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Pousette
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Dec 11 2012, 8:07pm

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Well... [In reply to] Can't Post

...if one hadn't watched The Office, or Spooks, one maybe hasn't seen Richard Armitage or Martin Freeman. And that doesn't mean that they're not established (to some) and experienced actors.

I just assumed any fan of the films or of Tolkien, who didn't know who he was, would at least look him up when he was cast. So I was very surprised to read this - although, I apparently shouldn't have been =)

"Flight of the Conchords" is a comic folk duo, who gained international success (although not infamy) through a wonderful HBO show.


Ataahua
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Dec 11 2012, 8:11pm

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LOL! [In reply to] Can't Post

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Fredeghar Wayfarer
Lorien


Dec 11 2012, 9:07pm

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Because he's awesome! [In reply to] Can't Post

As others said, he's famous for being part of Flight of the Conchords, writing the music and winning an Oscar for "The Muppets," and because of the hilarious and tongue-in-cheek Figwit phenomenon.

I will leave this here as Exhibit A:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWf3iJjqYCM

Also, for the record, he had TWO lines in Return of the King. Just sayin'. Tongue


dernwyn
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Dec 11 2012, 10:19pm

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Probably not unknown: his dad, Peter, played Isildur in LoTR. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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Eledhwen
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Dec 11 2012, 11:19pm

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inDUHvidual coined the phrase [In reply to] Can't Post

And I think Arwenelf set up the website.

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entmaiden
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Dec 11 2012, 11:22pm

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I believe the first or second most popular [In reply to] Can't Post

is a cover band for Flight of the Conchords. Cool


Aragalen the Green
Gondor


Dec 11 2012, 11:59pm

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Very true. [In reply to] Can't Post

I watch very little television, so most of the actors in AUJ I'm not familiar with (thank goodness for Wikipedia). Sir Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee, Ian Holm, Elijah Wood are the ones I'm most familiar with; Sylvester McCoy from Doctor Who, Martin Freeman from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Actually it makes it more exciting that way, seeing the characters as their roles, instead of the actors playing the characters.

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sauget.diblosio
Tol Eressea

Dec 12 2012, 3:48am

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Since we're talking actors and their previous roles... [In reply to] Can't Post

Be sure to check out Jekyll, starring James Nesbitt. It's a modern take on the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story, and it's excellent. It was the first thing i saw James Nesbitt in, and he was fantastic-- very charming, very devilish.


Magpie
Immortal


Dec 12 2012, 4:51am

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his brother was also an Elf at the Council of Elrond // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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jaywontdart
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Dec 12 2012, 6:38am

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:-) [In reply to] Can't Post

Figwit rules! :-)

I met Bret McKenzie at a recent New Zealand movie premier, he posed with my sign saying "Figwit Lives" :-)

http://www.coexisting.co.nz/...ittle-boys-film.html


Fredeghar Wayfarer
Lorien


Dec 12 2012, 9:11am

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Not Isildur [In reply to] Can't Post

Actually, I think his day played Elendil.


dernwyn
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Dec 12 2012, 11:10am

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Whoops, I switched him and Harry! [In reply to] Can't Post

You're right: Harry Sinclair played Isildur, Peter McKenzie was Elendil.

Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between two mortals...Wink


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L. Ron Halfelven
Grey Havens


Dec 12 2012, 2:07pm

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Prisint! Jemaine? Prisint! Murray? Prisint!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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BoromirOfWinterfell
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Dec 12 2012, 2:22pm

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Can we call him Bigwit now? [In reply to] Can't Post

Because Bilbo is also great Angelic


imin
Valinor


Dec 12 2012, 2:33pm

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Haha, oh i love that show so much! [In reply to] Can't Post

Which is your (or anyone's) favourite song from the show?


Pousette
Rivendell


Dec 12 2012, 5:34pm

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I've heard it is fantastic! (And Graham McTavish is in it, too!) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


L. Ron Halfelven
Grey Havens


Dec 12 2012, 6:35pm

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It's business, it's business time...// [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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Roheryn
Grey Havens

Dec 12 2012, 8:23pm

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Figwit was indeed created by inDUH, but... [In reply to] Can't Post

it was also DUH who set up and did most of the work on the website. Arwenelf helped a bit but it was mostly DUH's project!


grammaboodawg
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Dec 13 2012, 12:06am

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*snigger* I remember when [In reply to] Can't Post

they finally met him, and... didn't one of them catch their hair on fire at the pub? There were a couple of others there. *kaff* Ro *kaff* and Probono. ;)



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Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Dec 13 2012, 1:51am

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Bret McKenzie got me through a really tough time in my life. [In reply to] Can't Post

My mom had been in the hospital. We thought she was dying, and I suppose she was, but it wasn't imminent; it took her another eight years. And I was waiting for the results of a biopsy on a huge tumor. It turned out to be benign, but because it was so huge I had to have an operation anyway. And at about that time the Figwit stuff came up here. It made me laugh and laugh, and that inside joke kept me going through it all.


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Roheryn
Grey Havens

Dec 13 2012, 6:28am

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You weren't supposed to remember that. [In reply to] Can't Post

*ahem* Not my fault there were candles in the alcove at head-height right by the table! Candles possibly would have been more obvious without the help of several rum-and-cokes, but still... And to set the record straight, it was Stan, who was filming the Figwit documentary, whom I was with right then, not Bret and Jemaine. *ahem*


Greenwood Hobbit
Gondor


Dec 14 2012, 11:35pm

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And me! [In reply to] Can't Post

I wasn't there for the hair-singeing exploits, though - just for a weekend.


Greenwood Hobbit
Gondor


Dec 14 2012, 11:37pm

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I had such a great weekend with you folks there - [In reply to] Can't Post

first time I'd met anyone from TORn. Sheesh, ten years ago it must be now...

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