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Deep Roy (1957)

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Gurdeep Roy , sometimes credited as Roy Deep, Gordeep Roy, or just Deep Roy, is a Kenyan-born English actor, stuntman and puppeteer of Indian descent.


 early life
Born Mohinder Purba in Nairobi, Kenya to Indian parents, Roy is 4 ft 4 in tall.

Because of his short stature, he has played a variety of unusual characters in his acting career. Roy made his professional screen acting debut in a 1976 episode of The New Avengers entitled "Target!" as character named Klokoe. He would later make his film debut that same year, in The Pink Panther Strikes Again, as the Italian Assassin. Another notable early role was as Mr. Sin, the "pig-brained Peking Homonculus", a villain with a distinct appetite for homicide, in the acclaimed Doctor Who story The Talons of Weng-Chiang. In 1979, Roy also played a genetically engineered life form 'Decima' in the 1st season Blake's 7 episode "The Web" as well as the diminutive chess genius, 'The Klute', in the 2nd season Blake's 7 episode "Gambit".

He has played apes in two movies: Greystoke - The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes and again in the 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes (Two roles: one as a young gorilla boy and as Thade's niece). His most notable role is playing the Oompa-Loompas in Tim Burton's 2005 adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Deep had extensive training for the role in dance, yoga, and even some minor instrument playing. He is noted for his frequent collaborations with Tim Burton, appearing in Planet of the Apes, Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride where he supplied General Bonesapart's voice.

He has done many other roles in movies and on television, including The X-Files, Flash Gordon, Return to Oz , Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal as a puppeteer extra, The NeverEnding Story as Teeny Weeny, the rider of the "racing snail", Alien From L.A., Howling VI: The Freaks as Mr Toones and Return of the Jedi as Droopy McCool and in The Haunted Mansion.

Most recently, he appeared in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen as an Egyptian guard and in the 2009 film Star Trek as "Keenser", Montgomery Scott's assistant on the ice planet Delta Vega. Deep played a green man while doing a commercial shoot for Ozocleanse.

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