A look at the career of the man best known for his remarkable portrayal of Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy Andy Serkis is well known to movie fans as Gollum, but there is far more to the actor than one hit role. When he started with the trilogy, Serkis already had 15 years of experience in theater, television, and film, portraying characters who were eccentric, complex, and even monsterous. Now that he has made his mark again with movie fans as Captain Haddock in Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin, and prepares to revisit Gollum for The Hobbit, this biography examines the life and career of this most intriguing of actors.
Justin Lewis has been a writer, editor, and researcher for more than 20 years, specializing in music, broadcasting, and entertainment. He has contributed to such publications as Time Out's 1000 Songs to Change Your Life and The Rough Guide to Rock, where he also served as contributing editor.