Thanks to Kraven for alerting us to this news! E! Online just updated their website with a couple of bits of news, the most important being the casting of Elrond and Eowyn. They say the following:
Australian actor Hugo
Weaving made a visit to LOTR’s Wellington
studios last week. Weaving–probably best
known for his role as a drag queen in The
Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the
Desert–will join the project as elf leader
Elrond, who leads the council at Rivendell,
where the Fellowship first gathers. And
Australian actress Miranda Otto (The Thin
Red Line) has been cast as Éowyn, a
beautiful maiden who falls in love with
That’s Hugo Weaver at the top right… Though he may seem an unknown, most of you probably remember him as the smooth-talking Agent Smith from The Matrix. Despite such a high profile role, the only site I found for him was this eGroups site… you can also read his bio at IMDB here.
Miranda Otto is at the bottom right. The most well known movie she’s been in is The Thin Red Line. You can check out the rest of her resume at IMDB’s entry for her.
E! Online also mentioned that Christopher Lee (Saruman), Ian Holm (Bilbo Baggins) and Brad Dourif (Grima Wormtongue) are now on the set…