The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

It was ten years ago that The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers hit the big screen and thrilled fans with its epic scale and exciting adventure.

The Fellowship that is formed in the first movie is in tatters but Frodo is still on his quest to destroy the ring.

So to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the second movie in the Lord of the Rings series we take a look what happened to The Fellowship when the trilogy was over.

- Elijah Wood (Frodo)

Elijah Wood was just eighteen years old when he began work on The Lord of the Rings series and while he had plenty of acting roles already under his belt it was the part of Frodo that really sent his star rocketing.

Since the end of The Lord of the Rings series Wood has been incredibly busy as he has moved between movies roles and TV work.

He has starred in films such as Sin City, Green Street and Bobby as well as lending his voice to animation smash Happy Feet.

Recently he has been concentrating on TV work with Tron: Uprising and Wilfred but we are going to be seeing him back on the big screen next year.

He has already completed work on Grand Piano and Pawn Shop Chronicles and he is currently filming Open Windows.

We are also going to be seeing him reprise the role of Frodo in The Hobbit trilogy.

- Ian McKellan (Gandalf)

Ian McKellan is one of the best actors that this country has ever produced but he will forever he known as Gandalf as this was the role that really brought him to the attention of a more mainstream audience.

From LOTR he went into another franchise as he took on the role of Magneto in X-Men, which produced two sequel X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand.

He has also starred in The Da Vinici Code and lent his voice to The Golden Compass as well as appearing in Coronation Street.

2012 has been a quiet movie year for the actor as he has worked on a few short project but he is reprising the role of Gandalf in The Hobbit trilogy.

We will see him back as Gandalf The Grey as he takes Bilbo Baggins off on his first adventure.

- Sean Astin (Samwise Gamgee)

Sean Astin had been acting long before he took on the role of Sam - we all remember The Goonies?

But Samwise Gamgee was and remains the biggest role of his career and since then he has moved between TV and film.

In the last couple of years there has been plenty of TV work with roles in the likes of Special Agent Oso, Alphas and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

And he will be back on the big screen next year as he has completed work on Little Boy, The Boys of Abu Ghraig and Ribbit.

- Dominic Monaghan (Meridaoc Brandybuck)

Dominic Monaghan has forged his career in British TV before he landed the role of Merry in The Lord of the Rings.

Since then Monaghan has enjoyed success in mammoth hit TV series Lost before going on to FastForward not to mention starring alongside Hugh Jackman in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

The actor has worked on his own documentary series this year but he will be back on the big screen in 2013 as is currently working on Molly MoonL The Incredible Hypnotist and Deep Burial.

- Billy Boyd (Peregrin Took)

Billy Boyd took on the role of Pip in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and it was a role that propelled him to stardom.

In the intervening years he has mixed TV work and movie projects with Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, On A Clear Day and TV series Empty.

This year he has landed roles in Dorothy and the Witches of Oz as well as the adaptation of Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy.

He has also completed work on Space Milkshake with Kristin Kreuk and George Takei.

- Orlando Bloom (Legolas)

Orlando Bloom grabbed everyone's attention when he took on the role of Legolas in The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring being his first movie experience.

Since the success of the trilogy he went on to star in another popular franchise Pirates of the Caribbean as he teamed up with Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley.

Since becoming a father Bloom has been quiet on the career front - his last big screen outing being The Three Musketeers last year.

However we will be seeing in him back in 2013 as he is set to star in Zulu with Oscar winner Forest Whitaker as well as reprise the role of Legolas in the final instalment of The Hobbit.

- Viggo Moretensen (Aragon)

Viggo Moretensen has been enjoying a very varied career since he left the role of Aragon behind in 2003.

He teamed up with David Cronenberg for A History of Violence before retuning for Eastern Promises - a role that brought him a Best Actor Oscar nomination.

It has been a busy 2012 for the actor has he has starred in A Dangerous Method and On The Road.

He has also completed work on The Two Faces of January which is directed by Hossein Amini and will be released next year.

- Sean Bean (Boromir)

Since The Lord of the Rings trilogy actor Sean Bean has been a very busy boy with roles in the likes of National Treasure, The Island, North Country and Flighplan.

He returned to the role of Sharpe for Sharpe's Challenge before tackling another TV project in the form of Red Riding.

And it is in TV where he has had the biggest success in the last couple of years as he took on the role of Eddard Stark in the first season of the critically acclaimed Game of Thrones.

He will be reprising the role of Zeus in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters next year and he has also been linked to movie The 4th Reich.

- John Rhys Davies (Gimli)

John Rhys Davies was no stranger to big movies when he took on the role of Gimli having been a part of the Indiana Jones franchise.

Since leaving Gimli behind he has tackled a lot of TV projects from series such as
Takezo Kensei: Sword Saint and Revelations to films Sophie and Three Wise Women.

He is currently filming Beyond The Mask but Golden Shoes, Prisoners of the Sun and To Have and to Hold are already in the bag.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is out now

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