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Gollum: Andy Serkis plays Theresa May. Some of us think he looks more like Ann Widdicombe, though…

Theresa May must be regretting her ‘Gollum’ curtsy to the Royal Family – it gave ammunition to Andy Serkis, the actor who played the character in the Tolkien movies.

The nickname stuck to her – and when it became clear that her Brexit deal was splitting her own party, it provided the actor with a perfect opportunity for satire, using the fictional Gollum’s personality problem to highlight the divisions. See for yourself – it’s terrific:

Mrs May earned the nickname after displaying obsequiousness towards the roles beyond all reason in a series of news images which people used to compare her with the famously-crawling movie villain. Images like this one:

This one:

This one:

And especially this one:

Could Mr Serkis’ send-up have been the last straw for the struggling Mrs May?

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