Prime Video today announced that acclaimed actors Ciarán Hinds, Rory Kinnear, and Tanya Moodie have joined the The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power cast in recurring roles for the forthcoming second season, currently in production in the UK. Season one premiered on September 1, 2022 and brought to screens the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
Nominated for both an Oscar and a BAFTA Award as Best Supporting Actor for his performance as “Pop” in Kenneth Branagh’s film Belfast, acclaimed actor Ciarán Hinds has starred in such films as Steven Spielberg’s Munich, Martin Scorsese’s Silence, There Will be Blood, Road to Perdition, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, In Bruges, The Phantom of the Opera, The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, Persuasion, First Man, Amazing Grace, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and The Eclipse. He is also known for his voice role as Grand Pabbie the Troll King in the animated films Frozen and Frozen II.
Television audiences know Hinds from his roles as Mance Rayder in Game of Thrones and Julius Caesar in Rome as well as starring roles in The English (BBC/Prime Video), Ivanhoe (A&E), Above Suspicion (ITV), Political Animals (USA), and Prime Suspect 3 (ITV). He most recently appeared in the comedy-drama series The Dry (BritBox).
Rory Kinnear is an award-winning British actor, perhaps best known for his role as Bill Tanner in the James Bond films Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre. Kinnear recently starred in Alex Garland’s Men, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and saw him nominated for a BIFA award. Kinnear’s TV credits include Inside No. 9 (BBC), Penny Dreadful (Sky Atlantic), Southcliffe (Channel 4, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor), Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror (Channel 4), and the drama Lucan (ITV) in which he starred in the title role. He can currently be seen in Taika Waititi’s series Our Flag Means Death (HBO Max).
Tanya Moodie is an acclaimed British actress who won the Royal Television Society’s Breakthrough Award for the role of Meg”in the BAFTA Award-winning comedy Motherland (BBC). Her numerous television roles include starring as Hunter in the miniseries adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere (BBC), as well as roles in Tin Star (Sky Atlantic), A Discovery of Witches (Sky One), The Man Who Fell to Earth (Showtime), and Sherlock (BBC). Some of Moodie’s recent film roles include J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker as General Parnadee and Sam Mendes’ Empire of Light as Delia.
In the theatre, Moodie is a two-time Olivier Award nominee for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre for her roles in Intimate Apparel and The House That Will Not Stand. She played Gertrude in Simon Godwin’s production of Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
All eight first season episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power are available to stream exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories in multiple languages.
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