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Peter Woodthorpe Poster

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Born in York, England, UK
Died in Oxfordshire, England, UK

Mini Bio (1)

Peter Woodthorpe was educated at Archbishop Holgate's Grammar School in York and attended Magdalene College, Cambridge. He undertook National Service in the Royal Navy and made his debut as a professional actor in the theatre in 1955. His extensive and distinguished stage career included work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, at the Royal Court and on Broadway. An immensely talented character actor, he was made an Associate Member of RADA.

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Trivia (2)

Played Gollum in both The Lord of the Rings (1978) as well as in the Lord of the Rings BBC radio production.
He and Brother Theodore have both played Gollum twice. Theodore played the role in The Hobbit (1977), while Woodthorpe played him in The Lord of the Rings (1978). This incomplete adaptation sparked two other adaptations: the animated The Return of the King (1980), in which Theodore reprised the role; and the BBC radio production, in which Woodthorpe reprised the role. Theodore played the role opposite Orson Bean, who played Frodo, but had previously played Bilbo in The Hobbit. Woodthorpe played the role opposite Ian Holm, who played Frodo, and would go on to play Bilbo in Peter Jackson's films.

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