The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is finally upon us.

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While the new Amazon Prime Video series features some characters fans will recall from Peter Jackson's trilogy of films, they are all played by new actors.

There are also a host of other characters to get to know, from Sir Lenny Henry's Sadoc Burrows to Nazanin Boniadi's Bronwyn.

A minority of so-called fans have criticised The Rings of Power for its diverse casting, leading fantasy legends Neil Gaiman and Whoopi Goldberg to speak out and defend the series.

Several original Lord of the Rings cast members have also spoken out to defend the casting.

Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan – who all portrayed Hobbits in the original film trilogy – recently shared posts alongside the caption: "You Are All Welcome Here."

Read on for everything you need to know about the cast of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

Rings of Power cast: Full list of Lord of the Rings characters

The following cast members have been confirmed for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

  • Robert Aramayo as Elrond
  • Morfydd Clark as Galadriel
  • Owain Arthur as Prince Durin IV
  • Nazanin Boniadi as Bronwyn
  • Ismael Cruz Córdova as Arondir
  • Charles Edwards as Lord Celebrimbor
  • Maxim Baldry as Isildur
  • Sophia Nomvete as Princess Disa
  • Charlie Vickers as Halbrand
  • Lenny Henry as Sadoc Burrows
  • Simon Merrells as Watchmaster Revion
  • Megan Richards as Poppy Proudfellow
  • Dylan Smith as Largo Brandyfoot
  • Daniel Weyman as The Stranger
  • Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Queen Regent Míriel
  • Peter Mullan as King Durin III
  • Lloyd Owen as Captain Elendil
  • Ema Horvath as Eärien
  • Markella Kavenagh as Elanor "Nori" Brandyfoot
  • Tyroe Muhafidin as Theo
  • Augustus Prew as Medhor
  • Peter Tait as Tredwill
  • Ian Blackburn as Rowan
  • Kip Chapman as Rían
  • Maxine Cunliffe as Vilma
  • Trystan Gravelle as Pharazôn
  • Thusitha Jayasundera as Malva
  • Fabian McCallum as Thondir
  • Geoff Morrell as Waldreg
  • Leon Wadham as Kemen
  • Benjamin Walker as High King Gil-galad
  • Sara Zwangobani as Marigold Brandyfoot
  • Will Fletcher as Finrod
  • Amelie Child-Villiers as young Galadriel
  • Beau Cassidy as Dilly Brandyfoot
  • Jane Montgomery Griffiths as Astrid
  • Virginie La Verdue as Abigail
  • Berynn Schwerdt as Eamon
  • Alex Tarrant as Valandil
  • Joseph Mawle as Adar
  • Anthony Crum as Ontamo
  • Bridie Sisson as The Dweller

For more information on the major players, see below.

Morfydd Clark plays Galadriel

Morfydd Clark plays Galadriel in The Rings of Power
Morfydd Clark plays Galadriel in The Rings of Power Amazon Studios

Who is Galadriel? Galadriel is one of the oldest elves who has been part of some of the most historical moments in Middle-earth. Many know her as the Lady of Lothlórien, but in this period she is a warrior who is intent on hunting Sauron in honour of her fallen brother, Finrod.

Where have I seen Morfydd Clark before? Clark has had roles in series such as Dracula, His Dark Materials and Patrick Melrose, while on the big screen she has appeared in Saint Maud, Eternal Beauty and The Personal History of David Copperfield.

Robert Aramayo plays Elrond

Robert Aramayo plays Elrond in The Rings of Power
Robert Aramayo plays Elrond in The Rings of Power Amazon

Who is Elrond? Elrond is a Half-Elven politician, previously played by Hugo Weaving in Peter Jackson's films where he is the Lord of Rivendell. Elrond is friends with both Galadriel and the Dwarven Prince Durin IV in The Rings of Power.

Where have I seen Robert Aramayo before? Aramayo has appeared in The King's Man, Mindhunter and the Netflix mini-series Behind Her Eyes. He also played a young Ned Stark in Game of Thrones.

