Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movie trilogy is arguably one of the best and most loved trilogies in the history of film. Not only did it manage to translate the in-depth source material to the big screen, it also created a host of new fans for the franchise and set the stage for further adaptations of other Tolkien works, such as The Hobbit. As it was such a big project that took place over a number of years it is not surprising that there are so many things that people don’t know about the trilogy.
Women Played Half The Riders Of Rohan
Almost half of the Riders of Rohan were actually woman wearing fake beards to disguise their look. This was a real life reflection of one of the characters who also disguised herself to ride into battle.
Bill The Pony Was Two People Dressed Up
The dangers of using a live animal to film the scenes of Bill the Pony in a swamp during the shooting of Fellowship of the Ring meant that the filmmakers decided to actually use a fake horse. This involved two people dressed in a specially made outfit.