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Lord of the Rings Characters

Learn about the major and minor characters from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy (books and movies).
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CharacterDescriptionImageRace ofBook Appearance(s)Movie Appearance(s)Portrayed by (Movie)Gender
AragornThe true heir to the throne of Gondor, he is part of the Fellowship of the Ring.MenThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingViggo MortensenMale
ArwenThe Half-Elven daughter of Elrond, she gives up her immortality to stay with Aragorn after the War of the Ring.Half-ElvenThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Return of the KingThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingLiv TylerFemale
Balrog/Durin's BaneThe Balrog who attacks the Fellowship of the Ring, and who is responsible for the death of Gandalf.Maiar (Balrog)The Fellowship of the RingThe Fellowship of the RingN/A - CGIMale
Bilbo BagginsFrodo's adopted uncle and a Hobbit of the Shire. He came into possession of the One Ring in "The Hobbit," and leaves it to Frodo when he leaves the Shire for a final adventure.HobbitsThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Return of the KingThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Return of the KingSir Ian HolmMale
BoromirSon of Denethor the Steward of Gondor, he becomes a member of the Fellowship of the Ring, although he believes that rather than be destroyed, the ring should be put to use. He tries to take it from Frodo before he realizes the folly of this action. He dies defending Merry and Pippin from a group of Uruk-Hai.MenThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two TowersThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two TowersSean BeanMale
CelebornLord of Lothlórien and husband to Galadriel. He fought in the War of the Ring.ElvesThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Return of the KingThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Return of the KingMarton CsokasMale
Denethor IIThe Steward of Gondor, and the father of Boromir and Faramir. MenThe Return of the KingThe Two Towers, The Return of the KingJohn NobleMale
Elanor GardnerThe firstborn daughter of Sam and Rosie.HobbitsThe Return of the KingThe Return of the KingAlexandra AstinFemale
EldarionThe only son of Aragorn and ArwenMenAppendix AThe Return of the KingSadwyn BrophyMale
ElendilThe father of Isildur and the first High King of Gondor.MenThe Fellowship of the RingThe Fellowship of the RingPeter McKenzieMale
ElrondThe Half-Elven who calls the Council of Elrond, many of the attendees of which become the Fellowship of the Ring.Half-ElvenThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Return of the KingThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingHugo WeavingMale
ÉomerSister to Éowyn, and a fearsome soldier of Rohan.MenThe Two Towers, The Return of the KingThe Two Towers, The Return of the King the KingKarl UrbanMale
ÉowynA shield maiden of Rohan, she rides into battle disguised as a man and kills the Witch-king of Angmar. MenThe Two Towers, The Return of the KingThe Two Towers, The Return of the KingMiranda OttoFemale
FaramirThe younger brother of Boromir. He fights in the war and is named Prince of Ithilien when Aragorn takes back his throne.MenThe Two Towers, The Return of the KingThe Two Towers, The Return of the KingDavid WenhamMale
Frodo BagginsA Hobbit of the Shire who becomes the bearer of the One Ring , entrusted with the quest of destroying it at Mount Doom.HobbitsThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingElijah WoodMale
GaladrielThe Elven Lady of Lothlórien, she possesses one of the Elven Rings of Power, Nenya. She hosts the Fellowship of the Ring and refuses Frodo when he offers to leave the One Ring in her keeping.ElvesThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Return of the KingThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingCate BlanchettFemale
GamlingA man of Rohan who fights in the Battle of Helm's Deep.MenThe Two Towers, The Return of the KingThe Two Towers, The Return of the KingBruce HopkinsMale
GandalfA wizard who aids the Fellowship of the Ring in their fight against Sauron.MaiarThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingSir Ian MckellenMale
Gil-galadOne of the original Elven ring-bearers, ElvesThe Fellowship of the RingThe Fellowship of the RingMark FergusonMale
GimliSon of Glóin. A Dwarf who is a member of the Fellowship of the Ring.DwarvesThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingJohn Rhys-DaviesMale
Gollum/SméagolThe once-Hobbit who came into possession of the One Ring and was corrupted by it. He eventually falls with the One Ring into the fires of Mount Doom.HobbitsThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingAndy SerkisMale
GorbagOne of the orcs who found Frodo after he had been poisoned by Shelob.Black UrukThe Two Towers, The Return of the KingThe Return of the KingStephen UreMale
