Quote: "I'm too old now but I've always been a massive Spider-Man fan. Spider-Man was my childhood; he was definitely my number one (superhero). But actually with the performance cap, it doesn't matter how old you are so it might be possible." LORD OF THE RINGS and PLANET OF THE APES star Andy Serkis has always dreamed of playing Spider-Man.
Fact: Comedian and Lord Of The Rings superfan Stephen Colbert dressed up in a Middle Earth costume on Saturday (26Jul14) as he stepped onstage at the San Diego Comic-Con event in California to moderate a panel discussion with The Hobbit stars Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett, Andy Serkis and Benedict Cumberbatch and filmmaker Peter Jackson.
Quote: "We are so heavily embargoed. You can't even go to the washroom with the script." British actor Andy Serkis on the secrecy surrounding the new Star Wars movie.
Quote: "I found it mesmerising, and it transported me into this incredible world. It's extraordinary that I'm getting a chance to bring it to the screen." Lord Of The Rings star Andy Serkis confirms reports he's directing a new movie version of author Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book.
Quote: "The Hunchback of Notre Dame - I loved him. I dressed as him in my early 20s... I even remember going to one of my sister's 18th birthday parties dressed as the hunchback. I don't know what to say." THE LORD OF THE RINGS star Andy Serkis has an unusual fashion sense.
Quote: "Games aren't going to go away. The BaftAs have got a category for games as an art form. The Academy should think about that too." Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes star Andy Serkis campaigns for a new videogame category at the Oscars.
Quote: "We had a screening and there was a power cut two thirds of the way through the movie and everyone was wondering whether it was anything to do with the riots." Actor Andy Serkis on attending a recent screening for Rise of the Planet of the Apes in London.
Quote: "Oh my god, I couldn't think of anyone better to play Freddie. I just think it's such superb casting. The thing is, you genuinely can't be too reverent about your heroes, and I don't think for one second he will be." Andy Serkis is delighted funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen will play Freddie Mercury in a biopic of the tragic Queen frontman.
Quote: "The Christmas dinner scene, when he spikes his wife's new lover's dinner with hash. That really happened; that came from Baxter. There's a letter on screen that Ian writes to (his daughter) Jemima; that's the actual letter he wrote to her. They went to the lockup where they put all his costumes and stuff and brought it all out for the film." Andy Serkis had a lot of help from Ian Dury's son Baxter and the Dury family as he prepared to play the late punk icon in biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll.
Quote: "I actually had the chance to meet him in the mid-'90s. The meeting wasn't great, I have to say. He was very much out of order. He didn't suffer fools, put it that way, and he'd had a few to drink. But I was very glad, when I got to play the role, that I'd seen that side of him." Lord Of The Rings star Andy Serkis on his less than friendly meeting with punk icon Ian Dury, who he plays in biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll.
Fact: Ray Winstone and Olivia Williams have joined the cast of the upcoming Ian Dury biopic, in which Lord Of The Rings star Andy Serkis will play the late British punk. Naomie Harris will play Dury's girlfriend and Winstone will portray his father in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, which will also feature Pirates of the Caribbean star Mackenzie Crook.
Quote: <p>"I've realised that whenever I get up from sitting down, I use my knuckles now. I've got a big taste for bananas." Andy Serkis, who provides motion capture and facial expressions for the computer generated King Kong in the new remake, reveals it took time for him to get out of character. </p>
Quote: <p>"I must say I never imagined my first romantic lead would be playing a giant ape, no. I suppose I did want to be able to say I've played King Kong. Not bad eh - I've played IAGO in OTHELLO and I've played King Kong!" British actor Andy Serkis on his impressive character list. </p>