Who Is Halbrand in The Lord of the Rings & Who Is Playing Him in the Show?

Who Is Halbrand in The Lord of the Rings & Who Is Playing Him in the Show?

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is Amazon’s upcoming Legendarium-based streaming series that will bring us back to the Second Age of Middle-earth, years before the events of The Lord of the Rings. The Second Age is an extremely interesting period with a lot of events and a lot of characters, most of which are unknown to the casual fan. One such character is the non-canon character named Halbrand, who has reminded us of one major Lord of the Rings human character.

Halbrand is a man that lived during the Second Age. At some point, Halbrand ended up stranded on a raft in a storm somewhere in the Sundering Seas. There, he encountered the Elf Galadriel and this is how he gets drawn into the plot of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Having said this, Halbrand is a non-canon character created specifically for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

The article is going to give you all the available and unavailable information on Halbrand. Halbrand is set to appear in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, and while we still don’t know how big his role is going to be in the series, we do know that he is certainly deserving of an article. That is why you’ll be able to find everything you need to know about him in this article.

Who is Halbrand in The Lord of the Rings?

Halbrand is a man that lived during the Second Age and that is about as much as we know about the guy at this moment. At some point, Halbrand was stranded on a raft in a storm somewhere in the Sundering Seas. There, he encountered the Elf Galadriel and this is how he gets drawn into the plot of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Having said this, Halbrand is a non-canon character created specifically for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

His role in the story is yet to be revealed, but if he is going to be a replacement for who we think he is, he’s going to have a major role. Namely, from what we were able to gather now, it seems that Halbrand is going to be a replacement for Aragorn, which is a very tough role to fill, not only because Viggo Mortensen did an amazing role in Jackson’s trilogy, but also because Aragorn is such a cult classic character. But, we’ll just have to see whether our assumptions are correct or not.

Who is playing Halbrand in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power?

Halbrand is going to be played by Charlie Vickers, a relatively unknown name. This is what we know about him from Amazon’s official press release related to The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power:

Charlie Vickers is at the start of an exciting career. He graduated from the prestigious drama school, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2017 and since then he has appeared in a number of projects including Netflix’s Medici: Masters of Florence opposite Sean Bean. Charlie also had a key role in Rachel Ward’s Sydney set feature film, Palm Beach,opposite Greta Scaachi, Richard E. Grant and Sam Neill.

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As you can see, Vickers hasn’t had a lot of major roles in his career so far, but he has appeared in some notable projects and alongside some notable names. We wish him all the best and we sincerely hope that he will be able to fill the role of the series’ Aragorn, since it seems that the writers envisioned Halbrand as such (we might be off on this one, but these are our current impressions).

What will Halbrand’s role in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power be?

This aspect still remains unknown because the show is set for a September 2022 premiere, which is still several months away. Now, he will not be connected to the original novels since he does not appear in them, as we have confirmed, but whether the producers plan to give him a larger role or not is still unknown; he is among the starring roles, if that plays any part in it. This is why we cannot speculate as to how large his role is going to be in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power streaming series, at least not at this moment.