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Andy Serkis

Director, Actor

Films to Rent

Prince of JutlandPrince of Jutland (Prince of Denmark) (1994)
Dir. Gabriel Axel
Feat. Gabriel Byrne, Helen Mirren, Christian Bale
Retelling of the historical episode on which Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' was based, where a Danish prince feigns madness to avoid being murdered by his…
Pale Horse, ThePale Horse, The (1997)
Dir. Charles Beeson
Feat. Colin Buchanan, Jayne Ashbourne, Hermione Norris
When the body of a neighbourhood priest is discovered by Mark Easterbrook in a dark alley, it starts an investigation that touches him more than he…
Arabian Nights (Mini-Series)Arabian Nights (Mini-Series) (2000)
Dir. Steve Barron
Feat. Jason Scott Lee, Rufus Sewell, Mili Avital
Visually stunning retelling of One Thousand and One Nights, in which a mad Sultan weds his childhood friend, planning to execute her the following…
PandaemoniumPandaemonium (2001)
Dir. Julien Temple
Feat. Samantha Morton, Linus Roache, John Hannah
The intense friendship between romantic poets Wordsworth (John Hannah) and Coleridge (Linus Roache) is the subject of this 18th century psychedelic…
ShinerShiner (2001)
Dir. John Irvin
Feat. Michael Caine, Martin Landau, Frances Barber
A contemporary British gangster film with a showcase role for Michael Caine as a blindly ambitious, fast–talking East End boxing promoter…
24 Hour Party People24 Hour Party People (2002) Recommended
Dir. Michael Winterbottom
Feat. Steve Coogan, Andy Serkis, Paddy Considine
A serio–comic music industry biopic about one Tony Wilson, founder of the legendary Factory record label and the Hacienda Club, that provides a…
Lord of the Rings - The Two TowersLord of the Rings - The Two Towers (2002) Aro Favourite
Dir. Peter Jackson
Feat. Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen
Peter Jackson’s mammoth adaptation of J R R Tolkien’s fantasy classic continues in grand fashion, with increased visual panache and…
Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers (Extended Edition)Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers (Extended Edition) (2002) Aro Favourite
Dir. Peter Jackson
Feat. Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen
Peter Jackson’s mammoth adaptation of J R R Tolkien’s fantasy classic continues in grand fashion, with increased visual panache and dramatic…
Lord of the Rings - The Return of the KingLord of the Rings - The Return of the King (2003) Aro Favourite
Dir. Peter Jackson
Feat. Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen
Peter Jackson's adaptation of J R R Tolkien's fantasy trilogy of 'Middle Earth' reaches its spectacular climax, drawing the story–threads…
Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King (Extended Edition)Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King (Extended Edition) (2003) Aro Favourite
Dir. Peter Jackson
Feat. Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen
The final installment in Peter Jackson's epic adaptation of JRR Tolkien's fantasy classic. This version includes an extra 45 minutes of footage.
13 Going on 3013 Going on 30 (2004) Recommended
Dir. Gary Winick
Feat. Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Andy Serkis
A winning variation on the "body swaparoo", with an unhappy teenager waking from her 13th birthday to find time fast–forwarded and herself a…
King KongKing Kong (2005) Recommended
Dir. Peter Jackson
Feat. Naomi Watts, Adrien Brody, Jack Black
Peter Jackson's colossal remake lavishes one of the cinema's greatest legends in 21st century technology and ratchets up the emotional stakes to…
Extraordinary RenditionExtraordinary Rendition (2007)
Dir. Jim Threapleton
Feat. Andy Serkis, Omar Berdouni, Ania Sowinski
Topical, slightly underdone small–budget political thriller tracks a forward thinking UK teacher who is abducted and brutally tortured in an…
SugarhouseSugarhouse (2007)
Dir. Gary Love
Feat. Andy Serkis, Steven Mackintosh, Ashley Walters
Ordinary Brit crime thriller focused on a middle–class man trying to buy a gun in the back streets of East London, and the deadly 'deal' he…
Cottage, TheCottage, The (2008)
Dir. Paul Andrew Williams
Feat. Andy Serkis, Reece Shearsmith
Splattery horror–comedy in the vein of SHAUN OF THE DEAD follows two mismatched brothers on a bungled kidnapping attempt of a gangster’s…
InkheartInkheart (2008) Recommended
Dir. Iain Softley
Feat. Brendan Fraser, Sienna Guillory, Paul Bettany
An under–rated, imaginative rendering of German author Cornelia Funke's novel about a young girl and her father who have the ability to bring…
Little Dorrit (TV Mini-Series)Little Dorrit (TV Mini-Series) (2008) Recommended
Feat. Claire Foy, Matthew MacFadyen, Tom Courtenay
Andrew Davies’s latest Dickens offering is a similarly vast, immaculately produced mini–series to that of BLEAK HOUSE, this time adapting the…
Sex & Drugs & Rock & RollSex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (Sex and Drugs and Rock & Roll) (2010)
Dir. Mat Whitecross
Feat. Andy Serkis, Naomie Harris, Olivia Williams
Andy Serkis portrays trailblazing British rocker Ian Dury, who overcame childhood polio and its attendant social problems to emerge as an unlikely…
Brighton RockBrighton Rock (2010)
Dir. Rowan Joffe
Feat. Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Helen Mirren
