News for Oct. 28, 2006

FAST CHAT Andy Serkis

10/28/06, 11:36 am EST - Xoanon

England's Andy Serkis is best known for playing the creepy or the colossal - he was Gollum, the whiny, covetous blue guy in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy; he was also the tall, dark and not-so-handsome leading ape in Peter Jackson's "King Kong." With a lengthy resume in British theater, Serkis has had notable screen roles playing bona fide humans - the choreographer in Mike Leigh's "Topsy Turvy," for instance - and is currently appearing in the movie "The Prestige." He is maintaining his creature franchise, however: Serkis will be voicing Spike the Rat in the upcoming animated feature "Flushed Away." John Anderson caught up with him in Los Angeles. [More]