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Getting to know greendragon

THEGreendragonWelcome to the latest “Getting to know…” questions that need answering. It’s based on the old Getting to know you threads that I occasionally post on the message boards here on TORn, so those familiar with them will know that the questions can be a little crazy and the answers even crazier.

This month we’re asking questions of our one and only greendragon.

Thanks so much Kirsten for agreeing to take part this month 🙂




Posted in Brad Dourif, ComicCon, Conventions, DragonCon, Events, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, Meet Ups, Oscar Parties, Press Conferences, Richard Armitage, Sean Astin, The Hobbit, The One Expected Party, Community

Middle-earth Madness: Sauron, Denethor, Grima, Fireworks, Laser Light Shows, Goblin Ball!

So we have a few more details to share with you concerning the Middle-earth Madness celebration taking place right now at the Best Buy in Los Angeles. (1301 W. Pico. Blvd) First off, we can confirm that John Noble (Denethor), Brad Dourif (Wormtongue) and Sala Baker (Sauron) will be attending this evening’s festivities! Secondly, there will be a Laser Light show and Fireworks starting at approximately 11:45. (How awesome is that?!) And of course, what Tolkien can be had in LA without a game of Goblin Ball! (You know, you knock the heads off Goblins for fun). We’ve also got loads of shirts, posters and other swag to hand out throughout the evening. And of course, we are streaming events live as they happen on our Stickam account. You can see it on the homepage of TORn, or through the following link. [Stickam] If you are following along on Twitter, our hashtag is #MEMadness, and of course, we’ll be posting pics on Facebook throughout the evening. If you want to have your chance at winning a Grand Prize trip to New Zealand, make sure you get to Best Buy BEFORE 7pm PT. And we can’t forget the whole reason we are throwing this party today…the release of The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Trilogy on Blu-Ray is tonight at Midnight! The countdown continues!! [Live Stream] [Facebook] [Twitter] [Event Details] []

Posted in Blu-Ray, Brad Dourif, Events, Fans, John Noble, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Meet Ups, Merchandise, MGM, Miscellaneous, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, New Line Cinema, New Zealand, Other Events, Premieres, Sala Baker, Studios, Community, Tours, WETA Cave, WETA Workshop

Brad Dourif Joins John Noble in the FRINGE Finale

Lord of the Rings fans will see a small LOTR reunion when the May 6th season finale of  FOX’s FRINGE hits the airwaves. Actor John Noble (Denethor) has been one of the highlights of the sci-fi series, winning critical praise for his unique and always captivating role as Dr. Walter Bishop. According to, joining the cast for the season finale is actor Brad Dourif, who played Grima Wormtongue in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Mr. Dourif will play Moreau, a brand new character for the series. Follow the link to for the exclusive report from TVLine. [Read More] (Thanks to Ringer Irfon for the heads up!)

Posted in Brad Dourif, Events, John Noble, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Miscellaneous, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, Television

Wormtongue Interviews with Google

How would a job interview at Google go if the applicant was Grima Wormtongue? Ringer Kevin was kind enough to send in this link to a skit he wrote based on that premise. Embedded below. Enjoy!

Wormtongue’s Job Interview
Watch more comedy videos from the twisted minds of the UCB Theatre at
Posted in Brad Dourif, Creations, Fans, LotR Movies, Miscellaneous, Movie The Two Towers

DragonCon: Dourif! Parker! TORn!

DragonCon 2008Friday is the official kick-off to the annual sci-fi and fantasy fest known as DragonCon in Atlanta and as it has for the last decade, will be there to celebrate everything Tolkien and bring you the goings-on to the best of our ability. We will have new Lake Town Archery Club shirts as well as the continuation of the themed shirts introduced at Comic-Con this year. TORn also has a panel about the very latest news on “The Hobbit,” on Friday morning and Sunday. As fast as news is changing, they may even be completely different.
The latest DCon news is Brad Dourif(television and film legend and of course Grima Wormtongue) has just been announced as a late addition-guest to the four-day convention. He will join Craig Parker and Peter Beagle as this year’s celebrities that add to a whole four-day track of Tolkien programming. (more…)

Posted in Brad Dourif, Casting Rumors, Characters, Conventions, Craig Parker, DragonCon, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, J.R.R. Tolkien, Merchandise, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit, Tolkien, WETA Workshop

Brad Dourif Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Nienna writes: Brad Dourif is going to awarded a lifetime achievement award according to this article. He certainly deserves it!

Posted in Brad Dourif, Events

Brad Dourif on Returning to Middle-earth

You can add Brad Dourif to the list of ‘LotR’ alumni who have expressed an interest in returning to Middle-earth.   Brad was at DragonCon a couple of weeks ago, and was asked if he would reprise his role as Grima Wormtongue in the second ‘Hobbit’ (or “bridge”) film should the writers find a way to include the character.  His response?  “Of course!”  Stay tuned to for more information!

