The actor Andy Serkis has revived his version of Gollum from the Lord of the Rings films in a savage parody of Theresa May and her troubled Brexit deal.
The sketch - titled ‘LEAKED: Footage From Inside No. 10 Downing Street!’ - deploys the character’s split personality to weigh up the pros and cons of leaving the European Union.
Serkis, a motion-capture specialist, dons a costume to make him look like a terrifying version of the PM while going through her “precious” withdrawal agreement.
On Tuesday, MPs will vote for the deal she struck with Brussels against expectations of a heavy defeat.
In the spoof video, the Gollum version of May says: “We take back control ... money, borders, laws … blue passports!”
The PM’s inner Smeagol - Gollum’s kinder counter-part - replies: “No, it hurts the people ... makes them poorer.”
Serkis then snaps back to the Gollum version of May: “I finds it, I negotiates it, we wants it.”
The British actor has previously revived Gollum to read out some of Donald Trump’s tweets on US TV.