History Creator / AndySerkis

7th Jan '16 11:13:29 AM ProfessorGrimm
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* Focus on the Family Radio Theatre's production of C.S. Lewis' ''Literature:TheScrewtapeLetters:'' Screwtape
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* Focus on the Family Radio Theatre's production of C.S. Lewis' ''Literature:TheScrewtapeLetters:'' Lewis's ''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters:'' Screwtape
18th Dec '15 5:16:54 PM HeraldAlberich
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'''Andy Serkis''' is an English actor, painter, and director, born April 20, 1964. He has three sisters and a brother. As a child, Serkis wanted to be an artist; he was fond of painting and drawing, and visualized himself working behind the scenes in productions. Serkis studied visual arts at Lancaster University. There he became involved in mechanical aspects of the theatre and did stage design and set building for theatrical productions. Then Serkis was asked to play a role in a student production, and made his stage debut in Barrie Keefe's play ''Gotcha''; thereafter he switched from stage design to acting, which was a real calling that transformed his life. In 1999, Andy Serkis landed the prize role of Gollum in Peter Jackson's epic film trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien's saga ''The Lord of the Rings''. He spent four years on the part and received awards and nominations for his performance as Gollum, a computer generated character in ''The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers'' and ''The Return of the King'' (2003) which won eleven Oscars.[[note]] Many people feel Serkis should've at least been nominated for an Oscar for his performance as Gollum but the Academy jury is still out on whether SerkisFolk performances are acting in the traditional sense that might fall under acting award criteria instead of lesser special effects categories.[[/note]] Serkis also used this art form in his performance as Kong in ''King Kong'' (2005), which won him a Toronto Film Critics Association Award (2005) for his unprecedented work helping to realize the main character, and a Visual Effects Society Award (2006) for Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture. Andy Serkis married actress and singer Lorraine Ashbourne, and the couple have three children: daughter Ruby (b 1998), and two sons Sonny (b. 2000) and Louis George (born 19 June 2004).
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'''Andy Serkis''' Andy Serkis is an English actor, painter, and director, born April 20, 1964. He has three sisters and a brother. As a child, Serkis wanted to be an artist; he was fond of painting and drawing, and visualized himself working behind the scenes in productions. Serkis studied visual arts at Lancaster University. There he became involved in mechanical aspects of the theatre and did stage design and set building for theatrical productions. Then Serkis was asked to play a role in a student production, and made his stage debut in Barrie Keefe's play ''Gotcha''; thereafter he switched from stage design to acting, which was a real calling that transformed his life. In 1999, Andy Serkis landed the prize role of Gollum in Peter Jackson's Creator/PeterJackson's epic film trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien's Creator/JRRTolkien's saga ''The Lord of the Rings''. ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. He spent four years on the part and received awards and nominations for his performance as Gollum, a computer generated character in ''The Lord of the Rings: ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Two Towers'' (2002) and ''The Return of the King'' (2003) which won eleven Oscars.[[note]] Many people feel Serkis should've at least been nominated for an Oscar for his performance as Gollum Gollum, but the Academy jury is still out on whether SerkisFolk performances are acting in the traditional sense that might fall under acting award criteria criteria, instead of lesser special effects categories.[[/note]] Serkis also used this art form in his performance as Kong in ''King Kong'' (2005), ''Film/KingKong2005'', which won him a Toronto Film Critics Association Award (2005) for his unprecedented work helping to realize the main character, and a Visual Effects Society Award (2006) for Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture. In 2011, Serkis parleyed his experience with Gollum and King Kong into the foundation of his own visual effects studio, The Imaginarium, which specialises in providing performance capture for SerkisFolk characters in films, TV, and video games. Andy Serkis married actress and singer Lorraine Ashbourne, and the couple have three children: daughter Ruby (b 1998), and two sons sons, Sonny (b. 2000) and Louis George (born 19 June 2004).

* ''Film/TheHobbit'': Gollum, [[RoleReprisal again]].
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* ''Film/TheHobbit'': ''Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney'': Gollum, [[RoleReprisal again]].

* ''Franchise/StarWars Episode VII: Film/TheForceAwakens'' (2015): Supreme Leader Snoke
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* ''Franchise/StarWars ''Franchise/StarWars'' Episode VII: Film/TheForceAwakens'' (2015): ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' (2015) and [[Film/StarWars8 Episode VIII]] (2017): Supreme Leader Snoke

* DirectedByCastMember: He became the second unit director of ''The Hobbit'', and is the director of ''Jungle Book: Origins''.
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* DirectedByCastMember: He became the second unit director of ''The Hobbit'', ''Film/TheHobbit'', and is the director of ''Jungle Book: Origins''.''Film/JungleBookOrigins''.

** Also packed on muscle to play Klaue in ''Avengers: Age of Ultron''.
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** Also packed on muscle to play Klaue in ''Avengers: Age of Ultron''.''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''.

* FakeAmerican: Put on a New York accent for ''The Prestige''. * FieldPromotion[=/=]YouAreInCommandNow: As a director for ''The Hobbit''.
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* FakeAmerican: Put on a New York accent for ''The Prestige''. ''Film/ThePrestige''. * FieldPromotion[=/=]YouAreInCommandNow: As a director for ''The Hobbit''.''Film/TheHobbit''.

