One of the nicest people in show biz is BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated English actor and director Andy Serkis. On screen he is unparalleled as a performance capture artist with classic computer- generated characters such as Gollum in the LORD OF THE RINGS and in THE HOBBIT trilogies, the great ape himself in KING KONG, Caesar in THE PLANET OF THE APES and Supreme Leader Snoke in STAR WARS. Andy is always fan-friendly and has time for everyone. He signed for me after a press conference for ALIEN:COVENANT at the Ham Yard Hotel in May this year.
Known globally as the hobbit Pippin in all three Lord of the Rings films, Scottish actor Billy Boyd is also an accomplished musician, singing, playing guitar, bass and drums. He fronts the band Beecake named after his LOTR co-star, Dominic Monaghan, sent him a picture of a cake covered in bees. Billy wrote the song The Edge of NIght for Peter jackson’s last instalment of LOTR The Return of the King.
Billy just finished a season of ‘the Scottish play’ at Shakespeare’s Globe in London this week. He signed my sketch on the last day.