The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, which has now been watched by well over 100 million people worldwide and enjoyed unmatched international success as Prime Video’s leading original series in every region in its first season, has today announced that addition of acclaimed actors Ciarán Hinds, Rory Kinnear and Tanya Moodie as recurring cast members for the show’s forthcoming second season, which is currently filming in the UK.
Oscar and BAFTA-nominated actor Ciarán Hinds has enjoyed an outstanding career both on stage and screen. He has starred in the likes of Steven Spielberg’s Munich, Martin Scorsese’s Silence, There Will be Blood, Road to Perdition, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, In Bruges, The Phantom of the Opera, Zack Snyder’s Justice League and The Eclipse, a role for which he won Best Actor at the Tribeca Film Festival. Meanwhile, television audiences are more than familiar with him from his roles as Mance Rayder in “Game of Thrones” and Julius Caesar in “Rome”, as well as leading roles in “The English”. “Ivanhoe”, “Above Suspicion”, “Political Animals” (USA) and “Prime Suspect 3”. He recently starred in the comedy-drama series “The Dry”. Hinds’ extensive theatre credits include Uncle Vanya, Translations, The Girl from the North Country, Hamlet, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Burnt by the Sun, Closer, The Seafarer and many others. He has toured internationally with Peter Brook’s company in The Mahabharata and has played leading roles at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Court, the Donmar Warehouse and the National Theatre. He made his directorial debut with English National Opera’s production of The Winter’s Tale in 2017.
And last but certainly not least, Tanya Moodie is an acclaimed British actress who won the Royal Television Society’s Breakthrough Award for her role as Meg in the BAFTA Award-winning comedy Motherland. Her many television credits include the role of Hunter in the miniseries adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s “Neverwhere”, as well as roles in “Tin Star”, “A Discovery of Witches”, “The Man Who Fell to Earth” and “Sherlock”.
Some of Moodie’s recent film roles include J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of the Jedi as General Parnadee and Sam Mendes’ Empire of Light as Delia.
In theatre, Moodie is a two-time Olivier Award nominee for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliated Theatre for her roles in Intimate Apparel and The House That Will Not Stand. She played Gertrude in Simon Godwin’s production of Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her performance as “Rose” opposite Lenny Henry in August Wilson’s Fences in the West End earned her a WhatsOnStage Awards nomination for Best Actress. She was nominated for a UK Theatre Award for Best Performance for her role in Trouble in Mind, and received further nominations for Best Actress from the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards and the UK Theatre Awards. Moodie studied at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she later worked as an associate teacher and member of the Council.
All eight first season episodes are available to stream exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories in multiple languages.