‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Show Needs People To Play Orcs

Do you have some standout characteristics that might set you aside from others? If so Lord of the Rings might be looking for you to star in its new TV show.

Casting agents for the Amazon TV series are looking for toothless, wrinkly and hairy people to apply as extras to play Orcs.

With filming beginning in 2020, two Auckland casting agencies have issued appeals to fill the roles.

As it can’t be the easiest of roles to fill, the agencies turned to social media to share their appeals requesting applications from people either under 5ft or over 6ft 5in.

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They are also looking for people with ‘wonderful noses’ and ‘character faces’ alongside those who have lots of wrinkles and hair.

One agency added to their social media post saying ‘HAIR HAIR HAIR — if you have natural red hair, white hair, or lots and lots of freckles’.

In the original Lord of the Ring trilogy, Orcs were soldiers of the Dark Lords’ armies. They’re physically short with twisted skin and a human-like shape.

With filming confirmed to be taking place in New Zealand again, extras will need to have the right to work there.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the casting agencies have resorted to scouring the streets for ideal candidates.

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The Wall Street Journal also told of one man who jumped at the opportunity to get involved with the filming.

Justin Smith, a 41-year-old lorry driver, answered an online advertisement to be an extra in the TV series.

Having lost his teeth as a result of a surfing accident a few years ago, Justin could be perfect for the role.

Very little is known about the show with details like cast and plot on lockdown but the one thing we do know is that it will be set in the same fictional universe that was created by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The show has also been confirmed to be set in the Age of Númenor.

So if you fancy your chances of being in the Lord of the Rings, now could be your time.

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