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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (5-Dec-2002)

Director: Peter Jackson

Writers: Fran Walsh; Philippa Boyens; Stephen Sinclair; Peter Jackson

From novel: The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien

Music Composed, Orchestrated, and Conducted by: Howard Shore

Producers: Barrie M. Osborne; Fran Walsh; Peter Jackson

Keywords: Fantasy, Explosions

Second installment in the Lord of the Rings trilogy details the continued trials and tribulations of various characters in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth.

First sequel to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). Picking up from where The Fellowship of the Ring's plot left off, The Two Towers portrays a Middle-earth mired in heavy conflict. Gandalf sacrifices himself at Balrog to allow the Fellowship to escape from the Mines of Moria; meanwhile, Frodo and Sam press on in their quest for the One Ring, aided by the troublesome Gollum. Sauron's troops advance towards Gondor to top off a veritable pile of turmoil, setting the stage for the calamitous War of the Ring. Won Academy Awards for Best Sound Editing and Best Visual Effects; nominated for Best Picture, Best Art Direction, Best Film Editing, and Best Sound.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Sean Astin
25-Feb-1971   The Goonies' Mikey and the hobbit Sam
Sean Bean
17-Apr-1959   Boromir in Lord of the Rings
Cate Blanchett
14-May-1969   Galadriel in LOTR
Orlando Bloom
13-Jan-1977   Lord of the Rings
Billy Boyd
28-Aug-1968   Pippin in The Lord of the Rings
Brad Dourif
18-Mar-1950   Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Bernard Hill
17-Dec-1944   Boys from the Blackstuff
Christopher Lee
27-May-1922 7-Jun-2015 The Face of Fu Manchu
Ian McKellen
25-May-1939   Gandalf the Grey
Dominic Monaghan
8-Dec-1976   Charlie on Lost
Viggo Mortensen
20-Oct-1958   Aragorn in Lord of the Rings
John Noble
20-Aug-1948   Dr. Walter Bishop on Fringe
Miranda Otto
16-Dec-1967   Eowyn in The Lord of the Rings
Craig Parker
12-Nov-1970   Haldir in LOTR films
John Rhys-Davies
5-May-1944   Gimli the dwarf in Lord of the Rings
Andy Serkis
20-Apr-1964   Gollum in LOTR trilogy
Liv Tyler
1-Jul-1977   Daughter of Aerosmith frontman
Karl Urban
7-Jun-1972   Éomer in the Lord of the Rings
Hugo Weaving
4-Apr-1960   Agent Smith in The Matrix
David Wenham
21-Sep-1965   Faramir in Lord of the Rings
Elijah Wood
28-Jan-1981   Frodo Baggins in Lord of the Rings


Elijah Wood   ...   Frodo
Ian McKellen   ...   Gandalf
Liv Tyler   ...   Arwen
Viggo Mortensen   ...   Aragorn
Sean Astin   ...   Sam
Cate Blanchett   ...   Galadriel
John Rhys-Davies   ...   Gimli
Bernard Hill   ...   Theoden
Christopher Lee   ...   Saruman
Billy Boyd   ...   Pippin
Dominic Monaghan   ...   Merry
Orlando Bloom   ...   Legolas
Hugo Weaving   ...   Elrond
Miranda Otto   ...   Eowyn
David Wenham   ...   Faramir
Brad Dourif   ...   Wormtongue
Andy Serkis   ...   Gollum
Karl Urban   ...   Eomer
Craig Parker   ...   Haldir
Bruce Allpress   ...   Aldor
John Bach   ...   Madril
Sala Baker   ...   Man Flesh Uruk
Jed Brophy   ...   Sharku / Snaga
Sam Comery   ...   Eothain
Calum Gittins   ...   Haleth
Bruce Hopkins   ...   Gamling
Paris Howe Strewe   ...   Theodred
Nathaniel Lees   ...   Ugluk
John Leigh   ...   Hama
Robbie Magasiva   ...   Mauhur
Robyn Malcolm   ...   Morwen
Bruce Phillips   ...   Rohan Soldier
Robert Pollock   ...   Mordor Orc
Olivia Tennet   ...   Freda
Ray Trickett   ...   Bereg
Stephen Ure   ...   Grishnakh
John Rhys-Davies   ...   Voice of Treebeard


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