So far, Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV show has been marked by a series of casting announcements that provide little to no information about who the actors are playing. But now, we know that fans will see at least one major character from J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy saga. Variety is reporting that Morfydd Clark will star as a younger version of Galadriel.
Clark currently appears on HBO’s His Dark Materials as Sister Clara. She’ll also play Mina Harker on BBC and Netflix’s retelling of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which premieres on January 1. Earlier this year, she acted in Crawl, Saint Maud, and The Personal History of David Copperfield.
In Tolkien’s novels, Galadriel was an Elf and the Lady of Lothlórien, which she ruled with her husband, Celeborn. She made her debut appearance in The Fellowship of the Ring, where she granted shelter to Frodo Baggins and his fellow travelers. She went on to appear throughout The Two Towers and The Return of the King. Tolkien later fleshed out her backstory in The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales, both of which were published years after the author’s death. Cate Blanchett memorably brought Galadriel to life in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. She also reprised the role in all three Hobbit films.
Amazon’s take on the Lord of the Rings mythos is apparently set during the Second Age, the era when the Rings of Power were forged. Upon their creation, the Elves were entrusted with three of the rings. Galadriel’s ring was Nenya, the Ring of Water.
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