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Archive for February, 2000

Weaving IS Elrond!!

Right from the E! Online Website:



Weaving

Who’s Hot Australian actor Hugo Weaving made a visit to LOTR’s Wellington studios last week. Weaving–probably best known for his role as a drag queen in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert–will join the project as elf leader Elrond, who leads the council at Rivendell, where the Fellowship first gathers.

And Australian actress Miranda Otto (The Thin Red Line) has been cast as É Eowyn, a beautiful maiden who falls in love with Aragorn.

To link to our Exclusive Miranda Otto casting scoop, click here. [More]

More info as it comes in!

Visit our Hugo Weaving cast page [ more ]

Posted in Old Main News

Cast Watch: Conway on Starz

The Kevin Conway (Theoden) film ‘Mercury Rising’ will be on ‘Starz’ at 11:30 PM EST.

Thanks to Gamgee for the TV tip!

Posted in Old Main News

Shop: This Weeks Ebay Items

A little late, but better than Canada Dry any day (don’t ask) [More]

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Daily Trivia Question

Hello again, faithful visitors of Barliman’s! I thought I had you this time, but out of many answers, only one was correct. The right answer was “Hobson “Roper” Gamgee”. The correct response was given to me by Gary Greenwell, fantastic job Gary!
Now for today’s trivia stumper:
“How old was Gollum when he killed Deagol, and took the One ring?”
Mail your answers to me ,the person with the 1st correct response will be posted here tomorrow. Until tomorrow….. Gamgee

Posted in Barliman News

Elrond cast, according to AICN

According to Harry over at aint-it-cool-news, Elrond has been cast, but Peter Jackson won’t tell him who it is.
Talking of Elrond, I got some snippets of news that might concern him over at Spy Reports

Posted in Old Main News

Rivendell or Helm’s Deep?

Galadriel’s recent report on the sets for Rivendell and Helm’s Deep in the old chemical warehouse in Miramar sparked my interest, because not two days before I was talking to a contractor who had delivered “some stuff” to an indoor set in Miramar, and got to hang around and watch the Maori blessing on the site. (Why? I don’t know. I didn’t know there was a tapu on chemical warehouses.)
My contact described a set that looked like a large amphitheatre the height of a two-storey house and maybe 30 metres across, paved with stone and apparently made of stone, though as usual it was polystyrene. There would have been room for a hundred people or more. At the top of the tiers there were carved faces looking inwards, with beards, he thought. I asked about crowns but he didn’t think so. The surrounding walls were all blacked out so they wouldn’t show up during filming.
That was all he saw.
There’s no real use for something like this at Helm’s Deep, but no reason why the Council of Elrond couldn’t be held in such a structure, so maybe this is one of the sets that Galadriel was talking about. Though probably not the one they’re filming in first, if Elrond’s only just been cast.

Posted in Old Spy Reports

Filming at Miramar! -UPDATE-

TheOneRing.net Spy Galadriel sends in her latest…and all you Welly Ringers…get ready!

I was out on an assassination assignment the other day, I was given special orders to off a local who was apparently into some nefarious business. yes, Galadriel is my name, yet I am no fair Elf, I’m a trained Koga Ninja who would easily kill you if someone paid me enough… [More]

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Filming in Miramar! -UPDATE-

TheoneRing.net Spy Galadriel sends in the following:

I was out on an assassination assignment the other day, I was given special orders to off a local who was apparently into some nefarious business. yes, Galadriel is my name, yet I am no fair Elf, I’m a trained Koga Ninja who would easily kill you if someone paid me enough…

…so I tracked down this job and slipped into his room without making a sound. I slipped my sword right under his nose and he awoke and began so shoot off some info you may be interested in…

‘Ok ok! I’ll talk! They’re filming at Miramar, a suburb of Wellington, near seatoun!…

…They are filming interior scenes inside a chemical warehouse, it’ll be used as interiors for Helms Deep and Rivendell, they’ll obviously fix it up inside..

..They’ll be there starting tomorrow and Peter Jackson may be there himself..that’s all I know, Honest!’

The rest will remain with me and my Gods…I thought you’d like to know

UPDATE

I recieved this in my mailbox this morning:

They are using an old paint factory and an old cosmetics factory.. different areas of Miramar.
the cosmetics factory has become “Camperdown Studios” as it is on Camperdown Rd.

Weta productions is also housed in the same building.. (weta does all the Computer Effects) a weta is a native NZ insect.. quite menicing..

There is a big Castle that has been built in the Haywood Hills in the Lower Hutt Suburb of wellington for a lot of the Sceens.

Posted in Old Spy Reports

You are all wrong!! Ha Ha!!!

I received several answers to yesterday’s trivia,… what a pity they were all incorrect. We will hold this one over one more day:
“Give me the true name of the “Roper” Gamgee”.
As always email me with your responses, the person with the 1st correct response will be posted here tomorrow.

Posted in Barliman News

Movie FAQ!

The Goal: Collect as much factual information as possible about the upcoming LOTR films and put it in a readable and logical format for all to see.

TheOneRing.netª staff member Pippin_Took has just completed the most comprehensive Movie FAQ online! [ more ]

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Tolkien Story on fatbrain.com

Len Reberto has written a rather interesting book, and wants to tell you all about it [More]

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Week1 of Q and A with Peter Jackson

For a little over a week now we’ve been collecting your questions to ask Peter Jackson. In a joint venture with New Line Cinema you, the real fans, get to ask PJ himself any LOTR related question you’d like. And eventually you’ll be able to HEAR him answer it. Have you sent out your questions yet? [More]

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