The Hobbit: 90s

by LaurenceBranagh | created - 26 Dec 2015 | updated - 26 Dec 2015 | Public

If Peter Jackson made the Hobbit films first.

1. Ian Holm

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Sir Ian Holm is one of the world's greatest actors, a Laurence Olivier Award-winning, Tony Award-winning, BAFTA-winning and Academy Award-nominated British star of films and the stage. He was a member of the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company and has played more than 100 roles in films and on ...

Bilbo Baggins

2. Ian McKellen

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Widely regarded as one of greatest stage and screen actors, both in his native Great Britain and internationally, twice nominated for the Oscar and recipient of every major theatrical award in UK and US, Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery Lois (...

Gandalf the Grey

3. Russell Crowe

Actor | Les Misérables

Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom catered movie sets. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. Crowe's recent ancestry includes Welsh (where his paternal grandfather was born, in Wrexham),...

Thorin Oakenshield

4. Kenneth Branagh

Actor | Henry V

Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to parents William Branagh, a plumber and carpenter, and Frances (Harper), both born in 1930. He has two siblings, William Branagh, Jr. (born 1955) and Joyce Branagh (born 1970). When he was nine, his family ...

Thranduil

5. Orlando Bloom

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom was born in Canterbury, Kent, England on January 13, 1977. His mother, Sonia Constance Josephine (Copeland), was born in Kolkata, India, to an English family then-resident there. The man he first knew as his father, Harry Bloom, was a legendary political activist ...

Legolas

6. Kate Winslet

Actress | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Ask Kate Winslet what she likes about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut...

Tauriel

7. Joseph Fiennes

Actor | Shakespeare in Love

Joseph Alberic Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is one of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Ralph Fiennes, an actor; Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus Fiennes, a...

Bard/Girion

8. Michael Gambon

Actor | Gosford Park

Sir Michael Gambon was born in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland, to Mary (Hoare), a seamstress, and Edward Gambon, an engineer. After joining the National Theatre, under the Artistic Directorship of Sir Laurence Olivier, Gambon went on to appear in a number of leading roles in plays written by Alan Ayckbourn...

Smaug

9. Ewan McGregor

Actor | Moulin Rouge!

Ewan Gordon McGregor was born on March 31, 1971 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, to Carol Diane (Lawson) and James Charles McGregor, both teachers. His uncle is actor Denis Lawson. He was raised in Crieff. At age 16, he left Morrison Academy to join the Perth Repertory Theatre. His parents ...

Kili

10. Dougray Scott

Actor | EverAfter

Born in Scotland, trained at the Welsh College of Music and Drama where he was named most promising drama student. Scott's early work was in Scottish national theatre and television, first appearing in the series Soldier Soldier as well as on the stage in the Tim Fleming directed production of ...

Fili

11. Ian McDiarmid

Actor | Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Ian McDiarmid was born on August 11, 1944 in Carnoustie, Tayside, Scotland. He studied for a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of St. Andrews, but eventually found that his calling was in theatre. He went to the Royal Academy in Glasgow, where he received the prestigious gold...

Balin

12. Brian Cox

Actor | X2

Brian Cox is an Emmy Award-winning Scottish actor. He was born on June 1, 1946 in Dundee, Scotland, to Mary Ann Guillerline Cox, maiden surname McCann, a spinner, and Charles McArdle Campbell Cox, a shopkeeper and butcher. His father was of Irish ancestry and his mother was of Irish and Scottish ...

Dwalin

13. Peter Capaldi

Actor | Doctor Who

Peter Capaldi was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to Nancy (Soutar) and Gerald John Capaldi. His parents owned an ice cream business. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), Scottish, and Irish descent. Capaldi attended drama classes and was accepted into the Glasgow School of Art. After ...

Bofur

14. Robbie Coltrane

Actor | Cracker

Robbie Coltrane, one of Britain's most popular comedians who was head of debating society at school and won prizes for his art, is now a film star who played in two James Bond films and in the "Harry Potter" franchise.

Coltrane was born Anthony Robert McMillan on March 30, 1950, in Rutherglen, a ...

Bombur

15. Bill Paterson

Actor | The Witches

Bill Paterson was born on June 3, 1945 in Glasgow, Scotland. He is an actor and writer, known for The Witches (1990), How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) and Miss Potter (2006). He is married to Hildegard Bechtler. They have two children.

Bifur

16. James Cosmo

Actor | Braveheart

James Cosmo was born on October 27, 1947 in Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, Scotland as James Ronald Gordon Copeland. He is an actor, known for Braveheart (1995), Highlander (1986) and Troy (2004). He has been married to Annie Harris since May 24, 2000.

