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| lifetime= [[April 20]], [[1964]]
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'''Andy Serkis''' played [[Gollum]] in [[Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings]]. He also appeared as Sméagol in [[Peter Jackson's The Return of the King|The Return of the King]], and is rumoured to reprise his role in [[Guillermo del Toro's The Hobbit]]. He based the gulping swallow sound "gollum" on his pet cat coughing up a furball.  
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'''Andy Serkis''' is an English actor. He provided voices for various characters in [[The Lord of the Rings (film series)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (film series)]], but has become immortal in his portrayal of [[Gollum]].
  
Serkis also provided voices for various [[Orcs]] in [[Peter Jackson's The Two Towers|The Two Towers]] and the [[Witch-king of Angmar]] in The Return of the King.  
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==Gollum==
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When he heard from his agent that [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0399193/ John Hubbard] wanted to hear him as the voice of an animated character, Serkis originally felt dismayed. When told it was Gollum, it changed little: he had read ''[[The Hobbit]]'' when he was eight, but nothing else. Not until his (later) wife Lorraine convinced him to go to the audition did he actually think of doing it.  
  
Together with [[Gary Russell]], he wrote a book about his acting experience, titled ''[[Gollum: How We Made Movie Magic]]''.  
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He recorded a demo, in which he portrayed Gollum full of self-pity and guilt, and he based the gulping swallow sound "gollum" on his cat Diz coughing up a furball.
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At the advice of [[Fran Walsh]], he kept a diary, and this diary was later edited to become ''[[Gollum: How We Made Movie Magic]]''. It details his casting, the shooting, the additional motion capture, and the voice dubbing pick-ups.
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Serkis spent a total of five years in [[New Zealand]], and did extra work later in London. He dubbed most of his lines as Gollum there, and also provided an eerie voice for the [[Witch-king]] of [[Angmar]]. Together with [[Jim Dunk]], he also voiced most of the [[Uruk-hai]] in [[Uglúk]]'s troop.
  
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
{{quote|They're only scorned because they're into something popular. But it's just the same as supporting a football team or being madly into Picasso or Brahms. And it's certainly a lot more fun than chess.| Andy Serkis on [[Tolkien fandom]]}}
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{{quote|They're only scorned because they're into something popular. But it's just the same as supporting a football team or being madly into Picasso or Brahms. And it's certainly a lot more fun than chess.| Andy Serkis on [[Tolkien fandom]], [http://tinyurl.com/6lxkxr Interview]}}
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{{quote|This must be totally bizarre to them. I mean, at least when I look up at them I see [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] and [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]], and I just play off them, but when they look at me, all they must see is a man in a gimp suit, with a face that makes Jim Carrey's look relaxed and a voice that sounds like a cat being sick.|Andy Serkis on filming with [[Elijah Wood]] and [[Sean Astin]], ''[[Gollum: How We Made Movie Magic]]''.}}
  
 
==Roles==
 
==Roles==
* ''[[Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring]]'' - Gollum, Witch-king
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* [[2012]]-[[2013|13]] - [[The Hobbit (film series)|''The Hobbit'' (film series)]] - Gollum
* ''[[Peter Jackson's The Two Towers]]'' - Gollum, Orcs
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* [[2006]] - ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king|EA's The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king]]'' - Gollum, Witch-king
* ''[[Peter Jackson's The Return of the King]]'' - Gollum, Witch-king
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* [[2005]] - ''[[Ringers: Lord of the Fans]]'' - Himself
* ''[[Ringers: Lord of the Fans]]'' - Himself
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* [[2004]] - ''[[Gollum's acceptance speech]]'' - Himself, Gollum
* ''[[The Making of "The Lord of the Rings"]]'' - Himself
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* [[2004]] - ''[[EA's The Third Age]]'' - Gollum (archive footage)
* ''[[The Battle for Middle-earth II - The Rise of the Witch-king]]'' - Gollum, Witch-king
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* [[2004]] - ''[[DNZ: The Real Middle Earth]]'' - Himself, Gollem (sic)
* ''[[The Return of the King (game)]]'' - Gollum, Witch-king (archive footage)
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* [[2003]] - ''[[EA's The Return of the King]]'' - Gollum, Witch-king (archive footage)
* ''[[The Third Age|The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age]]'' - Gollum (archive footage)  
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* [[2003]] - ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]]'' - Sméagol, Gollum, Witch-king
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* [[2002]] - ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]'' - Gollum, Orcs, [[Snaga (Orc of Isengard)|Snaga]] (voice)
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* [[2002]] - ''[[The Making of The Lord of the Rings]]'' - Himself
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* [[2001]] - ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]]'' - Gollum, Witch-king, Black Riders (voice)
  