Owain Arthur plays Prince Durin IV

Owain Arthur as Prince Durin IV in The Rings of Power.
Owain Arthur as Prince Durin IV in The Rings of Power. Ben Rothstein/Prime Video

Who is Prince Durin IV? Prince Durin IV is a prince of the Dwarven city Khazad-dûm and an old friend of Elrond.

Where have I seen Owain Arthur before? Arthur is mostly known for his theatre roles, but he has also appeared in films including The One and Only Ivan and series such as Death in Paradise, Casualty and Babylon.

Cynthia Addai-Robinson plays Queen Regent Míriel

Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Queen Regent Míriel in The Rings of Power
Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Queen Regent Míriel in The Rings of Power Courtesy of Amazon Studios

Who is Queen Regent Míriel? Míriel is the Queen Regent of Númenor, an Island Kingdom of Men.

Where have I seen Cynthia Addai-Robinson before? Addai-Robinson is best known for her roles in Power, Arrow and Shooter, while she also appeared in the Ben Affleck film The Accountant and in Star Trek Into Darkness.

Maxim Baldry plays Isildur

Maxim Baldry as Isildur in The Rings of Power
Maxim Baldry as Isildur in The Rings of Power Courtesy of Prime Video

Who is Isildur? Isildur is a sea cadet and is the son of Elendil. He is Eärien's brother. Isildur was portrayed by Harry Sinclair in flashbacks in the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

Where have I seen Maxim Baldry before? Baldry is best known for his roles in Hollyoaks and Years and Years, but has also appeared in Doctor Who and Skins amongst other series.

Nazanin Boniadi plays Bronwyn

Nazanin Boniadi as Bronwyn in The Rings of Power.
Nazanin Boniadi as Bronwyn in The Rings of Power. Ben Rothstein/Prime Video

Who is Bronwyn? Bronwyn is a human, a healer woman and a single mother to a troubled boy named Theo. She carries romantic feelings for the elf Arondir.

Where have I seen Nazanin Boniadi before? Boniadi has appeared in series such as Homeland, Scandal and How I Met Your Mother, in which she played Barney's girlfriend Nora.

Ismael Cruz Córdova plays Arondir

Ismael Cruz Córdova as Arondir in The Rings of Power.
Ismael Cruz Córdova as Arondir in The Rings of Power. Ben Rothstein/Prime Video

Who is Arondir? Arondir is a Silvan Elf tasked with watching over the people of the Southlands. The character is original for The Rings of Power.

Where have I seen Ismael Cruz Córdova before? Cruz Córdova had a small role in The Mandalorian and has appeared in other projects such as The Catch, Ray Donovan, The Good Wife and Mary Queen of Scots.

Charles Edwards plays Lord Celebrimbor

Charles Edwards as Celebrimbor in The Rings of Power.
Charles Edwards as Celebrimbor in The Rings of Power. Ben Rothstein/Prime Video

Who is Celebrimbor? Lord Celebrimbor is the Elven smith who, in the lore of Tolkien, forges the Rings of Power.

Where have I seen Charles Edwards before? Edwards has appeared in The Crown, Ripper Street, Downton Abbey and Sherlock, while he also had a small role in Batman Begins.

Trystan Gravelle plays Pharazôn

Trystan Gravelle plays Pharazôn in The Rings of Power.
Trystan Gravelle plays Pharazôn in The Rings of Power. Matt Grace/Prime Video

Who is Pharazôn? Pharazôn is Queen Regent Míriel's advisor and the Chancellor of Númenor.

Where have I seen Trystan Gravelle before? Gravelle has had roles in A Discovery of Witches, Baptiste, Quiz and Trying, alongside other series.

Lenny Henry plays Sadoc Burrows

Lenny Henry in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
Lenny Henry as Sadoc Burrows in The Rings of Power. Prime Video

Who is Sadoc Burrows? Sadoc is a leader in the Harfoot community. The character is original for The Rings of Power.

