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The cast and crew that make up Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings team come from varying backgrounds, but all share the same vision of bringing J.R.R. Tolkien's world to the big screen in a way that honors his memory. The following is a constantly evolving list containing members of the cast and crew.


New Line Cinema

Production Company:

Wingnut Films

Director: Peter Jackson
Assistant Directors: Carolynne Cunningham, Dave Norris
Second Unit Directors: John Mahaffie , Geoff Murphy
Producers: Peter Jackson, Barrie Osborne
Executive Producers: Saul Zaentz, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein
Associate Producers: Frances Walsh, Rick Porras
Post Production Producer: Jamie Selkirk
Writers: Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh,
Stephen Sinclair, Philippa Boyens
Production Dept. Head: Nik Korda
Production Design: Grant Major
Film Editing: John Gilbert, Jamie Selkirk
Music: Howard Shore
Special Effects: Weta Digital
Props Master: Nick Weir
Assistant Props Master: Jill Westwalker
Art Department: Dan Hennah, Grant Major
Conceptual Artists: John Howe, Alan Lee
Effects Producer: Charlie McClellan (Weta Digital)
Visual Effects Supervisor: Mark Stetson
Physical Effects: Steven Ingram
Creature & Miniature Design: Richard Taylor (Weta Physical)
Costume Designer: Ngila Dickson
Stunt Coordinator: Bruce Brown
USA Casting Director: Victoria Burrow
NY Casting Associate: Sue Fried
LA Casting Associate: Jenne Herbst
UK Casting Director: Hubbard Casting
New Zealand Casting: Liz Mullane
Australia Casting: Mullinars Casting Consultants
Aragorn: Viggo Mortensen
Arwen: Liv Tyler
Beregond: Nick Nolte
Boromir: Sean Bean
Bilbo: Sir Ian Holm
Barliman Butterbur: David Weatherley
Celeborn: Marton Csokas
Denethor: John Noble
Elanor Gamgee: Alexandra Austin
Elrond: Hugo Weaving
Éomer: Karl Uban
Eowyn: Miranda Otto
Faramir: David Wenham
Frodo: Elijah Wood
Galadriel: Cate Blanchett
Gamling: Bruce Hopkins
Gandalf: Sir Ian McKellen
Gil-galad: Mark Ferguson
Gimli: John Rhys-Davies
Gollum: Andy Serkis (Voice)
Grishnakh: Steven Ure
Haldir: Craig Parker
Háma: John Leigh
Isildur: Harry Sinclair
Legolas: Orlando Bloom
Lotho Sackville-Baggins: Paul Sutera
Lurtz: Laurence Makoare
Mauhur: Robbie Magasiva
Merry: Dominic Monaghan
Morwen: Robyn Malcolm
Mouth of Sauron: Bruce Spence
Pippin: Billy Boyd
Rose Cotton: Sarah McLeod
Sam: Sean Astin
Saruman: Christopher Lee
Ted Sandyman: Brian Sergent
Theoden: Bernard Hill
Treebeard: John Rhys-Davies (Voice)
Ugluk: Nathaniel Lees
Wormtongue: Brad Dourif

In terms of extras, The Lord of the Rings has been the biggest production outside of Hollywood. There were around 300 members of the principal cast and over 15,000 extras were used, including members of the New Zealand army. Other extras were, for the most part, New Zealanders. Areas like Wellington and Auckland saw incredible swells of tourism during filming of the trilogy.

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