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Madril is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Not to be confused with: Mardil
Biographical Information
PositionRanger of Ithilien
BirthLate Third Age
DeathT.A. 3019
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Madril
Madril was Faramir's second in command in The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy. He is played by John Bach.


Madril is first seen in The Lord of the Rings:The Two Towers. He is amongst the Rangers of Ithilien who capture Frodo and Sam. He is seen discussing battle plans with Faramir in the Ranger's hideout at Henneth Annun.

When Faramir arrives to reinforce the garrison at Osgiliath, Madril tells him that the number of Orcs patrolling the Eastern Shore is too great, and that by nightfall they will be overrun. He later reminds Faramir that his life will be forfeit if he chooses to release Frodo and Sam, though Faramir still resolves to let them go.

In The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Madril is amongst the Rangers of Ithilien who are stationed at Osgiliath. On the night of the assault, he informs Faramir that he has sent scouts to Cair Andros, and that if the Orcs attack from the North, they will have some warning. However, the Orcs invade Osgiliath via boats, and Faramir's men are caught unawares.

It is Madril that tells Faramir that the Men of Gondor cannot hold the Orcs and that the city is lost, when it becomes clear that the Orcs are beginning to overrun the city. Faramir orders a retreat, but Madril is badly injured by an Orc while trying to escape and is left behind as the others flee to Minas Tirith.

As he lies dying, Gothmog, the lieutenant of Minas Morgul, sees him upon the floor and cruelly impales him with a spear, killing him outright. Gothmog then announces: "The Age of Men is over. The Time of the Orc has come."


Madril is obviously an anagram of the canonical name Mardil Voronwë (the same way the character Irolas is derived from Iorlas) however there is no actual background or etymology behind it.

Games Workshop released a metal miniature version of Madril for the Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game.

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