Andrew Clement "Andy" Serkis is an English film actor, director and author. Serkis is known for his performance capture roles comprising motion capture acting, animation and voice work for such computer-generated characters as: Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, King Kong in the eponymous 2005 film, Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Captain Haddock in Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin. Serkis also earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for his portrayal of serial killer Ian Brady in the British television film Longford; and he was BAFTA Award nominated for his portrayal of New Wave and punk musician Ian Dury in the biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. Serkis' film work in motion capture has been critically acclaimed, earning him recognition from many associations that do not usually recognize motion capture as real "acting". Serkis has received an Empire Award, a National Board of Review Award, two Saturn Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award.