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“It was a little chilling, to be honest. I looked so different from myself. Obviously, I’m not going to play this Elvenking like me. No one wants to see that. But, yeah, it was very interesting. The way the character is designed — he’s beautiful, he’s exquisite. There’s something very ethereal about him. But also unforgiving and cold. We figured that out with the way he looks before I even shot a scene. We would do the costume fittings and I would be like, ‘Yeah, he takes up a lot of space this guy. He belongs on a throne.” - Lee Pace

Happy birthday, Lee Pace! | March 25, 1979

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”I ride in on an elk, played by a horse named Moose. Moose is the biggest horse in New Zealand. I had this one day when I was shooting with him where I would say my line. He could feel it coming and would start kind of moving out of his mark. And it would never fail. I would say “We have come to tell you”, and then he would start moving.” - Lee Pace

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Top 15 Hobbit cast members as voted by fans: Number fifteen

“I think I was actually formally offered the role, which was so surreal, at the end of 2010. And it kind of became a reality then. You know, thrilling. Totally thrilling. I’ve been asked by so many people about, you know, what it feels like to be back, or to have been asked to come back and, you know, it’s a total thrill. I have none of the responsibility that I had before. I have… None of the stress of the weight of the entire story. You know, it’s literally just a beautiful little remembrance of the character. You know, a couple of moments that really showcase the relationship between Frodo and Bilbo, which is lovely as well.” - Elijah Wood

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“The thing is you see all the three films individually but they actually tell one long story. As you head towards the end, the tempo speeds up. The tempo of this film was always going to be faster than the other two, and I think Peter always knew that. That’s why the first 45 minutes of the first movie, which everyone felt was quite slow… If you watch those three movies as a whole, it’s necessarily paced that way because he knows the end of the film is going to be this fast and furious finale, and he had that whole picture in his mind, and it was just where it was divided up and when it was released in the cinema that made people feel like that. [Five Armies] is like the final act of a Beethoven symphony, it’s fast and driving towards the end. I think that’s why it’s shorter.”

Happy birthday, Richard Armitage! | 22. August 1971