Dominic Monaghan

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Dominic Monaghan
Dominic Monaghan
Biographical Information
LifetimeDecember 8, 1976
PortrayedMeriadoc Brandybuck in:
The Lord of the Rings (film series)
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English actor Dominic Monaghan (born 1976 in Berlin, Germany) played Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck in The Lord of the Rings film series. He is also the narrator of Ringers: Lord of the Fans, a documentary about the influence of J.R.R. Tolkien in popular culture. In 2021, he and fellow Lord of the Rings actor Billy Boyd started the The Friendship Onion podcast, which includes stories from their time making the films. [1]


I won't miss having to stand for two hours at 4:30 a.m. and have freezing cold glue applied to my feet. I won't miss two-hour drives to work or long, long, long days sitting in my trailer waiting...waiting...waiting. I won't miss one day off a week. I won't miss glue in my ears. But I would do it all again tomorrow.

We work so well with [Peter Jackson] because Pete understands Hobbits so well. Because he is a Hobbit. He has so many Hobbit qualities to him.

When the story begins, Merry is in the prime of life, he's having fun and he's well liked. He's really just one of the lads. Then, as the journey unfolds, he finds himself in situations where he has to look after people or make decisions that a hobbit would never normally have to make.


External Links


  1. "The Friendship Onion (Teaser Trailer)" dated 4 May 2021, YouTube (accessed 6 August 2021)