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Old 06-07-2004, 06:31 PM
RindaRinda RindaRinda is offline
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The actor who played Deagol = pumpkin polishing hobbit?

Much like a heroin addict taking jellies, I got the dvd of the theatrical release of ROTK to help alleviate the wait for the extended version. When I saw the movie in the theater, I noticed that the pumpkin-polishing hobbit in the Green Dragon scene at the end of the movie looked a lot like Deagol. When I got the dvd, I flipped back and forth between the opening Deagol/Smeagol scene and the Green Dragon scene, but couldn't come to any solid conclusions. I also checked the credits, but there was no one listed as the pumpkin-polisher.

Does anyone know if the same actor did indeed play both parts? Pathetic, I know, but this is bothering me.
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Old 06-07-2004, 07:03 PM
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Yes, Andy Serkis, who played Smeagol/Gollum, was the pumpkin-polishing hobbit. (sixth item from the bottom)
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Old 06-07-2004, 07:08 PM
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yes, but you have your river hobbits mixed up. Deagol was Smeagols brother.

The actor polishing the pumpkin played Smeagol, not Deagol.
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Old 06-07-2004, 07:10 PM
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Yes, Andy Serkis, who played Smeagol/Gollum, was the pumpkin-polishing hobbit. (sixth item from the bottom)
????

I may have to go back and check. The pumpkin polishing guy looked more like the actor who played Deagol, rather than Andy Serkis.
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Old 06-07-2004, 07:11 PM
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When I saw him, I thought it was andy Serkis, I asked on these boards was it him, and someone told me that it was. Unfortunately I cant remember who said it, but maybe someone who knows more about the movies can tell you more.
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Old 06-07-2004, 09:51 PM
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yes, but you have your river hobbits mixed up. Deagol was Smeagols brother.
Cousin, I thought. ? Perhaps the prison doctor can clear this up?

Also, the some of children at Bilbos party = children of Rohan in the caves beneath Helm's Deep.
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Old 06-07-2004, 09:53 PM
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Ah. Who needs an M.D. when you have Google?
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Old 06-07-2004, 10:46 PM
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Ah. Who needs an M.D. when you have Google?
That's the guy I mean. The pumpkin polisher doesn't look anything like Andy Serkis, at least to me.

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Also, the some of children at Bilbos party = children of Rohan in the caves beneath Helm's Deep.
I believe some of those same kids appeared in Minas Tirith, too.
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Old 06-07-2004, 11:33 PM
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Also, the some of children at Bilbos party = children of Rohan in the caves beneath Helm's Deep.
IIRC, Peter Jackson's two kids are among the group of hobbit kids at Bilbo's party, as well as being in the cave at Helm's Deep. I don't know if they appeared in ROTK, but I suspect they're somewhere in there.
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Old 06-08-2004, 12:54 AM
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Deagol was played by my friend Tom Robins.

Smeagol was played by Andy Serkis.

The pumpkin-carrying Hobbit from the end of Return of the King was neither of them.
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Old 06-08-2004, 12:58 AM
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IIRC, Peter Jackson's two kids are among the group of hobbit kids at Bilbo's party, as well as being in the cave at Helm's Deep. I don't know if they appeared in ROTK, but I suspect they're somewhere in there.
Yes, they watch Faramir and his army march sadly out of Minas Tirith.
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Old 06-08-2004, 01:10 AM
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Deagol was played by my friend Tom Robins.

Smeagol was played by Andy Serkis.

The pumpkin-carrying Hobbit from the end of Return of the King was neither of them.
Well. That settles that, then.
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