The Lord Of The Rings Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

23rd June 2015

Tweet: "Oh man, sad to hear of James Horner's tragic passing. He left us with many an iconic score." The Lord Of The Rings star Elijah Wood adds his tribute to the late film composer, who died in a plane crash on Monday (22Jun15).

26th August 2014

Fact: The Lord Of The Rings trilogy soundtrack has been voted the best movie score of all time in a poll by Britain's Classic Fm. John Williams' Star Wars theme came in at number two, followed by Hans Zimmer's Gladiator at three.

10th April 2014

Fact: The Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson met with British royals Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in New Zealand on Thursday (10Apr14). He showed them his vintage aircraft collection at Omaka Heritage Aviation Center on the third day of their tour Down Under.

4th January 2013

Quote: "It's like going back to college. You feel it's moved on. You still feel part of the world and what happens, but it's nice it's moved on and someone else is doing it." The Lord Of The Rings star Billy Boyd insists he has no issue over being left out of prequel movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

6th March 2012

Quote: "People in Oslo had been lining up for a month, all in costume. There were wizards, fair maidens... for a month. This is winter in Oslo! People were on the sidewalk for a month in sleeping bags. Some of them got divorced as a result of being there... Every single person was a wizard, elf, dwarf, and crying." The Lord Of The Rings star Viggo Mortensen was astounded by the dedication of the film's fans at the 2003 premiere of the third movie in Oslo, Norway.

16th December 2011

Fact: The Lord Of The Rings trilogy is getting the Lego treatment. Bosses at the toy making company have been handed the rights to make action figures and play sets based on the three films, as well as the two upcoming The Hobbit movies.

7th August 2010

Quote: "I haven't gone back to vegetarian." Actor Orlando Bloom admits he's still enjoying a meaty diet after quiting his vegetarian lifestyle during filming for The Lord Of The Rings: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING in 2001.

17th March 2010

Quote: "The Hobbit, two films, start shooting in New Zealand in June. Filming will take over a year. Casting in Los Angeles, New York City and London has started. The first draft (of the script) is crammed with old and new friends, again on a quest in Middle Earth. The director Guillermo del Toro is now living in Wellington, close to the Jacksons' and the studio in Miramar." SIR Ian McKellen updates fans on the progress of The Lord Of The Rings prequel THE HOBBIT in a post on his website.

15th October 2007

Quote: "I feel like a dreadful old geezer, in whose company I don't want to be." The Lord Of The Rings star SIR Ian McKellen upon catching his reflection in shop windows.

5th December 2006

Quote: "The man sweats a lot... He actually comes with two T-shirts extra, so he'll work for, like, a couple of hours, work up a sweat, take off the T-shirt midway through, put on another one, get back to work again. Amazing." The Lord Of The Rings star Elijah Wood was stunned by hirsute HAPPY FEET co-star Robin Williams' profuse sweating.

30th November 2006

Quote: "I never understood it. I read the book, I read the script, I saw the movie, and I still don't understand it." SIR Sean Connery isn't bitter after turning the part of GANDALF THE GREY in The Lord Of The Rings trilogy.

19th November 2006

Fact: The Lord Of The Rings star Elijah Wood was left a little red-faced during a TV appearance on the TODAY show in America on Friday morning (17NOV06) when a South African penguin he was holding for a promotion piece on his new film HAPPY FEET excreted on him.

20th September 2006

Fact: The Lord Of The Rings star Elijah Wood will launch his new record label with veteran alternative group THE APPLES IN STEREO. The group's new album, NEW MAGNETIC WONDER, will be the first release on the actor's new label, Simian Records.

10th January 2006

Quote: <p>"The hardest costume to negotiate was in The Lord Of The Rings. I had to do it in two-foot-high gold disco boots because elves are enormously tall." Cate Blanchett remembers the challenge of playing Galadriel in the epic trilogy. </p>

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