koba weaker.
Koba
Caesar weak.
Caesar
Koba weaker.
Caesar
Apes do not want war!
Caesar
Koba fight for Koba.
Koba
Koba fight for apes!
Malcolm
They don't want war.
Koba
Caesar love humans more than apes!
Dreyfus
I'm saving the human race.
Caesar
You are not Ape...
Koba
Apes not kill apes.
Caesar
You are no ape.
Caesar
Koba not ape!
Malcolm
Who is he..?
Caesar
A good man..like you.
Caesar
Apes! Together, strong.
Caesar
From humans, Kobe only learned hate. Nothing else.
Caesar
From humans, Koba only learned hate. Nothing else.
Caesar
Caesar is home.
Caesar
This is my home!
Caesar
Home. Family. Future.
Caesar
Apes! Together, strong!
Caesar
War has already begun.
Gollum
Baggins what is a baggins?
Gollum
The Bagginses like....the fishies.
Gollum
The Bagginses like the fishies.
Gollum
If the Baggins loses, then we swallows it whole.
Bilbo
(Long pause) Fair enough.
Bilbo
Fair enough.
Gollum
My precious.
Richard Kneeland
Jenna, my balls - Excuse my French - are in an iron vice. Corporates are twisting and squeezing like a bunch of dominatrixes on steroids, and now Lucy is presenting her own re-design without you. Could you tell me what is going on?
Jenna Rink
What is going on is that you are going to have more choices.
Richard Kneeland
With all due respect to Lucy, I'm far more anxious to know what you've been working on.
Jenna Rink
Thank you.
Richard Kneeland
I'm not trying to compliment you. I'm trying to pressure you.
Jenna Rink
How long until your balls get totally squished?
Richard Kneeland
Hopefully never, I'm rather attached to my balls.
Jenna Rink
Can they hang in there til five?
Richard Kneeland
Who's your daddy?
Jenna Rink
Wayne Rink!
William Hare
A man's going to die from the moment he leaves his mother's womb. Their fate's already been determined.All we'd be doing is helping them along a bit.
Samwise Gamgee
What we need is a few good taters.
Gollum
What's taters, precious? What's taters eh?
Samwise Gamgee
Po-tay-toes! Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew
Samwise Gamgee
Po-tay-toes! Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew.
Gollum
Shut up!
Bilbo Baggins
I didn't say anything...
Gollum
I'm not talking to you!
Gollum
Shut up!
Bilbo
I didn't say anything.
Gollum
We wasn't talking to you!
Gollum
I know! If precious fails we gets to eats it! We gets to eats it whole!
Bilbo Baggins
...Fare enough.
Bilbo
...Fair enough.
Gollum
Thief Baggins! Curse it and crush it! We hates it forever!
Captain Haddock
Thundering Typhoons!
Captain Haddock
Thundering typhoons!
Captain Haddock
Nobody takes my ship!
Bilbo Baggins
Why don't we have a game of riddles? And if I win, you show me the way out
Bilbo Baggins
Why don't we have a game of riddles? And if I win, you show me the way out.
Bilbo
Why don't we have a game of riddles? And if I win, you show me the way out.
Gollum
(talking to himself) And if he looses, what then?
Gollum
[talking to himself] And if he looses, what then?
Gollum
[talking to himself] And if he loses, what then?
Gollum
Well precious, if he looses, then we eats it! (giggles)
Gollum
Well precious, if he looses, then we eats it! [giggles]
Gollum
Well precious, if he loses, then we eats it! [giggles]
Gollum
(Turns to Bilbo) - If Baggins looses, we eats it all.
Gollum
[turns to Bilbo] If Baggins looses, we eats it all.
Gollum
[turns to Bilbo] If Baggins loses, we eats it all.
Bilbo Baggins
Fair engouh...
Bilbo
Fair enough...
Gollum
Did we say so precious Did we say so what has it got in his pocket
Gollum
Did we say so, precious? But what has it got in its pocketses, eh?
Bilbo Baggins
(Billbo points sword at Gollum) That's no concern of yours
Bilbo Baggins
[Billbo points sword at Gollum] That's no concern of yours.
Gollum
(talking to himself) Gollum Gollum
Gollum
[talking to himself] Gollum Gollum.
Gollum
Oh, we like goblinses, batses, and fishes, but we hasnâ??t tried Hobbitses before.
Gollum
Oh, we like goblinses, batses, and fishes, but we hasn't tried Hobbitses before.
Gollum
What has roots as nobody sees, Is taller than trees Up, up it goes, And yet never grows?
Gollum
It stucks! Baggin stucks! Time's up...
Gollum
We knows safe paths for Hobbitses, in the Dark. Shut Up!
Bilbo Baggins
I didn't say anything.
