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The elves are one of the oldest races that live in Middle-Earth. Soon, they will leave Middle-Earth, because their time on this world has come to an end. They will sail to the immortal lands, together with the Ringbearers and Gandalf.
The first Elves awoke by Cuivienen , the Water of Awakening in the far east of Middle-earth, long Ages before the Rising of the Sun or Moon. Unlike Men, the Elves were not subject to illness or death, and at the time of the Lord of the Rings, there were still at least two Elves in Aman who had awoken by Cuiviénen in the first days, Ingwë Lord of the Vanyar, and Olwë brother of King Elu Thingol.
Both Elves and Men are the Children of Iluvatar, and so have much in common, but there are also great differences between the two peoples. Of these, the most significant is that Elves are 'immortal', at least while the World lasts; they do not suffer ageing or disease, and if they are slain or wither with grief, they are reincarnated in the Halls of Mandos in Valinor.
Elves have astounding hearing and sight, it has been said that they sleep with their eyes open 0_0 and can walk on snow(as demonstrated by Legolas in FOTR movie).
Status:Prince of Mirkwood
Interesting Facts:-The name 'Legolas' acutually means green-leaf, so it's pretty much jus green-leaf Greenleaf.
-He was at the council of Elrond, along with some other elves, to tell Elrond that Gollum had escaped Mordor. After the council, he set out with the fellowship of the ring, and later he fought at Helm's deep and Pellenor.
-After the One Ring was destroyed, Legolas and Gimli went back to the Glittering caves and when it was time for Legolas to leave(in the Fourth Age) he took Gimli with him.
DOB:January 13 1977
Birth Place:Canterbury, England, UK
History:Growing up in Canterbury, Orlando realised early on he wanted to become an actor. As a child he was inspired by seeing Superman, but he would have to wait a while for his own big screen adventures. At 16 he joined the National Youth Theatre and spent two years honing his craft before winning a scholarship to London's British American Drama Academy. His film debut, playing an attractive rent boy in Wilde, came in 1997. A flood of movie offers followed, but he chose to further his training and concentrate on theatre work. His breakthrough role, as the elfin warrior Legolas in Lord Of The Rings, came just as he graduated from a three-year course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and he soon found himself working with such notable directorial names as Ridley Scott (Black Hawk Down).
1.Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003 Will Turner
2.Ned Kelly (2003) -- Joe Byrne
3.Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003) -- Legolas Greenleaf
4.Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002) -- Legolas Greenleaf
5.Making of 'The Lord of the Rings', The (2002) (V) -- Himself / Legolas Greenleaf
6.Black Hawk Down (2001) -- Private 1st Class Todd Blackburn
7.Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001) -- Legolas Greenleaf
... aka Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: The Motion Picture, The (2001) (USA: promotional title)
8.Passage to Middle-earth: Making of Lord of the Rings, A (2001) (TV) -- Himself
9.Quest for the Ring (2001) (TV) -- Himself / Legolas Greenleaf
10.Wilde (1997) -- Rentboy
... aka Oscar Wilde (1998) (Japan: English title)
DOB:Year 241 of the Third Age
Family:Father(Elrond), Mother(Celebrian), Grand parents(Galadriel and Celeborn), Twin Brothers(Elladan and Elrohir).
Location:Arwen lived both in Imladris (Rivendell) and Lothlorien
History:During a visit to Imladris, she met Aragorn. He thought her
to be Luthien and loved her at once. She was very much
like Luthien, so it does not surprise me that he did this.
She was called the Evenstar, or Undomiel by her people.
Arwen wore a white jewel on her neck, called the Evenstar/
Undomiel. This jewel had the powers to hurts from the
Enemy, shadows from the past, which is why, after the
Destruction of the Ring, she gave it to Frodo.
In 2980, Aragorn came to Lothlorien. Arwen felt a
strong love for him, though the Doom of Men haunted
her mind as she thought of her love. Aragorn knelt and
offered her the Ring of Barahir. Although they were
then betrothed, it wasn't for many years that they were
finally together. Arwen's father, Elrond, told her that she
would marry no less than the king of both Gondor and Arnor.
