Best known as: Hero of The Lord of the Rings
Gandalf is a leading figure in J.R.R. Tolkien
's fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings
. Gandalf is a good and powerful wizard, counselor to the hobbit Frodo
and his allies, and rival to the evil wizard Saruman. Gandalf also appears in The Hobbit
, the Tolkien story that preceded The Lord of the Rings
. Gandalf was played by Ian McKellen
in the blockbuster Lord of the Rings
movie trilogy, released from 2001-2003.
The name of Gandalf’s faithful horse, Shadowfax, was adopted by a popular music group of the 1980s… He is also known by the Elvish name Mithrandir.
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