Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Lord of the Rings .
|Which female character's part, played by Liv Tyler, has been expanded for the movies from the original role in the novels?||'Lord of the Rings' Trilogy
Arwen. According to the film makers, this is to improve female interest in the story.
Howard Shore. Howard Shore has previously composed scores for some David Cronenberg movies, amongst others.
Sir Ian Holm. Ian Holm played Frodo Baggins in the radio production, and plays Frodo's older cousin, Bilbo Baggins in the movies.
New Zealand. Peter Jackson's home country and an ideal setting for Middle-earth.
Sir Ian McKellen. Sean Connery was allegedly in the running for the role. Christopher Lee plays the wizard Saruman. Sir Ian Holm plays hobbit Bilbo Baggins.
The Fellowship of the Ring. 'The Two Towers' is the 2nd part. 'The Return of the King' is the 3rd part. 'The Hobbit' was the first of Tolkien's novels set in Middle-earth.
Bilbo. Bilbo Baggins, uncle to Frodo Baggins, leaves the One Ring to Frodo when Gandalf tells him that he should not keep it any longer.
Aragorn . Aragorn was brought to Rivendell when he was a child by his mother. He is the heir to the throne of Gondor and in love with the Elven Princess Arwen.
Legolas. Legolas, the blond haired, blue eyed, prince elf, who carries a bow and arrow is probably my favorite of all the elves.
Frodo. To anyone who just took this quiz: If you are one of those people who is all mad about this riddle and want to send me an angry message... please don't. I've been sent a whole bunch already. This riddle is not supposed to offend anyone. It was only a joke. I love "Lord of the Rings" as much as the next person and you don't have to prove it by sending me an angry message. I understand that some fans are mad but there is no reason to be. I'm sorry if I offended anyone but I swear it wasn't my intention. To quote the great Bilbo Baggins, "It was just a bit of fun!"
Galadriel. Just about all the elves in the "Lord of the Rings" are fair haired with few exceptions such as Arwen. Galadriel, her grandmother, is one of the whitest elves though. She is also known as the Lady of Light.
Horses . Horses, although most likely overlooked, are very important in the "Lord of the Rings". Characters, such as Aragorn, have been saved by their horses.
Uruk-hai. The Uruk-hai are the disgusting creatures that Saruman creates to fight for him. Sometimes they ride deformed horse like creatures called Wargs.
Arwen. When Aragorn first meets Arwen she is singing and he thinks that he has strayed into a dream. Then in the first movie she uses her elvish powers to cause a river flood (against the ringwraiths) in the form of galloping horses.
Gimli. Dwarves live to be a few hundred years old and most carry axes as their weapon of choice. Gimli the Dwarf is very proud.
Rosie . Since I made this quiz I have gotten lots of messages about this riddle from people thinking that the first two lines read "I am sweet talked by many a girl". Now obviously that's wrong and so I will clear this up before I get another message like that. Understand that the first part of the riddle should be read like this "I am sweet talked by many. A girl? Yes I am". It is as if Rosie is saying that yes she is in fact a girl since the point of this quiz is to guess at which character the riddle is about. I'm sorry for any inconvenience related with this question.
Saruman. Once a good wizard, Saruman gives into the will of Sauron and joins the dark side.
Merry. Meriadoc Brandybuck is his name but most people just call him Merry.
Elrond. Elrond sends the Fellowship on their way but is unsure of whether or not there is any hope for them.
Theoden. King Theoden finds himself under a spell of Saruman which causes his appearence to make him look much older than he really is. When Gandalf the White arrives in Rohan, he releases Theoden from the spell.
Aragorn, son of Arathorn. Played by Viggo Mortensen. He was asked to do the movie one day before he was required to be in New Zealand. (Where the film was shot.)
Bilbo Baggins. Ian Holm has been in over one-hundred movies, such as "Frankenstein" and "War of the Roses". He is a very successful actor.
Bilbo Baggins was once the ring bearer until he passed the ring on to Frodo. Later in life, Frodo and Bilbo go off to the Grey Havens with the elves.