Where have I seen Lenny Henry before? Henry is known primarily for his comedy, but has also appeared in films such as Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and series such as The Sandman, Doctor Who and Broadchurch.

Ema Horvath plays Eärien

ma Horvath (Eärien), Leon Wadham (Kemen)
Ema Horvath as Eärien in The Rings of Power Amazon Studios

Who is Eärien? Eärien is Isildur's sister and the daughter of Captain Elendil. The character is original for The Rings of Power.

Where have I seen Ema Horvath before? Horvath has had roles in the series Don't Look Deeper and the film What Lies Below.

Markella Kavenagh plays Elanor 'Nori' Brandyfoot

Markella Kavenagh as Elanor "Nori" Brandyfoot in The Rings of Power.
Markella Kavenagh as Elanor 'Nori' Brandyfoot in The Rings of Power. Ben Rothstein/Prime Video

Who is Elanor 'Nori' Brandyfoot? Nori is a Harfoot, who are visually similar to Hobbits but don't have a home like they have The Shire. The character is original for The Rings of Power.

Where have I seen Markella Kavenagh before? Kavenagh has appeared in The Cry, Picnic at Hanging Rock and The Gloaming, amongst other series.

Tyroe Muhafidin plays Theo

Tyroe Muhafidin as Theo in The Rings of Power.
Tyroe Muhafidin as Theo in The Rings of Power. Ben Rothstein/Prime Video

Who is Theo? Theo is Bronwyn’s son who is in possession of a dark weapon. The character is original for The Rings of Power.

Where have I seen Tyroe Muhafidin before? This is Muhafidin's first major screen role.

Sophia Nomvete plays Princess Disa

Sophia Nomvete as Princess Disa in The Rings of Power.
Sophia Nomvete as Princess Disa in The Rings of Power. Ben Rothstein/Prime Video

Who is Princess Disa? Princess Disa is the friendly Dwarven princess married to Prince Durin IV who welcomes Elrond into their home.

Where have I seen Sophia Nomvete before? Nomvete has previously appeared in the children's series Swashbuckle.

Lloyd Owen plays Elendil

Lloyd Owen as Elendil in The Rings of Power.
Lloyd Owen as Elendil in The Rings of Power. Amazon Studios

Who is Elendil? Elendil is a sea captain and the head of a 'known' family in Númenor. He is the father to Isildur and Eärien. Elendil was portrayed by Peter McKenzie in the prologue of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

Where have I seen Lloyd Owen before? Owen is known for his roles in Cleaning Up, Silent Witness, Death in Paradise and Monarch of the Glen.

Megan Richards plays Poppy Proudfellow

Megan Richards as Poppy Proudfellow (right) in The Rings of Power.
Megan Richards as Poppy Proudfellow (right) in The Rings of Power. Ben Rothstein/Prime Video

Who is Poppy Proudfellow? Poppy is a Harfoot. The character is original for The Rings of Power.

Where have I seen Megan Richards before? Richards has appeared in the series Wanderlust and Doctors.

Dylan Smith plays Largo Brandyfoot

Dylan Smith as Largo Brandyfoot (middle) in The Rings of Power.
Dylan Smith as Largo Brandyfoot (middle) in The Rings of Power. Ben Rothstein/Prime Video

Who is Largo Brandyfoot? Largo is a Harfoot. The character is original for The Rings of Power.

Where have I seen Dylan Smith before? Smith has appeared in I Am the Night and Into the Badlands, as well as Tom Cruise's The Mummy and Maze Runner: The Death Cure.

Charlie Vickers plays Halbrand

Charlie Vickers as Halbrand in The Rings of Power.
Charlie Vickers as Halbrand in The Rings of Power. Matt Grace/Prime Video

Who is Halbrand? Halbrand is one of the race of Men and comes from the Southlands. The character appears to be original for The Rings of Power.

Where have I seen Charlie Vickers before? Vickers has appeared in the series Medici but this is one of his first screen roles outside of that.

