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Archive for September, 2001

New C.S. Lewis Play

From: Pippin Skywalker

I just wanted to fill you in on some details. C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe will be returning to the West End theater distict in London. It will run from December 6, 2001 – January 26, 2002. To be performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, it will be performed at the Sadler Wells Theater. Might be a nice thing for Tolkien fans to do while they’re nervously waiting for the LOTR to come out. 🙂

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SHOP: New Books on the Horizon?

Ringer Spy PT sends word of some news books we shall soon be seeing at our local book stores! [More]

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What Are You Tolkien About?

Check out this link to ‘knowumsayin?.com’, it’s rather hilarious… with apologies to our fans in Mississippi 🙂

Variations on Lord of the Rings: In case you’ve been living in Mississippi, director Peter Jackson has taken up the challenge of setting J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic The Lord of the Rings to celluloid, the results of which will be seen by every man, woman, and child on Earth come December. [More]

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Hobbit Hideaway Recognised

The former North Oxford home of writer and academic J R R Tolkien will soon be adorned with one of the first blue plaques in the county to commemorate famous names who have lived and worked in Oxfordshire.

The former Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon, perhaps best known as author of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, lived at 20 Northmoor Road between 1930 and 1947. [More]

Thanks to Elwen for the tip!

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LOTR: A Fashion Inspiration?

From: Elias

Just wanted to let you know it seems like channel 4 in Sweden will have a report about LOTR fashion in the program Frivolt tomorrow (1/10) at 8.30 pm. First they viewed a few clips from the second trailer and then they showed some kind of fashion show and said the next program would be about “LOTR fashion”. Clothes inspired by the movies perhaps? I have no idea actually, it sounded a bit strange to me too. Well, guess I’ll find out tomorrow… 🙂

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GAMING: Knizia’s LOTR Game Review

The folks at ‘’ have posted a review of Knizia’s LOTR Board Game. [More]

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Book Fair in Toronto

Frodo Lover sends in word on a book fair this past weekend on Queen Street in Toronto. [More]

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Book Fair in Toronto

From: Frodo Lover

Today (September 30th) was the Toronto Book Fair!!! I went down to take a look at the fair, which took up all of Queen Street, to see if there was any Lord of the Rings booths. Hey and what do ya know booth number 214 there was a giant cardboard standup of Gandalf and also one of the four Hobbits, promoted by Harper Collins. I was quite disapointed they oney had the Black versions of the Trilogy and thats all they had.

They also had tattoos, two different kinds, and bookmaks which had Bilbo and Saruman on them promoting the movie. They said I could only have tattos and bookmarks if I bought something, since I already had this set I did not need to buy them. I was glad to see the booth was packed I think this will be really good for sales in Toronto!!!! Hope some others got to go as well.

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New Cast Projects

Martyn Sanderson is a crazy old granpa… Craig Parker is in a soap opera… and Bernard Hill is voted as one of ‘the best of Brit TV’. Check it out! [More]

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New Cast Projects

Here are a few tidbits on some new things the LOTR cast are up to:

Martyn Sanderson (Bree Gatekeeper) is starring in the English TV series ‘Atlantis High’. Sanserson plays ‘Gandpa Gordon’ in this comedy/drama about a family living in a town where nothing is as it seems. [More]

Craig Parker (Haldir) is starring in the New Zealand based TV series ‘Mercy Peak’. Parker plays ‘Alistar Kingsley’ in this soap opera based around the residence in and around the town of Bassett [More]

Bernard Hill (Theoden) is voted as one of Britian’s ‘Top 100 Greatest Tv Characters of All Time’. Hill’s character ‘Yosser Hughes’ from “Boys from the Blackstuff” Mini-series comes in at number 57: Yosser Hughes (82) – Bernard Hill, with his bemused brood of kids never let out of his sight, Bernard Hill’s powerful depiction of a man crumbling before your eyes brought him a mantlepiece full of awards but, as he later revealed, almost “drove him to the edge of insanity.” [More]

Doctor Who came in 6th…awww yeah! -Xo

Thanks to Thain of Westfarthing for the correction!

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Weekly Cast Watch

Another chance to see your favorite LOTr stars on the small screen. [More]

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Weekly Cast Watch

Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn)

28 Days (2000)
Walk on the Moon, A (1999)
Thin Red Line, The (1998) UK
Psycho (1998) UK
Albino Alligator (1996)
Passion of Darkly Noon, The (1995)
Crew, The (1994)
American Yakuza (1994)
Ruby Cairo (1993)
Two Small Bodies (1993)
Fresh Horses (1988) UK
Witness (1985)

Liv Tyler (Arwen)

Onegin (1999) UK
Plunkett & Macleane (1999)
U Turn (1997) UK
Stealing Beauty (1996)
Heavy (1995)

Ian Holm (Bilbo)

Bless the Child (2000)
Joe Gould’s Secret (2000)
eXistenZ (1999)
Alice Through the Looking Glass (1999) (TV)
King Lear (1997) (TV) UK
Fifth Element, The (1997) UK
Frankenstein (1994)
Madness of King George, The (1994)
Hamlet (1990) UK
Alien (1979) UK
Young Winston (1972)
Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) UK
Fixer, The (1968) UK

Sean Bean (Boromir)

