Smaug certainly looked fast asleep, when Bilbo peeped once more from the entrance. He was just about to step out on to the floor when he caught a sudden thin and piercing ray of red from under the droooping lid of Smaug’s left eye. He was only pretending to sleep ! He was watching the tunnel entrance…
The Hobbit Whisked away from his comfortable hobbit- hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon …
Billy Boyd (Pippin) Pippin is a mischievous young hobbit and long-time friend of Frodo who, along with Samwise and Merry, join Frodo on his quest.
The Fellowship Of The Ring- 2001 Elijah Wood (Frodo) Frodo is a young hobbit and the adopted cousin of Bilbo Baggins. In his mission to rid Middle- earth of the One Ring, Frodo finds himself changing the course of the future.
The Fellowship Of The Ring- 2001 Dominic Monaghan (Merry) Merry is another close friend of Frodo's who accompanies him, Pippin, and Samwise as they leave the Shire on their quest.
The Fellowship Of The Ring- 2001 Sean Astin (Sam) Samwise is Frodo's bravest companion and closest friend. Sam has thus far led a quiet life, but his loyalty to Frodo will lead him on a perilous journey.
The Fellowship Of The Ring- 2001 Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf) Gandalf the Grey is an old but wise and powerful wizard who mentors Frodo in his quest.
The Fellowship Of The Ring- 2001 Sir Ian Holm (Bilbo Baggins) Bilbo Baggins is Frodo's elderly cousin, who gives to him a magic ring.
The Fellowship Of The Ring- 2001 Viggo Mortensen (Aragon) Aragorn, a human raised by elves and the rightful heir to the throne of Gondor is a close companion of Gandalf's, and an important member of the Fellowship.
The Fellowship Of The Ring- 2001 Orlando Bloom (Legolas Greenleaf) A valiant elf who joins the quest and represents the Elves in the Fellowship, Legolas hails from Mirkwood and is a great archer.
The Fellowship Of The Ring- 2001 Liv Tyler (Arwen) Arwen is the beautiful and bewitching elf who must choose between immortality and love.
The Fellowship Of The Ring- 2001 Christopher Frank Carandini Lee (Saruman) The chief of all wizards, Saruman hopes to win the evil ring for himself.
The Fellowship Of The Ring- 2001 Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) Galadriel is Queen of Lothlorien, and Lady of the Golden Wood. She is the mother of Celebrian and grandmother to Arwen Evenstar.
The Fellowship Of The Ring- 2001 Sean Bean (Boromir) Boromir is a proud warrior and the eldest son of Denethor II, Steward of Gondor and Minas Tirith. At the Council of Elrond he is chosen as a companion in the Fellowship of the Ring.
The Fellowship Of The Ring- 2001 John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) Frodo's friend of strong stature and bold heart, Gimli represents the Dwarves in the Fellowship.
The Fellowship Of The Ring- 2001 Hugo Weaving (Elrond) Elrond established Rivendell as a refuge against Sauron. He is the father of Arwen, and a foster father to Aragorn.
The Fellowship Of The Ring- 2001 Marton Csokas (Celeborn) Celeborn, King of Lothlorien.
Bernard Hill (Theoden) Theoden is the King of Rohan and relies on the counsel of his advisor Grima Wormtongue.
The Two Towers-2002 Brad Dourif (Wormtongue) the chief counselor of Theoden, King of the Mark.
The Two Towers-2002 Karl Urban (Eomer) Nephew of King Theoden, brother to Eowyn, this Rohan warrior was named heir to the throne of Rohan
The Two Towers-2002 Miranda Otto (Eowyn) Eowyn, niece of King Theoden and sister of Eomer.
The Two Towers-2002 John Noble (Denethor) Denethor, the father of Faramir and Boromir, is the Last Ruling Steward of Gondor.
The Two Towers-2002 David Wenham (Faramir) Faramir, a Man of Gondor, is the brother of Boromir. He has a gentle nature and while he greatly dislikes war, he is a valiant warrior and held in high respect by the soldiers.
Peter Jackson makes history with The Lord of The Rings, becoming the first person to direct three major feature films simultaneously, Jackson previously received widespread acclaim for his 1994 feature Heavenly Creatures, which was awarded a Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival and an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay. Written by Jackson and his collaborator, Fran Walsh.
The filmmakers Barrie M. Osborne most recently produced the worldwide box office blockbuster and groundbreaking special effects award-winner The Matrix. His other producing credits include John Woo ’ s Face/Off and China Moon. He has served as executive producer on The Fan, Dick Tracy, Child ’ s Play, Wilder Napalm, and Rapa Nui.
The filmmakers Fran Walsh garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay for the feature Heavenly Creatures, which she co-wrote with her collaborator Peter Jackson. Other writing credits co- written with Jackson include Forgetten Silver, The Frighteners, Meet The Feebles and Braindead. Walsh, who has a background in music, began her writing career soon after leaving Victoria University where she majored in English Literature.
The filmmakers Alan Lee, who is responsible for the fifty watercolor illustrations in the centenary editions of The Lord of The Rings, Tolkien ’ s Ring and The Hobbit, provided conceptual sketches for the design of The Lord of The Rings. Lee has received several prestigious awards including the Kate Greenway Medal for Black Ships Before Troy. Most recently, Lee garnered the Best Artist Award at the World Fantasy Awards of 1998.
The filmmakers Howard Shore has composed evocative music for a long list of motion pictures. Most recently, his scores have been heard on such hits as High Fidelity, Dogma, Analyze This, and eXistenZ. Prior to these assignments, Shore scored The Game, Cop Land, That Thing You Do!, Looking for Richard, Crash and The Truth About Cats & Dogs, The Score, and The Yards. He also worked on two films for director Barbet
The filmmakers Schroeder, Before and After and Single White Female. In addition, he wrote the music for Tim Burton ’ s Ed Wood, as well as the brooding, gothic score for Jonathan Demme ’ s The Silence of the Lambs. The Canadian-born composer also wrote the scores for nine David Cronenberg films including The Fly, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch and M. Butterfly.
The filmmakers Richard Taylor, director of his special effects company WETA, has been special effects designer on all of Peter Jackson ’ s feature films including The Frighteners, Heavenly Creatures, Braindead, Meet the Feebles and the television documentary "Forgotten Silver." Other feature credits for Taylor
The filmmakers include Heaven, The Ugly, Once Were Warriors, Jack Brown Genius, Tidal Wave, The Tommyknockers and A Bright Shining Lie. For television, Taylor has designed creature and special makeup effects for "Hercules," "Xena: Warrior Princess" and "Young Hercules."
The filmmakers Taylor and his partner, Tania Rodger, have received numerous international special effects awards including Best Models and Miniatures (Spain), and a Saturn Award nomination for Jackson ’ s The Frighteners. The couple also garnered Best Special Effect ’ s Awards for Braindead at Stiges Festival-Spain, Avorez Festival-France-France, Portuguese Film Festival,
The filmmakers Silver Scream Award, Holland, and for Meet the Feebles a Best Physical Effect Award at the Fanta Festival-Italy. New Zealand Film Awards include Best Contribution Design for Braindead, Heavenly Creatures, Forgotten Silver and The Ugly, as well as nominations for Jack Brown Genius and Heaven.
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