Young star’s dream comes true

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RECOGNISE this young actor taking a doze under a tree in Williamson Park?

Twenty-five years on and he’s an acclaimed actor of stage and screen.

Andy Serkis, pictured in the centre of this photograph, was among the cast of the very first outdoor promenade theatre show produced by The Dukes in the summer of 1987.

He’s since gone on to play roles as varied as Gollum in Lord of the Rings and King Kong on the big screen, to Albert Einstein and Ian Brady on television. He starred as Ian Dury in last year’s hit film, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.

See the Lancaster Guardian (11-02-11) for full story.