Andy Serkis

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Birth name Andrew Clement G. Serkis
Birthplace London
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Birth date 20 April 1954
Lived in London, Baghdad
Profession Actor
Ethnicities Armenian
Dialects Western Armenian

20 April 1964, Ruislip, London, England, UK

Filmography as: Actor, Director, Producer, Miscellaneous Crew, Himself, Archive Footage, Notable TV Guest Appearances

Nickname: Gollum
Height: 5' 8½" (1.74 m)
Spouse: Lorraine Ashbourne

His father was a Armenian doctor in Iraq. His mother taught handicapped children.

Was required to don a wetsuit and flail around in literally freezing water during reshoots for "The Two Towers."

He went to St Benedict's School, London, UK.

Is a vegetarian.

Owns one of two prop rings used in "Lord of the Rings." The other went to Elijah Wood, who played Frodo Baggins.

He was ruled ineligible for a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the 2003 Academy Awards because his character Gollum in Lord of the Rings onscreen was computer generated.

September 2004 - Attended the Armaggeddon Pulp Culture Expo Convention in Wellington, New Zealand as a Lord of the Rings guest

Based the voice of Gollum on the sounds his cats made while coughing up furballs.

His last day of filming on the Lord of the Rings trilogy was only a few weeks before the theatrical release of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). On the carpet of Peter Jackson's living room, they filmed the facial reaction of Smeagol/Gollum when he realizes Frodo intends to destroy the ring. The resulting video was e-mailed to Weta Digital so the animators could replicate the shot with the CGI character.

His family name, Serkis, is of Armenian descent. His family's original surname had been "Sarkisian"

Uses his "Gollum" voice on his children, for fun and/or when they misbehave.

Children: Sonny, Ruby and Louis George (born 19th June 2004).

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0785227/




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