Lord of the Rings : The Fellowship of the Ring got here out an unimaginable 21 years in the past, changing into an prompt traditional as they introduced J. R. R. Tolkien’s books to life.
The ensemble solid introduced collectively unknown actors who could be propelled to stardom and stars who have been already family names.
Like their on-screen counterparts, the Lord of the Rings stars bonded a lot they even received matching tattoos to honour the epic movie trilogy.
They even reunited for an epic cave troll fight on an evening out in 2017.
New Line Cinema)
As Elijah Wood, who performed Frodo Baggins, turns 40 on Friday – let’s check out what his fellow cast-mates are doing now – from marriage and infants to new careers, controversies and one unhappy demise.
New Line cinema)
Get the information you need straight to your inbox. Sign up for a Mirror newsletter here .
After his success enjoying Frodo Baggins within the Lord of the Rings movies, Elijah continued to star in hit movies together with Everlasting Sunshine of the Spotless Thoughts, Sin Metropolis, Every little thing is Illuminated and I Do not Really feel at House on this World Anymore.
He is left his voice to animated movie Glad Ft, the place he performed Mumble, and several other video video games.
The 40-year-old additionally based his personal movie manufacturing firm known as SpectreVision in 2010, and a file label known as Simian Data in 2005 which was dissolved ten years later.
In 2017, he started a relationship with Danish movie producer Mette-Marie Kongsved, and three years later they welcomed their first child collectively.
Earlier than Mette-Marie, he dated US actress and punk musician Pamela Racine, and earlier than that one other actress named Kerry Bische.
Final November, Elijah sparked controversy when he bought some NFTs (non-fungible tokens) from a cartoonist who had beforehand created racist depictions of marginalised individuals.
He made an announcement denouncing the artwork and donating funds of the sale to charity.
“After beforehand buying some NFTs, in addition to being gifted one, I used to be made conscious of a few of the artist’s prior disturbing cartoons,” he mentioned in an announcement shared on Twitter.
“Upon studying of this, I instantly offered the NFTs as I wholly denounce any type of racism.
“I’ve donated the funds from the sale of the NFTs to LDF and Black Lives Matter.”
Sean performed Frodo’s devoted and constant greatest good friend Samwise Gamgee.
Afterwards, he continued appearing, notably enjoying Doug Whitmore within the Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore flick 50 First Dates.
Extra lately, he performed Bob Newby in Netflix Sci-fi sequence Stranger Issues, and Ed in No Good Nick.
The 50-year-old wrote a ebook about his experiences on the LOTR set known as There and Again Once more.
In Could 2020, Sean joined Josh Gad’s YouTube sequence Reunited Aside, which reunites the casts of standard films by video-conferencing, and promotes donations to non-profit charities.
Others together with the episode have been his fellow The Lord of the Rings cast-mates Sean Bean, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Karl City, and Elijah, plus author Philippa Boyens and director Peter Jackson.
Sean has been married to Christine Harrel since 1992, they usually have three daughters collectively named Alexandra, Elizabeth and Isabella.
A eager athlete, Sean has run marathons and accomplished an Iron Man Problem.
Orlando performed hunky elf Legolas within the trilogy, a job which made him a global intercourse image.
He went on to star as Paris in Troy reverse Brad Pitt, in addition to enjoying Balian de Ibelin in Kingdom of Heaven and Will Turner within the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
Since 2019, he is starred within the Amazon Prime sequence Carnival Row, Netflix comedy The Prince, and had stage appearing roles together with in Romeo and Juliet.
In 2015 he obtained the BAFTA Britannia Humanitarian Award for his philanthropy.
Orlando married mannequin Miranda Kerr in 2010, they usually welcomed a son named Flynn the next yr.
The couple cut up up in 2013, with Orlando embarking on a romance with pop star Katy Perry three years later.
After a quick time aside in 2017, the pair resumed their relationship and received engaged in 2019.
In 2020, Katy revealed in her music video for By no means Worn White that she was anticipating their first little one collectively.
She gave start to their daughter, Daisy, in August 2020.
He mentioned he began his day with 20 minutes of Buddhist chanting, earlier than a hike and breakfast which features a smoothie that he mixes with “mind octane oil” and collagen powder, one thing he admitted was “very LA”.
“I am 90 p.c plant-based, so I am going to solely eat a extremely good piece of purple meat perhaps as soon as a month,” he informed The Sunday Instances.
