Globes recognizes several new TV shows

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Quite a few new TV shows, including "Mad Men," "Damages," "Pushing Daisies" and "The Tudors," were recognized with Golden Globe nods Thursday in Hollywood.

British TV awards announced

LONDON, April 11 (UPI) -- The drama "Life On Mars," snubbed by the British television academy last year, earned three BAFTA television nominations, including best drama.

'Stormbreaker' cast fills out

LONDON, July 19 (UPI) -- Actor Andy Serkis, best known as Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings," will play a disfigured henchman in the British film, "Stormbreaker."

Actor Andy Serkis studying gorillas

LONDON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- British actor Andy Serkis, who played Gollum in the "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy, studied gorillas in Rwanda to prepare for his next role in "King Kong."

Jackson completing casting of King Kong

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Director Peter Jackson is finishing the casting of King Kong, which is scheduled to begin shooting in New Zealand in a few weeks.

Gollum actor to play 'King Kong'

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- Andy Serkis, the human behind Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, will do similar duty on diretor Peter Jackson's remake of "King Kong."

Serkis gets to keep 'precious' ring

NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The actor who played Gollum in

Family Serkis

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- When dealing with his two young children, the actor who plays Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings" admits that sometimes he channels the creepy, conflicted Hobbit.

Critics hail 'Return of the King'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" was named the best picture of 2003 at the ninth annual Critics' Choice Awards held in Los Angeles.

New 'Rings' trailer out Friday

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- New Line Cinema will debut the new trailer for "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" in theaters around the world on Friday.

Nominees for 9th Annual SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Tuesday in Los Angeles:

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Former child star Adam Rich has been arrested in California for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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Film of the Week: Tolkien's 'Two Towers'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- When I was 11, I received J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy as a present and soon spent every possible hour reading it. My father eventually got tire
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SAG AWARDS NOMINATIONS The honors keep on coming for Russell Crowe and Sissy Spacek. The two are among the nominees for the eighth annual SAG Awards, announced Tuesday in Los Angeles by the Screen Actors Guild.
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Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the nominees for the 8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Tuesday:
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Andy Serkis
Actor Andy Serkis arrives on the red carpet before a tribute to Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky during the Marrakech International Film Festival in Marrakech on November 20, 2008. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)

Andrew Clement G. "Andy" Serkis (born 20 April 1964) is a British actor, director and author. He is popularly known for playing Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, for which he earned several award nominations, including the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. He also played the title role in the 2005 King Kong remake and earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for his portrayal of Ian Brady in the British television film Longford.

Serkis plays Caesar in the 2011 film, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Serkis will also co-star as Captain Haddock in the upcoming The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn film. In 2012, he will reprise the role of Gollum for The Hobbit.

Many of Serkis' most prominent roles, including those in Lord of the Rings, King Kong and Rise of the Planet of the Apes, have involved him being the subject of motion capture to animate and voice a computer generated character.

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