Surrounded by actors and growing up in a creative household is going to have some effect on a formative young brain. Ruby Ashbourne Serkis grew up in a house where both her parents are actors, and her brothers are also following suit. Making her appearance in small parts through the years, Ruby is finally ready to let the world know she is her own person, with an appearance in the highly anticipated series The Letter for the King, where she plays Lavinia.
Ruby Ashbourne Serkis was born in 1998 to her parents, actors Andy Serkis and Lorraine Ashbourne, in England. Both her parents are performers, with Andy Serkis being the master of motion-capture performance. Ruby Ashbourne Serkis was seen on the red carpet from a young age, accompanying her father and mother to movie premieres, and she also appeared in different projects of her father, playing small uncredited roles.
The eldest of the Serkis children, Ruby, started her career in acting on stage, and later she appeared in movies featuring her father. Her first brush with critical acclaim came in 2015, and since then, she’s been working to further her career. But the biggest role of her career is definitely going to be in the new Netflix series The Letter for the King.
Ruby Ashbourne Serkis Plays Lavinia in the Netflix Series The Letter for the King
The Letter for the King is the adaptation of a Dutch book of the same name, and this is the first Netflix Dutch production, but the language of the series will be in English. The award-winning fantasy adventure book is about, “16-year-old aspiring knight Tiuri finds himself on a perilous mission to deliver a secret letter to the King who lives across the Great Mountains.”
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Tiuri, played by Amir Wilson, is the hero who needs to deliver the letter, but the path to the King is not a safe and secure way. Prince Viridian, played by Gijs Blom, is on a quest to conquer all the lands, and he will do whatever it takes to stop the letter from reaching its destination. So, on Tiuri’s quest, he is going to need some help, and Ruby Ashbourne Serkis’ character is more than willing to assist.
Ruby Ashbourne Serkis plays Lavinia in the Netflix series The Letter for the King.
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Ruby Ashbourne Serkis plays Lavinia in the Netflix series, and she is one of the friends Tiuri takes along for the quest to deliver the letter. Whether if they reach their destination or not will come down to the kids working together to defeat the people on their trail, hoping to stop them from delivering The Letter for the King.
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Netflix will make The Letter for the King available worldwide on 20 March 2020, and the series is bringing in new faces to tell the story. Amir Wilson, Gijs Blom, and Ruby Ashbourne Serkis are playing the above-mentioned characters, with Nathanael Saleh playing Piak, Thaddea Graham playing Iona, Islam Bouakkaz playing Arman, Jack Barton playing Foldo, Jonah Lees playing Jussipo, Emilie Cocquerel playing Queen Alianor, Jakob Oftebro playing Crown Prince Iridium and Yorick van Wageningen playing the eponymous King Favian.
Ruby Ashbourne Serkis Appeared in the Hobbit Movies – Career of the Lavinia Actress
Ruby Ashbourne Serkis made her on-screen movie debut with the film in a 2010 BAFTA award-winning film. The actress appeared alongside her father in an extra role, and she later went with her father to the filming of the first Hobbit movie, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, where she played a Cute Young Hobbit, she was not credited for the role.
Following an appearance in a short movie, the actress went back to appear in the third and final Hobbit movie, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Ruby Ashbourne Serkis's father Andy Serkis was in all the films, and her first project away from her father was in the TV movie Cider with Rosie.
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She played the character of Rosie in the film, and the movie was critically lauded. She followed the performance with an appearance in the 2016 TV series National Treasure, and after a break of about two and a half years, the actress was hired to appear in the series The Letter for the King.
Family of Ruby Ashbourne Serkis – She’s Got Two Younger Siblings
Ruby Ashbourne Serkis and her family at the BAFTAs.
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Ruby Ashbourne Serkis’ parents Andy Serkis and Lorraine Ashbourne, were married in 2002, but the two met a long time ago. Andy rose to fame with the appearance in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, where he played his iconic character Gollum.
Together Andy and Lorraine had three kids with Ruby Ashbourne Serkis being the first, and they also had two more boys after her. Sonny was born two years after Ruby and Louis were born six years after Ruby. Louis is also an actor; he recently starred in the critically successful movie The Kid Who Would Be King.
Ruby Ashbourne Serkis’ Relationship Status – Is She Dating Her Girlfriend?
Ruby Ashbourne Serkis and Sophie Dunning are friends and relationship rumors are not far behind.
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Ruby Ashbourne Serkis is only getting her footing in the world of show business, which is why there is not much distraction in the form of relationship in her life, according to her Instagram. But a run-down of the actress’ Instagram posts put up the question of sexuality, she is seen kissing a girl by the name of Sophie Dunning, but she has never said she is a lesbian.
It could be a friendly kiss or the two dated a long time ago; there is no way of telling which is which unless Ruby comes out and shows off her partner to the public. She still has a long career ahead of her, so maybe down the line, we get to see the actress in a relationship with some else, whether it is her boyfriend or girlfriend.
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