Andy Serkis’ groundbreaking performance in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy earned cutting-edge technology a new level of respect. Serkis demonstrate that motion capture figures could be completely realised and emotionally engaging, and he remained a pioneer in the field. His next motion-capture roles in King Kong, Planet of the Apes, The Adventures of TinTin, and the Star Wars sequel trilogy earned him international acclaim.
Serkis has always been a daring performer, no matter what field he’s working in. His best non-mocap performances are listed below.
1. Black Panther (2018)
Director- Ryan Coogler
Following the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016) and the death of King T’Chaka, young Prince T’Challa returns to Wakanda. In order to prepare for his coronation. However, the new King will soon face Wakanda’s arch-enemy, arms trader Ulysses Klaue. He is well-aware of the country’s secrets. Also, is keen to make a profit with the help of megalomaniac Erik Killmonger.
2. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)
Director- Mat Whitecross
Ian Dury, backed by the Blockheads, takes to the stage to tell his audience about contracting polio as a child and attending a special needs school where he was bullied. Especially by orderly Hargreaves, a fact that shaped his tough and often iconoclastic approach to life. That is culminating in his controversial contribution to the Year of the Disabled. Ian moves on to chart success with the Blockheads, partnering with pianist Chaz Jankel, from his early days with Kilburn and the High Roads, playing filthy bars with no dressing rooms.
His personal life is problematic because he is divorced from the tolerant Betty, with whom he has remained friends for many years. But refuses to divorce.He lives with Denise, his considerably younger wife, and his cherished son Baxter, who will also pursue a career as a performer. Ian died in the year 2000, having crammed a lot of experiences into a relatively brief life.
3. Batman (2022)
Director- Matt Reeves
When a vicious killer leaves a trail of cryptic clues, Batman travels into Gotham City’s underground. He must develop new contacts, unmask the offender, and deliver justice to the misuse of power and corruption that has long plagued the metropolis as the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the enormity of the perpetrator’s ambitions become obvious.
4. Long Shot (2019)
Director- Jonathan Levine
Fred Flarsky is a bright and free-spirited journalist with a penchant for getting into mischief. Charlotte Field is regarded as one of the most powerful women in the planet. She’s a powerful diplomat with a talent for…well, almost everything. Smart, smart, and successful, she’s a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for…well, almost everything. Except for the fact that she was his babysitter and childhood crush, they have nothing in common. When Fred reconnects with Charlotte unexpectedly, he charms her with his self-deprecating humour and memories of her teenage idealism. Charlotte recruits Fred as her wordsmith on the spur of the moment as she prepares to run for President, much to the dismay of her trusty aides. Fred, a newcomer to Charlotte’s top team, is unprepared for her glitzy lifestyle. However, their undeniable chemistry ignites a round-the-world romance as well as a series of unexpected and perilous events.
5. Burke and Hare (2010)
Director- John Landis
The infamous duo of hapless ne’er-do-wells William Burke and William Hare decide that the persistent battle between Dr. Robert Knox and Dr. Alexander Monro could work to their benefit in dismal 1828 Edinburgh, Scotland. With a severe shortage of fresh cadavers for the professors’ medical needs, Burke and Hare take a proactive approach and go on a lucrative killing spree, completely unaware that the aspiring impresario and Burke’s new love interest Ginny Hawkins, as well as the city’s underworld, have set their sights on a piece of the profit.
6. The Prestige (2006)
Director- Christopher Nolan
Robert Angier, his beloved wife Julia McCullough, and Alfred Borden are friends and assistants of a magician in London at the close of the nineteenth century. When Julia dies inadvertently during a performance, Robert holds Alfred responsible for her death, and the two become adversaries. Both become famous and rival magicians, ruining the other’s stage act. When Alfred pulls off a successful trick, Robert gets obsessed with uncovering his competitor’s secret, which has tragic results.
7. Inkheart (2008)
Director- Iain Softley
Following the loss of his wife Resa, Mortimer “Mo” “Silvertongue” Folchart raises his thirteen-year-old daughter Meggie alone. He works as a book restorer and travels around Europe with Meggie in search of an old book named “Inkheart.” She overhears a strange man named Dustfinger calling her father “Silvertongue” when he is approached by him. Meggie subsequently realises that he has the ability to transport characters from books into the real world. They flee Dustfinger and travel to Italy to Meggie’s aunt Elinor Loredan’s manor, where they are kidnapped by the men of the evil Capricorn, who want to force Mo to bring the great Shadow to Earth.