Gloin

17. Tom Conti

Actor | Reuben, Reuben

Preferring contemporary over classical theatre (with nary a Shakespeare stage credit in sight), one of West End theatre's most enduring and popular faces of the past four decades has been that of Tom Conti.

He was born Thomas Antonio Conti on November 22, 1941, in Paisley, Scotland, to a pair of ...

Oin

18. Alan Cumming

Actor | The Anniversary Party

Alan Cumming was born on January 27, 1965, in Aberfeldy, Scotland, to Mary (Darling), an insurance company secretary, and Alex Cumming. His family lived nearby in Dunkeld, where his father was a forester for Atholl Estate. The family (including his brother, Tom) moved to Fassfern near Fort William,...

Ori

19. Mark Hadlow

Actor | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Actor, comedian, singer, writer, producer, director - Mark Hadlow is one of New Zealand's most prominent actors and entertainers. He is driven by a passion for performance: 130 plays, musical theatre, dozens of film appearances, television series, commercials and radio voice-overs in the thousands.

...

Dori

20. Jed Brophy

Actor | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Jed Brophy was born in 1963. He is known for his work on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), District 9 (2009) and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002).

Nori and Lethuin

21. Temuera Morrison

Actor | Once Were Warriors

Morrison was born in the town of Rotorua, in the North Island of New Zealand, the son of Hana (née Stafford) and Laurie Morrison, a musician. He is of Maori, Scottish, and Irish descent. His sister was performer Taini Morrison and his uncle was musician Sir Howard Morrison. His secondary education ...

Azog

22. Lawrence Makoare

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Lawrence Makoare was born on March 20, 1968 in Bastion Point, Auckland, New Zealand. He is an actor, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Die Another Day (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001).

Bolg and the Witch-king

23. Cate Blanchett

Actress | Carol

Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten ...

Galadriel

24. Hugo Weaving

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Hugo Wallace Weaving was born on April 4, 1960 in Nigeria, to English parents Anne (Lennard), a tour guide and teacher, and Wallace Weaving, a seismologist. Hugo has an older brother, Simon, and a younger sister, Anna, who both also live and work in Australia. During his early childhood, the ...

Elrond

25. Christopher Lee

Actor | Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it ...

Saruman the White

26. Max von Sydow

Actor | Flash Gordon

Max von Sydow was born Carl Adolf von Sydow on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden, to a middle-class family. He is the son of Baroness Maria Margareta (Rappe), a teacher, and Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, an ethnologist and folklore professor. His surname traces back to his father's partial German ...

Beorn

27. Sylvester McCoy

Actor | The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Sylvester McCoy was born in Dunoon, Scotland. He spent much of his childhood in Dublin, Ireland. Before becoming an actor, as Percy Smith he trained as a priest, sold insurance and acted as a bodyguard for the Rolling Stones. He started his acting career as a part of the Ken Campbell Roadshow, at ...

Radagast the Brown

28. Andy Serkis

Actor | War for the Planet of the Apes

English film actor, director and author Andy Serkis is known for his performance capture roles comprising motion capture acting, animation and voice work for such computer-generated characters as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001-2003) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), ...

Gollum, Narzug, and Ragash

29. Geoffrey Rush

Actor | The King's Speech

Geoffrey Roy Rush was born on July 6, 1951, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, to Merle (Bischof), a department store sales assistant, and Roy Baden Rush, an accountant for the Royal Australian Air Force. His mother was of German descent and his father had English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. ...

The Master of Lake-town

30. Brian Blessed

Actor | Flash Gordon

Boisterous British actor Brian Blessed is known for his hearty, king-sized portrayals on film and television. A giant of a man accompanied by an eloquent wit and booming, operatic voice, Brian was born in 1936 and grew up in the mining village of Goldthorpe in South Yorkshire. His father was a ...

Dain Ironfoot

31. Antony Sher

Actor | Shakespeare in Love

Born in 1949, Antony Sher was raised in South Africa before going to London to study at the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art between 1969 and 1971. After performing for the theatre group "Gay Sweatshop" in "Thinking Straight" (1975), "The Fork" (1976) and "Stone" (1976), Sher joined the Royal...

Thrain II

32. Alan Howard

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Alan Howard was born on August 5, 1937 in London, England as Alan Mackenzie Howard. He was an actor, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989) and Frederick Forsyth Presents (1989). He was married to Sally Beauman and ...

the voice of The Necromancer

33. Timothy Spall

Actor | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Timothy Leonard Spall was born in Battersea, London, to Sylvia R. (Leonard), a hairdresser, and Joseph L. Spall, a postal worker. He was raised in London. Spall auditioned and earned a spot with the National Youth Theatre and later showed great promise at RADA where he portrayed the title roles in ...

The Great Goblin

34. Michael Maloney

Actor | The Young Victoria

Michael Maloney was born on June 19, 1957 in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England. He is an actor, known for The Young Victoria (2009), Henry V (1989) and Notes on a Scandal (2006).

