Louis Ashbourne Serkis

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Louis Ashbourne Serkis
Louis George Ashbourne Serkis[1]

(2004-06-19) 19 June 2004 (age 17)
Years active2014–present

Louis George Ashbourne Serkis (born 19 June 2004) is an English actor. He is best known his role as Alex in the 2019 fantasy adventure film The Kid Who Would Be King.[3]

Early life[edit]

Ashbourne Serkis was born in Haringey, North London. He is the youngest son of actor and director Andy Serkis and actress Lorraine Ashbourne[4] with an older sister, Ruby, and an older brother, Sonny. He attends Highgate School and has a tutor when he is filming.[5]


Ashbourne Serkis began acting on television. In May 2016 he made his film debut playing Young Hatter in Alice Through the Looking Glass. In July 2017 he played Peter in the English version of Mary and the Witch's Flower, and also appeared in The Current War. In November 2018, he appeared as the wolf cub Bhoot in Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, directed by and co-starring his father. In February 2019, he starred as Alex in The Kid Who Would Be King.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Cute Young Hobbit Extended Edition
2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass Young
Tarrant Hightopp
2017 Mary and the Witch's Flower Peter
English dub
The Current War Older Dash
2018 Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Bhoot
Also motion capture
2019 The Kid Who Would Be King Alex


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Endeavour Tommy Cork Episode: "Neverland"
2016–2017 Noddy, Toyland Detective Noddy 6 episodes
2017 Taboo Robert
SS-GB Douggie Archer 3 episodes
2020 The Queen's Gambit Georgi Girev Episode 4


  1. ^ https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/andy-serkis-admits-to-embarrassing-his-daughter-on-set-of-netflix-show-39061179.html
  2. ^ "Louis Ashbourne Serkis". familysearch.org. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Joe Cornish on the Brexit parallels of 'The Kid Who Would Be King'". Los Angeles Times. 25 January 2019. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  4. ^ Drysdale, Jennifer (22 January 2019). "Andy Serkis' Son Louis Shares the Acting Advice He Got From His Dad (Exclusive)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  5. ^ Angulo Chen, Sandie (28 January 2019). "The star of 'The Kid Who Would Be King' has acting in his blood". The Washington Post. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Yes, that is Andy Serkis' son Louis Serkis in The Kid Who Would Be King, and he's incredible". Metro US. 25 January 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2020.

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