Andy Serkis revived Lord of the Rings’s Gollum for an eerie parody of Theresa May and her Brexit plan.
In a sketch titled “LEAKED: Footage From Inside No 10 Downing Street”, the actor appeared dressed as May in her signature blue suit, fixated on her “precious” agreement for the UK to withdraw from the EU.
The clip sees Serkis recreate a famous scene from The Two Towers, in which the fantasy character’s two competing personalities, Gollum and Sméagol, argue – here over whether Brexit is truly in the nation’s best interests.
“We takes back control – money, borders, laws, blue passportses,” May as Gollum says; before May as Sméagol replies: “No, it hurts the people, makes them poorer.”
The actor shared the video on Twitter with the caption: “We’s in a nasty mess my precioussss…and there’s only one way out….We wants it. We neeeeds it!”