Andy Serkis to be honoured at BAFTA for outstanding contribution to cinema

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced that actor, producer, director and founder of The Imaginarium, Andy Serkis, will receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at the 73rd EE British Academy Film Awards ceremony on Sunday, 2nd February in London.

Serkis is best known for his pioneering performance capture work, portraying Gollum in The Lord Of The Rings and Hobbit films as well as the lead role of Caesar in the Planet of the Apes. Recently he moved into directing with Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle and Breathe. He is currently directing Venom 2.

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