The Lord of the Rings, the actor is in all films and in the series

Author: Francesca Musolino ,
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It is not new that in the entertainment world some actors are employed to play multiple roles in a single film or episode or in general in the franchise that concerns the title in question. Generally these are extras or stuntmen who, being less known than the main protagonists, can become more versatile by covering different roles thanks also to stage make-up. Among these professionals in the sector there is also Jed Brophy, a New Zealand actor who has taken part in more than one film by director Peter Jackson, including the film sagas of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. 

Jed Brophy's career

Jed Brophy's first gig from Peter Jackson was in the 1994 film Creatures of the Sky, which saw Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey's feature debut. Pleased with Brophy's performance, the director decided to continue the collaboration by introducing the actor to his future works as well. 

  • The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring: in the first film dedicated to the novels of JRR Tolkien, Jed Brophy played a Ghost of the Rings, the so-called Nazgûl. Also known as Black Knights or Winged Knights, they are beings suspended between the world of the living and that of the dead, who are subdued by the Dark Lord Sauron. In that case, Brophy's role was not credited.
  • The Lord of the Rings - The two towers: In the second chapter of The Lord of the Rings, Brohphy alternated in the interpretation of two different Orcs. In the first case, it is Sharku, the captain of the wolf-riding Orcs; in the second case, it is Snaga author of the well-known phrase "Yes! Why can't we have meat? Why not them? Eh? They are fresh!", when he proposes to his companions to eat some Hobbits.
  • The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King: Also in this film Brohphy played an Orc again.
  • The Hobbit: in all three films of the trilogy, Jed Brophy played the Nano Nori, character of the People of Durin present during the period of the Third Age. 
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power: After all his previous roles, Jed Brophy also returns in the new TV series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power where he plays the character of Vrath. It is one of the Orcs who is part of the labor camp where the Elf Arondir was imprisoned in the third episode; both are new characters introduced for the TV series.

In the Lord Worthy Rings trilogy, Brophy also played an Elf and a knight. While in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Sadwyn, the actor's son, starred in the role of little Eldarion; the son of Aragorn and Arwen appeared in a vision of the latter as she heads for the Gray Ports. Sadwyn also in the same film and in the one of The Two Towers, he also starred in the guise of a small orc.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is available on Prime Video as the guide reports with all Prime Video releases.

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The Lord of the Rings, when Tolkien Jr called those of Peter Jackson "short films"

Here is what the author JRR Tolkien's son thought about the film saga of The Lord of the Rings.
Author: Agnese Rodari ,
The Lord of the Rings, when Tolkien Jr called those of Peter Jackson "short films"

In the summer of 2012 Christopher Tolkien, son of the famous JRR Tolkien as well as famous author of the saga of books from The Lord of the Rings, expressed in an interview on Le Monde his not very positive opinion regarding the film adaptation of the three films of The Lord of the Rings, written and directed by Peter Jackson.

They've gutted the books, making them action movies for 15-25 year olds. And I've heard the same thing will happen with The Hobbit. Such a degree of commercialization reduces to nothing the philosophical meaning that was present in my father's creation. Tolkien has become a monster, consumed by his popularity and engrossed in the absurdity of these new times. At this point, there is only one solution left: to turn your head away.

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