Andy Serkis, one of the leading actors in modern film animation, and a star of the successful Lord of the Rings trilogy, is due in Swansea later this year for a major film animation conference. The city’s annual Swansea Animation Days event returns in November, attracting companies and speakers from the animation and computer graphic imagery industry into the city. Serkis, due to be a speaker at the Swansea Institute conference, provided the movements and the voice for the computer- generated character Gollum in The Lord of the Rings films (2001-03). [More]