Watch as Andy Serkis deals with Vladimir Putin on The Late Gollum

Lancaster University graduate Andy Serkis briefly reprised his iconic Lord of the Rings character Gollum to poke fun at Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine.

By Gayle Rouncivell
Friday, 4th March 2022, 2:28 pm

Appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Batman star used a microphone to depict Putin as Gollum.

The former Dukes actor stars in the new Batman film released this week.

Andy studied visual arts, theatre studies, theatre design and movement at Lancaster University in the early eighties and returned in 2019 to receive an honorary degree.

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Andy Serkis on The Late Show.

His professional acting career began at The Dukes where he appeared in their first ever Play in the Park – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – in 1987, and more than a dozen other productions. He is now one of the theatre’s honorary patrons.

Andy made his name on the big screen by playing Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. He has also played Snoke in three Star Wars films and Ian Drury in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.

Andy Serkis attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2020 at the Royal Albert Hall. Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images