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John Rhys-Davies

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British actor '''John Rhys-Davies''' (born 1944) played [[Gimli Elf-friend|Gimli]] in [[Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings]] trilogy. He was also the voice for [[Treebeard]] in the films.
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British actor '''John Rhys-Davies''' (born 1944) played [[Gimli Elf-friend|Gimli]] in [[Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings]] trilogy. He was also the voice for [[Treebeard]] in the films. He originally auditioned for the role of [[Denethor II|Denethor]].
  
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
 
{{quote|There is an energetic ferocity in Gimli that the film needs. It's often these minor characters who really have to impart a sense of energy and dynamism to a film so that the heroes can actually take their time to respond and be thoughtful and reflective.|John Rhys-Davies, Southland Times, October 12th, 2000}}
 
{{quote|There is an energetic ferocity in Gimli that the film needs. It's often these minor characters who really have to impart a sense of energy and dynamism to a film so that the heroes can actually take their time to respond and be thoughtful and reflective.|John Rhys-Davies, Southland Times, October 12th, 2000}}
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==Roles==
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* [[2004]] - ''[[EA's The Third Age]]'' - Gimli
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* [[2003]] - ''[[Peter Jackson's The Return of the King]]'' - Gimli, Treebeard
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* 2003 - ''[[Beyond the Movie: The Return of the King]]'' - Narrator
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* 2003 - ''[[EA's The Return of the King]]'' - Gimli
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* 2003 - ''EA's The Return of the King'' trailer - Narrator
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* [[2002]] - ''[[Peter Jackson's The Two Towers]]'' - Gimli, Treebeard
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* 2002 - ''[[EA's The Two Towers]]'' - Gimli
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* [[2001]] - ''[[Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring]]'' - Gimli
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==Awards==
 
==Awards==
 
* [[2002]] - '''[http://www.cinemaclips.com/PFCS.htm PFCS Award]''', Best Acting Ensemble, ''[[Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring]]''
 
* [[2002]] - '''[http://www.cinemaclips.com/PFCS.htm PFCS Award]''', Best Acting Ensemble, ''[[Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring]]''

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John Rhys-Davies
John Rhys-Davies
LifetimeMay 5, 1944
PortrayedGimli
InPeter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings
IMDbProfile

British actor John Rhys-Davies (born 1944) played Gimli in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He was also the voice for Treebeard in the films. He originally auditioned for the role of Denethor.

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Quotes

"There is an energetic ferocity in Gimli that the film needs. It's often these minor characters who really have to impart a sense of energy and dynamism to a film so that the heroes can actually take their time to respond and be thoughtful and reflective."
― John Rhys-Davies, Southland Times, October 12th, 2000

Roles

Awards

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