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Happy Birthday Alan Lee

Today, August 20th, 2005, is Alan Lee’s 58th birthday. He was born in England in 1947, and will be turning 58 today. You can read his cast bio here. You can view a gallery of his art work here and his sketches here.

Many happy returns Alan!

Happy Birthday John Noble

Today, August 20th, 2005, is John Noble’s birthday. He was born in 1948 in Port Pirie, Australia, and he will be turning 57 today. You can read his cast bio here and there are pictures of John in the role of Denethor here.

Many happy returns John!

Minister is “a hobbit at heart”

Odd Einar Dørum, Norway’s Minister of Justice and Police, has announced that he will be joining (in costume) the procession which will take place before the performance of the Lord of the Rings symphony in Frogner Park, Oslo on 27th August.

Mr Dørum, a LotR fan, states that he is “mostly a hobbit at heart”. You can read the full story here and there are further details about the symphony performance here.

Mythopoeic Society awards

The winners of the 2005 Mythopoeic Society awards have been announced. Janet Brennan Croft received the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies for her book, War and the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

There’s a list of all the winners at the society’s website here.

Ian McKellen – official site update

The Lord of the Rings e-post section of Ian McKellen’s official site has been updated. One of the things he reveals is that he has yet to watch any of the three movies on DVD.

Win Lord of the Rings busts

For a chance to win a set of three Lord of the Rings busts enter the caption competition at Sideshow Collectibles. The closing date for entries is 7th September.

The Battle for Middle-earth II

The Battle for Middle-earth II is currently being developed by EA Games. You can read previews of the game and view screenshots and trailers at Gamespy and Gamespot.

Council Courier – August edition out now

The August edition of the Council Courier is out now, featuring the Realm of Nessa. If you did not receive your copy via e-mail you can read the newsletter here. Don’t forget to check out the new riddle posted in the Riddles in the Dark section!

Server Move Successful

The move to the new server has been successful. Some of you may notice that we are temporarily redirecting to the IP address, but that is only a short term thing, and the domain name will be working as expected soon.

Please note: if you notice something that is not working as expected, please visit the Announcements forum, and post in the “Something Not Working?” thread so that I may get it fixed. Thanks for your patience, and any help you can give us.

CoE TV Guide: August 14th – 21st

Have you ever wondered when your favorite stars from Lord of the Rings will be on TV? Now you can know! The CoE TV Guide will list almost all of the shows featuring actors and actresses from Lord of the Rings, and what channel their show will be on (US only). All times EST.