In 3019, Arwen sent a standard to him that was made
of beautiful jewels and mithril from the Elves of Lothlorien.
And then, finally , after waiting for many years, Arwen
and Aragorn married on Midsummer's Day. Arwen gave
birth to several daughters and one son, Eldarion.
Aragorn died in 120 of the Fourth Age. Arwen then
went to Lothlorien and died upon Cerin Amroth in
DOB:July 1 1977
Family:Father(Steven tyler), Mother(Bebe Buell), Aunt(Annie), Half sister (Mia Tyler).
Birth Place:Portland, Maine, USA.
History:When Liv was 14 she moved back with her mom to NY.
A friend of the family, Paulina Porizkova - a famous model herself - convinced Liv to start modeling - and the rest is history ...
Instantly Liv's career as a model sky-rocketed, and Liv found herself on the cover of big Magazines like Seventeen, Interview and Mirabella.
1. The Lord of the Rings-Return of the King(2003) -- Arwen Undomiel
2. The Lord of the Rings-The Two Towers(2002) -- Arwen Undomiel
3. The Lord of the Rings- The Fellowship of the Rings(2001) -- Arwen Undomiel
4. Cookie's Fortune(1999) -- Emma Duvall
5. Onegin(1999) -- Tatyana Larina
6. Armageddon(1998) -- Grace Stamper
6. That Thing You Do!(1996) -- Faye Dolan
8. Stealing Beauty(1996) -- Lucy Hamon
9. Silent Fall(1994) -- Sylvie Warden
Name:Galadriel, Lady of the Golden Wood
Family:Father(Finarfin), Mother(Earwen), Daughter (Celebrian), Husband(Celeborn).
History:In the Second Age, Galadriel founded and became Queen of Lorien, during the War of the Ring, She provided shelter, and gave great gifts to the members of the Fellowship. Frodo freely offered her the One Ring, and she refused. Because of this , and her long opposition to Sauron, the Valar permitted her to return to Valinor. Galadriel held Nenya, the ring of adamant. In TA 3021, she sailed over the Sea with Elrond, Gandalf, Frodo, and Bilbo.
DOB:May 14 1969
Family:Child (Dashiell), Husband(Andrew Upton), Siblings(Bob and Genevive).
Birth Place:Clayton, Victoria, Australia
History:Cate Blanchett is known all around the globe as one of the finest female performers of all time. She received an acadamy award nomination in 1999 for best actress. She has also received numerous awards, and honors for her talents internationally. Cate began acting as a young lady in school, and went on to study fine arts and economics at the University of Melbourne. Her first experience on a film set was in Egypt, in a Arabic boxing film, because she was broke and needed money. When arriving back in Melbourne, Cate enrolled in acting classes, as she finally realized she wanted to be an actress.
Cate has become a beloved figure to many, not just for her beauty, and acting talents, but for her charitable work on behalf of children's and women's causes.
1.Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King(2003) -- Galadriel
2.Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers(2002) -- Galadriel
3.Charlotte Gray(2001) -- Charlotte Gray
4.Heaven(2001) -- Philippa
5.Shipping News(2001) -- Petal Bear
6.Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring(2001) -- Galadriel
7.Bandits(2001) -- Kate Wheeler
8."Drama School"(2000) TV Series -- Herself/Graduate of NIDA
9.Gift(2000) --- Annie Wilson
10.Man Who Cried(2000) -- Lola
... aka The man who cried - Les larmes d'un homme (2001) (France)
11.Talented Mr. Ripley(1999) -- Meredith Logue
... aka Mysterious Yearning Secretive Sad Lonely Troubled Confused Loving Musical Gifted Intelligent Beautiful Tender Sensitive Haunted Passionate Talented Mr. Ripley, The (1999) (USA: complete title)
12.Pushing Tin(1999) -- Connie Falzone
... aka Turbulenzen - und andere Katastrophen (2000) (Germany)
13.Ideal Husband(1999) -- Lady Gertrude Chiltern
14.Elizabeth(1998) -- Elizabeth I
... aka Elizabeth: The Virgin Queen (1998) (closing credits title)
16.Oscar and Lucinda(1997) -- Lucinda Leplastrier
17.Thank God He Met Lizzie(1997) -- Lizzie
... aka Wedding Party, The (2001) (USA: video title)
18.Paradise Road(1997) -- Susan Macarthy
19.Parklands(1996) -- Rosie
20."Bordertown"(1995) (mini) TV Series
21."Heartland"(1994) (mini) TV Series .... Beth
... aka "Burned Bridge" (1994) (mini) (Australia)
22.Police Rescue(1994) -- Vivian
Name:Lord Celeborn of Lorien
Family: Wife(Galadriel), Daughter(Celebrian, Grandaughter (Arwen).