Gríma WormtongueThe spy of Saruman and the advisor of Théoden. He corrupts and controls King Théoden, and eventually kills Saruman.MenThe Two Towers, The Return of the KingThe Two Towers, The Return of the KingBrad DourifMale
GrishnakhAn Orc who participates in the captivity of Merry and Pippin, but who plans to take the two Hobbits to the Ringwraiths rather than Saruman.OrcsThe Two TowersThe Two TowersStephen UreMale
HamaKing Théoden's doorward and captain of the guard. He is killed at the Battle of Helm's Deep.MenThe Two TowersThe Two TowersJohn LeighMale
IsildurThe last true king of Gondor, he cut the One Ring from Sauron's hand in the War of the Last Alliance. After refusing to destroy the ring, he is killed by orcs and the kingdom of Gondor is passed into the hands of Stewards.MenThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Return of the KingThe Fellowship of the RingHarry SinclairMale
King of the DeadHaving broken his oath to come to the aid of Aragorn's ancestor, Isildur, he and his army are cursed and cannot rest until the oath is fulfilled. The oath is eventually fulfilled when he aids Aragorn defeat the Corsairs.Men/UndeadThe Return of the KingThe Return of the KingPaul NorellMale
LegolasThe Elven Prince of Mirkwood, he is the son of Thranduil and a member of the Fellowship of the Ring.ElvesThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingOrlando BloomMale
MauhurA Uruk-hai of Isengard sent to reinforce Uglúk and the group of orcs who had captured Pippin and Merry. Uruk-haiThe Two TowersThe Two TowersRobbie MagasivaMale
Meriadoc Brandybuck (Merry)A Hobbit of the Shire, a friend of Frodo, and a member of the Fellowship of the Ring.HobbitsThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingDominic MonaghanMale
Mouth of SauronThe servant and messenger of Sauron, he brings terms for sparing the life of Frodo to Gandalf and Aragorn at the Black Gate.MenThe Return of the KingThe Return of the KingBruce SpenceMale
Peregrin Took (Pippin)A Hobbit of the Shire, a friend of Frodo, and a member of the Fellowship of the Ring.HobbitsThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingBilly BoydMale
Rosie CottonA Hobbit who eventually marries Samwise Gamgee.HobbitsThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Return of the KingThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Return of the KingSarah McLeodFemale
Samwise GamgeeA Hobbit of the Shire who aids Frodo on his quest to destroy the One Ring.HobbitsThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingSean AstinMale
SarumanOnce a great and good wizard, he was corrupted by his study of Sauron. He became allies with Sauron and Mordor, only to be overthrown at the Battle of Isengard.MaiarThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingChristopher LeeMale
SauronThe villain who lends his name to the series, he is the Dark Lord who created the Rings of Power, including the One Ring. He is defeated when the One Ring is destroyed by Frodo.MaiarThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingSala Baker and Alan Howard (voice)Male
ShagratOne of the orcs who found Frodo after he had been poisoned by Shelob.Black UrukThe Two Towers, The Return of the KingThe Return of the KingPeter TaitMale
ShelobThe Great Spider who guards the passage to Cirith Ungol. She poisons Frodo on his journey to Mount Doom.Great SpidersThe Two TowersThe Return of the KingN/A - CGIFemale
SnagaIn the films, an Orc who participates in the captivity of Merry and Pippin. In the books, a servant of Shagrat.OrcsThe Return of the KingThe Two TowersJed BrophyMale
TheodenThe king of Rohan and the adoptive father of his niece and nephew, Éomer and Éowyn. Under the influence of his evil adviser Wormtongue, he is later led by Gandalf to throw off the evil power.MenThe Two Towers, The Return of the KingThe Two Towers, The Return of the KingBernard HillMale
TheodredThe son and heir of Théoden who is killed during the War of the Ring.MenThe Two TowersThe Two TowersParis Howe StreweMale
Treebeard/FangornThe oldest of the Ents left in Middle-earth, he leads the attack on Saruman which leads to the flooding and overthrow of Isengard.EntsThe Two Towers, The Return of the KingThe Two Towers, The Return of the KingJohn Rhys-Davies (voice)Male
UglúkThe Uruk-hai leader who captures Merry and Pippin to take to Saruman.Uruk-haiThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two TowersThe Two TowersNathaniel LeesMale
Witch-king of AngmarCorrupted by one of the nine Rings of Power given to the lords of men, he makes his appearance in the LotR trilogy as a Nazgûl (Ringwraith). As a servant of Sauron, he searches for the One Ring.Men/WraithThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingThe Fellowship of the Ring, The Return of the KingBrent McIntyre, Lawrence Makoare, Ben Price, John Stephenson (voice), Andy Serkis (voice)Male
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