TV and Movies·Updated on 4 Sept 2022Here's The Cast Of "The Rings Of Power", Who They Play, And Where You Might Know Them FromSign me up for a story about "young" Galadriel.by Sam ClealBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink It's a big day in the LOTR fandom — the much anticipated prequel series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has just dropped the first two episodes on Prime Video! Ben Rothstein/Prime Video The series, which is officially the most expensive TV show ever made, is set during the Second Age of Middle Earth, thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. As you can expect, it's pretty EPIC and has a huge ensemble cast — some familiar and some not so familiar! Let's take a look at who plays who, shall we? 1. Morfydd Clark as Galadriel Tim P. Whitby/Matt Grace/Prime Video / Via Getty Images for Prime Video A royal elf with unmatched beauty, knowledge, and power, Galadriel will be familiar to The Lord of the Rings fans. She was played by Cate Blanchett in the movie trilogy. This version of Galadriel is only a ~little~ bit younger; a lot of the action in The Rings Of Power is central to her story, in which we see her go from a warrior to more of an elder stateswoman figure.Where you know Morfydd from: Dracula, His Dark Materials, The Personal History of David Copperfield, Saint Maud 2. Robert Aramayo as Elrond Jeff Spicer/Ben Rothstein/Prime Video / Via Getty Images for Prime Video Another familiar name will be Elrond, a half-Elven architect and politician and later Lord of Rivendell in TLOTR films. Elrond is concerned with the legacy his father, Eärendil, has left him. He goes from being optimistic and enthusiastic to world-weary and shut down as the series progresses.Where you know Robert from: Behind Her Eyes, The King’s Man, Mindhunter, Game of Thrones 3. Benjamin Walker as High King Gil-galad Edgar Hurtado/Ben Rothstein/Prime Video Gil-galad is mentioned in Tolkien's poem The Fall of Gil-galad, and is considered the high king of all elves in Middle-Earth. He is blessed with the gift of foresight, and knows at the start of The Rings Of Power that an evil is rising.Where you know Benjamin from: The Ice Road, In the Heart of the Sea, Flags Of Our Fathers, Jessica Jones(I also have to shout our Benjamin in one of my favourite EVER gay movies, The War Boys). 4. Charlie Vickers as Halbrand Jeff Spicer/Prime Video / Via Getty Images for Prime Video A brand new, non-canonical character, Halbrand is a man on the run from his past. When he gets stranded on a raft in a storm he meets Galadriel with who his destiny is entwined.Where you know Charlie from: Medici: Masters of Florence, Palm Beach 5. Ismael Cruz Córdova as Arondir Matt Winkelmeyer/Ben Rothstein/Prime Video / Via Getty Images for Prime Video Arondir is a Silvan Elf who has a secret, forbidden love for a human healer named Bronwyn. He is also non-canonical and does not appear in Tolkien's original works.Where you know Ismael from: The Undoing, Settlers, Mary Queen of Scots, Miss Bala 6. Maxim Baldry as Isildur Amazon Studios/Prime Video Isildur is a sailor who later becomes a warrior and a king – you might remember him from a flashback scene in The Fellowship of the Ring in which he refuses to destroy the one ring! He and his brother Anárion founded the kingdom of Gondor and ruled over it jointly.Where you know Maxim from: Years and Years, Mr. Bean’s Holiday, Last Christmas, Skins: Pure 7. Ema Horvath as Eärien Jeff Spicer/Prime Video / Via Getty Images for Prime Video Eärien is Isildur's sister who was created for the series.Where you know Ema from: The Gallows 2, The Mortuary Collection, Viscous, Like.Share.Follow. 8. Sophia Nomvete as Princess Disa Edgar Hurtado/Ben Rothstein/Prime Video Disa was also created for the series; she is the princess of a Dwarven city called Khazad-dûm.Where you know Sophia from: Vice Versa, Miss Littlewood, Miss Littlewood, The Color Purple (all theatre) 9. Owain Arthur as Prince Durin IV Jenny Anderson/Prime Video / Via Getty Images for Prime Video Prince Durin IV is a prominent figure in the city of Khazad-dûm. He is believed to be a reincarnation of Durin I, resembling him in both manner and appearance. He once bore the ring of power.Where you know Owain from: A Confession, White Island, The One and Only Ivan, One Man, Two Guvnors (theatre) 10. Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Queen Regent Míriel Jeff Spicer/Prime Video / Via Getty Images for Prime Video Míriel is the last rightful heir of Númenor, one of the greatest civilisations of men in Middle-earth which began with Elrond's half-Elven brother, Elros. At the beginning of the series, she is queen regent of Númenor.Where you know Cynthia from: Power, The Accountant, Spartacus: War of the Damned, Arrow 11. Trystan Gravelle as Pharazôn Dimitrios Kambouris/Matt Grace/Prime Video / Via Getty Images for Prime Video Pharazôn is a Númenórean advisor to queen regent Míriel who desires power above all else.Where you know Trystan from: The Terror, National Treasure, Trying, Quiz 12. Markella Kavenagh as Elanor "Nori" Brandyfoot Tim P. Whitby/Ben Rothstein/Prime Video / Via Getty Images for Prime Video Nori belongs to a hobbit race called the Harfoots. The Harfoots are canonical but the character of Nori is not. She's a young hobbit with a yearning for adventure – now where have we seen that before?Where you know Markella from: Romper Stomper, Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Cry, My First Summer 13. Megan Richards as Poppy Proudfellow Jenny Anderson/Ben Rothstein/Prime Video / Via Getty Images for Prime Video Poppy is a fellow, curious Harfoot hobbit and best friend to Nori.Where you know Megan from: Wanderlust, Doctors, Pan Tau, Extremism (theatre) 14. Lenny Henry as Sadoc Burrows Jeff Spicer/Prime Video / Via Getty Images for Prime Video Sadoc is an elder Harfoot hobbit who provides guidance to Nori and Poppy.Where you know Lenny from: The Lenny Henry Show, Broadchurch, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Comic Relief 15. Nazanin Boniadi as Bronwyn Amazon Studios/Ben Rothstein/Prime Video Another non-canonical character, Bronwyn is a human healer who owns an apothecary in the village of Tirharad.Where you know Nazanin from: Bombshell, Counterpart, How I Met Your Mother, Iron Man 3 16. Tyroe Muhafidin as Theo Jeff Spicer/Ben Rothstein/Prime Video / Via Getty Images for Prime Video Theo is Bronwyn's son.Where you know Tyroe from: This is his first major series! 17. Charles Edwards as Celebrimbor Dimitrios Kambouris/Ben Rothstein/Prime Video / Via Getty Images for Prime Video Celebrimbor is an elven prince and a master smith who creates the rings of power. He is known to be a brilliant artisan is friendly with the Dwarves of Khazad-dûm.Where you know Charles from: The Crown, Under the Vines, Downton Abbey, The Duke 18. Lloyd Owen as Elendil Amazon Studios/Prime Video Isildur's father and a great warrior who is a close friend to Elven king Gil-galad.Where you know Lloyd from: Monarch of the Glen; The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles; Miss Potter; You, Me and the Apocalypse 19. Dylan Smith as Largo Brandyfoot Jeff Spicer/Prime Video / Via Getty Images for Prime Video Nori's father and an elder Harfoot hobbit.Where you know Dylan from: Am The Night, First Cow, Murder On The Orient Express, 300 20. Sara Zwangobani as Marigold Brandyfoot Amazon Studios/Prime Video Nori's mother and an elder Harfoot hobbit.Where you know Sara from: Disgrace, Merchant of Fairness, Home and Away, Julius Caesar (theatre) 21. Daniel Weyman as The Stranger Jeff Spicer/Prime Video / Via Getty Images for Prime Video Known only as The Stranger, he is an individual who falls from the sky in a flaming meteor at some point in the Second Age. There are fan theories he may actually be an early incarnation of a very well known TLOTR character, but who can say?!Where you know Daniel from: Where Hands Touch, The Happy Prince, Great Expectations, Dunkirk What do you make of the series so far? Let us know in the comments!