Posted in Brad Dourif, Casting Rumors, Hobbit Movie

Asin and Dourif at FanExpo Canada

FanExpo Logo Ruth let us in on a Canadian Convention next month called FanExpo Canada 2008. LOTR alums include Sean Astin and Brad Dourif. Other guests of note include WES CRAVEN, BUZZ ALDRIN, KATE MULGREW, EDWARD JAMES OLMOS, BRENT SPINER, MICHAEL ROSENBAUM, JAMIE BAMBER, KRISTY SWANSON, JEREMY BULLOCH, ALEX ROSS and HENRY WINKLER (what? Yeah I wrote that). [FanExpo Canada 2008]

Posted in Brad Dourif, Conventions, Events, Sean Astin

Sideshow Collectibles Updates: Dark Counsel Video, Aragorn pics, more

Dark Counsel VideoSideshow collectibles has posted a Backstage Pass video of the latest LOTR diorama, ‘Dark Counsel,’ featuring Grima Wormtongue and Theoden. To view the video follow the link below. Other Sideshow Collectible LOTR headlines: The Aragorn Premium Format figure page has been updated with production imagery (Image of the final piece as it will ship to customers); The Moria Orc Premium Format Figure exclusive is sold out, but you can get the regular edition here; The Sam and Frodo 12-inch figure exclusives are still instock and available for shipping. [Dark Counsel Video] [Aragorn Pics] [Moria Orc] [Sam and Frodo Figures]

Posted in Bernard Hill, Brad Dourif, Collectibles, Elijah Wood, LotR Movies, Merchandise, Sean Astin, Sideshow Collectibles, Viggo Mortensen

Sideshow Collectibles LOTR Updates

Dark Counsel DioramaSideshow Collectibles has started taking pre-orders for the ‘Dark Counsel‘ diorama – featuring Brad Dourif as Grima Wormtongue and Bernard Hill as Theoden. They have also posted a 360° turnaround of the piece (see image). In other LOTR updates, Sideshow has posted their production photography for the Sam and Frodo 12-inch figures – if you haven’t picked up you figures yet, now is the time. The Samwise Gamgee and the Frodo Baggins Exclusive Editions (only available via Sideshow’s website and have an extra accessory) are on second chance and should sell out shortly. Also on second chance is the popular ‘Treachery of Saruman‘ diorama which is getting some great reviews. And last, if you are on the fence about any of these collectibles, check out the ‘Backstage Pass‘ features. They are neat little videos that explain the figure and showcase what makes Sideshow items worth owning. [Dark Counsel Diorama] [Frodo 12-inch Exclusive] [Samwise 12-inch Exclusive] [Hobbit Backstage Pass Video] [Treachery of Saruman Diorama] [Treachery of Saruman Backstage Pass Video]

Posted in Bernard Hill, Brad Dourif, Christopher Lee, Collectibles, Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Lord of the Rings, Merchandise, Sean Astin, Sideshow Collectibles

Sideshow Unveils new Diorama – ‘Dark Council’ Theoden and Grima Wormtongue

Dark Council DioramaCollectors can look forward to a pretty realistic looking diorama coming soon from Sideshow Collectibles titled “‘Dark Council’ – Theoden and Grima Wormtongue.” From the looks of the piece, the sculptors have perfectly captured the likeness of Brad Dourif as Grima and Bernard Hill as the possessed Theoden. If Sideshow follows their regular schedule, we can expect this item to pre-order next week around 6pm PT. And if you are a Cate Blanchett fan, check out the Sideshow/Weta Polystone Statue of Galadriel, now listed at 35% OFF. [Dark Council Diorama] [The Lady Galadriel Statue]

Posted in Bernard Hill, Brad Dourif, Cate Blanchett, Merchandise, Sideshow Collectibles

Brad Dourif Confirmed for Dragon*Con 2008

Brad DourifGood news for convention goers! LOTR veteran Brad Dourif (Grima Wormtongue) will be a guest of one of the best conventions in the country — Dragon*Con. Dragon*Con 2008 will be held Labor Day weekend (August 29 – September 1, 2008) in Atlanta, GA and it is a must see event for any fan. Along with Brad there is a whole Tolkien Track available to LOTR fans featuring scholars, panels, fun and games – even an ‘Evening at Bree’ event! If you are looking for a vacation this year, Atlanta is a great place to visit, and Dragon*Con is a great event to attend. [DragonCon Brad Bio] [Tolkien Track]

Posted in Brad Dourif, Conventions, DragonCon, Events