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John Rhys-Davies

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John Rhys-Davies
John Rhys-Davies
LifetimeMay 5, 1944
PortrayedGimli in:
 The Lord of the Rings (film series)

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



"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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