When Saturday Comes (1996) UK
Stormy Monday (1988)

Martyn Sanderson (Bree Gatekeeper)

Angel at My Table, An (1990)
Ned Kelly (1970)

Marton Csokas (Celeborn)

Halifax f.p: Swimming with Sharks (1999) (TV)

John Noble (Denethor)

Airtight (1999) (TV) UK

Peter Mackenzie (Elendil)

Chill Factor (1999)
Major League: Back to the Minors (1998) UK
Nick of Time (1995)
Off Limits (1988)
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) UK

Karl Urban (Eomer)

Heaven (1998)

Hugo Weaving (Elrond)

Matrix, The (1999) UK
Strange Planet (1999)
Bedrooms and Hallways (1998)
Babe (1995) UK
Reckless Kelly (1993) UK

Miranda Otto (Eowyn)

What Lies Beneath (2000)
Jack Bull, The (1999) (TV)
Thin Red Line, The (1998) UK

David Wenham (Faramir)

Cosi (1996)

Elijah Wood (Frodo)

Bumblebee Flies Anyway, The (2000)
Faculty, The (1998) UK
Ice Storm, The (1997) UK
Flipper (1996)
War, The (1994) UK
Good Son, The (1993)
Forever Young (1992)
Paradise (1991)
Internal Affairs (1990)
Child in the Night (1990) (TV)

Cate Blanchett (Galadriel)

Gift, The (2000)
Talented Mr. Ripley, The (1999) UK
Pushing Tin (1999) UK
Paradise Road (1997)

Ian McKellen (Gandalf)

X-Men (2000)
Restoration (1995)
Scandal (1989)
Keep, The (1983) UK
Alfred the Great (1969) UK

John Rhys-Davies (Gimli)

Great White Hype, The (1996)
Cyborg Cop (1994)
Unnamable II: The Statement of Randolph Carter, The (1993)
Journey of Honor (1992) UK
Tusks (1990)
Firewalker (1986) UK
King Solomon’s Mines (1985)
Nairobi Affair (1984) (TV) UK
Naked Civil Servant, The (1975) (TV)

Andy Serkis (Gollum)

Topsy-Turvy (1999) UK
Tale of Sweety Barrett, The (1998) UK
Stella Does Tricks (1997)

John Leigh (Hama)

Frighteners, The (1996)

Harry Sinclair (Isildur)

Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Braindead (1992) UK

Orlando Bloom (Legolas)

Wilde (1997)

Bruce Spence (Mouth of Sauron)

Cars That Ate Paris, The (1974) UK

Sean Astin (Sam)

Sky Is Falling, The (2000)
Icebreaker (1999)
Kimberly (1999)
Bulworth (1998) UK
Teresa’s Tattoo (1994)
Where the Day Takes You (1992) UK
Encino Man (1992) UK
Memphis Belle (1990) UK
War of the Roses, The (1989) UK
Staying Together (1989) UK
Like Father, Like Son (1987)
Goonies, The (1985) UK

Christopher Lee (Saruman)

Sleepy Hollow (1999) UK
Journey of Honor (1992) UK
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Safari 3000 (1982)
Last Unicorn, The (1982)
Serial (1980)
1941 (1979) UK
Arabian Adventure (1979)
Nothing But the Night (1972)
Death Line (1972) UK
Five Golden Dragons (1967)
Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965)
Gorgon, The (1964) UK
Longest Day, The (1962) UK
City of the Dead, The (1960)
Battle of the River Plate, The (1956) UK
Dark Avenger, The (1955)
Cockleshell Heroes, The (1955)
Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951)
My Brother’s Keeper (1948) UK
Scott of the Antarctic (1948) UK

Brian Sergent (Ted Sandyman)

Braindead (1992) UK

Bernard Hill (Theoden)

Midsummer Night’s Dream, A (1999) UK
True Crime (1999) UK
Gandhi (1982) UK

Nathaniel Lees (Ugluk)

Hercules and the Lost Kingdom (1994) (TV) UK

Brad Dourif (Wormtongue)

Storytellers, The (1999) UK
Urban Legend (1998) UK
Death Machine (1995)
Amos & Andrew (1993)
Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein (1991)
Body Parts (1991) UK
Exorcist III, The (1990)
Mississippi Burning (1988)
Dune (1984) UK

Jim Rygiel (SFX)

Anna and the King (1999)
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
Alien³ (1992)
Last of the Mohicans, The (1992)
Solar Crisis (1990)
Ghost (1990)
Last Starfighter, The (1984)

Howard Shore (Composer)

High Fidelity (2000)
Dogma (1999)
eXistenZ (1999)
Analyze This (1999)
Cop Land (1997)
Game, The (1997)
Striptease (1996)
Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
Se7en (1995)
Client, The (1994)
Guilty as Sin (1993)
M. Butterfly (1993)
Single White Female (1992)
Prelude to a Kiss (1992)
She-Devil (1989)
Big (1988)
Moving (1988)
Fire with Fire (1986)
Fly, The (1986)
After Hours (1985)
Places in the Heart (1984)
Videodrome (1983)

Peter Jackson (Director)

Frighteners, The (1996)
Hercules and the Lost Kingdom (1994) (TV)
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Braindead (1992)

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