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The Lord of the Rings Movie Project

Cast - Other Actors

"It's sheer magic, and that's not something I say lightly"
- Christopher Lee (Saruman the Wizard).

"These things are like boats with toes."
- Ian Holm (Bilbo Baggins), on the challenges of working in hobbit feet.


Arwen daughter of Elrond

Actor's Name: Liv Tyler.

Birthdate, place: 1 July 1977 in Portland, Maine, USA.

Other Movies: Stealing Beauty, Armageddon, etc.

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Bilbo Baggins

Actor's Name: Sir Ian Holm.

Birthdate, place: 12 September 1931 in Goodmayes, Ilford, England.

Other Movies: Chariots of Fire, Fifth Element, etc.

Notes: Played Frodo in BBC Radio version of LotR, and was Sam Mussabini
in Chariots of Fire the same year (1981). Most film actors strive to make each take exactly the same. Holm, a consummate craftsman, varies the delivery and mood of his character in each take, drawing out the subtleties and possibilities of the script.


"I'm in a complete face mask, and it's the most extraordinary makeup I've
ever, ever seen."

Bilbo Baggins ages from 111 to 170 over the course of the story.

"I'm not allowed to say much about it, but it's going to make Star Wars look like a weekend in the lavatory."

In the London Express, on the "absolute brilliance" of the special-effects-laden movies.

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Actor's Name: Marton Csokas.

Birthdate: 30 June 1966 in New Zealand.

Other Movies/TV Shows: Xena: Warrior Princess, Broken English, Rain.

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Actor's Name: Hugo Weaving.

Birthdate, place: 4 April 1960 in Nigeria.

Other Movies: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, voice of Rex in Babe: Pig in the City, Agent Smith in The Matrix, etc.

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Eomer son of Eomund

Actor's Name: Karl Urban.

Birthdate: 7 June 1972.

Other Movies/TV Shows: Shock in the Park, Once in Chunuck Bay, White Fang, The Price of Milk.

Notes: Karl Urban is originally from Wellington, New Zealand, but lives in Auckland at this time. He's unmarried with no children. He is a proficient horseback rider, which makes him very appropriate for the role.

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Eowyn daughter of Eomund

Actor's Name: Miranda Otto.

Birthdate, place: 1967 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Other Movies: The 13th Floor, Thin Red Line, What Lites Beneath, etc.

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Faramir son of Denethor

Actor's Name: David Wenham.

Birthplace: 21 September 1965 in Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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Actor's Name: Cate Blanchett.

Birthdate, place: 14 May 1969 in Clayton, Victoria, Australia.

Other Movies: Oscar and Lucinda, Elizabeth, etc.

Gossip: She has repeatedly claimed she accepted the role so she could have pointy ears, and even took a pair home with her after shooting finished.

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Actor's Name: Andy Serkis (voice, motion capture).

Birthdate: 20 April 1964 in Ruslip Manor, England.

Other Movies/TV Shows: Career Girls, Topsy Turvy, Pandaemonium.

Notes: Gollum is a CGI character, with a voice provided by Andy Serkis. Andy also provided the movements for Gollum, with each move being applied by computer to an artificial Gollum.

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Grima Wormtongue

Actor's Name: Brad Dourif.

Birthdate, place: 18 March 1950 in Huntington, West Virginia, USA.

Other Movies: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Mississippi Burning, Alien Resurrection.

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Actor's Name: Craig Parker.

Birthdate: 17 June 1970 in Suva, Fiji.

Other Movies/TV Shows: The Tommyknockers, Shortland St (as per just about any other NZ actor).

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Saruman the White/Multicoloured

Actor's Name: Christopher Lee.

Birthdate, place: 27 May 1922 in London, England. Died 7 June 2015, aged 93, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Chelsea.

Other Movies: Has appeared in more movies than any other actor – more than 250 – but perhaps best known for his horror roles, such as Dracula (in 1958).

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Ted Sandyman

Actor's Name: Brian Sergent.

Birthdate: 29 December 1959 in Naenae, Wellington.

Other Movies, TV Shows: Braindead, Chicken, Market Forces, Skitz.

Has starred in several movies directed by Peter Jackson. Brian Sergent has bi-polar disorder, and was finally diagnosed when he was 30. Click on the pictures at left to read the article.

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Theoden son of Thengel

Actor's Name: Bernard Hill.

Birthdate, place: 17 December 1944 in Manchester, England.

Other Movies: Gandhi, The Bounty, Titanic.

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