Serkis is an English film actor, best known for starring as Gollum in 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy (and the upcoming 'The Hobbit' film), as well as roles in such films as 'King Kong', 'The Adventures of Tintin', and 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes.' 
In a March 16th, 2008 article in 'The Telegraph' entitled 'Andy Serkis: Beastie Boy', it is stated:
"Serkis has been an atheist since his teens but feels spiritual when he's up a mountain (he once climbed the Matterhorn solo) and is much drawn to the karmic possibilities of energy transference. 'Not in a woo-ey way,' he smiles, 'but the idea that your energy lives on after you I find very relieving.' He paraphrases Edith Sitwell: 'People are either drains or radiators. And I just hate the idea that I'm not giving anything out."