Billy Boyd. Billy Boyd is a Scottish actor who just can't get away from theatre, since he prefers to act in front of crowds on stage. He has also been in many plays in his home town. He has been in other movies such as "The Far Side of the World" and "Sniper470".
Peregrin Took is also known as Pippin and is a fun loving hobbit who only thinks about food. In a way, Pippin is the troublesome hobbit who later learns from making mistakes (such as when he dropped the skeleton and the bucket down the well in the first movie) and becomes a knight of Gondor.
Yes. David Wenham is another Australian actor (like Miranda Otto and Hugo Weaving). He has been in numerous movies, such as "Moulin Rouge!", and "The Crocodile Hunter".
Faramir of Gondor is Boromir's brother, and son of Denethor, Lord of Gondor. He becomes very ill and is almost killed by his father in a fire. He then falls in love with Eowyn, Lady of Rohan, and they get married.
John Rhys-Davies. John Rhys-Davies did not only do the voice of Treebeard, but also played Gimli the dwarf. John Rhys-Davies appeared in a Bond film, "The Living Daylights", and two "Indiana Jones" films. He also played in the T.V. series "Helen of Troy".
Treebeard is the great ent who helps in the war, along with his fellow ents.
Andy Serkis. Andy Serkis also provides all movements and actions of Gollum. He had to wear a blue suit with sensors on it so that the computer could read his movements, and make Gollum's reactions look as real as possible.
Yes. Miranda Otto comes from an acting family. She has been in many movies such as "What Lies Beneath", and "Human Nature". She was born in Australia and became an actress instead of becoming a doctor, as planned.
Eowyn is the niece of King Theoden and Lady of Rohan. She falls in love with Aragorn, but when he marries Arwen she marries Faramir, Boromir's brother.
Bernard Hill. Bernard Hill has been in a number of movies other then the "LOTR" series; he was in William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as Egeus, and he played Captain EJ Smith in "Titanic" in 1997.
King Theoden is King of Rohan. A servant of Saruman called Grima Wormtounge was controlling him and affected his health and behaviour. He was later cured by Gandalf, and went on to fight in the battle at Helm's Deep.
No. Actually, the actor Hugo Weaving plays Lord Elrond. Hugo Weaving had been in 32 movies before the "LOTR" films. He plays Agent Smith in "The Matrix" trilogy. His first film was the 1963 film "The City's Edge", in which he plays Andy White.
Elrond Half-Elven had received one of the 3 rings: Vilya the Ring of Air, from Gil-Galad. He was there at the first defeat of the Dark Lord Sauron. He had lead Isildur to the pit of Mount Doom, where the ring should have been destroyed, but Isildur denied the offer of destroying the ring. Lord Elrond then married Celebrian and had two sons, and one daughter.
Arwen. Liv Tyler is the daughter of Aerosmith's lead singer Steve Tyler. She never took acting lessons, yet has been in over a dozen movies, including the "Lord of the Rings" movies. She also starred in "Armageddon", where she played Grace Stamper, the daughter of the oil driller and hero Harry Stamper. She started modeling at the age of 14 and is famed for her height and beauty.
Arwen Undomiel, Evenstar of her people, and daughter of Lord Elrond of Rivendell, is in love with the heir to the throne of Gondor and Ranger, Aragorn son of Arathorn. In the end of the trilogy she does marry Aragorn and becomes Queen Arwen.
Sean Astin. Sean Astin made his first feature film at age 14, playing Mikey Walsh in "The Goonies". He has been in over 25 films, including "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, in which he plays Samwise "Sam" Gamgee. He has also co-directed his own films such as "Kangaroo Court" and "The Long and Short of It". He has also directed some episodes of WB's "Angel".
Samwise Gamgee, the Baggins's gardener (at Bag End up in Hobbiton) comes along on the journey to Mordor as Frodo Baggins' trusty servant and best friend. He helps Frodo along throughout the trip and is somewhat the hero. He helped Frodo when he was captured by orcs in Mordor and carried the Ring himself for a while, while he was nursing Frodo back to health.