10 Amazing Facts About The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy

Christopher Lee Wanted To Play Gandalf

When he was originally approached about a role in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Christopher Lee was determined to get the role of Gandalf. Having met Tolkien years earlier, he had actually gotten the writer’s approval to play the character. The role eventually went to Ian McKellen, though Lee wasn’t bitter as he acknowledged he was too old for the action scenes.

Cricket Fans Provided The Voice For Uruk-Hai

In order to get enough people to provide the voices for the thousands of Uruk-Hai at the battle of Helm’s Deep, Peter Jackson sought the help of 25,000 cricket fans. His team managed to spell out the words they would chant on the big screen and simply recorded the fans in the stadium.