Lloyd Owen, a highly regarded British actor and theatre artist, has been cast as Elendil, one of the most prominent characters in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, a new fantasy series. In a podcast with PEOPLE, Owen disclosed facts about a fan-favorite character from The Lord of the Rings series, among other things. In The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Lloyd Owen will portray the fascinating Elendil. Isildur’s father is Elendil, a Nmenórean sailor who would lead the ultimate union of Men and Elves.
The official summary for the fantasy drama series on Amazon Prime Video is as follows:
“Beginning in a period of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of old and new characters as they face the long-feared return of evil to Middle-earth. These nations and personalities will leave legacies that will endure on long after they are gone, from the deepest depths of the Misty Mountains to the gorgeous woodlands of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the stunning island kingdom of Nmenor, to the furthest ends of the globe.”
View the official Prime Video teaser for the new series starring Owen as Elendil here:
Without further ado, let’s meet Lloyd Owen and see everything he revealed about the series ahead of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’s premiere on Prime Video this Friday, September 2, 2022.
What did Lloyd Owen reveal about the storyline of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power?
In a podcast with PEOPLE, Owen explained the narrative of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. He stated:
“If you just know the films based on the novels, that’s a really dark period in Middle Earth history. There isn’t much left for everyone,… So you’re locked in that one part of the planet, that part of Middle-earth. In this period, thousands of years prior, you’ll discover a plethora of civilizations at the pinnacle of their abilities, on top of their game.”
Lloyd Owen went on to say:
“So you see the dwarves of Khazad-dûm, who are virtually gone in the third age, and their minds at the pinnacle of their power, the elves at the pinnacle of their strength, Nmenor at the pinnacle of its might.”
The actor also confirmed that Sméagol, a fan-favorite character from The Lord of the Rings trilogy, would not feature in the forthcoming prequel series since the emphasis of the series is on the genesis tale, and Sméagol emerges much later. He said, ”
“He is not present. I’m scared. There is no Sméagol…. It outlines how the trip takes place. In this presentation, we are really constructing the rings before he discovers them,… That’s the fun of it: here is where it all starts.”
Learn all there is to know about the British actor Lloyd Owen.
Lloyd Owen studied at the esteemed Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the National Youth Theater. He has a 30-year theatrical career and was a member of the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company. Leading parts in The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Henry VI, Part 3, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, East Lynne, Closer, The Way of the World, Edward II, Julius Caesar, The York Realist, Iphigenia, Clouds, The Bodyguard, The End of Longing, and numerous more plays feature the British actor.
Owen has also appeared in a number of films, including Between Dreams, The Seasons Alter, The Republic of Love, Get the Picture, Miss Potter, Apollo 18, Thugs of Hindostan, and others. Lloyd Owen has also featured in television programs such as The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Young Indiana Jones: Travels with Father, Get Real, Hearts and Bones, Coupling, Monarch of the Glen, The Innocence Project, Viva Laughlin, Taking The Flak, The Originals, and others. The first two episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, an absorbing epic series, will launch on Prime Video on Friday, September 2, 2022. The series was established by Patrick McKay and J. D. Payne after being inspired by J. R. R. Tolkien’s cherished work The Lord of the Rings and Appendices.