The Lord of the Rings - Cannes Coverage


Last Update: 15 May 2001


Ringbearer.org coverage
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14 May 2001

Joram from Ringbearer.org reports from Cannes!
The Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee, and John Rhys-Davies Interview


This was probably my favourite group of people to come to our interview table. Ian McKellen is so charming. Christopher Lee is such a powerful force to me. John Rhys-Davies is funny and great story-telling. All three of these British actors really were cool to talk to. Mr. Davies opened up with a story about Sean Bean.

John Rhys-Davies: I go from New Zealand to LA and by coincidence Sean [Bean] is on that very flight. He has got more bags I have ever seen and he is with two elderly people. After a few minutes I’m thinking “Sean, Sean; aren’t you going to introduce me to these people? Is this your Mom and Dad?” And they weren’t. They were two very elderly passengers that he befriended on this plane and he was trying to steer them in the right direction. He was carrying all their baggage. I had to shoot off to London, but out of the corner of my eye I saw him unloading their baggage on to the ticket counter. They never realized it was Sean Bean. It just this man being his perfect sweet self….

Christopher Lee: Like all of us (lauhgter from table)

John Rhys-Davies: …Which I think is the nicest story.

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