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Andy Serkis

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Andy Serkis
LifetimeApril 20, 1964
PortrayedGollum in:
 Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings

Andy Serkis played Gollum in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings. He also appeared as Sméagol in 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.

Serkis also provided voices for various Orcs in The Two Towers and the Witch-king of Angmar in The Return of the King.

Together with Gary Russell, he wrote a book about his acting experience, titled Gollum: How We Made Movie Magic.



"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



Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring

Peter Jackson's The Two Towers

Peter Jackson's The Return of the King

  • January 10, 2004 - 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)
  • January 13, 2004 - NBR Award, Best Acting by an Ensemble (shared with see previous)
  • February 4, 2004 - Empire Award, UK, Best British Actor
  • February 18, 2004 - VES Award, Outstanding Character Animation in a Live Action Motion Picture
  • February 22, 2004 - SAG Award, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (shared with see previous)

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