Lord of the Rings

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Serious concerns raised in NZ about environmental impact of major productions including Amazon’s Rings of Power
In response to workers’ claims of high emissions and waste, Amazon says it complied with all laws and ‘either met or exceeded industry standards’

Tess McClure in Auckland

08, Nov, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Larry Rew obituary
Other lives: British stage and film actor who spent a number of years working in theatre in New Zealand

Ross Berkeley Simpson

18, Oct, 2022 @6:23 PM

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‘They scan your eyeballs just to get on set!’ Charlie Vickers on The Rings of Power
The actor, who plays Halbrand in the Lord of the Rings show, talks about auditioning in secret, fleeing sea beasts with Galadriel … and what Tolkien would think about the racist backlash

Sian Cain

12, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power recap episode seven – is that Gandalf I spy?
Ahead of next week’s finale, it’s high drama with Middle-earth’s answer to Pompeii. And have we really met everyone’s favourite grey wizard?

Andy Welch

07, Oct, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power clip prompts barrage of gleeful parodies
The short clip, which some falsely claimed was the show’s opening credits, has earned comparisons to Kath & Kim, The Young and the Restless and a strangely similar episode of Community

Guardian staff

02, Sep, 2022 @8:07 AM

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What links The Lord of the Rings to Lenny Henry and the Beatles?
As Middle-earth buffs get ready for the new Rings of Power extravaganza, we follow Tolkien down the rabbit hole and find Orson Welles, Michael Gambon and the Fab Four

Larry Ryan

27, Aug, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Swedish gaming giant buys Lord of the Rings and Hobbit rights
Embracer buys Middle-earth Enterprises which controls intellectual property rights to Tolkien’s most famous works

Mark Sweney

18, Aug, 2022 @1:33 PM

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Dreaming shires: how East Yorkshire shaped Tolkien’s Middle-earth fantasy
Invalided home from the Somme, the Lord of the Rings author was inspired by this peaceful landscape to begin his epic tales – which are now getting the Amazon blockbuster treatment

Liz Boulter

10, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Game of Thrones v Lord of the Rings: who will win the epic battle of the spin-offs?
Hundreds of millions of dollars have been flung into making prequels of the fantasy franchises. But which will triumph? Or, with no familiar characters, could both end in disaster?

Steve Rose

28, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Comic-Con 2022: Wakanda Forever, Sandman and Bill Murray joins the MCU
Plus 16 new Marvel projects, a Dungeons & Dragons film, the new Lord of the Rings series, a sneak peek at Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam, and Keanu Reeves returns as John Wick

Michael Sun and Sian Cain

25, Jul, 2022 @6:24 AM

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Amazon’s Lord of the Rings cast reveal clips from The Rings of Power at Comic-Con
Morfydd Clark, Owain Arthur and more tease scenes from new series for fans at San Diego fantasy convention

Harry Taylor

22, Jul, 2022 @10:08 PM

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Martin Freeman: ‘I’m one of few people in my family who would ever unironically go into a church’
The cuddly Bilbo and John Watson actor, 50, tells Rich Pelley about squash, lefty politics, having a little faith and reserving the right to be difficult

Rich Pelley

16, Jul, 2022 @1:00 PM

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