There is no doubt that fans of J. R. R. Tolkien’s work are very excited about the upcoming fantasy show The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, which is set to premiere on Prime Video in September. The show was filmed between February 2020 and August 2021, and while there is speculation about which characters will appear in it, some are already known.
There’s no doubt that the cast of The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy is one of the most beloved casts in history, but keep on scrolling to find out just what the cast of the upcoming show has appeared in before!
11 Robert Aramayo Will Play Elrond
Kicking the list off is Robert Aramayo who will play a half-Elven architect and politician, Elrond, in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. So far, the actor is best known for playing young Eddard Stark in the sixth season of the show Game of Thrones, as well as starring in Netflix’s miniseries Behind Her Eyes. Some other projects the actor appeared in include Nocturnal Animals, The King’s Man, and The Empty Man.
10 Owain Arthur Will Play Durin IV
Next up is Owain Arthur who will play Durin IV, prince of the Dwarven city of Khazad-dûm in the upcoming fantasy show. The actor rose to fame as Francis Henshall in The National Theatre’s production of One Man, Two Guvnors, and today he is best known for appearing in projects like The Palace, The One and Only Ivan, and Death in Paradise.
9 Maxim Baldry Will Play Isildur
Let’s move on to Maxim Baldry who plays human sailor Isildur in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
The actor is best known for appearing in the sci-fi drama show Years and Years, the British soap opera Hollyoaks, as well as the comedy movie Mr. Bean’s Holiday and Last Christmas.
8 Nazanin Boniadi Will Play Bronwyn
Nazanin Boniadi, who will play human mother and healer Bronwyn in the upcoming fantasy show, is next. The actress rose to fame as Leyla Mir in the medical drama General Hospital, and she also starred in its spin-off General Hospital: Night Shift. Apart from this, Boniadi has also appeared in projects like How I Met Your Mother, Homeland, Ben-Hur, Counterpart, and Hotel Mumbai.
7 Morfydd Clark Will Play Galadriel
Next on the list is Morfydd Clark who will play the Elven warrior Galadriel in the upcoming show. The Welsh actress appeared in the projects The Call Up, Crawl, The Personal History of David Copperfield, and Eternal Beauty — and she is also known for her theater work.
6 Ismael Cruz Córdova Will Play Arondir
Let’s move on to Ismael Cruz Córdova who will play Silvan Elf Arondir in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. The Puerto Rican actor rose to fame as Mando on Sesame Street, and he also appeared on the show Ray Donovan. Apart from these projects, the actor can also be seen in the movies In the Blood, Mary Queen of Scots, Miss Bala, and The Catch.
5 Charles Edwards Will Play Celebrimbor
Let’s move on to Charles Edwards who will play the Elven smith Celebrimbor in the upcoming fantasy show.
Charles Edwards is best known for appearing in shows like Under the Vines, The Girlfriend Experience, The Crown, and The Terror — as well as the movies The Witches and The Duke.
4 Lenny Henry Will Play A Harfoot Elder
Actor and comedian Lenny Henry is set to portray a Harfoot elder in the show based on stories by J. R. R. Tolkien. The star — who is currently the Chancellor of Birmingham City University — is known for appearing in projects like Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Penelope, Chef!, and The Pirates! Band of Misfits.
3 Markella Kavenagh Will Play Elanor “Nori” Brandyfoot
Next up is Markella Kavenagh who will be playing curious Harfoot Elanor “Nori” Brandyfoot in the upcoming show. The Australian actress started working in the industry in 2018 and some may recognize her from projects like True History of the Kelly Gang, The Gloaming, My First Summer, and Picnic at Hanging Rock.
2 Simon Merrells Will Play Trevyn
Let’s move on to Simon Merrells who will play Trevyn in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Prior to this project, the English actor appeared in the shows Legends of Tomorrow, Knightfall, and 12 Monkeys, as well as the movies Billionaire Ransom and The Wolfman.
1 Benjamin Walker Will Play Gil-galad
Wrapping the list up is Benjamin Walker who will play Gil-galad, the High King of the Elves in the upcoming Prime Video show. Walker appeared in numerous famous projects prior to this one, and some may know him from the movies Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Kinsey, and Flags of Our Fathers — as well as the shows Jessica Jones, The Underground Railroad, and Traitors.
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