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Benjamin Walker

From Tolkien Gateway
Benjamin Walker
Biographical Information
Lifetime21 June 1982
PortrayedGil-galad in:
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Benjamin Walker Scodelario-Davis, better known as Benjamin Walker, is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He portrayed High King Gil-galad in the The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series by Amazon.[1]


I’m glad that people like Gil-galad; I feel honored to wear his crown.

When I was a kid—I have an older brother and he’s an avid reader who’s infinitely more intelligent than I’ll ever be, and the first big-boy book he ever gave me was The Hobbit. He introduced me to The Lord of the Rings and that’s what we’d play in the woods. I have that familial connection. So my gateway was the books. Luckily for us, the foundation of what we’re doing is based on the source material. I basically get paid to read Tolkien. It’s great.


  1. Joe Otterson, "‘Lord of the Rings' Series at Amazon Adds 20 Actors to Cast" dated 3 December 2020, Variety (accessed 3 December 2020)

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