The LOTR Movie Site

March 14, 2000

Bernard Hill is Theoden
Matthew Bass

Sources have been reporting this for a while, but I was not willing to break the news until I had firm evidence that actor Bernard Hill will play Theoden.

In a recent UK Radio Times article, Hill admits that he is involved in LOTR:

"... now I'm off to New Zealand for a few months to film The Lord of the Rings with Ian Holm, Sean Bean and Ian McKellen. I play Theodon, King of Rohan, and all-action, middle-aged hero! I'll be there for most of the year -- there are three films in all, though I'm only in two ..."

Images and a bio of Bernard Hill will be available soon. If you have any resources to offer, please feel free to drop me an e-mail. Thanks.

On another slightly unrelated note, another reliable source tells me that Bernard Hill (Theoden), Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) and Miranda Otto (Eowyn) are currently shooting at the Helm's Deep recreation in Miramar.