Celeborn wed Galadriel in Doriath, and fled with her to Arvernien after Doriath's fall. Near the beginning of the Second age, Celeborn and Galadriel settled in Lorien, where for many years, Celeborn ruled as Lord of the Galadrim. During the War of the Ring, Celeborn led the army of Lorien that took Dol Guldur. After the War of the Ring, Celeborn tarried in Middle Earth for a while, but without Galadriel he grew bored, and eventually sailed to be with her..
DOB:June 30 1966
History: Marton Csokas has recently appeared back-to-back in several international films, including the role of Poggle the Lesser in George Lucas's second installment in the Star Wars series, Attack of the Clones, the Jerry Bruckheimer production of Down and Under and Alex Proyas' Garage Days.
Immeaditely upon completion of his role in XXX, Csokas was cast by director Richard Donner in his film version of Michael Crichton's best-selling novel, Timline, for Paramount Pictures.
Born in New Zealand to a Hungarian father (family name pronounced Cho-karsh) and a New Zealand mother, Csokas graduated from the New Zealand drama school. He embarked on a celebrated career on stae, the first of which was the Taki Rua/Depot's Te Whaunau A Tuanui Jones. Audiences soon saw him portrayin the erudite and Bryonesque Septimus in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, the ambiguous Joe Pitt in Tony Kusher's Angels in America, as well as in production of Brian Friel's Dancing in Lughnasa, David Hare's Amy's View, Patrick Marber's Closer (Chapman Tripp Theatre Award for Production of the Year) and Steven Berkoff's Kvetch. Csokas also co-founded his own experimental company, Stronghold Theatre, which built a reputation for challengin and expansive work.
1. Asylum(2004) (post-production) -- Edgar
2.Great Raid(2004) (post-production) -- Redding
3.Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King(2003) -- Celeborn
... aka Return of the King(2003) (USA: short title)
4.Timeline(2003) -- De Kere
5.Kangaroo Jack (2003) .... Mr. Smith
6.Garage Days(2002) -- Shad Kern
7.XXX(2002) -- Yorgi
... aka Triple X (2002) (USA: informal English title)
8.Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones(2002) (uncredited) -- Poggle
... aka Attack of the Clones: The IMAX Experience (2002) (USA: IMAX version (promotional title))
... aka Star Wars II (2002) (USA: promotional abbreviation)
... aka Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones (2002) (USA: video box title)
9."Farm, The"(2001) (mini) TV Series -- Adrian Beckett
10.Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring(2001) -- Celeborn
... aka Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001) (USA: short title)
... aka Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: The Motion Picture, The (2001) (USA: promotional title)
11.Rain(2001/III) -- Cady
12.Accidents(2000) -- Chug
13.Happy Birthday 2 You(2000) (TV) (archive footage) .... Dr. Leonard Rossi-Dodds
14.Monkey's Mask(2000) -- Nick Maitland
... aka Affenmaske, Die(2000)
... aka Cercle intime(2001) (France)
... aka Maschera di scimmia, La (2001) (Italy)
... aka Poetry, Sex (2001) (Japan: English title)
15.Three Stooges, The (2000) (TV) -- Ted Healy
16.Halifax f.p: Swimming with Sharks (1999) (TV) -- John Garth
17.Hurrah (1998) -- Raoul... aka Heaven Sent (1998) (Australia)
19.Broken English (1996) -- Darko
20.Twilight of the Gods (1995) -- Soldier
21."Shortland Street" (1992) TV Series -- Dr. Leonard Rossi Dodds (1994-1996)
22.Game with No Rules, A (1994) -- Kane
23.Jack Brown Genius (1994) -- Dennis
Name:Lord Elrond Half-Elven
Family: Parents(Earendil and Elwing)Wife(Celebrian), Daughter(Arwen, Sons(Elledan, Elrohir).
