Brexit: Andy Serkis Promotes People's Vote With Theresa May Parody
The push for a fresh vote on Brexit has been given a 'terrifying' voice by actor Andy Serkis in the guise of British Prime Minister Theresa May AND Gollum from Lord of the Rings.
It's a tense moment for Britain as it sits on the precipice of one of the most important decisions in the country's history: parliament is preparing to vote on the proposed Brexit deal brought forward by Prime Minister May.
Serkis -- famous for being the man behind Supreme Leader Snoke in Star Wars, Caesar from the Planet of the Apes trilogy and Gollum from Lord of the Rings -- has thrown his weight behind a "people's vote" on Brexit -- a push for a second referendum on Britain leaving the European Union (EU).
Now, 17 years since his first appearance as Gollum, Serkis has brought the famous character back to life as he switches between Gollum (who wants the deal) and Smeagol (who is more timid but wants to help the people).
Funny as the video may be, the subject behind it is far more serious.
The three options on the table for Brexit are to accept the deal, a no deal scenario or "Hard Brexit" and finally a people's vote to ask the question again on whether the British people wish to leave the EU.
A hard Brexit could prove calamitous, observers fear.
The Bank of England (BoE) last month released a report saying a hard Brexit's worst economic outlook could see the UK's economy drop by eight percent within a year.