|Lifetime||October 3, 1911 - May 2, 1995|
|The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)|
Sir Michael Murray Hordern (1911 - 1995) was a British actor. He was the voice of Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings 1981 radio series broadcasted on the BBC 4. He also voiced J.R.R. Tolkien in the radio series of Tales from the Perilous Realm, and narrated an abridged reading of The Hobbit.
- "As for Gandalf, Michael Hordern - if the truth were told - never entirely understood what was going on! He was, for example, genuinely perplexed by the wizard's seeming demise in Moria during Episode 8, and asked Jane Morgan whether his agent had been wrong about the number of episodes for which he was required! When told that he would be resurrected in Episode 12, he simply grunted: 'Splendid! Splendid!' and shambled away."
- ― Brian Sibley, The Ring Goes Ever On.