Last August, TORn Staffer Justin posted a list of cast members who tweet. In the spirit of festive greetings, we thought we’d reshare – and update – that list.
As you are aware, many Hobbit cast members have their own twitter accounts. These are the official accounts; as far as we know, each actor manages their twitter personally, offering a great way to keep up with them.
- Bombur (Stephen Hunter) – https://twitter.com/
- Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) – https://twitter.com/
- Gandalf (Ian McKellen) – https://twitter.com/
- Bard (Luke Evans) – https://twitter.com/
- Bard’s son (John Bell) – https://twitter.com/JohnBell
- Master of Laketown (Stephen Fry) – https://twitter.com/stephenfry
- Azog (Manu Bennett) – https://twitter.com/
- Ori (Adam Brown) – https://twitter.com/BrownAds
- Nori (Jed Brophy) – https://twitter.com/BrophyJed
- Fili (Dean O’Gorman) – https://twitter.com/
- Dwalin (Graham McTavish) – https://twitter.com/
- Dain Ironfoot (Billy Connolly) – https://twitter.com/Billy_Connolly
- Barmaid (Katie Jackson) – https://twitter.com/Katiejackson96
- Alfrid (Ryan Gage) – https://twitter.com/RyanGage
- Goblin Scribe/Scale Double (Kiran Shah) – https://twitter.com/littlekiranshah
Some of your favorite Lord of the Rings actors are also highly active on twitter and love responding to fans.
- Samwise (Sean Astin) – https://twitter.com/SeanAstin
- Frodo (Elijah Wood) – https://twitter.com/woodelijah
- Merry (Dominic Monaghan) – https://twitter.com/domswildthings
- Pippin (Billy Boyd) – https://twitter.com/officialbeecake
Folks who make Middle- earth come to life through the magic of cinema, words and music:
- https://twitter.com/watertowermusic (soundtrack)
- Royd Tolkien – https://twitter.com/RoydTolkien
TheOneRing.net also publishes unique twitter content, moderated by a select group, which can be more fun and reactive to trends than the home page. Our wide volunteer staff work in a wide variety of industries (and countries), which makes for a robust and diverse community, brought together by a mutual love of Tolkien. (And various staffers have their own twitter accounts, which can easily be found when they are linked to – from time to time! – on TORn’s twitter.)
TheOneRing.net primary account – https://twitter.com/theoneringnet
There are a FEW folks who also maintain Facebook pages, but beware – many of the cast Facebook pages out there are run by managers, simply reposting tweets, or are rarely updated, or are run by fans. This doesn’t mean they aren’t legit – John Callen’s Facebook page, for example, is run by a fan who became a friend. This lucky fan tells us:
“Though I never met John Callen in person, we have talked a lot and word by word we got to know each other a lot. He is the most amazing guy ever; always humble and down to earth. So, being such a gigantic fan of him for years, I’ve asked him if he will be ok if I handle his page, which at first wasn’t official. He was more then happy to have a friend run this page, so I asked him to make it official, to which he said that it’s no trouble as long as I consult with him. I chat with him almost every day, and John, being the most amazingly sweet man he is, always gives me info himself and on the films. He also comments on pictures and links regularly, and I frequently ask him of his opinion of how I run the page, to which (to my great fan-boysh joy) he is more then happy.”
So, you can find out what your favourite cast and crew members are up to, perhaps via Facebook, and often via Twitter. Of course, here at TheOneRing.net we try to stay on top of all the latest news – but sometimes it’s best to hear it direct from the horse’s mouth! And in turn, you can share any festive and New Year wishes you desire, through the twitter accounts above.
If we missed any Hobbit and Lord of the Rings folks who are active on twitter let us know in the comments!