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Old Noakes

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Old Noakes
Hobbit
Biographical Information
LocationBywater
BirthLate Third Age
Physical Description
GenderMale

Old Noakes was a Hobbit from Bywater.

Contents

History

Noakes was a regular at the Ivy Bush, and a friend of the Gaffer's. He was present at his drink just before the Birthday Party.[1]

Etymology

Noake(s) or Noke(s) is a real-life English surname, derived probably from the place-name No(a)ke, etymologized as atten oke "at the oak".[2]

Portrayal in Adaptations

2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended Edition)

Old Noakes is present at the Gaffer's conversation, though the setting is moved from the Ivy Bush to the Green Dragon. He is played by William Johnson.

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game):

Old Noakes sits on a bench just beyond Bywater. Sancho Proudfoot stole his medicinal herbs; retrieving them is a side mission.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 761