The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has generated a lot of buzz for a worthwhile purpose. The Middle-earth Second Age series introduces a new world set tens of thousands of years before Tolkien’s first three books. has an ensemble cast of fresh performers portraying many races, including humans, dwarves, elves, and harfoots. Here’s a sneak glance at some of the main characters and characteristics of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power on Prime Video as fan curiosity peaks!
Elrond (Robert Aramayo)
Elrond is a passionate young politician who is looking for his calling in the Second Age of Middle-earth. Elrond, who is a half-elf, seeks to improve things in the regal elven realm of Lindon. The actor who portrays young Elrond, Robert Aramayo, believes that Elrond still has a lot to learn. “He’s sort of battling with the past, or at least that’s how I felt, anyway. His father saved the world, which is a lot to live up to,” Aramayo shared. Aramayo found it difficult to put himself in the character’s shoes, but he tried his hardest to get it right. “You can read about that choice, and you can read about what happened and why he made that choice. But as an actor, you start thinking, well, how did it feel to make that choice? How did it feel to watch your brother grow old and die, even though you were born the same? So yeah, I am a nerd, but what’s fun is trying to bring your actor self into it as well,” he added.
Bronwyn (Nazanin Boniadi)
Bronwyn is a healer who lives in the Southlands. She has a strong sense of loyalty to her country and will do anything to defend those she loves. Actress Nazanin Boniadi connected with Bronwyn’s journey and shared, “They’re trying to redeem themselves from the shackles of their past. She wants to liberate her people from that. I’ve been an activist for my homeland for over a decade so that resonated with me. On many levels, it’s like a fantastical version of myself.”
Míriel (Cynthia Addai-Robinson)
The regent queen Miriel, who has a strong affection for her country but is concerned about the impending tensions, rules the ancient island of Numenor. . Actress Cynthia Addai-Robinson revealed some traits of her character and said, “There’s something relatable about how isolating that can feel and how you are grappling with things that no one else can really understand.”
Isildur (Maxim Baldry)
He is a young Nmenórean sailor and the main cause of all the misfortune in Middle-earth. Isildur makes a decision while battling his inner demons that results in unexpected circumstances. Sharing insights about the character, actor Maxim Baldry said, “You see Isildur as a young man at a crossroads, wanting to pursue his father’s shoes and become a ship’s captain. But there’s also something that’s pulling him away from that and pulling him into this romantic view of life outside of the city. There’s an emptiness in him, and he’s grieving his mother. He wants to find himself, and it’s a beautiful story of a young man trying to find his way in life. He makes mistakes along the way.”
Halbrand (Charlie Vickers)
Halbrand, a human from Southlands, is a brand-new character in the genre. After catching a peek at Halbrand’s surprising affinity for Galadriel, interest in him increased. Spilling beans about the same, actor Charlie Vickers teased, “There are a few things about Hal which are quite interesting, particularly his relationship with Galadriel. He’s coming from this place in his past where he’s trying to let go of his past and move on. But in meeting her, she starts to illuminate some things in his mind, things about his past and his destiny that he maybe hadn’t considered. It makes him look at things in a different way.”
Gil-galad (Benjamin Walker)
Gil-galad, the High King of the Elves, is just and optimistic. Gil-galad ultimately perishes while attempting to defend Middle-earth from hidden threats. Actor Benjamin Walker, who brought the character to life, explained, “My favourite part is that he has this odd gift of foresight. He’s prescient, and he’s ahead of the curve. He can feel the pulse of evil rising. He’s attuned to the life force of Middle-earth, and he’s chosen to stay.”
Galadriel (Morfydd Clark)
Galadriel has a significant part to play in the Second Age of Middle-earth. Galadriel’s voyage is riddled with enigmas, from suspecting Sauron’s presence to finding Numenor. The Amazon Original Series character is portrayed by actress Morfydd Clark, who has always desired to play an ethereal elf. “I always saw myself as more of a hobbit,” she joked. Clark was enticed with the young, less regal Galadriel, and loved the armor-wearing ceremony. Talking about her shooting experience, she said, “Rehearsing in my joggers in an office as Galadriel, that was probably the least fun. How can you pretend to be an immortal, thousand-year-old magical being in that? Then you get in the ears and the costume, and you’re like, ‘Thank God. Now it makes sense.”
Durin IV (Owain Arthur)
Durin IV, a young dwarf leader, is devoted to his wife, Princess Disa, and is filled with deep emotion and pride for his realm. The opportunity to use prosthetics, according to actor Owain Arthur, gave him more enthusiasm for the part. “The first thing that excited me about it was that I got to wear prosthetics. The inner child in me was really looking forward to it. And then, the adult Owain kind of went, ‘Oh no, this is going to happen every single day. I have to wear prosthetics and this wig, and this beard that stops me from having my lunch!” he said.