Andy Serkis painting in Photoshop by Dean Packwood, approx. 20 hours.

Andrew Clement "Andy" Serkis (born 20 April 1964) is an English film actor, director and author.

He is popularly known for playing through performance capture to animate and voice computer-generated characters: Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001--2003) and the Hobbit prequels (2012--2014), King Kong in the eponymous 2005 film, Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Captain Haddock in Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin (2011).