David Bowie Labyrinth Role Cost Him Lord of the Rings Gig - Noise11.com
David-Bowie-A-Reality-Tour-Concert.-Photo-by-Ros-OGorman

David-Bowie-A-Reality-Tour-Concert.-Photo-by-Ros-OGorman

David Bowie Labyrinth Role Cost Him Lord of the Rings Gig

by Music-News.com on October 11, 2018

in News

David Bowie missed out on a leading role in the Lord of the Rings films because of his role as an evil goblin king on the big screen.

Dominic Monaghan sparked the rumours surrounding the late rocker’s interest in Peter Jackson’s movie trilogy when he told The Huffington Post he saw Bowie at the film’s casting offices, while casting director Amy Hubbard confessed filmmakers were interested in the music icon but her was “far too busy”.

Now, screenwriters Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh have told the outlet Bowie’s role in Labyrinth killed any chance he had of landing a Lord of the Rings character before they came on board.

“I don’t think the studio were that keen at that point,” Walsh said, “so we never did meet with him.”

“I remember that conversation,” Boyens added. “There was a little hesitancy there because Elrond and the Goblin King. I mean, you know, elves.”

And the two women dismissed chatter that Bowie was considered for the role of Gandalf.

“He is an elf, don’t you think? He is. He would’ve been Elrond,” Boyens told The Huffington Post.

Nicolas Cage was also briefly considered for the role of Aragorn in Lord of the Rings.

Boyens admits she wasn’t party to the discussions surrounding the National Treasure star’s casting, but added, “We loved him… He’s an amazing actor.

“There was a point at which I know there was a drive for name actors in certain roles, and that may have been something more (handled by) the studio.”

The role of Gandalf eventually went to Sir Ian McKellen, Hugo Weaving grabbed the part of Elrond, and Orlando Bloom was cast as Aragorn.

music-news.com

For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Leo Sayer Selfie
NOISE11 EXCLUSIVE: Leo Sayer takes you track by track through ‘Selfie’ at iHeartRadio

Music legend Leo Sayer will release his 15th studio album ‘Selfie’ on 26 April, 2019. He sat down exclusively with Noise11.com to talk about every song on iHeartRadio.

13 hours ago
Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://www.noise11.com
Prince Family Fights Administrators

Prince's siblings are seeking to take more control over the late superstar's estate after clashing with administrators and taking issue with their exorbitant expenses.

22 hours ago
David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen perform on stage during 2013 STONE Music Festival at ANZ Stadium on April 20, 2013 in Sydney, Australia photo by Ros O'Gorman
Van Halen Attempted A Reunion In 2018 But It All Came Crashing Down

Van Halen attempted to reform in 2018 but it all went south very quickly.

3 days ago
AC/DC Etihad Stadium, Rock Or Bust World Tour. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
AC/DC Tour Rumours Splatter the Internet

The ‘AC/DC to tour again’ rumours are sweeping the Internet again with reliable source Eddie Trunk using the word “absolutely” when spreading the word.

3 days ago
Aerosmith-Stone-Music-Festival-Sydney-Photo-By-Ros-OGorman
Aerosmith Dig Deep Into Catalogue For Vegas Residency

Aerosmith are giving fans a deeper dose of their catalogue during their residency at the MGM in Las Vegas.

3 days ago
Iggy Pop, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Iggy Pop Performs First Show of 2019 in Sydney

Iggy Pop played his first show for 2019 at the Sydney Opera House on Monday night and served a treat of classics.

3 days ago
Eric Clapton image by Ros O'Gorman
John Mayer Joins Eric Clapton On Stage In Japan

John Mayer rocked out with the guitar great Eric Clapton onstage over the weekend as he kicked off his five-night residency in Tokyo, Japan.

3 days ago