23 Aug 2010

When Gamling Meets Brodo - Bruce Hopkins Talks To Kiwi Legend Ian Brodie


We all remember Bruce Hopkins's as Gamling in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (The Two Towers -The Return of the King). The role of Gamling was added later in production of the films, yet he has left a mark. These days , Kiwi actor and former dancer Bruce Hopkins lives happily in New Zealand with his family and run his own radio show on RadioLIVE NZ. Last week Bruce had the chance to talk to Kiwi legend Ian Brodie about his many interests and passions, including of course, Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, his life in New Zealand and more. Ian Brodie is one of the greatest selling non-fiction authors in New Zealand , his most famous publication , The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook is a 'must-have' for all those (like me) that are planning to visit New Zealand and the locations where Peter Jackson's filmed his epic Trilogy. Ian now lives in Hobbiton, and enjoys the beauty of The Shire like any respectable hobbit would do after a life full of adventures. Listening to Ian talking about New Zealand and his passions will give the listener a rare insight on his life and some funny facts about Peter Jackson, the filming of the Trilogy and one very special vest...and I shall stop here because I don't want to spoil it for you. Hit the link to Ian Brodie, the legend! and enjoy :)


Pictures curtesy of Bruce Hopkins on RadioLIVE and Ian Brodie.net