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|Born:||April 20, 1964||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Middlesex, England, GB||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Made professional acting debut in "Privates on Parade"
Featured in the Royal Court production of "Hush"
Early film credit, "Prince of Jutland"
Garnered attention for playing a gangster in the TV production "Finney"
Won acclaim for turn in the gritty play "Mojo" at the Royal Court; reprised role in the 1997 film version
First feature film with director Mike Leigh, "Career Girls"
Had co-starring role in the film "Among Giants"
Cast as Bill Sykes in the British TV remake of "Oliver Twist"
Appeared in Mike Leigh's "Topsy Turvy"
Had featured role in "Pandaemonium"
Co-starred on the London stage in "A Lie of the Mind"
Provided the vocals and physicality for the character of Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy (lensed 1998-2000); released over a three-year period: "The Fellowship of the Rings" (2001), "The Two Towers" (2002) and "The Return of the King" (2003)
Cast in the WWI horror film, "Deathwatch"
Played Jennifer Garner's boss in the comedy "13 going on 30"
Acted as the model for the oversized ape in Peter Jackson's remake of "King Kong"; also had a small role as Lumpy the Cook
Co-starred as Ian Brady in the British TV movie, "Longford"; written by Peter Morgan (Channel 4/HBO)
Had a small role opposite Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale in Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige"
Portrayed Albert Einstein in the British drama "Einstein and Eddington" (BBC/HBO)
Played the evil villain Capricorn in "Inkheart"
Appeared as the murderous French rogue Rigaud in the BBC Television adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Little Dorrit"
Played a computer-generated ape in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"
Lent his vocal talent in "The Adventures of Tintin," directed by Steven Spielberg
Returned to Middle Earth as Gollum in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien and directed by Peter Jackson
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