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Viggo Mortensen Regrets Missing Out On Lead Role In The Hateful Eight

The actor claims he was in negotiations to star in the film and auditioned for Tarantino last year (14), but the dream role was not to be. He tells Grantland, "He (Tarantino)...

Charity Workers Praise Orlando Bloom's Bravery In Ebola Mission

The Lord of the Rings star spent four days in West Africa last week (ends22Mar15) in his role as a United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Ambassador and even donned a specialist protection suit...

Orlando Bloom Visits Ebola Hotspot In Liberia

The Lord of the Rings star, who is an Ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), donned a full-body protection suit and facemask to meet with patients at a Rapid Response Centre in the...

Peter Jackson Set For Walk Of Fame Honour

Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit director Peter Jackson is to be honoured with the 2,538th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Actor/director Andy Serkis, who portrayed Gollum is his Lord of the Rings...

Everything You Need To Know About Christopher Lee's Metal Covers Album

He’s been the evil wizard Saruman in one of the biggest grossing blockbuster franchises of all time. He’s played Dracula on almost a dozen occasions, a bond villain and a Sith Lord and he has...

Viggo Mortensen Not A Fan Of Special Effects-laden Lord Of The Rings Sequels

Lord Of The Rings trilogy star Viggo Mortensen is not a fan of the films he made with Peter Jackson, and he hates the director's The Hobbit movies.Mortensen, who portrayed heroic Aragorn in the three...

Viggo Mortensen Calls Lord Of The Rings Movies "Straight To Video, Sloppy" Films

Viggo Mortensen, the actor best known for playing Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings movies, says the second and third films in the franchise were "sloppy" movies and would have been straight-to-video had the...

Three Major Predictions For 'The Hobbit There And Back Again'

We’re two films, five hours and one cliffhanger into The Hobbit film series and final installment, There And Back Again, is due out in December. This means we’re in for about eight months of speculation....

Lena Dunham & Lord Of The Rings Stars Add Their Tributes To Mickey Rooney

Lena Dunham and Lord Of The Rings co-stars Elijah Wood and Dominic Monaghan have joined the stars paying tribute to Mickey Rooney after waking up to the news of his death.The Tv and movie veteran...

Andy Serkis Calls On War Horse Puppeteers To Help Him With Animal Farm

Lord Of The Rings star Andy Serkis has revamped the horse puppet from the stageshow War Horse for his new performance-capture adaptation of George Orwell's Animal Farm.The actor-turned-director and film pioneer admits he called on...

Dominic Monaghan And Billy Boyd Served Drinks At Hobbit Pub

Lord Of The Rings stars Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd surprised tourists during a recent visit to New Zealand by serving up drinks at an inn inspired by the popular book series.The pals spent years...

Lord Of The Rings Fame Landed Elijah Wood In Therapy

The success of Lord Of The Rings sent the film trilogy's star Elijah Wood to therapy because he couldn't handle the fame that came with playing Frodo Baggins.The actor reveals filming in New Zealand was...

88 Years Later, Jrr Tolkien's 'Beowulf' Is To Hit Bookshelves

JRR Tolkien's translation of the epic Beowulf is to be published for the first time almost 90 years after its completion. Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary will be published in May, giving Tolkien fans an...

Elijah Wood To Play Poet Brinnin In Dylan Thomas Tale

Lord Of The Rings star Elijah Wood and Welsh actor Celyn Jones are teaming up to play poets Malcolm Brinnin and Dylan Thomas in a new period movie.Set Fire to the Stars, which will be...

Andy Serkis Lands Cameo In Kickstarter-funded Blockheads Video

Lord Of The Rings star Andy Serkis makes a brief cameo alongside Ian Dury's sons Bill and Albert in the video for The Blockheads' new single Express Yourself.The video is one of three funded by...

The Hobbit: Smaug's Home Erebor Would Cost $6 Billion To Buy

Erebor, The Lonely Mountain where Smaug the Dragon lives in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, would cost around $6 billion to buy, if it was real, according to a new housing report. US real...

Peter Jackson Keen To Pit The All Blacks Against The Daleks In Doctor Who Special

Lord Of The Rings moviemaker Peter Jackson has restated his interest in taking charge of a Doctor Who episode, inviting Bbc bosses to allow him to create a special in his native New Zealand.Jackson, who...

Lord Of The Rings Costumes And Props To Be Sold At Auction

Costumes and props from director Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings trilogy are to go under the hammer at an auction in California in December (13).The Trilogy Collection: Props & Costumes from Middle Earth will...

Orlando Bloom And Sir Ian Mckellen Are Legolas And Gandalf For The Last Time

As filming for The Hobbit trilogy comes to an end, the franchise says goodbye to some of its most loved characters. The time has come for Legolas and Gandalf to put down their bow and...

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Trailer: Here's Benedict Cumberbatch! [Trailers And Pictures]

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer is finally here, and with it, the first look at Benedict Cumberbatch's big scaly fire breathing dragon. The British actor voices Smaug in the second of Peter Jackson's...

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Trailer: Jackson Posts The 'Happy Hobbit's' Reaction

Three Elves are watching a YouTube video. This is not, contrary to how it might appear, the start of a bad joke but is actual video footage posted by Peter Jackson on his Facebook page....

Dominic Monaghan's Creepy Tv Show Picked Up For Second Season

Lord Of The Rings and Lost star Dominic Monaghan's travel and nature show has been picked up for a second season.Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan, which debuted in Britain late last year (Nov12) and in...

Lord Of The Rings Movie Swords Stolen

A woman has been arrested after allegedly stealing two swords featured in the Lord Of The Rings movie franchise from a New York storage facility.Brenda MCKay is facing a charge of felony burglary amid claims...

The 'Real' Lord Of The Rings Ring Goes On Exhibition

The ring that might well have inspired JRR Tolkien to write The Lord Of The Rings book has been put up in an exhibition at The Vyne in Hampshire, owned by the National Trust.According to...

J.r.r Tolkien Thinks Back To Oxfordshire - The Inspiration For The Hobbit

Today would have been the 121st birthday for legendary novelist J.R.R Tolkien. With the latest adaptation of his fantasy epics, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, still in the minds of many, an old interview with...

The Hobbit Heads Into 2013 As America's Top Film

Lord Of The Rings prequel The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will ring in 2013 as America's top film after beating Django Unchained and Les Miserables to number one at the year-end box office.Peter Jackson's fantasy...

Peta Bosses Not Happy With Jackson's Response To The Hobbit Animal Deaths

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals bosses are refusing to let Peter Jackson and the producers of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey back out of a scandal involving the deaths of 27 horses, sheep,...

Executors Of Lord Of The Rings Author's Estate File Copyright Lawsuit

The executors of Lord Of The Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien's estate have filed an $80 million (£50 million) copyright lawsuit against studio bosses at Warner Bros.Chiefs at the Tolkien Estate Ltd. have accused the executives,...

Sean Connery Turned Down Lord Of The Rings Part

Sean Connery turned down the role of Gandalf in hit movie franchise Lord Of The Rings because he didn't understand the part.Despite being offered a large salary and a portion of the box office profits...

Dominic Monaghan Has Big Plans For His Creepy Animals

Marriage and family planning will cost Lord Of The Rings star Dominic Monaghan dearly - because he refuses to give up his creepy menagerie of animals.Unlike stars like Slash, who gave away his dangerous reptiles...

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