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Lord of the Rings cast: Meet the actors in Amazon Prime Video’s epic Tolkien TV series
The cast of the highly anticipated Amazon Original series based on the Lord of the Rings novels of J.R.R. Tolkien has been revealed. Find out who will be welcoming us to Middle-earth...
Lord of the Rings
TV shows don’t come bigger than this.
Amazon Prime Video’s Lord of the Rings, based on the novels of J.R.R. Tolkien, is one of the most highly anticipated TV events of all-time.
Set in Middle-earth, the television adaptation will explore new storylines preceding Tolkien’s first book in the trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring.
Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies grossed nearly $6bn worldwide and won 17 Academy Awards. The book was voted the book of the millennium by Amazon customers and named Britain’s best-loved novel in the BBC’s Big Read.
Amazon, critics and fans are expecting something big when the epic fantasy series is finally unveiled.
Actors from around the globe have been filming the series in New Zealand and here is a guide to the huge Lord of the Rings TV series cast.
Sir Lenny Henry
One of Britain’s best known comedians and actor, Henry’s screen credits include Broadchurch, The Syndicate, Chef, Danny and the Human Zoo and The Long Song.
The renowned Scottish actor is best know for his performances in My Name is Joe, Westworld, Ozark, Mum, Top of the Lake and Tyrannosaur.
Addai-Robinson has recently appeared in the Starz series Power and has also been in The Vampire Diaries, Flash Forward and Ben Afleck’s The Accountant.
Baldry played Viktor in Russell T Davies' BBC series Years and Years and his previous screen credits include Skins, Mr Bean’s Holiday, Last Christmas and Strike Back.
New Zealand youngster Blackburn has experience in short films Unbreakable Beau, Shelter and Behold the Ghost.
Chapman has previously appeared in Jane Campion’s award-winning drama Top of the Lake.
An actor and standup comedian based in Auckland, New Zealand.
A versatile London-born actor and musician from a Sierra Leonean and Caribbean heritage who has lived in New Zealand since the early 2000s.
The actor’s TV credits include The Terror, National Treasure, A Discovery of Witches, Baptiste and Quiz.
Her extensive TV and film credits include Midsomer Murders, Doctor Foster, Humans, The Foreigner, Broadchurch, The C Word, Lewis, Diana, Doctors, Silent Witness, Young Dracula, The Jury, Above Suspicion, The Bill and Goodnight Sweetheart.
His screen debut came alongside Megan Mullally, Rob Lowe and Jenna Fischer in British series You, Me & The Apocalypse.
His screen credits include History’s Knightfall, Amazon series Good Omens, BBC One’s The Muskateers and sci-fi series 12 Monkeys and Dominion.
His screen credits in Australia include Top of the Lake, Rake, Cloudstreet, The Code and Harrow.
The TV and film credits include Miss Potter, Wonderwell, Apollo 18, Monarch of the Glen, and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.
His screen credits include Netflix’s Special, Apple TV’s The Morning Show, Pure Genius, The Borgias, Ibiza, Mamma Dallas and Prison Break.
The New Zealander is famous for his offbeat comedy and has appeared on screen in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Desperate Remedies.
He hails from Auckland, New Zealand and is of Māori, Samoan and Niuean descent and his screen credits include Seachange. 2019 also marked his international feature film debut, with the release of The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith and Night Riders.
A graduate from the Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School who has appeared in award-winning New Zealand TV series.
An American film, TV and theatre actor whose credits include The Ice Road, In the Heart of the Sea, Flags Of Our Fathers, Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight and Netflix’s Jessica Jones.
Her Australian TV credits include Doctor Doctor, All Saints, Packed to the Rafters, Love My Way, Home and Away, Two Twisted, as well as The Starter Wife and Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King.
A British actor who starred in Netflix thriller Behind Her Eyes, Antebellum, and The King’s Man.
His credits also include Suicide Tourist, Mindhunter, Stray Dolls and playing a young Ned Stark in Game of Thrones.
Renowned for playing Francis Henshall in The National Theatre's production of One Man, Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
His TV credits include A Confession, London Kills, Hard Sun, Hinterland, Babylon and Casualty.
A British-Iranian actress, rapidly making her mark in both film and television. On the big screen, Boniadi portrays former Fox News reporter Rudi Bakhtiar in Bombshell.
On television, Boniadi starred in critically acclaimed Starz original Counterpart and seasons three and four of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning drama Homeland.
Her TV credits include Mina in the BBC’s latest take on Dracula and as Sister Clara in His Dark Materials.
She also starred in Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield, playing the role of Dora.
Ismael Cruz Córdova
His impressive screen credits include HBO’s The Undoing, Mary Queen of Scots and Miss Bala and the TV series Berlin Station and Ray Donovan
A Slovak-American actress whose credits include The Gallows 2, The Mortuary Collection and Viscous.
Her TV and movie credits include Picnic at Hanging Rock, BBC drama The Cry, My First Summer and The Gloaming.
He is best known for playing Benjen Stark in Game of Thrones and has also starred in Birdsong, MotherFatherSon and the films Heart of the Sea and Kill Your Friends.
An Australian actor who is making his first major TV series debut in Lord of the Rings.
The actress has impressive theatre credits including The Color Purple, Vice Versa and Miss Littlewood.
The Brit School star has previously appeared in BBC series Wanderlust and Doctors.
You may have previously seen him in I Am The Night with Chris Pine, Ripper Street, Into The Badlands and the film Murder on the Orient Express.
The young actor’s career credits include Netflix’s Medici and the film Palm Beach.
The British actor has previously starred in TV series Silent Witness, Gentleman Jack, Foyle’s War, Treadstone and A Very English Scandal. His film credits include The Happy Prince, Great Expectations and Where Hands Touch.
Who is making the Lord of the Rings TV series?
The series is led by showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay.
The creative team also includes
Filmmaker J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage, Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom), alongside his partner Belén Atienza.
Executive producers Lindsey Weber (10 Cloverfield Lane)
Bruce Richmond (Game of Thrones)
Gene Kelly (Boardwalk Empire)
Sharon Tal Yguado
Gennifer Hutchison (Breaking Bad)
Jason Cahill (The Sopranos)
Justin Doble (Stranger Things)
Lord of the Rings is coming soon to Amazon Prime Video