Maxim Baldry to play a familiar role from Peter Jackson’s trilogy in Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV series

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Amazon’s Lord of the Rings show about the Second Age of Middle Earth is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated upcoming fantasy series. Things have been kept closely under wrap by the streaming giant and much of what is known about the characters and the story has come from unnoficial descriptions using codenames.

Recently new details have come to light and today we can add something very exciting that we learned about a while ago!

A familiar character returns

To get to the heart of the matter, we heard from our sources that actor Maxim Baldry will play a character called ‘Cole‘ in Amazon’s Lord of the Rings. We kept that to ourselves for the time being as it was clear that Cole is a codename and not much else was known about the character. Not that interesting, right?

But yesterday, the youtube channel Fellowship of Fans broke the news that Isildur will be one of the main characters of the Lord of the Rings series. What is more, they also revealed that ‘Cole‘ is in fact the internal codename used for Isildur. This of course gives a whole new meaning to our own information: We can safely say that Maxim Baldry is Isildur in the show!

Maxim Baldry

Isildur should be a name familiar to most fans as he had a prominent role in the prologue of Peter Jackson’s 2001 classic The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. As the son of the great Númenórean leader Elendil, he is at the heart of many events in the struggle against the Dark Lord Sauron in the late Second Age era.

Via Knight Edge Media, Cole, who we now know as Isildur was previously described as ‘A young athletic male in his very early 20s, to play around 18. He has the weight of the world on his shoulders, so must feel an old soul. Troubled, but mercurial and charismatic.’

Isildur in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Maxim Baldry made his acting debut early playing Caesarion in HBO’s Rome and starring in Mr. Bean’s Holiday alongside Rowan Atkinson. Since then, he has appeared in various shows including Hollyoaks, Years and Years and Dr. Who. He was announced to have joined Amazon’s Lord of the Rings in December 2020.

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings will make its debut on Prime on September 2, 2022. While that is still a good way off, we’re hoping to learn more about the cast and characters soon and keep you updated on Twitter.

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