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J.J. Abrams is an all-time hero of mine, really lovely to be working with him.
Andy Serkis

I’m a shockingly bad sleeper. In bed very late. Awake at the crack of dawn.
Andy Serkis

There’s a huge gulf between people who can afford to go to drama school and those who can’t.
Andy Serkis

Britain has enormous amount of talent, as we’ve seen from the BAFTAs. It’s all here, and it has to be allowed to flourish.
Andy Serkis

I’ve always been a huge fan of Charles Lawton’s performance in ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame,’ so somewhere along the line, I’ve always wanted to play that character.
Andy Serkis

I’ve done a lot of films that are purely live-action roles, and even if I hadn’t come across performance capture as a technology, I think I’d always consider myself a sort of mercurial actor.
Andy Serkis

Great actors like Willem Dafoe and Ellen Page and Samuel L. Jackson will go and do a videogame, because they understand that storytelling isn’t just necessarily about filmmaking.
Andy Serkis

If James Franco’s wearing a costume, and I’m wearing a motion capture suit, we don’t act any differently with each other because of what we’re wearing. We’re embodying our roles.
Andy Serkis

If you are not moved by the character, no amount of CGI will give you a performance that is emotionally engaging or devastating – what a live-action performance does.
Andy Serkis

Performance capture, for me, is finding the essence of a performance.
Andy Serkis

On ‘The Avengers,’ I’ve been working closely with Mark Ruffalo.
Andy Serkis

Games aren’t going to go away. BAFTA’s got a category for games as an art form. The Academy should think about that, too.
Andy Serkis

‘Macbeth’ is an amazing story.
Andy Serkis

My natural bent is to have an overabundance of energy, and motion-capture essentializes your every breath, your every move. Seeing yourself through that mask, you realize how far you can pull back and make the performance even more powerful.
Andy Serkis

You don’t really think about 3D when you’re acting. As a director, you do.
Andy Serkis

I’ve been on stage and been an actor for many years and used different mediums.
Andy Serkis

Having done a lot of theater, I’m used to sustaining characters over long periods of time.
Andy Serkis

Gollum is my picture of Dorian Gray. He will be with me for the rest of life, and I will grow to look more like him as I get older.
Andy Serkis

I don’t want to play a voice.
Andy Serkis

When we, as humans, articulate, our tongues tend to hit the back of the teeth.
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People will come up to me and try and be secretive and say, ‘Can you do the Gollum voice for me?’ And I’m like, ‘Are you kidding? It’s 8:30 in the morning on the Victoria Line.’
Andy Serkis

Just being an ape is a workout.
Andy Serkis

I had to relearn how to ride a horse like an ape. I had to change how I jumped off and how I gripped them with my thighs and distribute my weight differently.
Andy Serkis

Recently I read that half the world or more has read ‘The Lord of The Rings,’ but then I found out that something like 75 per cent of the world knows the ‘Tintin’ books.
Andy Serkis

‘How To Train your Dragon 2’ is an amazing film. I think it’s an extraordinary film. The animation in it is fantastic.
Andy Serkis

The thing is, I don’t just take roles because they’re performance capture.
Andy Serkis

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