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Bruce Hopkins


Bruce Hopkins did time as a crayfisherman and eight years as a professional dancer, before switching to acting in the mid 1980s. Despite having appeared in literally dozens of movies and TV shows since, he is probably best known for a single role: that of Gamling, loyal fighter for King Theoden in the second and third Lord of the Rings films. In 2011 Hopkins set up agency Action Actors with Anthony Hurst, a temping company for actors between acting gigs. 

My role grew from what was to be one week to about 50 days throughout nine months in 1999. I then did two or three days in 2001 and 2002 for pick-ups on Two Towers and Return of The King. Bruce Hopkins, on his role in the Lord of the Rings trilogy