Articles written by: Amanda Capley

Amanda has always been a self-proclaimed nerd. It only seemed a natural progression for her to become so deeply entrenched in the vast world of Middle-earth. She quickly found herself being swept away by the intense battles, deep moral messages, and the handsome dwarf, Kili. In addition to staying on top of all the latest Middle-earth news and events, Amanda is a full-time university student. She is also a passionate animal-lover with pets such as a giant black cat named Ozzy and a guinea pig named Gimli. The rest of her free time is spent traveling, writing, watching TV and movies, and attending nerdy conventions.

Happy Birthday to James Nesbitt!

Happy Birthday to James Nesbitt!

Happy Birthday to Irish actor James Nesbitt, who turns 50 today! James, or Jimmy, Nesbitt was born on January 15, 1965 in the town of Ballymena. Growing up with his three older sisters in the […]

Happy Birthday to Graham McTavish!

Happy Birthday to Graham McTavish!

Happy Birthday to Scottish actor Graham McTavish, who turns 54 today! Graham was born on January 4, 1961 in Glasgow, Scotland. Graham’s resume is very impressive and quite long to say the least! We all […]

Join TheOneRing.net for a Party of Special Magnificence!

Join TheOneRing.net for a Party of Special Magnificence!

Middle-earth News is thrilled to bring our readers news concerning a party of special magnificence! Our good friends over at TheOneRing.net are planning a spectacular event to honour the end of our cinematic Middle-earth journey. […]

A Hilarious Chat with Lee Pace

A Hilarious Chat with Lee Pace

The cast of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies have been busy attending the World Premiere this week in London. However, Lee Pace (Thranduil) took some time to answer fan’s question over on The Hobbit’s […]

Happy Birthday to Our Own Valdis Longbeard!

Happy Birthday to Our Own Valdis Longbeard!

Happy birthday to one of Middle-earth News’ finest! Our own Valdis Longbeard celebrates another successful revolution around the sun today. As a dedicated reporter and our second-in-command, she plays a vital role both behind-the-scenes and […]

NEW POSTER: Tauriel, ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’

NEW POSTER: Tauriel, ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’

Just when we think we’ve seen the last character poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, they throw another one at us! Today The Hobbit Movie Facebook page released this brand new poster […]

Happy Birthday to Manu Bennett!

Happy Birthday to Manu Bennett!

Happy Birthday to Kiwi actor Manu Bennett, who is 45 today! Jonathan Manu Bennett was born on October 10, 1969 in the city of Auckland, New Zealand. His father Ted, of Māori descent, was a New […]

NEW POSTER: Bard the Bowman, ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’

NEW POSTER: Bard the Bowman, ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’

The votes are in – here’s your exclusive look at #Bard‘s new character banner for #TheHobbit! @TheRealLukevans pic.twitter.com/K0zO9UCUQc — The Hobbit (@TheHobbitMovie) October 10, 2014 TheHobbitMovie on Twitter has posted a new character poster for The […]

‘One Man Lord of the Rings’ Review

‘One Man Lord of the Rings’ Review

Middle-earth News friend, Abigail Fielder, recently had the chance to attend Charlie Ross’ “One Man Lord of the Rings” show. This unique and highly entertaining show is currently on tour in the UK through October […]

Congratulations to the Winner of our Limerick Contest!

Congratulations to the Winner of our Limerick Contest!

  Congratulations to the winner of our Feast Week/Tolkien Week Limerick Contest! We had 71 spectacular entries for this competition and it’s been quite difficult choosing the winner. Here is the one limerick that stood […]