Markella Kavenagh

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Markella Kavenagh
Biographical Information
LifetimeJanuary 30, 2000[1]
PortrayedElanor "Nori" Brandyfoot in:
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Markella Kavenagh is an Australian actress. She has portrayed Elanor "Nori" Brandyfoot in the The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series by Amazon. Originally, Kavenagh was cast as "Tyra",[2] but the character was later renamed to "Nori".[3]


I think for me, it’s the costume and the makeup. I think that’s when I fully feel like I am the character because beforehand, the preparation that you do or the research that you do or the backstory that you do, that’s all well and good, but then to actually have the other layers come together. It also just brings you closer to the heads of department and to the crew because they’ve all had a hand in making that.

She’s not specifically a canon character, but obviously, there are Harfoots in the Legendarium.


  1. "She was working at Sportsgirl when she got the call to join J.R.R. Tolkien’s world" dated 10 October 2022, (accessed 15 October 2022)
  2. Variety, "‘Lord of the Rings’ Series at Amazon Taps First Cast Member (EXCLUSIVE)", 22 July 2019 (accessed 29 October 2020)
  3. "Full Cast & Crew", (accessed 31 July 2022)

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