Friday, April 27, 2012

News and On This Day

John Rawls Cast As Azog In “The Hobbit”

Several of our message board members have written in with the news that acting agency Kathryn Rawlings & Associates has listed actor John Rawls as playing Azog in The Hobbit.

While there hasn’t been any announcement from the production concerning this bit of casting, we might take it as “official” given that it isn’t at all unusual for bad guys to get shuffled around in productions of this magnitude.
For some geeky information concerning Azog, who Tolkien describes as “a great Orc with a huge iron-clad head, and yet agile and strong”, visit TORn’s “Azog” Character Page, maintained by our very own TORn staffers.

Today in Middle-earth, April 26

The following event(s) took place in Middle-earth on April 26th:
  • The unexpected party (1341)
  • is officially registered (1999)
  • celebrates its 10-year Anniversary.
  • members unveil the TORn Mathom-house (2010) 
April 26, 2941 (S.R. 1341)
1. Wednesday. The unexpected party.
(from Karen Wynn Fonstad, The Atlas of Middle-earth)
“Bilbo rushed along the passage… …He pulled open the door with a jerk, and they all fell in, one on top of the other. More dwarves, four more! And there was Gandalf behind, leaning on his staff and laughing.”
(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 23-31 Hobbit)
April 26, 1999
1. is officially registered (1999)
April 26, 2009
1. celebrates its 10-year Anniversary.
April 26, 2010
1. members unveil the TORn Mathom-house. 

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