Ringer Spy John Doe drops in again to spread some wisdom on that all important question, ‘Who was that on the Spiked Wheel?’ Well now we know!
Armed with a small clipping from a LOTR Call Sheet from August 17th, John let me take a peek at one of the shots they were planning for the day. One of them is described as:
‘As Saruman turns on the wheel, the Palantir drops from his hand and into the water’
So now we know! That image is obviously a stunt double, they would not stick a 78 year old man upside down on a wheel for hours. Click on the image below to see the actual call sheet.