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Andy Serkis as King Kong and Lumpy the Cook

Andy Serkis (King Kong and Lumpy the Cook)

DOB: 20, April 1964, Ruslip Manor, England
Height: 5' 8" (1.74 m)

Mini biography: Andy Serkis always wanted a future in entertainment. Growing up in Ruslip Manor, England, he visualized himself working behind the scenes in production. Today, he is an impressive British character actor with over 50 stage, television, and film credits, distinguished performances on both Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery!, and a highly coveted role in Peter Jackson's three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Serkis began his acting career in theater. He has appeared on almost every renowned British stage -- the Royal Court, the Royal Exchange Manchester, the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Hull Truck, Dukes Lancaster, the Nuffield Studio, and Donmar Warehouse -- and in a host of popular plays.

Past Roles:
13 Going On 30 (2004) .... Richard Kneeland
Standing Room Only (2004) .... Granny/Rastafarian/Hunter Jackson
The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003).... Gollum/Smeagol
Deathwatch (2002) .... Pvt. Thomas Quinn
24 Hour Party People (2002) .... Martin Hannett
Shiner (2000) .... Mel
"Oliver Twist" (1999) (mini) TV Series .... Bill Sikes
Topsy-Turvy (1999) .... John D'Auban, Choregrapher
Clueless (1998) .... David

TV Clips

-'Access Hollywood' (Nov 29th, 2005) [View Clip]
-'The Culture Show' (Dec 8th, 2005) [View Clip]
-'Late Night with Conan O'Brien' (Jan 4th, 2006) [View Clip]

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