“I typically have a look at a cow and suppose, that is probably the most lovely factor ever.”
The remainder of Orlando’s day, he mentioned, is spent “dreaming about roles for myself and others – for minorities and girls” – one thing which sparked lots of people to poke enjoyable at him on-line.
Viggo stole hearts because the enigmatic Aragorn, a job he is nonetheless best-known for.
He has since additionally starred in lots of movies together with Inexperienced Guide and Captain Incredible, each of which earned him Oscar nominations, in addition to A Harmful Methodology, which noticed him nominated for a Golden Globe.
Except for appearing, the half-Danish actor has explored nice arts, images, poetry, and music – writing a number of books on the matters.
In 2002, he based the Perceval Press to publish the works of little-known artists and authors.
Viggo met singer Exene Cervenka in 1986 on the set of the comedy Salvation! they usually received married in 1987.
The next yr, Exene gave start to their son, named Henry Blake Mortensen, who later performed his on-screen son within the movie Crimson Tide in 1995.
In 2016, the 63-year-old travelled to New York to care for his father, who died a yr later from dementia.
Two years prior, Viggo’s mom had additionally died from problems of the situation.
Viggo has additionally revealed he purchased two of the horses he rode whereas on LOTR, having bonded with them so intently he could not bear to half from the animals.
In 2009, it was reported that he had no less than briefly retired from movie appearing – however in a 2012 interview, he claimed he’d been misquoted.
He denied that he ever mentioned he was retiring, solely that he did not have “plans to do one other film” on the time and that he was “taking somewhat break now. I haven’t got something lined up.”
Sir Ian McKellen
Ian has develop into a nationwide treasure, receiving quite a few awards together with seven Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony, a Golden Globe, and a Display Actors Guild Award.
He has additionally obtained nominations for 2 Oscars, 5 Emmys, and 4 BAFTAs.
Ian reprised his position of Gandalf within the Hobbit movies which starred Martin Freeman, in addition to becoming a member of the X-Males franchise as Erik Lehnsherr and Magneto.
He performed an aged incarnation of Sherlock in Mr Holmes, starred within the new live-action Magnificence and the Beast, and as Gus the Theatre Cat within the panned flop Cats musical remake.
In 2013, he turned an ordained minister of the Common Life Church as a way to preside over the wedding of his good friend and X-Males co-star Patrick Stewart to the singer Sunny Ozell.
From 2013 to 2016, Ian co-starred within the ITV sitcom Vicious alongside Derek Jacobi as Freddie Thornhill, one half of an aged homosexual couple.
In 2015, Ian appeared as Norman to Anthony Hopkins’ Sir in a BBC Two manufacturing of Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser, alongside Edward Fox, Vanessa Kirby, and Emily Watson – a job which earned him a BAFTA nomination.
Ian was recognized with prostate cancer in 2006, however in 2012, he acknowledged on his weblog: “There isn’t a trigger for alarm.
“I’m examined frequently and the most cancers is contained. I’ve not wanted any therapy.”
The 82-year-old has a tattoo of the Elvish quantity 9, written utilizing J. R. R. Tolkien’s constructed script of Tengwar, on his shoulder in reference to his involvement within the Lord of the Rings and the truth that his character was one of many unique 9 companions of the Fellowship of the Ring.
The opposite actors of The Fellowship received the identical tattoo aside from John Rhys-Davies whose stunt double received the tattoo as a substitute.
Dominic famously performed Merry in Peter Jackson’s movies, however he went on to even have main success as Charlie Tempo in Misplaced.
He is additionally starred within the X-Males movies as Chris Bradley, and hosted his very personal nature present, Wild Issues with Dominic Monaghan.
Since August 2018, he has been enjoying a serial killer in Channel 9 Australia’s Homicide Thriller Drama present Chew Membership, which is filmed in and round Sydney.
In 2010, he appeared reverse Megan Fox within the music video for Eminem’s Love the Method You Lie.
The 45-year-old dated his Misplaced co-star Evangeline Lillu from 2004-2007, and continues to be good pals with Billy Boyd, who performed Pippin.
In truth, the 2 have their very own YouTube podcast known as The Friendship Onion, the place they play video video games collectively.
Axelle/Bauer-Griffin by way of Getty)
Since enjoying Pippin, Scots actor Billy continued to look in productions together with Grasp and Commander: The Far Aspect of the World and Seed of Chucky.
