He continued: “Tolkien just broke that rule, and I’ll love him forever for it. The minute you kill Gandalf, the suspense of everything that follows is a thousand times greater, because now anybody could die.

“Of course, that’s had a profound on my own willingness to kill characters off at the drop of a hat.”

All this means the news about a number of cast members making the cross between fantasy worlds seem a fitting choice.

Amazon’s new adaptation of Lord of the Rings is expected to begin production in 2020 but it could be a while before it reaches screens.

Game of Thrones seasons 1-8 are now available to buy on DVD.

source: express.co.uk

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