A WELL-KNOWN TV star looks unrecognisable in the final The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power trailer – but can you guess who it is?
The Amazon Prime Video series will premiere early next month and is set in the Second Age of Middle-earth, thousands of years before Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
The fantasy series features a large cast, lead by Morfydd Clark as Galadriel, an Elven warrior who believes evil is returning to Middle-earth.
However, some keen TV fans may have spotted a familiar face from classic show Monarch of the Glen in the action-packed trailer.
Actor Lloyd Owen played Paul Bowman-MacDonald in the hit BBC series from 2002-2005.
However, he's ditched his short dark hair for shoulder-length locks and a beard to play Elendil in The Rings of Power.
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Elendil is a Númenórean sailor and Isildur's father, who will eventually be a leader in the last alliance between Elves and Men.
After Monarch of the Glen, Lloyd went on to star in The Innocent Project from 2006 to 2007 before playing the President of the United States in TV mini series You, Me and the Apocalypse in 2015.
He has also had guest appearances in popular shows including Death in Paradise and Silent Witness, and also starred alongside Sheridan Smith in ITV's 2019 drama, Cleaning Up.
Meanwhile, the cast of The Rings of Power also includes Lenny Henry, Game of Thrones' Robert Aramayo and Simon Merrells.
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"It’s “the forging of rings,” showrunner Patrick McKay previously told Vanity Fair. “Rings for the elves, rings for dwarves, rings for men, and then the one ring Sauron used to deceive them all.
"It’s the story of the creation of all those powers, where they came from, and what they did to each of those races.”
However, the majority of Lord of the Rings fans seemed furious with the first look snaps released in February, criticising the short hair cuts on some of the elves, lack of beards on the dwarf princess and how it looked like "bad cosplay".
The Rings of Power premieres on Amazon Prime Video on September 2, 2022.
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