Andy Serkis - the actor who portrays Gollum in The Lord of the Rings and Kong in King Kong - is a passionate Mac and iPod user, a recent interview reveals.

Speaking to the Guardian, Serkis confirms himself to be a "die-hard Apple user" who recently acquired an iPod touch, which he calls "perfect for film-making". He's been using it to check images of locations and other film-related business concerned with his upcoming film, Dark Blue Rising.

Serkis predicts the iPod touch will be obsolete within a decade and advises people who don't have one of the devices should invest in an iPhone.