Leon Wadham plays Kemen

Ema Horvath (Eärien), Leon Wadham (Kemen) in The Rings of Power
Ema Horvath (Eärien), Leon Wadham (Kemen) in The Rings of Power Courtesy of Prime Video

Who is Kemen? Kemen is a Númenórean nobleman and the son of Pharazôn. The character is original for The Rings of Power.

Where have I seen Leon Wadham before? Wadham has appeared in the series Go Girls and The Bad Seed.

Benjamin Walker plays High King Gil-galad

Benjamin Walker as High King Gil-galad in The Rings of Power.
Benjamin Walker as High King Gil-galad in The Rings of Power. Ben Rothstein/Prime Video

Who is High King Gil-galad? Gil-galad is the the High King of the Noldor, High Elves of the Second Clan who migrated to Middle-earth from Valinor. Gil-galad resides in Lindon.

Where have I seen Benjamin Walker before? Walker is best known for his roles in Jessica Jones and Traitors.

Daniel Weyman plays The Stranger

Daniel Weyman as The Stranger in The Rings of Power.
Daniel Weyman as The Stranger in The Rings of Power. Amazon Studios

Who is The Stranger? The Stranger is a mysterious character we currently know little about but he crashes to Middle-Earth in a red-streaked comet.

Where have I seen Daniel Weyman before? Weyman has appeared in Silent Witness, Gentleman Jack and Foyle's War alongside other series and films.

Sara Zwangobani plays Marigold Brandyfoot

Sara Zwangobani as Marigold Brandyfoot (right) in The Rings of Power.
Sara Zwangobani as Marigold Brandyfoot (right) in The Rings of Power. Amazon Studios / Prime Video

Who is Marigold Brandyfoot? Marigold is a Harfoot. The character is original for The Rings of Power.

Where have I seen Sara Zwangobani before? Zwangobani is best known for her roles in Home and Away, Monarch Cove and Love My Way.

Peter Mullan plays King Durin III

Peter Mullan as King Durin III in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
Peter Mullan as King Durin III in The Rings of Power. YouTube/Amazon Studios

Who is King Durin III? The father of Prince Durin IV and the monarch ruling over the Dwarven city of Khazad-dûm.

Where have I seen Peter Mullan before? The Scottish actor is best known for his roles in the Ken Loach film My Name is Joe, Paddy Considine's film Tyrannosaur, and the TV series The Fixer, Top of the Lake, Mum, Ozark, Westworld and Cursed. Mullan is also a director and helmed the films The Magdalene Sisters and Neds.

Will Fletcher plays Finrod

Will Fletcher as Finrod in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
Will Fletcher as Finrod in The Rings of Power. YouTube/Amazon Studios

Who is Finrod? An Elven warrior who is the older brother of Galadriel and who perished while hunting for Sauron.

Where have I seen Will Fletcher before? Fletcher previously appeared in the film The Road Dance and the short film Conversations at Dusk.

Joseph Mawle plays Adar

Joseph Mawle as Adar in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
Joseph Mawle as Adar in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Courtesy of Amazon Studios

Who is Adar? Adar is a corrupt elf who now commands a horde of Orcs who are ravaging the Southlands in Middle-Earth.

What else has Joseph Mawle been in? Mawle is best known for his role as Benjen Stark in Game of Thrones as well as parts in Ripper Street, The Passion, Birdsong, and Troy: Fall of a City.

Bridie Sisson plays The Dweller

Bridie Sisson in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
Bridie Sisson in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Courtesy of Amazon Studios

Who is Bridie Sisson playing? The Dweller, an ethereal and villainous figure who has been confirmed to come from far to the east, from the lands of Rhûn. They are hunting The Stranger.

What else has Bridie Sisson been in? Sisson is best known for her roles in Cowboy Bebop, The Justice of Bunny King, and Shortland Street.

Read more on The Rings of Power:

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will land on Amazon Prime Video on Friday 2nd September 2022 – try Amazon Prime Video for free for 30 days. If you’re looking for something else to watch in the meantime, check out our TV Guide or visit our dedicated Fantasy hub.

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