Andy Serkis Net Worth

March 3, 2024
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Andrew Clement “Andy” Serkis was born on 20 April 1964, in Ruislip, Middlesex, England, and is an actor, voice actor, director, producer and author with British and Armenian ancestry. He is best known for advancing capture motion technology and portraying roles like Gollum from the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, Caesar from the “Planet of the Apes” franchise and Kong from “King Kong”.

How rich is Andy Serkis? Sources inform that his net worth is at $28 million as of early 2016, most of his wealth coming from his extensive career in acting, being involved in theatre, television as well as film over a period of well over 25 years. He’s gained a lot of ground from popularizing capture motion and is one of the forerunners of this technology in terms of film. He’s also authored a book, and owns a production company.

Andy Serkis Net Worth $28 Million

During his childhood, Andy travelled a lot because of the requirements of his father’s medical work in the Middle East. Andy developed a love for design, painting and visuals which helped him decide on studying visual arts while at Lancaster University. During this time he joined Nuffield Studio and started helping with visuals and stage design. He was eventually asked to portray the lead role for the play “Gotcha”. After this role, he fell in love with acting and decided to change majors and pursue that kind of career. He joined the Duke’s Playhouse to earn himself an Equity card, and then spent around a year and a half playing in various productions, including Shakespeare plays, Brecht plays and even modern playwright works. These were a good basis to his net worth.

Andy subsequently found opportunity doing small roles on television. He appeared in “The Darling Buds of May”, “Loop” and “Einstein and Eddington” where he played alongside David Tennant. After a few films and earning acclaim, Andy’s big breakthrough would come in Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy, playing the role of Smeagol/Gollum which many believe to have been a performance worthy of an Oscar nomination. This was one of the first times CGI-assisted acting was used in a major film, and the intricacies of doing the character and animation saw Serkis spend a lot of time in New Zealand for production. After the successful trilogy, Andy would find work playing Kong in the 2005 film “King Kong”, as well as Caesar for “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”. Doing a number of other films, he then reprised the role of Gollum in the trilogy prequel to “Lord of the Rings” entitled “The Hobbit”. In recent films, he’s portrayed as Supreme Leader Snoke in “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens”. All have aided the rise of his net worth.

Andy Serkis’ dedication to acting and motion capture has made him the consultant, producer, and direct contributor to multiple movies involving CGI. He founded Imaginarium Studios and will release the movie “Jungle Book: Origins” as his directorial debut.

Not much is known about Andy’s personal life as compared to his acting resume. He has been married to actress Lorraine Ashbourne since 2002: they have three children and reside in Crouch End, North London.

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