Gollum
Wasn't talking to you.
Gollum
Oh, we like goblinses, batses, and fishes, but we hasn't tried Hobbitses before. Is it soft? is It juicy?
Gollum
IF BAGGINS LOSES, WE EATS IT ALL!
Gollum
If Baggins loses, we eats it whole!
Gollum
What is the Baggins' precious?
Gollum
must have the precious, they stole from us!
Gollum
Must have the precious. They stole it from us.
Gollum
What did you say...
Gollum
Leave now, and never come back!
Gollum
no
Gollum
No.
Gollum
(Growl)
Gollum
[growl]
Tintin
It's over
Tintin
It's over.
Captain Haddock
I thought you were an optimist
Captain Haddock
I thought you were an optimist.
Tintin
Well, you were wrong, weren't you? I'm a realist.
Captain Haddock
That's just another name for a quitter.
Tintin
You can call me what you like. Don't you get it? We failed.
Captain Haddock
"failed", there are plenty of others willing to call you a failure. A fool. A loser. A hopeless souse! Don't you ever say it of yourself. You send the wrong signal, that is what people pick up. Do you understand? You care about something, you fight for it. You hit a wall, you push through it. There's something you need to know about failure, Tintin. You can never let it defeat you.
Captain Haddock
'Failed', there are plenty of others willing to call you a failure. A fool. A loser. A hopeless souse! Don't you ever say it of yourself. You send the wrong signal, that is what people pick up. Do you understand? You care about something, you fight for it. You hit a wall, you push through it. There's something you need to know about failure, Tintin. You can never let it defeat you.
Bilbo Baggins
Why don't we have a game of riddles?
Gollum
And if he loses? What then? Well if he loses precious then we eats it! If Baggins loses we eats it whole!
Bilbo Baggins
Fair enough.
Gollum
If Bagginses loses, we eats him whole.
Bilbo Baggins
Fair enough.
Gollum
Is he lost?
Bilbo Baggins
Yes, yes and i want to get unlost... As soon as possible!
Gollum
Oh! We knows! We knows safe paths for hobbitses! Safe paths in the dark!... SHUT UP!
Bilbo Baggins
I didn't say anything...
Gollum
I wasn't talking to you!
Captain Haddock
What is this peculiar liquid? There's no bouquet. It's completely transparent.
Lieutenant Delcourt
Why, it's water.
Captain Haddock
What will they think of next?
Captain Haddock
What is this peculiar liquid?
Captain Haddock
There's no bouquet. It's completely transparent.
Lieutenant Delcourt
Why, it's water.
Captain Haddock
What will they think of next?
Martin Hannett
well goodbye we obviously have nuthing in common, im a genius your fucking wankers, youl never see me again you dont deserve to see me again..
Martin Hannett
Well, this is goodbye. I mean, we obviously have nothing in common. I'm a genius, you're all fucking wankers. You'll never see me again. You don't deserve to see me again.
Tony Wilson
martin what you doing.?
Tony Wilson
Martin what you doing.?
Martin Hannett
recording silence.
Martin Hannett
Recording silence.
Tony Wilson
[shouts] your recording silence.
Tony Wilson
[shouts] Your recording silence?
Martin Hannett
no im recording tony fucking wilson.
Martin Hannett
No I'm recording Tony fucking Wilson.
Spike
[To Whitey] Keep your legs straight when you hit the water!
Spike
[to Whitey] Keep your legs straight when you hit the water!
Whitey
I kept me legs straight, Spike. [Spike groans in pain]
Captain Haddock
I have a beard? SINCE WHEN DID I HAVE A BEARD?!
Lumpy the Cook
[seeing a footprint that Kong has left] There's only one creature capable of leaving a footprint that size. The Abominable Snowman.
Ian Brady
How could you not love a girl like that?
Myra Hindley
Evil can be a spiritual experience too.
Caesar
[to Will] This is my home.
Caesar
[to Will] Caesar is home.
Gollum
What's it doing?! (Sam cooks rabbit) Stupid fat hobbit! You ruineds it!
Gollum
What's it doing?! [Sam cooks rabbit] Stupid fat hobbit! You ruineds it!
Gollum
Masters my friend.
Gollum
You don't have any friends, nobody likes you!
Gollum
I'm not listening, I'm not listening!
Gollum
Your a liar, and a thief!
Gollum
No.
Gollum
A murderer.
Gollum
Go away.
Gollum
Go away!? (Laughs)
Gollum
Go away!? [laughs]
Gollum
I hate you.
Captain Haddock
I feel strange, Tintin, like I'ver never felt before...
Tintin
Don't worry, captain, you're just sober.
Tintin
(shakes hands with Captain Haddock) Tintin, by the way.