Elrond was born in Arvernien. There he stayed until captured by the sons of Feanor in their attempt to recover the Silmaril. At the end of the first age it came time for Elrond to choose his race. He chose Elven-kind, and was bestowed upon him great wisdom and power of perception. Elrond dwelt in Lindon with Gil-Galad until he was sent to Eregion to help the defense against Sauron in SA 1695. Elrond fled at the fall of Eregion and founded Imladris (Rivendell). In TA 100, he married Celebrian, daughter of Celeborn and Galadriel. Elrond wore the ring Vilya, one of the 3 elven rings of power. He sailed over the sea with Gandalf and Frodo.
DOB:April 4 1960
History:Hugo Weaving is one of Australia's most acclaimed actors. He graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1981 and has since worked extensively in film, television and theater.
In 1991 Weaving won an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor for his work in Proof, directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse. He also received an AFI Award nomination in 1994 for The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert, directed by Stephen Elliot.
Weaving's other film credits include the recently completed Bedrooms And Hallways and The Interview, the critically acclaimed True Love And Chaos, Stephen Elliot's Frauds, The Custodian, Paul Cox's "Exile, Reckless Kelly, Wendy Cracked A Walnut, The Right Hand Man, For Love Alone and The City's Edge.
1.Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003) (filming) -- Elrond
... aka Return of the King, The (2003) (USA: short title)
2.Peaches (2003) (post-production) -- Alan
3.Matrix Revolutions, The (2003) (post-production) -- Agent Smith
"After the Deluge" (2003) (mini) TV Series -- Martin Kirby
4.Enter the Matrix (2003) (VG) (voice) -- Agent Smith
Matrix Reloaded, The (2003) -- Agent Smith
... aka Matrix Reloaded: The IMAX Experience, The (2003) (USA: IMAX version)
5.Horseplay (2003) (voice) -- Narrator
6.Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002) -- Elrond
... aka Two Towers, The (2002) (USA: short title)
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002/II) (VG) (archivefootage) -- Elrond
7.Lord of the Piercing (2002) (TV) -- Elrond
8.Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001) -- Elrond... aka Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001) (USA: short title)... aka Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: The Motion Picture, The (2001) (USA: promotional title)
9.Russian Doll (2001) -- Harvey
10.Old Man Who Read Love Stories, The (2000) -- Rubicondo (Dentist)... aka Viejo que leía novelas de amor, El (2001) (Spain)... aka Vieux qui lisait des romans d'amour, Le (2001) (France)
11.Magic Pudding, The (2000) (voice) -- Bill Barnacle
12.Strange Planet (1999) -- Steven
13.Little Echo Lost (1999) -- Echo Man
14.Matrix, The (1999) -- Agent Smith
15.Babe: Pig in the City (1998) (voice) -- Rex the Male Sheepdog
16.Bedrooms and Hallways (1998) -- Jeremy
17.Interview, The (1998) -- Eddie Rodney Fleming
18."Frontier" (1997) (mini) TV Series -- Governor Arthur
19.Halifax f.p: Isn't It Romantic (1997) (TV) -- Det. Sgt. Tom Hurkos
20.True Love and Chaos (1997) -- Morris
21."Bite, The" (1996) (mini) TV Series -- Jack Shannon
22."Bordertown" (1995) (mini) TV Series -- Kenneth
23.Babe (1995) (voice) -- Rex the Male Sheepdog... aka Babe, the Gallant Pig (1995)
24.What's Going On, Frank? (1994) -- Strange Packer in Supermarket
25.Exile (1994) -- Innes
26.Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The (1994) -- Anthony 'Tick' Belrose/Mitzi Del Bra
27.Custodian, The (1993) -- Det. Church
28."Seven Deadly Sins" (1993) (mini) TV Series -- Lust
29.Frauds (1993) -- Jonathan Wheats
30.Reckless Kelly (1993) -- Sir John
31.Proof (1991) -- Martin
32.Almost (1990) -- Jake
