Andy Serkis has two Star Wars roles?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 December 2014
Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis is rumoured to have two roles in 'Star Wars : The Force Awakens', one motion capture and one live action

Andy Serkis reportedly has two roles in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.

According to website Jedi News, the 50-year-old actor has filmed two parts for the sci-fi blockbuster, one as a motion capture character - the genre which he specialises in - and one traditional live action role.

In his motion capture role, Serkis will lead a "group of unbelievably athletic and acrobatic characters" which also includes actress Crystal Clarke and parkour expert Pip Anderson.

His second part is believed to be smaller but is "pivotal" to the plot and "entwines with Daisy Ridley's back story".

Meanwhile, Serkis has confirmed it is his voice that provides the sinister narration on the 'Star Wars : The Force Awakens' trailer that was released last week.

Despite rampant internet rumours it could be Benedict Cumberbatch speaking, the 'Sherlock' star has come out to state he's not in the film, and now Serkis has revealed it is him talking but would not confirm he is the mysterious character in the hood wielding the red lightsaber.

Speaking to Absolute Radio, Serkis said: "Yeah (it's me), I'm sure Benedict doesn't need any more attention at the moment."

The J.J. Abrams-directed film is scheduled to hit cinemas on December 18 2015.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • 5 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 16min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker
  • UK release: 17 December 2015

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.

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