A man from New Zealand has been sentenced to life imprisonment for stabbing both of his parents to death at their home in west London.
Sergey Koudryavtsev, 48, originally from New Zealand, worked as a visual effects artist on some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, including Lord of the Rings and X-Men the Last Stand. He travelled to London in 2016 to stay with his parents after his marriage broke down.
In May of this year he called the police, confessing he had killed his Russian born parents, Tatiana and Vladimir Koudryavtsev, in their flat at Appleford Road in North Kensington three days earlier.
Koudryavtsev told police he had argued with his parents about his dog, an elderly mastiff. When officers went to the flat they found that Tatiana and Vladimir had both been stabbed to death.
He was sentenced at the Old Bailey after earlier pleading guilty to two counts of murder.