The first season of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has been viewed by over 100 million people worldwide and has been an unprecedented global success as the top original series for Prime Video in every region. Production for Season Two is currently underway in the UK, and Prime Video is announcing new cast members for it.
“Since its premiere, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has been bringing audiences together to experience the magic and wonder of J.R.R. Tolkien’s magnificent Middle-earth. We welcome these wonderful actors to our ‘fellowship’ and look forward to telling more incredible Second Age stories in Season Two,” said Vernon Sanders, head of global television, Amazon Studios.
The most recent cast additions include acclaimed actors Ciarán Hinds, Rory Kinnear, and Tanya Moodie. Meet all of the new cast members announced so far.
Nominated for both an Oscar and a BAFTA Award as Best Supporting Actor for his performance as “Pop” in Belfast, acclaimed actor Ciarán Hinds has had an illustrious career on both stage and screen. He has starred in films like Steven Spielberg’s Munich, and television audiences know him from hit shows like Game of Thrones (HBO). Hinds has a wide-range of theatre credits including Hamlet and many others.
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, and has appeared in numerous television shows including Inside No. 9 (BBC). Kinnear is hugely respected for his theatre work, winning Best Actor at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in 2010 and 2013.
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). Moodie’s recent film projects include a role in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker. In the theatre, Moodie is a two-time Olivier Award nominee.
Gabriel Akuwudike is a British-Nigerian actor who has appeared in the acclaimed series Hanna (Prime Video). Other TV credits include Ridley Road (BBC) and War of the Worlds (FX/Disney+). He has appeared in films like Sam Mendes’ 1917 and HBO’s Brexit, directed by Toby Haynes.
Yasen 'Zates' Atour
Yasen “Zates” Atour is most known for his role as “Coen” in Season Two of The Witcher (Netflix). He was also a series regular in Young Wallander (Netflix), playing the role of “Reza Al-Rahman.” He directed the film Good Intentions and was an executive producer and star of the film When the Screaming Starts.
Ben Daniels has had recurring roles in television including Jupiter’s Legacy (Netflix) as “Walter Sampson,” The Crown (Netflix) as “Lord Snowdon,” The Exorcist (Hulu) as “Father Marcus Keane,” and House of Cards (Netflix). Film credits include roles in Benediction, Captive State, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Ben is an award-winning stage actor who has appeared in numerous productions including The Normal Heart (National Theatre). He trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.
Sam Hazeldine’s credits include Peaky Blinders (BBC), Slow Horses (Apple TV+), The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Mechanic: Resurrection, and Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel. He currently appears in The Sandman (Netflix) and The Playlist (Netflix), and will next be seen in the upcoming Band of Brothers sequel Masters of The Air (AppleTV+) opposite Austin Butler and Callum Turner, and starring alongside Jonah Hauer-King and Dar Zuzovsky in the Casanova drama feature, A Beautiful Imperfection.
Amelia Kenworthy is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. While at RADA, she performed in numerous stage productions including Spring Awakening, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Two Gentlemen of Verona, and the short films IRL and Messenger. She will make her television debut in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
Nia Towle was most recently seen in the Netflix film Persuasion. On stage, Nia debuted Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane at both the National Theatre and Duke of York Theatre. During her studies at Guildhall School of Drama, from which she graduated in 2021, Nia played leading roles in plays including Yerma, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Medea.
Nicholas Woodeson is a veteran English performer of television, film and theatre. In television, his credits include Silent Witness (BBC), Baptiste (BBC), The Honourable Woman (BBC), Poirot (ITV), and Rome (HBO/BBC). He can also be seen in films including The Hustle, Paddington 2, The Danish Girl, Skyfall, and Conspiracy. Nicholas is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Oliver Alvin-Wilson’s television credits include The Bay (ITV), as Guy Townsend; Murder in Provence (ITV) as Luc Martinez; and Collateral (BBC) as Chips Benson. In film, Oliver has appeared in Wonder Woman 1984 and The Huntsman. He has appeared on stage in All of Us (National Theatre) and Henry VI Rebellion/War of the Roses (Royal Shakespeare Company), among many others.
Stuart Bowman can currently be seen in the television series The Pact (BBC), Karen Pirie (ITV), and The Control Room (BBC). He has previously played recurring roles in Alex Rider (Prime Video), Guilt (BBC), and Bodyguard (Netflix). Stuart’s work in film includes Man and Witch, The Cursed, Sunset Song, and Slow West. His recent theater credits include Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre) as Macduff.
Calam Lynch was most recently seen in Bridgerton (Netflix) as Theo Sharpe. Other television credits include Derry Girls (Channel 4) as John Paul O’Reilly, and Mrs. Wilson (BBC) as Gordon Wilson. In film, Calam starred in Black Beauty (Disney+), Benediction opposite Jack Lowden, and Dunkirk. He has appeared in theatre productions including Much Ado About Nothing (The Rose Theatre) and Wife (The Kiln Theatre).
William Chubb is a prolific actor whose television credits include Vampire Academy (Peacock), The Sandman (Netflix), and Pistol (Hulu). On stage, William has appeared in numerous productions including The Tempest (Theatre Royal Bath), The Taxidermist’s Daughter (Chichester Festival Theatre), and Witness for the Prosecution (County Hall, London). His film credits include Sam Mendes’ Empire of Light, A Week in Paradise, and Adrift in Soho.
Kevin Eldon is a well-known performer in television, film, and theatre. On television, Kevin has starred in Game of Thrones (HBO), Shadow And Bone (Netflix), and Inside Number 9 (BBC). He also appeared in The Crown (Netflix), Criminal: UK (Netflix), and Doctor Who (BBC). In film, he has been seen in Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, Hot Fuzz, and Four Lions.
Will Keen will soon start production on Prime Video’s My Lady Jane. He just wrapped the indie feature Borderland opposite Felicity Jones and Mark Strong, as well as the TV series The Gold (BBC1/Viacom). He was most recently seen in Ridley Road (BBC). His other TV credits include His Dark Materials (HBO), The Crown (Netflix), and Genius: Picasso (National Geographic). Stage credits include Patriots (Almeida Theatre), Ghosts (Almeida Theatre), and Waste (Almeida Theatre).
Selina Lo is a former martial arts champion, whose film credits include starring in Boss Level (Hulu) as Guan Yin and Hellraiser (Hulu) as The Gasp. Her work in television includes a recurring role in One Child (BBC) as Xu Lian.
Gavi Singh Chera
Gavi Singh Chera was most recently seen in the television series The Undeclared War (Channel 4) and The Lazarus Project (Sky). On stage, Gavi has appeared in productions including The Cherry Orchard (The Yard Theatre), Our Generation, and Behind the Beautiful Forevers (National Theatre).
All eight episodes of the first season are now available to stream exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories in multiple languages.
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