Alfrid

35. Alun Armstrong

Actor | Krull

Alun Armstrong was born on July 17, 1946 in Annfield Plain, County Durham, England as Robert Alun Armstrong. He is an actor, known for Krull (1983), The Mummy Returns (2001) and Eragon (2006). He has been married to Susan J. Bairstow since 1977. They have three children.

Tom Troll

36. Richard Griffiths

Actor | Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

British character actor Richard Griffiths came from radio and the classical stage where he built up an early reputation as a Shakespearean clown, with larger-than-life portrayals of Henry VIII, Falstaff in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the Royal ...

Bert Troll

37. Terry Jones

Writer | The Meaning of Life

Terry Jones was born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. His father was a bank clerk, mother - mistress of the house. He has an older brother, Nigel Jones (1940-). He studied at St. Edmund Hall College, Oxford University. In 1965, with his friend Michael Palin, he made The Late Show (1966) for television, ...

William Troll

38. Daniel Radcliffe

Actor | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born on July 23, 1989 in Fulham, London, England, to casting agent Marcia Gresham (née Jacobson) and literary agent Alan Radcliffe. His father is from a Northern Irish Protestant background, while his mother was born in South Africa, to a Jewish family (from Lithuania, ...

Bain

39. Perdita Weeks

Actress | As Above, So Below

Perdita Weeks was born on December 25, 1985 in Cardiff, Wales as Perdita Rose Annunziata Weeks. She is an actress, known for As Above, So Below (2014), Hamlet (1996) and Spice World (1997).

Sigrid

40. Anna Paquin

Actress | The Piano

Anna Paquin is the first millennial to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting, and the first to win.

She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1982, to Mary (Brophy), an English teacher from Wellington, New Zealand, and Brian Paquin, a Canadian phys-ed teacher. Anna moved to her ...

Tilda

41. Roger Allam

Actor | V for Vendetta

Roger Allam was born on October 26, 1953 in London, England. He is an actor and producer, known for V for Vendetta (2005), Speed Racer (2008) and The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006). He is married to Rebecca Saire. They have two children.

Braga

42. Lisa Harrow

Actress | Sunday

Intelligent and luminous red-haired Lisa Harrow was born in Auckland, New Zealand, on August 25, 1943. A scholarship from the New Zealand Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council is what sent Lisa studying abroad. Accepted by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, she later was invited to become a ...

Hilda Bianca

43. Roger Ashton-Griffiths

Actor | Game of Thrones

Dual Canadian/British nationalities. Read Music at Lancaster University (1975-78) before joining English National Opera as singer (1979-81). Theatre credits subsequently include Gloucester (King Lear) at Colchester, Judge Turpin (Sweeney Todd) at Liverpool and Watford, Algol (Space Queen Maladjusta...

Percy

44. Ian Richardson

Actor | From Hell

A classical actor (and founding member in 1960 of the Royal Shakespeare Company), Richardson earned international fame as the villainous Francis Urquart in the BBC television trilogy, "House of Cards." Uttered in a cut-glass accent, the Machiavellian Prime Minister's sly "You might well think that ...

Thror

45. Hugh Jackman

Actor | Les Misérables

Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film ...

Yazneg

46. Stephen Ure

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Stephen Ure was born on March 28, 1958 in St Leonards, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Stephen David Ure. He is an actor and director, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013).

Fimbul and Grinnah

47. Nathaniel Lees

Actor | The Matrix Revolutions

An accomplished actor of Samoan descent, Nathaniel Lees who was born in New Zealand has succeeded impressively as both an actor and theater director. As a native of New Zealand, it comes as no surprise his name and face appeared on notable New Zealand projects including Hercules: The Legendary ...

Keeper of the Dungeons and Dwarf Miner

48. Brian Sergent

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Brian Sergent was born on December 29, 1959 in Naenae, Wellington, New Zealand as Brian Clifford Sergent-Shadbolt. He is known for his work on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), Dead Alive (1992) and Meet the Feebles (1989).

Spiders and Orc Underling

49. Peter Vere-Jones

Actor | Braindead

Peter Vere-Jones is an actor, known for Dead Alive (1992), Bad Taste (1987) and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013).

Spiders

50. Michael Williams

Actor | Henry V

Michael Williams was born on July 9, 1935 in Liverpool, England as Michael Leonard Williams. He was an actor and writer, known for Henry V (1989), A Fine Romance (1981) and Eagle in a Cage (1972). He was married to Judi Dench. He died on January 11, 2001 in Hampstead, London, England.

