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‘Legend of the Seeker’ Seeks LOTR Glory on TV

Inkibus writes: Juts thought you might be interested in the upcoming New Zealand/Auckland filmed fantasy series premiering next Saturday; ‘Legend of the Seeker’ based around Terry Goodkind’s novels. Aside from the NZ locations. it employs some familiar LOTR faces; Bruce Spence, Jay Lagalia, and Craig Parker among them. It’s reportedly being helmed by Sam Raimi, who collaborated famously with the ‘Xenia’ series, which employed much of the pre-LOTR production team.

Posted in Bruce Hopkins, LotR Production, Other Cast, Television

New Zealand actors settle out of court with New Line

Good friend, good actor and good man Bruce Hopkins has checked in with some news regarding a financial settlement with New Line. In an exclusive he gives us the lowdown. Here it in his own words:


I trust you are well amidst the heady brew of global financial markets and looming elections!

I wish to inform you that 16 mths after a lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of Los Angeles, against New Line Cinema, on behalf of 15 NZ actors who played various featured roles in the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, the action has been settled out of court. (more…)

Posted in Bruce Hopkins, Collectibles, Craig Parker, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Merchandise, New Zealand, Other Cast

‘Frodo Baggins’ The Horse Injured During Race, Later Euthanized

Ringwraith on SteedEmily sends along this sad news: I have never sent anything to you guys before but I thought it was a story you might want to know about. I attend the Rolex Three Day Event in Lexington, Ky every year. We just had a tragic accident here yesterday during cross country, here is a press release. (more…)

Posted in Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Other Cast

‘Lord of the Rings’ horse Shadowfax coming to Wisconsin

Shadowfax EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — A horse that appeared in the ‘‘Lord of the Rings’’ movie trilogy will make an appearance next weekend in western Wisconsin. Blanco — better known as Shadowfax from the movies — will appear with current trainer Cynthia Royal next Friday through Sunday during a clinic at Merrimount Morgans Stable between Holcombe and Cornell. Blanco, a trick horse, is known for his ability to work without restraint and to respond to vocal and visual cues. Blanco is an Australian Andalusian gelding and was bred in Australia. ‘Lord of the Rings’ horse Shadowfax coming to Wisconsin

Posted in Events, Other Cast

King of the Dead brings Acting to Life

Paul Norell

Paul Norell

Message board member Ataahua sends this in from The King of the Dead is back and coming to a school near you. Paul Norell, who played the character in the final part of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, is running a series of presentations to fire up kids’ interest in acting. “My aim is to show them what it’s like being involved in an international film,” Mr Norell says. “I want to encourage kids to enjoy themselves while learning as much as possible.” Read More

Posted in LotR Cast News, Other Cast

Lord of the Rings Masterpieces II: Sketch Cards

The talented Colleen Doran wrote to let us know that she posted to her blog about her newest sketch cards. In this series, Colleen did sketches of Sandro Kopp, Sean Bean, Karl Urban, and Elijah Wood. And I must say, I am a bit jealous of Sandro.

Lord of the Rings Masterpieces II: Sketch Cards

Posted in Collectibles, Elijah Wood, Fans, Karl Urban, LotR Movies, Other Cast, Other Merchandise, Sean Bean

RingCon 2007 Report & Pics

RingCon 2007 Report & Pics Elentariel writes: I just returned from another wonderful trip to Germany, where I had a chance to attend RingCon 2007. Among thousands of LOTR fans in incredible costumes, there were numerous LOTR stars, and tons of entertainment. RingCon 2007 Images

Take a look at Ringer Spy Eowyn’s images from the same Con.


Posted in Andy Serkis, Conventions, John Noble, Other Cast

King Elendil & The Sport of Kings

King Elendil & The Sport of Kings

Ataahua writes: Here is something a little different: A horse owned by Peter McKenzie (King Elendil in FOTR) will start in the Melbourne Cup after it won at Flemington, Australia, on Saturday.

Posted in Other Cast

Happy Birthday Bruce Spence!

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Today is Bruce Spence’s Birthday! Bruce Spence (born September 17, 1945) is an Australian character actor. He is perhaps most famous as the Gyro Captain in Mad Max 2 (also known as “The Road Warrior”) and Jedediah the pilot in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. He also performed the voice of Chum in Finding Nemo, the Mouth of Sauron in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, the Trainman in The Matrix Revolutions and Tion Medon in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

Posted in Old Main News, Other Cast

LOTR star’s life saved by surgery

Laurelin wrote in with this story detailing how Aragorn’s 22-year-old close companion and friend was saved by a surgery. Read all the details right here.

Posted in Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Old Main News, Other Cast, Viggo Mortensen

Lord of the Horses

Haldirriel writes: My friends and I just returned from touring the north island of New Zealand. Whilst there, we were informed that Jane Abbott has some of the horses from the movie and offers tours. We were able to pet and take pictures of Asfaloth, Brego, Hasufel, Gandalph’s cart pony and 2 Ringwraith horses. Jane showed us pictures from filming and told stories. She welcomes tours and for more info you can go to the website Our thanks to Jane & Karen for a wonderful and informative afternoon!!

Posted in Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, New Zealand, Old Main News, Other Cast, Tours

Live Chat with Thomas Robins

Tobias writes: Live chat with Thomas Robins (Deagol)! In cooperation with the FedCon on Wednesday the 25th. We ask you to post a short news on your Webseite. You can find more information on this webpage. [More]

Posted in Conventions, Old Main News, Other Cast