... aka Wendy Cracked a Walnut (1990)
33."Bangkok Hilton" (1989) (mini) TV Series -- Richard Carlisle
34."Dirtwater Dynasty, The" (1988) (mini) TV Series -- Richard Eastwick
35.Dadah Is Death (1988) (TV) -- Geoffrey Chambers
... aka Barlow and Chambers: A Long Way From Home (1988) (TV)
... aka Deadly Decision (1988) (TV)
36."Melba" (1987) (mini) TV Series -- Charles Armstrong
37.Right Hand Man, The (1987) -- Ned Devine
38.For Love Alone (1986) -- Johnathan Crow
39."Bodyline" (1984) (mini) TV Series -- Douglas Jardine
40.City's Edge, The (1983) -- Andy White
41.Maybe This Time (1980) -- Student 2
Name:Haldir of Lorien
Family:Brothers(Rúmil and Orophin).
In the book, Haldir's first and only appearance happens in Chapter VI of "The Fellowship of the Ring". He introduces himself to Legolas, Sam and Frodo after bidding them to climb up into a talan. The Fellowship sans Gandalf have escaped from Moria and are well into LothLórien.
"Welcome!" the Elf then said in the Common Language, speaking slowly. "We seldom use any tongue but our own; for we dwell now in the heart of the forest, and do not willingly have dealings with any other folk. Even our own kindred in the North are sundered from us. But there are some of us still who go abroad for the gathering of news and the watching of our enemies, and they speak the languages of other lands. I am one. Haldir is my name. My brothers, Rúmil and Orophin, speak little of your tongue."
The 'Lórien Elves are described as wearing "shadowy-grey" which makes them invisible unless they move suddenly, and they seem to have little of Elrond's hospitality. Perhaps wary of strangers and enemies, what with LothLórien being fairly close to Moria, it seems only fitting that they treat strangers with caution. However, there is little of the near animosity Haldir shows in the movie, and even his attitude toward Gimli is that of simple precaution. Noticably, the famous line
"The Dwarf breathes so loud, we could have shot him in the dark."
isn't said to Gimli at all, but to Sam. Also, in the book it is revealed that messengers of Elrond passed by LothLórien on their way home up the Dimrill Stair, which means Haldir and his companions could indeed have been waiting for the Fellowship to make an appearance in the Golden Wood. It is also not said what exactly Haldir's function is - he and his brothers could be trackers, they could be hunters, or they could indeed by wardens or guardians of LothLórien.
As it is in the movie, not much of Haldir's character is revealed in the books; nor do we learn anything about his age, or even his appearance. Other than being clad in "shadowy-grey", his looks can be anyone's guess. Personally, I think Peter Jackson decided to give the character of Haldir a slight arrogant touch to further mark the open animosity between Elves and Dwarves, something that already showed in the relation between Gimli and Legolas at the Council of Elrond. .
DOB:November 12th 1970
Birth Place:Suva, Fiji
History:Craig is a very popular TheatreSports (Improv acting) performer. He's been onstage in numerous ATC productions and he's also a veteran television actor. He was the much loved Guy Warner in 'Shortland Street 'and people wept at his departure. He's much sought after to MC public and corporate events and has travelled throughout the country participating in celebrity debates. He has just finished putting in a tropical garden in his backyard complete with whistling tree frogs.
1.The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers(2002) -- Haldir
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring(2001) -- Haldir
3.Xena: Warrior Princess - To Helicon and Back (2001) -- Bellerophon
4.No One Can Hear You(2001)
5.Xena: Warrior Princess - The Key to the Kingdom(1999) -- King Cleades
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