 
==Awards==
 
==Awards==
===[[Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring]]===
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* [[2002]] - '''[http://www.cinemaclips.com/PFCS.htm PFCS Award]''', Best Acting Ensemble, ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]]''
* [[January 29]], [[2002]] - [http://www.cinemaclips.com/PFCS.htm PFCS Award], Best Acting Ensemble (shared with [[Sean Astin]], [[Sean Bean]], [[Cate Blanchett]], [[Orlando Bloom]], [[Billy Boyd]], [[Ian Holm]], [[Christopher Lee]], [[Ian McKellen]], [[Dominic Monaghan]], [[Viggo Mortensen]], [[John Rhys-Davies]], [[Liv Tyler]], [[Hugo Weaving]], [[Elijah Wood]])
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* [[2003]] - '''[http://ofcs.rottentomatoes.com/ OFCS Award]''', Best Ensemble, ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]''
===[[Peter Jackson's The Two Towers]]===
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* 2003 - '''PFCS Award''', Best Acting Ensemble, ''Peter Jackson's The Two Towers''
* [[January 6]], [[2003]] - [http://ofcs.rottentomatoes.com/ OFCS Award], Best Ensemble (shared with Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, [[Brad Dourif]], [[Bernard Hill]], Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, [[Miranda Otto]], John Rhys-Davies, Liv Tyler, [[Karl Urban]], Hugo Weaving, [[David Wenham]], Elijah Wood)
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* 2003 - '''[http://www.vesawards.com/awards/ VES Award]''', Best Performance by an Actor in an Effects Film, ''Peter Jackson's The Two Towers''
* [[January 7]], 2003 - PFCS Award, Best Acting Ensemble (shared with see previous)
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* 2003 - '''[http://www.saturnawards.org/ Saturn Award]''', Best Supporting Actor, ''Peter Jackson's The Two Towers''
* [[February 19]], 2003 - [http://www.vesawards.com/awards/ VES Award], Best Performance by an Actor in an Effects Film (shared with Elijah Wood and Sean Astin)
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* 2003 - '''[http://www.mtv.com/ MTV Movie Award]''', Best On-Screen Team, ''Peter Jackson's The Two Towers''
* [[May 18]], 2003 - [http://www.saturnawards.org/ Saturn Award], Best Supporting Actor
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* [[2004]] - '''[http://www.bfca.org/ Critics' Choice Award]''', Best Acting Ensemble, ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]]''
* [[May 31]], 2003 - [http://www.mtv.com/ MTV Movie Award], Best On-Screen Team (shared with Elijah Wood and Sean Astin)
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* 2004 - '''[http://www.nbrmp.org/ NBR Award]''', Best Acting by an Ensemble, ''Peter Jackson's The Return of the King''
===[[Peter Jackson's The Return of the King]]===
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* 2004 - '''[http://www.empireonline.com/ Empire Award, UK]''', Best British Actor, ''Peter Jackson's The Return of the King''
* [[January 10]], 2004 - [http://www.bfca.org/ Critics' Choice Award], Best Acting Ensemble (shared with Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, [[John Noble]], Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Elijah Wood)
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* 2004 - '''[http://www.sagawards.org/ SAG Award]''', Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, ''Peter Jackson's The Return of the King''
* [[January 13]], 2004 - [http://www.nbrmp.org/ NBR Award], Best Acting by an Ensemble (shared with see previous)
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* [[February 4]], 2004 - [http://www.empireonline.com/ Empire Award, UK], Best British Actor
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* [[February 18]], 2004 - VES Award, Outstanding Character Animation in a Live Action Motion Picture
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* [[February 22]], 2004 - [http://www.sagawards.org/ SAG Award], Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (shared with see previous)
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* [http://www.serkis.com/ Official website]
 
* [http://www.serkis.com/ Official website]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Serkis Wikipedia Profile]
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* {{WP|Andy Serkis}}
* [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2008/03/16/sv_andyserkis.xml Interview]
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Andy Serkis as Gollum (in motion capture suit).jpg
Andy Serkis
LifetimeApril 20, 1964
PortrayedGollum, Witch-king of Angmar (voice)
InThe Lord of the Rings (film series)
IMDbProfile

Andy Serkis is an English actor. He provided voices for various characters in The Lord of the Rings (film series), but has become immortal in his portrayal of Gollum.

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Gollum

When he heard from his agent that John Hubbard wanted to hear him as the voice of an animated character, Serkis originally felt dismayed. When told it was Gollum, it changed little: he had read The Hobbit when he was eight, but nothing else. Not until his (later) wife Lorraine convinced him to go to the audition did he actually think of doing it.

He recorded a demo, in which he portrayed Gollum full of self-pity and guilt, and he based the gulping swallow sound "gollum" on his cat Diz coughing up a furball.

At the advice of Fran Walsh, he kept a diary, and this diary was later edited to become Gollum: How We Made Movie Magic. It details his casting, the shooting, the additional motion capture, and the voice dubbing pick-ups.

Serkis spent a total of five years in New Zealand, and did extra work later in London. He dubbed most of his lines as Gollum there, and also provided an eerie voice for the Witch-king of Angmar. Together with Jim Dunk, he also voiced most of the Uruk-hai in Uglúk's troop.

Quotes

"They're only scorned because they're into something popular. But it's just the same as supporting a football team or being madly into Picasso or Brahms. And it's certainly a lot more fun than chess."
― Andy Serkis on Tolkien fandom, Interview
"This must be totally bizarre to them. I mean, at least when I look up at them I see Frodo and Sam, and I just play off them, but when they look at me, all they must see is a man in a gimp suit, with a face that makes Jim Carrey's look relaxed and a voice that sounds like a cat being sick."
― Andy Serkis on filming with Elijah Wood and Sean Astin, Gollum: How We Made Movie Magic.

Roles

Awards

External links