Deep Roy (in full, Gordeep Roy) was born in Kenya, but his parents were originally from northern India. From 1963 he worked a stunt-man, then in 1976 he got his first role as an actor in the British television spy show The New Avengers. He was also a…more
Deep Roy has also appeared in The X-Files, Blake's 7, Flash Gordon, Return To Oz, Big Fish, The NeverEnding Story, as the rider of the "racing snail" (credited as "Teeny Weeny") and Return of the Jedi, as a member of the Max Rebo band.
He also had a cameo role in Corpse Bride (another Tim Burton movie), supplying General Bonesapart's voice. Another notable role was as the "pig-brained Peking Homonculus" or "Mr. Sin", a villain with a distinct appetite for homicide, in the acclaimed Doctor Who story 'The Talons of Weng-Chiang.'
Because of his short stature, he has played a variety of unusual characters in his acting career. 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 the senator's daughter). His most noticeable (and 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.
Gurdeep Roy- sometimes credited as Roy Deep, Gordeep Roy, or just plain Deep Roy- is an actor, stuntman and puppeteer.
Deep is a direct descendant (after 26 generations) of Rajasthan's Rajput Vinepal, who built a fort at Bathinda.
While working on 2005's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he earned $1,000,000 as his salary.
He has been in the following Tim Burton films:
Planet of the Apes
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
He was born in Nairobi, Kenya.
He played all the Oompa-Loompas in the 2005 Tim Burton remake of the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.