The groundbreaking Prime Video Original series, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, which has captivated more than 100 million viewers worldwide, welcomes renowned actors Ciarán Hinds, Rory Kinnear, and Tanya Moodie to its exceptional cast in recurring roles for the highly anticipated second season, currently in production in the United Kingdom.
Ciarán Hinds: A Storied Acting Career
Oscar and BAFTA-nominated Ciarán Hinds, celebrated for his supporting role as “Pop” in Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast, boasts an illustrious career in theater and film. Hinds’ extensive filmography includes 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, for which he received the Best Actor award at the Tribeca Film Festival. Hinds also voiced “Grand Pabbie,” the Troll King, in the animated films Frozen and Frozen II.
Hinds’ extensive theater credits include Uncle Vanya, Translations, The Girl from the North Country, Hamlet, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Burnt by the Sun, Closer, The Seafarer, and many more. He has toured internationally with Peter Brook’s company in The Mahabharata and has played leading roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Court, the Donmar Warehouse, and the National Theatre.
Rory Kinnear: Versatile British Talent
Award-winning British actor Rory Kinnear is best known for his role as “Bill Tanner” in the James Bond films Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre. Kinnear recently appeared in Alex Garland’s Men, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and earned him a BIFA nomination. Other notable film credits include Bank of Dave, Mike Leigh’s Peterloo, Broken (which won him a Best Supporting Actor BIFA), and the Oscar and BAFTA-nominated The Imitation Game. Kinnear’s television roles include Inside No. 9 (BBC), Penny Dreadful (Sky Atlantic), Southcliffe (Channel 4, earning him a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor), Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror (Channel 4), and the drama Lucan (ITV), in which he played the lead role. He currently stars in Taika Waititi’s series Our Flag Means Death (HBO Max).
Kinnear is highly respected for his theater work, winning the Best Actor category at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in 2010 for his roles in Measure for Measure (Almeida Theatre) and Hamlet (National Theatre), and again in 2013 for his portrayal of “Iago” in Othello (National Theatre), for which he also received the Olivier Award for Best Actor. He previously won an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as “Sir Fopling Flutter” in The Man of Mode in 2008 and was nominated twice before for his roles in Hamlet and Burnt by the Sun. Recently, Kinnear appeared in Force Majeure at the Donmar Warehouse. Kinnear is also an award-winning playwright, penning his debut play, The Herd, in 2013. He made his directorial debut with the English National Opera’s production of The Winter’s Tale in 2017.
Tanya Moodie: Rising British Star
Acclaimed British actress Tanya Moodie has earned the Royal Television Society’s Breakthrough Award for her role as “Meg” in the BAFTA-winning comedy Motherland (BBC). Her numerous television roles include “Hunter” in Neil Gaiman’s miniseries adaptation of Neverwhere (BBC), as well as appearances in Tin Star (Sky Atlantic), A Discovery of Witches (Sky One), The Man Who Fell to Earth (Showtime), and Sherlock (BBC).
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 theater, Moodie has been nominated for two Olivier Awards for Best Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre for her roles in Intimate Apparel and The House That Will Not Stand. She portrayed “Gertrude” in Simon Godwin’s Hamlet production for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her performance as “Rose” alongside Lenny Henry in August Wilson’s Fences in the West End earned her a WhatsOnStage Award nomination for Best Actress. She has been nominated for a UK Theatre Award for Best Performance for her role in Trouble in Mind and received additional Best Actress nominations from the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards and the UK Theatre Awards. Moodie studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, where she later worked as an associate teacher and council member.
In conclusion, the addition of Ciarán Hinds, Rory Kinnear, and Tanya Moodie to the cast of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season 2 promises an even more captivating and engaging experience for viewers of Prime Video. Their extensive and diverse acting backgrounds will undoubtedly contribute to the richness and depth of the series’ characters, further solidifying the show’s position as a global success.
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