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It’s Cameo Time

December 20, 2003 at 2:42 pm by Demosthenes  - 

Cameos, cameos everywhere … Here’s just a few of the cameos from Return of the King – there’s probably lots more as well.

  • Sean Astin’s daughter plays Elanor, daughter of Sam and Rosie.
  • Sarah McLeod’s daughter plays Frodo, son of Sam and rosie.
  • Peter Jackson’s children have cameos as Gondorian children.
  • Peter Jackson is the captain of the Corsairs of Umbar. He also had a longer ‘cameo’ of around two minutes where he battles a major character – reportedly Legolas – but decided to cut it from the theatrical release. He spoke about this at the world premiere press conference in Wellington.
  • TORn Staffer Quickbeam has a few seconds of fame as a Gondorian soldier.
  • Previsualisation supervisor Christian Rivers as the Gondorian soldier in charge of the beacon.
  • Senior prosthetics supervisor Gino Acevedo is a Corsair of Umbar.
  • Richard Taylor is a Corsair of Umbar.
  • Bret McKenzie makes a reappearance as Figwit (one of Arwen’s escorts) and even gets to speak some lines!
  • John Howe appears as a Gondorian soldier.
  • Royn Tolkien plays a Gondorian ranger preparing the defences of the ruined city of Osgiliath, braced for an assault by the evil lord Sauron’s armies of orcs. Read more on BBC Online
Posted in Old Special Reports on December 20, 2003 by

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