Lenny Henry joins Lord of The Rings TV series along with famous faces from Quiz, Power and Arrow
4th December 2020

SIR Lenny Henry is one of 19 other famous faces who have joined the cast of the Lord of The Rings TV series.

The stand-up comedian, 62, Power actress Cynthia Addai-Robinson and Quiz actor Trystan Gravelle are set to hit our screens next year in the highly anticipated new show.

It comes after it was revealed in January that Game of Thrones star Robert Aramayo bagged himself lead role in the new Amazon Original series.

Yesterday it was reported that the show, which is based on stories from the iconic The Lord of the Rings novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, has had 20 new faces join the cast.

Lenny Henry, who has starred in the likes of Broadchurch, Doctor Who and recently presented The Big Night In, is one of those in the long list of newbies.

Some other familiar faces include Cynthia Addai-Robinson, who is known as Ramona Garrity in Star'z Power and Trystan Gravelle, who has played Adrian Pollock in ITV's Quiz.



Maxim Baldry, Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman, Anthony Crum, Maxine Cunliffe, Trystan Gravelle, Thusitha Jayasundera have also all landed themselves roles in the show.

The likes of Fabian McCallum, Simon Merrells, Geoff Morrell, Peter Mullan, Lloyd Owen, Augustus Prew, Peter Tait, Alex Tarrant, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker and Sara Zwangobani will be making a cameo too.

The whole cast are currently filming in New Zealand and have had to fly in from different parts of the world.

The famous faces taking part in the show revealed earlier this year include: Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin.


As well as Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman.

Executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay have joined forces with filmmaker J.A. Bayona to create the television adaptation.

It will be set in Middle-earth and will explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring.

Fans of the fantasy novel will be glad to hear that production will begin in February, however they have not released a premiere date just yet.


Speaking out about the new cast just announced, Payne and McKay said: “The world that J.R.R. Tolkien created is epic, diverse, and filled with heart.

"These extraordinarily talented performers, hailing from across the globe, represent the culmination of a multi-year search to find brilliant and unique artists to bring that world to life anew.

"The international cast of Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series is more than just an ensemble.

"It is a family. We are thrilled to welcome each of them to Middle-earth.”

 

 

 

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