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Andy Serkis on returning to Gollum for The Hobbit

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has finally landed in cinemas (as well as adorning the cover of Total Film magazine issue 201 - available for just £1.99 on your iPad ).

Inside, you can read all about our trip to Peter Jackson’s New Zealand set in our in-depth report, but here’s a sneak peek at want Andy Serkis had to say about returning to the mo-cap character with whom he made his name, Gollum.

“It was very strange hearing his voice again and finding my way back into the character,” he told us.

“At first I felt like I was doing a weird sort of impersonation of someone I once played. It took me a couple of days to really dig deep, really connect with him beyond a superficial level. I’ve never been through that before.”

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
is in cinemas now.

For much more from Serkis, Peter Jackson and Martin Freeman on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey , grab yourself a copy of Total Film magazine issue 201 - out now! You can save 50% on the cover price if you subscribe with our Winter 2012 offer .

And don’t forget, the issue is available as our incredible interactive iPad edition for just £1.99 .