As a Lord of the Rings fan, you may be eagerly awaiting the arrival of Amazon Prime’s new Tolkien adaptation.
With the upcoming series premiering later this year, details about actors and the roles they will be playing have now been shared.
Robert Amarayo is an English actor born in Kingston upon Hull on 6th November 1992. He played a young Eddard Stark in Game of Thrones and will play a young Elrond in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
Robert Amarayo’s Acting Career
Robert Amarayo’s passion started from a young age when he began performing in plays at a local youth theatre. At still a young age, he has already appeared in a variety of films and television series.
One of his earlier and most recognizable television roles was in 2016-2017. He portrayed the younger interpretation of Eddard ‘Ned’ Stark in the 6th season of HBO’s wildly popular Game of Thrones.
Having been a great fan of the show he said in an interview with Access Hollywood, “I don’t think I can comprehend how lucky I am to be able to play such an iconic character, such a loved character.”
From fantasy to reality, in 2016 he played the titular character William S Harley in the mini-series Harley and the Davidsons. Here he got the chance to depict a dramatized version of a real-life figure as the co-founder of Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
In Netflix’s true crime series Mindhunter, he played another real-life character. This time Elmer Wayne Henley Jr, who was convicted for his involvement in the Houston Mass Murders of the 1970s. Robert has experience playing the villain as well as the hero.
More recently Amarayo tried his hand at a psychological thriller in the series Behind Her Eyes. Once again he was able to explore the intricacies of the human mind playing the similarly named psychiatric patient Rob.
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Robert is also familiar with big-screen productions. He was cast as a reprehensible offender in Tom Ford’s acclaimed adaptation Nocturnal Animals.
One of his first experiences acting in films was in the romantic drama Lost in Florence. While it was a smaller role the opportunity allowed him to expand his skills.
He has expanded this experience further by starring in diverse genres. These include gritty drama Galveston as a marginalized schemer, dark comedy Eternal Beauty as an absent lover, and horror Empty Man as a cult member.
His next role as Elrond in Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power is set to be his most challenging yet and certainly his most recognizable.
What Do We Know About Elrond in the Rings of Power?
The Rings of Power is set in the era known as the Second Age, thousands of years before the events depicted in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. As the series name suggests, it will feature stories surrounding the forging of the great rings and the events leading to the Last Alliance of Elves and Men.
It has been confirmed the character Elrond will be a prominent player in the show. This Elrond will be a much younger version of the character in The Lord of the Rings. Not yet having witnessed the frailty of the human condition, he will be more open to forging alliances both with the world of men and the dwarf kingdoms.
He will be a rising political figure in the elven realm of Lindon. As a kingdom of Gil-galad, many high elves still reside there and the young Elrond will involve himself in the operations of the capital.
Through his efforts at making alliances, he will naturally interact with other characters such as a younger Galadriel and possibly even dwarf Durin III.
Elrond also met and fell for Galadriel’s daughter Celebrian, although it is unknown if this will be portrayed in any of the upcoming seasons of the show.
Showrunners Payne and McKay wish to chart Elrond’s changing perceptions through his experiences in the conflicts of the Second Age. Payne and McKay said, “We’re going to watch as Elrond goes from optimistic to bit more world-weary.”