The Power of Art.
The epsiode I watched was "Wheat Field with Crows" and it centred around the life of Vincent van Gogh and what led up to the creation of this masterpiece.
Not surprisingly, I decided I must learn more about Serkis and his work. How dumbfounded I was to learn I had already seen several of his performances. Serkis is Gollum in “Lord of the Rings”, also Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Most recently, he played Capt. Haddock in “The Adventures of Tintin”.
Serkis seems to have made a specialty of “performance capture” where his physical actions and voice are converted into animated characters. Obviously, he is a master of this new art which is a mixed blessing to fans, I would have to say. Judging by his portrayal of van Gogh, I would very much like to see more of Serkis, as is, playing real-life characters. A wonderful actor, animated or not.