Supporting Actors
"He should not vow to walk in the dark, who has not seen the nightfall."

The Fellowship The Villains Cast Supporting Actors Bit Parts

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Ian Holm as Bilbo Baggins
Frodo's elderly uncle and former owner of the Ring.

Notes: An excellent character actor, Holm is no stranger to Tolkien: he played Frodo in a widely acclaimed BBC Radio Production twenty years ago. He worked for five weeks on the movies early in 2000, and has been lavishing praise on the production ever since.
Films: The Sweet Hereafter, Brazil, The Fifth Element

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Liv Tyler as Arwen
The beautiful daughter of Elrond.

Notes: Originally, news articles listed her role as "Queen of the Fairies," but it soon became apparent she was playing the role of Arwen. The character has only a few speaking lines in the book; her role has been beefed up to carry her romance with Aragorn through all three movies.
Films: Armageddon, That Thing You Do

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Cate Blanchett as Galadriel
One of the oldest and wisest elves in Middle-Earth.

Notes: This small but vitally important role will be filled gloriously by Blanchett, who has been very enthusiastic about the project despite a mere ten days of shooting.
Films: The Talented Mr. Ripley, Elizabeth, Oscar and Lucinda

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Miranda Otto as Eowyn
Theoden's brave niece who saves her people.

Notes: Cast well after production had begin, this Australian actress took on a role that had long been rumored to be filled by Uma Thurman.
Films: The Thin Red Line, Dead Letter Office

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from a newspaper article in 'Dead Letter Office' (1998)

Karl Urban as Eomer
Prince of Rohan and nephew of Theoden.

Notes: A New Zealand star, Urban has appeared in a number of television shows produced there. He is most well-known in the States for his roles as Cupid and Julius Caesar in the Xena/Hercules universe.
Films: Heaven, Via Satellite, Privateers (TV)

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as Cupid in 'Hercules' as Caesar in 'Hercules'

David Wenham as Faramir
Brother to Boromir and friend of the hobbits.

Notes: This Australian star's casting, delayed until March 2000, put to rest long-running rumors that Ethan Hawke would play the part.
Films: The Boys, SeaChange (TV), Cosi

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Hugo Weaving as Elrond
Patriarch of Rivendell and wisest of elves.

Notes: Another late casting choice, Weaving's role as Elrond will only expand his eclectic range of characters, including a computer intelligence, a drag queen, and a talking dog.
Films: The Matrix; Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; Babe (voice)

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Bernard Hill as Theoden
Aging king of Edoras who rides into battle one last time.

Notes: Most famous for his role as Captain Smith in Titanic, Hill is also a talented Shakespearean actor.
Films: Titanic, The Ghost and the Darkness, Shirley Valentine

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In some other movie as Captain Smith in 'Titanic' (1997)

John Noble as Denethor
Steward of Gondor, father to Faramir and Boromir.

Notes: This Australian actor was not cast until nearly a year after filming had begun. Note his resemblance to screen son Sean Bean (Boromir).
Films: Nostradamus Kid, All Saints (TV), Hills End (TV)

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The Fellowship The Villains Cast Supporting Actors Bit Parts