Tintin
[shakes hands with Captain Haddock] Tintin, by the way.
Captain Haddock
Haddock. Archibald Haddock.
Tintin
How's your thirst for adventure, Captain?
Captain Haddock
Unquenchable, Tintin.
Captain Haddock
I am out! You don't know what that means.
Captain Haddock
I have a beard? Since when do I have a beard?
Captain Haddock
There are plenty of others willing to call you a failure. A fool. A loser. A hopeless souse! Don't you ever say it of yourself. You send out the wrong signal. That is what people pick up. Do you understand? If you care about something fight for it. You hit a wall, push through it. There's something you need to know about failure, Tintin: You can never let it defeat you.
Captain Haddock
Ten thousand thundering typhoons! Come here, ya pilfering parakeet!
Bilbo Baggins
My name is Bilbo Baggins
Gollum
Bagginses? What is a Bagginses? Precious.....
Gollum
Bagginses? What is a Bagginses? Precious...
Captain Haddock
"Show yourself Red Rackham!"
Captain Haddock
Show yourself Red Rackham!
Captain Haddock
Fast asleep... Typical land lubbers.
Captain Haddock
TUB?!
Tintin
Did you hit anything?
Captain Haddock
*watches in shock as dam explodes*
Captain Haddock
[watches in shock as dam explodes]
Captain Haddock
There are plenty of others willing to call you a failure. A fool. A loser. A hopeless souse. Don't you EVER say it of yourself. You send out the wrong signal, that is what people pick up. Don't you understand? You care about something, you fight for it! You hit a wall, you push through it! There is something that you need to know, Tintin. You can never let failure defeat you.
Captain Haddock
There are plenty of others willing to call you a failure. A fool. A loser. A hopeless souse. Don't you EVER say it of yourself. You send out the wrong signal, that is what people pick up. Don't you understand? You care about something, you fight for it! You hit a wall, you push through it! There is something that you need to know, Tintin. You can never let failure defeat you.
Captain Haddock
"There was a bottle of alcohol..."
Captain Haddock
There was a bottle of alcohol...
Tintin
"There always is."
Tintin
There always is.
Captain Haddock
"FUMES!!"
Captain Haddock
FUMES!
Captain Haddock
Well, I assumed it was locked.
Captain Haddock
"There fast asleep. The landlubbers."
Captain Haddock
There fast asleep. The landlubbers.
Captain Haddock
"Just one drink."
Captain Haddock
Just one drink.
Tintin
I know what Sakharine's looking for!
Captain Haddock
What are you raving about?
Tintin
It was written on the scroll. Three brothers joined. Three Unicorns in company sailing in the noonday sun will speak.
Captain Haddock
Really?
Tintin
Sir Francis didn't make two models of the Unicorn, he made three! Three ships for three sons!
Captain Haddock
Excellent!
Tintin
How's your thirst for adventure Captain?
Captain Haddock
Unquenchable!
Tintin
Thanks, I'm Tintin by the way.
Captain Haddock
Haddock, Archibald Haddock.
Captain Haddock
Nobody takes MY ship.
Captain Haddock
Nobody takes my ship and gets away with it!
Tintin
They have already taken your ship..
Captain Haddock
Nobody takes my ship TWICE and gets away with it!
Captain Haddock
If you hit a wall, you PUSH through it
Captain Haddock
You hit a wall, you push through it.
Tintin
What have you done?
Captain Haddock
I lit a wee fire.
Captain Haddock
I lit a wee fire...
Tintin
IN A BOAT?!
Tintin
IN A BOAT? [explosion]
Tintin
(after explosion) Well, this is a fine mess.
Tintin
Well, this is a fine mess...
Tintin
How's your thirst for adventure, Captain?
Captain Haddock
Unquenchable, Tintin.
Captain Haddock
Blistering Barnacles!
Captain Haddock
Blistering barnacles!
Captain Haddock
snakes
Captain Haddock
Snake!
Tintin
We've got bad news...We've only got one bullet.
Tintin
We've got bad news. We've only got one bullet.
Captain Haddock
What's the good news?
Tintin
We've got ONE bullet.
Ian Dury
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Captain Haddock
My memory is not what it used to be!
Tintin
What did it use to be?
Captain Haddock
I've forgotten...
Spike
Danger is my middle name!
Whitey
I thought it was Leslie.
Dodge Landon
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape.
Dodge Landon
Take your stinking paws off me you damn dirty ape!
Caesar
No!
Ian Dury
"And the moral of this story is, don't go looking for morals to stories; if you want a message, fuck off down the post office"
Ian Dury
The moral of this story is, don't go looking for morals to stories, and if you want a message, fuck off down the post office.
Gollum
We be nice to them, if they be nice to us.