Lord of the Rings

(don't forget to see my photos from the Casa Loma exhibit of props, sets and
costumes from Lord of the Rings!)

The Story:

An ancient Ring thought lost for centuries has been found, and through a strange twist in fate has been given to a Hobbit named Frodo. When the wizard Gandalf discovers that the Ring is the One Ring that the Dark Lord Sauron is searching for in order to conquer Middle Earth, Frodo must journey to the Cracks of Doom to destroy it and save his homeland. Also along for the journey is his friend Gandalf, Legolas the elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Aragorn, Boromir, and his three Hobbit friends Merry, Pippin and Sam. Through mountains, snow, darkness, forests, rivers and plains, the Fellowship face evil and danger at every corner. Their quest to destroy the One Ring is the only hope to defeat Sauron! Based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
~ Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien

Orlando's Role:

Orlando plays Legolas Greenleaf, an elf from the forest of Mirkwood. Legolas joins the Fellowship of the Ring after journeying to Rivendell for the Council of Elrond, and was chosen to represent the Elves. Throughout the epic, Legolas travels across Middle Earth, meeting various characters, and taking part in battles that will change the course of history in his world!

Interesting Fact: Orlando originally auditioned for the role of Faramir, which later went to David Wenham (which I'm very happy about, Orlando is fab as Legolas and I liek David, too :D ).

Release Dates:

Filming Locations: Filming Dates: 11 October 1999 - 22 December 2000

Offcial Site: Lord of the Rings

The Fellowship

All info (except for Orlando's Role which came from my brain)
thanks to The Internet Movie Database.

Poem from the actual novel the Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Pic from theOneRing.net