-->"When you talk about studying gorillas, what you're really doing is studying people. You can have, say, a very loving gorilla, or a very mean gorilla, or a very uptight gorilla, or a very relaxed gorilla. Which got me wondering at that point, 'Okay, so who is Kong?' It didn't narrow down the field; it opened it up."
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-->"When -->'''Serkis:''' When you talk about studying gorillas, what you're really doing is studying people. You can have, say, a very loving gorilla, or a very mean gorilla, or a very uptight gorilla, or a very relaxed gorilla. Which got me wondering at that point, 'Okay, "Okay, so who is Kong?' Kong?" It didn't narrow down the field; it opened it up."

* SerkisFolk: The TropeNamer, naturally, after his pioneering work in Creator/PeterJackson's ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' * TalkingToHimself: As Gollum and Smeagol. ** [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He even used both personas on the]] DVDCommentary of ''Return of the King''.
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* SerkisFolk: The TropeNamer, naturally, after his pioneering work in Creator/PeterJackson's ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. * TalkingToHimself: As Gollum and Smeagol. ** Smeagol. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He even used both personas on the]] DVDCommentary of ''Return of the King''.
30th Nov '15 5:40:00 PM Exxolon
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In 1999, Andy Serkis landed the prize role of Gollum in Peter Jackson's epic film trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien's saga ''The Lord of the Rings''. He spent four years on the part and received awards and nominations for his performance as Gollum, a computer generated character in ''The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers'' and ''The Return of the King'' (2003) which won 11 Oscars. Serkis also used this art form in his performance as Kong in ''King Kong'' (2005), which won him a Toronto Film Critics Association Award (2005) for his unprecedented work helping to realize the main character, and a Visual Effects Society Award (2006) for Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture.
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In 1999, Andy Serkis landed the prize role of Gollum in Peter Jackson's epic film trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien's saga ''The Lord of the Rings''. He spent four years on the part and received awards and nominations for his performance as Gollum, a computer generated character in ''The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers'' and ''The Return of the King'' (2003) which won 11 Oscars. eleven Oscars.[[note]] Many people feel Serkis should've at least been nominated for an Oscar for his performance as Gollum but the Academy jury is still out on whether SerkisFolk performances are acting in the traditional sense that might fall under acting award criteria instead of lesser special effects categories.[[/note]] Serkis also used this art form in his performance as Kong in ''King Kong'' (2005), which won him a Toronto Film Critics Association Award (2005) for his unprecedented work helping to realize the main character, and a Visual Effects Society Award (2006) for Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture.
17th Nov '15 1:23:04 AM Tuckerscreator
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* GoneHorriblyRight: Researched gorillas in the wild in order to get a better insight on playing one of them in ''King Kong''. He soon learned that it's not that simple: like humans, gorillas are all individuals with individual personalities, and that there's really no such thing as a "typical" gorilla:
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* GoneHorriblyRight: Researched gorillas in the wild in order to get a better insight on playing one of them in ''King Kong''. He soon learned that it's not that simple: like humans, gorillas are all individuals with individual unique personalities, and that there's really no such thing as a "typical" gorilla:
8th Nov '15 11:46:02 AM TastySauce
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* DyeingForYourArt: Of the weight/strength gain - genre, to emulate Ian Dury's handicap left over from a bout of polio. ** Also packed on muscle to play Klaue in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
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* DyeingForYourArt: Of the weight/strength gain - genre, to emulate Ian Dury's handicap left over from a bout of polio. ** Also packed on muscle to play Klaue in Avengers: ''Avengers: Age of Ultron.Ultron''.
8th Oct '15 9:04:27 PM Chris
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* ''Film/JungleBookOrigins'' [[note]]Also his directorial debut[[/note]] (2017): Baloo

* DirectedByCastMember: He became the second unit director of ''The Hobbit''.
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* DirectedByCastMember: He became the second unit director of ''The Hobbit''.Hobbit'', and is the director of ''Jungle Book: Origins''.
30th Sep '15 5:04:56 AM JamesAustin
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-->'''-- WebVideo/HonestTrailers''', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOIi9SjJvgU&list=SP86F4D497FD3CACCE&index=6 The Lord of the Rings]]''
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-->'''-- WebVideo/HonestTrailers''', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOIi9SjJvgU&list=SP86F4D497FD3CACCE&index=6 com/watch?v=AOIi9SjJvgU The Lord of the Rings]]''
15th Aug '15 7:55:01 AM ashlay
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-->'''-- WebVideo/HonestTrailers''' - ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOIi9SjJvgU&list=SP86F4D497FD3CACCE&index=6 The Lord of the Rings]]''
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-->'''-- WebVideo/HonestTrailers''' - WebVideo/HonestTrailers''', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOIi9SjJvgU&list=SP86F4D497FD3CACCE&index=6 The Lord of the Rings]]''
15th Aug '15 7:53:06 AM ashlay
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-->'''WebVideo/HonestTrailers''' - ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOIi9SjJvgU&list=SP86F4D497FD3CACCE&index=6 The Lord of the Rings]]''
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-->'''WebVideo/HonestTrailers''' -->'''-- WebVideo/HonestTrailers''' - ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOIi9SjJvgU&list=SP86F4D497FD3CACCE&index=6 The Lord of the Rings]]''
6th Aug '15 1:53:13 AM NSlayton5
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** Also packed on muscle to play Klaue in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
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