Voice Compare » Lord of the Rings » Gollum / Smeagol
Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Gollum / Smeagol with sound clips and images.
Smeagol was an ordinary Hobbit who came into possession of the One Ring and deteriorated into the being now known as Gollum (named after his habit of making a throaty swallowing noise on occasion). After losing the One Ring to Bilbo Baggins, he would pursue the One Ring for the rest of his unnaturally extended life. Smeagol and Gollum exist as two personalities in the same being and often quarrel with each other when they are alone.
EDITOR'S OPINIONBrother Theodore's rendition is very convincing, not to mention fun to listen to.
Peter Woodthrope's acting is pretty solid, but his voice lacks the creaturesque quality that makes the character.
Andy Serkis does a good job at making Gollum sound vicious and ill-tempered and Smeagol sound pitiful and benign, but what is more impressive is that both voices never sound like they're coming from completely different people, which captures the duality of the character nicely.
Quinton Flynn sounds like he has potential, but he has too minor of a role to really show the audience what he can do.
Daran Norris, while having the voice down-pat, isn't quite strong enough ("My riiing" is particularly weak).
In the end, I'm going with Serkis, with Brother Theodore a close second.