Charlie Vickers

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Charlie Vickers
Lifetime10 February 1992
PortrayedHalbrand in:
 The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Charlie Vickers is an Australian actor. He has portrayed Halbrand (later revealed to be Sauron himself) in the Amazon Studios television series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.[1] He was unaware about the character’s true identity until the filming of the third episode.[2]

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"It is nice. I've been having to carry this for quite a long time. It's nice to just be like, it's out. Now it's out."
― Charlie Vickers, Screen Rant
"A lot of the subconscious work was a creating a human life for Halbrand. In order for Sauron to effectively portray Halbrand and deceive people, I think he would have to have a pretty comprehensive life mapped out. I guess all the subconscious work I did was in creating that and then also creating Sauron’s life and really thinking about where he’s come from. It’s a lot of reading, but also a lot of practical things. We were so lucky in New Zealand to have the country. So I went hiking for a long time to create Sauron’s world. I went to Tongariro National Park, which is [what] they used for Mount Doom in The Fellowship of the Ring, the original trilogy. So the subconscious work was all kind of there. And I hope that it informed the performance — I kept that in my mind as we were going"
― Charlie Vickers, Polygon


  1. "Full Cast & Crew", IMDb (accessed 31 July 2022)
  2. "The Rings of Power' actor Charlie Vickers reveals that even he didn't know he was Sauron" dated 15 October 2022, (accessed 26 October 2022)

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