Keri Russell: Andy Serkis 'unbelievable'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 July 2014
Keri Russell

Keri Russell

Keri Russell has revealed she thinks her 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' co-star Andy Serkis is an "unbelievable" actor who deserves more recognition

Keri Russell thinks Andy Serkis is an "unbelievable" actor.

'The Americans' star, who takes on the role of Ellie in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', claims her co-star - who provides the voice for ape leader Caesar in the film as well as that of Golum in 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' movies - isn't given enough recognition in the film industry.

She told The Hollywood Reporter: "Andy is just so good. That was really the treat of doing this movie. I really hope people start paying attention to him. He's unbelievable."

Serkis' character leads a nation of genetically evolved apes as they are threatened by a band of human survivors of a devastating virus which was unleashed a decade earlier, and the film's screenwriters claim it was his talent that allowed Caesar to speak.

Rick Jaff and Amanda Silver explained: "The decision to have him speak and have words - it was really Andy, [We] credit him with figuring out Caesar's voice."

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' is scheduled for release in the UK on July 17 2014.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Matt Reeves
  • Written by: Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver
  • Cast: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee
  • UK release: 17 July 2014

Ten years after the events of 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, simian leader Caesar (Serkis) must work with human leader Malcolm (Clarke) to forge an alliance between apes and men. Thought-provoking and exciting, with fine performances from Serkis, Clarke, Oldman and Kebbell, it's a blockbuster for grown-ups.

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