Graham Greene's 1939 novel is the source material for this prickly British underworld drama about a gangster (Riley) whose rise through the ranks is…
Burke and HareBurke and Hare (2010)
Dir. John Landis
Feat. Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Tom Wilkinson
An oddball comedic take on the infamous grave robbing duo, with Serkis and Pegg supported by a terrific ensemble of British comedic thesps. While…
Accused (TV Series)Accused (TV Series) (2010)
Feat. Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris, Warren Brown
Acclaimed British anthology series centres each episode on the back story of a new character as they make their way to the dock in court to await the…
Animals UnitedAnimals United (2010)
Dir. Reinhard Klooss, Holger Tappe
Feat. James Corden, Stephen Fry, Andy Serkis
Comedy and environmentalism combine in this safari story about the survival of a group of animals whose food and water supply has been affected by…
Rise of the Planet of the ApesRise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) Recommended
Dir. Rupert Wyatt
Feat. James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow
A thought–provoking prequel to the PLANET OF THE APES legacy, set during the present day where a genetically–enhanced chimpanzee uses its…
Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the UnicornAdventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn (2011) Recommended
Dir. Steven Spielberg
Feat. Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig
Wellington's Weta Digital work their magic on this rollicking first installment of Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson's 3D animated trilogy of…
Wild BillWild Bill (2011) Recommended
Dir. Dexter Fletcher
Feat. Charlie Creed-Miles, Will Poulter, Andy Serkis
An ex–con returns home only to find his two sons have been abandoned by their mother and forced to stay with them he struggles with the demands…
Death of a SuperheroDeath of a Superhero (2011)
Dir. Ian Fitzgibbon
Feat. Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Andy Serkis, Aisling Loftus
A 15–year–old terminal cancer patient retreats to the world of superhero fantasy through his own comic book drawings in this measured,…
Hobbit, The - An Unexpected JourneyHobbit, The - An Unexpected Journey (2012) Recommended
Dir. Peter Jackson
Feat. Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage
Peter Jackson returns to Middle Earth with this epic first chapter in The Hobbit saga, which follows Bilbo Baggins' quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf…
Dawn of the Planet of the ApesDawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) Aro Favourite
Dir. Matt Reeves
Feat. Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell
This exciting sequel to the prequel in the PLANET OF THE APES franchise concerns the conflict between a growing nation of genetically evolved apes…
Avengers: Age of UltronAvengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Dir. Joss Whedon
Feat. Robert Downey Jnr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo
More Marvel mayhem has the team forced to reassemble after Tony Stark and Bruce Banner awaken a long dormant peacekeeping program.
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force AwakensStar Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) Recommended
Dir. J.J. Abrams
Feat. Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac
A triumphant return to a a galaxy far, far away – and one that seemed further away after the prequels – is thrillingly directed by reboot…
Fungus the Bogeyman (TV Mini-Series)Fungus the Bogeyman (TV Mini-Series) (2015)
Dir. Stuart Orme
Feat. Timothy Spall, Paul Kaye, Victoria Wood
Raymond Briggs' much loved classic gets a laudable live–action adaptation with Timothy Spall going green to play the titular Fungus, a…
War for the Planet of the ApesWar for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Recommended
Dir. Matt Reeves
Feat. Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn
The third and final installment in the excellent Planet of the Apes prequel trilogy, with director Matt Reeves returning to complete the story that…
Star Wars: The Last JediStar Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Recommended
Dir. Rian Johnson
Feat. Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill
Refreshing and self–assured entry into the franchise, which pays respectful homage to both the franchise and the expectations of…
BreatheBreathe (2017)
Dir. Andy Serkis
Feat. Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander
Actor Andy Serkis marks his directorial debut with this inspirational love story based on the true story of adventurer Robin Cavendish, who became…
Black PantherBlack Panther (2018) Recommended
Dir. Ryan Coogler
Feat. Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o
Another massive hit, and considered one of the best of the eighteen films in the Marvel Comic Universe, and the first to feature a predominantly…
Long ShotLong Shot (2019)
Dir. Jonathan Levine
Feat. Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, Andy Serkis
Charming rom–com with Seth Rogen playing a journalist who becomes speechwriter to presidential candidate Charlize Theron, who was his childhood…

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