Tosser Grubb

51. Terence Bayler

Actor | Life of Brian

Terence Bayler was born on January 24, 1930 in Wanganui, New Zealand. He was an actor, known for Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979), Time Bandits (1981) and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001). He was married to Valerie Cutko and Bridget Armstrong. He died on August 2, 2016 in England.

Master Worrywort

52. Elizabeth Moody

Actress | Braindead

Elizabeth Moody was born in 1939. She was an actress, known for Dead Alive (1992), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and Heavenly Creatures (1994). She was married to Terence Moody. She died on January 12, 2010 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Lobelia Baggins

53. Peter Corrigan

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Peter Corrigan was born as Peter Russell Corrigan. He is known for his work on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), King Kong (2005) and The Water Horse (2007).

Otho Sackville-Baggins

54. Dan Hennah

Art_director | King Kong

Dan Hennah was born in Hastings, New Zealand. He is a production designer and art director, known for King Kong (2005), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). He has been married to Chris Hennah since March 17, 1973.

Old Took

55. Bret McKenzie

Soundtrack | Flight of the Conchords

Bret McKenzie was born on June 29, 1976 in New Zealand as Bret Peter Tarrant McKenzie. He has been married to Hannah Clarke since March 18, 2009.

Lindir

56. Craig Hall

Actor | King Kong

Craig Hall was born on May 10th, 1974 in Auckland, New Zealand after his parents emigrated from Glasgow,Scotland. He is an actor, known for King Kong (2005), The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013), The World's Fastest Indian (2005) and A Place To Call Home (2013). His film debut was in Savage ...

Galion

57. Reece Dinsdale

Actor | I.D.

Reece was born and raised in Normanton West Yorkshire. He trained at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. This led to a long and successful acting career in television, theatre, film and radio drama. He has appeared in some of the most celebrated TV shows and films over ...

Feren

58. Sean Murray

Actor | Seaforth

Sean Murray is an actor, known for Seaforth (1994), Hamlet (1990) and Robin Hood (2006).

Elros

59. Robert Pollock

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Robert Pollock was born on September 16, 1951 in New Zealand. He is an actor, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Once Were Warriors (1994) and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002).

Soury

60. Matt Doran

Actor | The Matrix

Born in Sydney in 1976, Matt Doran is an experienced film and television actor who had his first lead role in the film Pirates' Island at age 14.

After graduating from the Australian Film and TV Academy, he became a core cast member on Australia's most successful television show Home and Away.

He has...

Net Mender

61. Ray Henwood

Actor | The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Ray Henwood was born in 1937 in Swansea, Wales. He is an actor, known for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), Heavenly Creatures (1994) and Xena: Warrior Princess (1995).

Fisherman

62. Nick Tate

Actor | Killer Elite

Nick Tate was born on June 18, 1942 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Nicholas John Tate. He is an actor and director, known for Killer Elite (2011), Hook (1991) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). He is married to Hazel Butterfield Tate. They have two children.

Stallkeeper

63. Max Cullen

Actor | X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Max Cullen was born on April 29, 1940 in Wellington, New South Wales, Australia. He is an actor and writer, known for X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Love My Way (2004) and The Great Gatsby (2013).

Fishmonger

64. Miranda Harcourt

Aquaman

Miranda is a director, teacher and coach.

Her approach is based on years of writing and performing Verbatim theatre in prisons in New Zealand, Australia and the UK, as well as her work as an on-set acting coach with renowned actors and directors on films all over the world.

Directors she has worked ...

Olga

65. Kiran Shah

Actor | The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

In 2004, Kiran was back in New Zealand filming The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) playing a character called Ginarrbrik.

He also writes poetry; his work has been published in Britain and America.

Kiran is a "Guinness World Record" holder as the "shortest professional...

Goblin Scribe

66. Sala Baker

Stunts | Deadpool 2

Sala Baker was born on September 22, 1976 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is known for his work on Deadpool 2 (2018), Braven (2018) and Sleepless (2017). He has been married to Stefany June Baclaan since 2010.

Bill Ferny Sr.

68. Rena Owen

Actress | Siren

Rena is an international award-winning actor and is one of only 6 actors in the world to have worked with both George Lucas and Steven Spielberg during her illustrious career that spans 3 decades.

One of 9 children, she was born and bred in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand to a Maori/Welsh father and...

Betsy Butterbur

69. David Weatherley

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Educated at The Quintin School to 'O'level GCE standard. Left England for Canada in '56 and served 5 years in the Canadian Army (Provost Sgt.). Arrived in NZ '61 intending to join the NZ Army - unhappily a motorcycle accident finished that idea. Started in amateur theatre '62, and became involved ...

Barliman Butterbur, Sr.

70. Peter Jackson

Producer | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie camera (because she saw how much he enjoyed taking photos), the then eight-year-old Peter instantly grabbed the thing to start recording his own movies,...

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