The previous bookbinder has now additionally turned his hand to music, fronting a band known as Beefcake – named after the time his Lord of the Rings co-star Dominic despatched an image of a cake lined in bees.
Billy made a visitor look on Viggo’s 2003 album Pandemoniumfromamerica, the place he performed the bass on two songs, in addition to drums on one other.
In 2014, the 53-year-old wrote and carried out the tune The Final Goodbye, which was performed over the ending credit of the film The Hobbit: The Battle of the 5 Armies.
He married his longtime companion Alison McKinnon, with whom he shares a 16-year-old son, in 2010.
In attendance have been each Elijah and Dominic – who he’s nonetheless excellent pals with – in actual fact, he revealed on GMTV that Dominic is actually a godfather to his son.
An unimaginable performance-capture actor, Andy surprised audiences because the creepy Gollum.
He reprised the position within the Hobbit movies, additionally working because the trilogy’s second unit director, which included directing aerial pictures and battle scenes.
He performed King Kong within the eponymous 2005 movie and Ceasar in The Planet of the apes reboot.
The 57-year-old is the tenth highest-grossing actor of all time, having additionally appeared in productions in human kind together with enjoying Ian Drury, a job that gained him a BAFTA.
Andy has based his personal manufacturing firm known as The Imaginarium Studios, and made his directorial debut with 2017 movie Breathe earlier than directing Venom: Let There Be Carnage in 2021.
He is set to star alongside Idris Elba and Cynthia Erivo within the new TV movie of Luther, which is presently being filmed.
Andy married The Invoice and Silent Witness actress Lorraine Ashbourne in July 2002, they usually reside in Crouch Finish with their three youngsters: Ruby, Sonny, and Louis, all of whom are actors.
Ruby and Louis starred within the 2019 movie The Child Who Would Be King and the 2020 Netflix sequence The Letter for the King respectively.
Louis additionally voiced Bhoot in Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, which was directed by and co-starred his father as Baloo.
Liv performed Arwen within the Lord of the Rings movies, having turned to appearing after starting her profession with modelling.
The daughter of Aerosmith singer Steve Tyler, Liv went on to star in movies together with Jersey Woman, Advert Astra, and The Unbelievable Hulk.
She’s additionally been in TV productions such because the HBO supernatural drama sequence The Leftovers, the BBC interval drama sequence Gunpowder, and the ITV/Hulu interval drama sequence Harlots.
Like her dad, she’s additionally a singer and have appeared as a visitor vocalist on The Lemonheads’ album Varshons and Evan Dando’s album Child I am Bored.
Getty Pictures for Audi)
In 2011, she launched her personal debut single known as Want You Tonight.
The 44-year-old can be recognized for her modelling work, a spokesperson for Givenchy’s line of fragrance and cosmetics.
In January 2021, Liv revealed in an Instagram publish that she had examined optimistic for Covid on New Yr’s Eve, leaving her bedridden in isolation for 10 days.
She mentioned the virus “comes on quick, like a locomotive”, and “F’s together with your physique and thoughts equally”.
Additionally in 2021, the actress confirmed she’d cut up from her fiancée Dave Gardner, with whom she shares two youngsters – Sailor Gene, six, and Lula Rose, 5.
The previous couple had been launched to one another by mannequin Kate Moss.
Liv can be mom to son Milo, 16, from her 2003-2008 marriage to ex-husband Royston Langdon.
Following her first divorce, Liv revealed she’d “had a tough couple of years” and was “rebuilding her life once more”.
Christopher performed Saruman within the Lord of the Rings movies, a job he reprised within the Hobbit movies.
He was additionally famed for his work as Depend Dooku within the Star Wars movies and for enjoying Depend Dracula in 9 totally different movies.
Christopher was knighted for companies to drama and charity in 2009, obtained the BAFTA Fellowship in 2011, and obtained the BFI Fellowship in 2013.
In 2015, the previous RAF intelligence officer died aged 93, having been admitted to hospital for respiratory issues and coronary heart failure.
His spouse of 54 years, Birgit Krøncke, delayed the general public announcement till 11 June, informing her household of the demise earlier than releasing the information to the press.
Christopher was additionally survived by his 59-year-old daughter, Christina.
Do you may have a narrative to share? E-mail [email protected]