According to the good folks at, Sam Neill (currently starring in Jurassic Park III) was offered a role in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings, saying “He did offer me a role in ‘Lord of the Rings,’ but unfortunately I was unable to do it because I had other commitments. I’m very fond of Peter and I’m very keen to work with him. When he makes ‘Lord of the Rings 7,’ I’m up for it.” Who would he have played? Elrond? Gil-galad? Post your thoughts on our Messageboard!