Last year, the 23-year-old (Orlando Bloom/Legolas) was winding up a three-year theatre training course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and pondering his future.

The day before he graduated, a telephone call from his agent changed his life. He had landed the role of the elf, Legolas, in Wellington director Peter Jackson’s $360 million Lord of the Rings trilogy for New Line Cinema, based on the J. R. R. Tolkien books, being set in faraway New Zealand. [More]

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