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  Newsround's exclusive chat with Gollum!
Updated 15 March 2003, 15.07
Actor Andy Serkis said he was daunted by playing Gollum
Andy Serkis who plays Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy is joining the CBBC Newsround website for an exclusive hotseat!

We've mananged to pin him down before the Oscars on Sunday so we can ask him YOUR questions by phone.

Ask away!

On Friday All you Rings fans can hear Andy chatting about what it's like to play such a weird character.


Andy's talked before about the lengths he went to to play Gollum, so this is a fantastic chance for Newsround's surfers to get under his skin.

In the film Gollum was entirely computer generated and voiced by Andy.

For many scenes, Andy wore something called a motion-capture suit - that lets the computer transfer the actor's natural movements directly into Gollum.

Praise

It makes Gollum seem more realistic than other CG characters.

Much to the disappointment of Rings fans Andy hasn't been nominated for a best supporting Oscar.

But praise has come from an unexpected source.

The One Ring.net had a report recently from Ringer spy Lisa who says the CG used for Gollum is so good, her deaf husband can lip read the character.

To ask Andy anything you like just click on the link top right and we'll do our best to make sure he answers as many as possible!

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