Andy Serkis Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Wife, Family, Biography, Facts & More

Andy Serkis

Full NameAndrew Clement Serkis
Nickname(s)The Blockheads, Andy, Gollum
ProfessionActor, Director, Producer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 173 cm
in meters - 1.73 m
in feet inches - 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms - 75 kg
in Pounds - 165 lbs
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorSalt and Pepper
Personal Life
Date of BirthApril 20, 1964
Age (as in 2017)53 Years
Birth PlaceRuislip, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Zodiac sign/Sun signAries
SignatureAndy Serkis Signature
HometownCrouch End, north London
SchoolSt Benedict's School, Ealing
College/UniversityLancaster University
Educational QualificationNot Known
DebutFilm- Royal Deceit (1994)
Andy Serkis Film Debut Royal Deceit In 1994
TV- The New Statesman (1989)
Andy Serkis Television Debut The New Statesman In 1989
FamilyFather- Clement Serkis
Mother- Lylie Serkis
Brother- 1 (Name Not Known)
Sisters- 3 (Names Not Known)
Ethnicity/RaceArmenian descent
Address (FanMail)The Imaginarium Studios
Ealing Studios
Ealing Green
W5 5EP
HobbiesPainting, Drawing, Mountaineering
Girlfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
Girlfriend/AffairLorraine Ashbourne, English stage, film and television actress
Wife/SpouseLorraine Ashbourne, English stage, film and television actress
Andy Serkis With His Wife Lorraine Ashbourne
Marriage DateJuly 22, 2002
ChildrenSons- Sonny Serkis, Louis George Serkis
Daughter- Ruby Serkis
Andy Serkis With His Children
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$28 million

Andy Serkis

Some Lesser Known Facts About Andy Serkis

  • Does Andy Serkis smoke?: No
  • Does Andy Serkis drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • He was born to mother Lylie Serkis, a British teacher, and father Clement Serkis, an Armenian doctor in Ruislip Manor in Middlesex.
  • Since his childhood, he wanted to be an artist because he was a painting and drawing buff.
  • He studied visual arts at Lancaster University and opted theater as a secondary subject in his course as he had no interest in acting at that time.
  • He developed his interest in acting when he played the lead role of a rebellious teenager holding a teacher hostage in Barrie Keeffe’s play titled “Gotcha.” He got a lot of appreciation and motivation from others, which prompted him to choose acting as his primary subject.
  • Andy started his acting career and joined a local theater team named Duke’s Playhouse as a backstage member to earn an Equity card.
  • After getting the card, he professionally performed in fourteen plays that too back-to-back under the guidance of Jonathan Petherbridge.
  • He joined The Royal Court Theater and participated in a plethora of hit plays viz Dogboy, Bill Sikes in a television film of Oliver Twist, Wilson Milam’s production of Hurlyburly, and Shaftesbury Avenue.
  • After gaining a lot of experience in theater, he went on to make his career in the Television industry and did his debut on the TV show “The New Statesman,” playing the role of Peter Moran in 1989.
  • Andy did multitudinous small roles in many TV shows and films out of which some of his famous ones are- Greville in an episode of The Darling Buds of May in 1992, Albert Einstein in BBC/HBO production of Einstein and Eddington, and as Bill in the film Loop in 1997.
  • He rose to fame after his splendid performance as Gollum in the trilogy series of The Lord of the Rings based on the novel of same title from 2001-2003.

Andy Serkis As Gollum

  • Andy also voiced three Computer Generated Imagery characters named Robbie Magasiva, Jed Brophy, and Brent McIntyre.
  • On July 22, 2002, Andy Serkis got married to actress Lorraine Ashbourne, and the couple is now blessed with three children named Ruby, Sonny, and Louis. Andy Serkis With His Family
  • In 2003, he was honored with the National Board of Review Award for Best Cast for the film- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
  • Apart from the theater and TV shows, he started appearing in numerous commercials. Here’s a video of his advert for Greenpeace:

  • He was starred in a black comedy film titled “Burke & Hare,” which was based on the Burke and Hare murders in Scotland.
  • In 2010, Serkis was cast as William Hare, with Simon Pegg as Burke, in the John Landis black comedy film Burke and Hare based on the Burke and Hare murders in Scotland in 1828
  • In 2011, he made a blockbuster comeback to movies using motion capture technology and was featured in the lead role of Caesar in the movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes as Captain Haddock.Andy Serkis In The Movie Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
  • He was starred in the movie titled “The Adventures of Tintin” and played the character- Sir Francis Haddock in it.
  • Andy reprised his role of Gollum in the motion picture trilogy titled- The Hobbit, which was released in three consecutive years that is 2012, 2013, and 2014.
  • He co-founded his own production company and motion capture workshop named “The Imaginarium Studios.” The Imaginarium Studio Logo
  • Apart from his fantastic acting skills, he released his first directorial debut film on October 27, 2017, titled “Breathe” through his own production company.
  • His magical performance in 2017 American sci-fi film- War for the Planet of the Apes, was appreciated highly worldwide. He played the role of Caesar, who was an intelligent common chimpanzee acting as the leader of a tribe. Here’s a trailer showcasing his outstanding acting in the movie:

  • In 2018, he was seen doing an incredible performance in an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character- Black Panther as a South African black-market arms dealer, smuggler, and gangster named Ulysses Klaue.

Andy Serkis In Black Panther

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