Amazon original Lord of the rings series adds sir Lenny henry and more to cast [Video]

Twenty additional cast members will join the ensemble cast of the series based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s classics. The newly revealed cast members will join the previously announced global cast and crew, currently filming in New Zealand.

Of the new eclectic cast, there are a few Brits in the mix. British American actress Cynthia Addai-Robinson (The Accountant), and Sir Lenny Henry (Danny and the Human Zoo)! Addai-Robinson and Henry will join the earlier previously announced cast which includes Sophia Nomvete (The Color Purple – stage production). Cast members have come from across the globe – Australia, Sri Lanka, and America.

Showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay said: “The world that J.R.R. Tolkien created is epic, diverse, and filled with heart. These extraordinarily talented performers, hailing from across the globe, represent the culmination of a multi-year search to find brilliant and unique artists to bring that world to life anew. The international cast of Amazon’s The Lord …

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