One of the greatest wizards of film history. Comes in two colors.
Gandalf is also known as Mithrandir and Olòrin and was sent to Middle-Earth to help the free people fight the evil Sauron. During his 2,000 years in Middle-earth, Gandalf fell in love with the land and its people, particularly Hobbits. He set a chain of event in motion that in the end resulted in the Dark Lord`s downfall.
Olòrin was known as the wisest Maiar and Cirdan the Shipwright gave to him Narya, the Elvish Ring of Fire (one of the three rings they obtained in the 2 Age.)
He sometimes walked among Elves unseen or as one of them and shared wisdom and fair visions with them. He dwelled in Lorien for which the woods of Lothlorien in Middle-earth were named.
Among Men he became known as Gandalf the Grey and the Elves called him Mithrandir, the Grey Pilgrim. He wandered far and wide throughout Middle-Earth and he had a long white beard, bushy eyebrows and he wore a blue pointed hat, a silver scarf and a long grey cloak.
Gandalf appeared in the Shire from time to time and was famous among Hobbits especially for his fireworks. He was also held responsible for causing several Hobbits lads and lasses to go out on adventures. Gandalf got to know Belladonna Took, Bilbo Baggins mother and Bilbo was at that time an eager and curious young Hobbit.
When Gandalf arrived at Bag End one morning in late April of 2941 he found that Bilbo Baggins had settled into a comfortable existence and claimed to have no interest in adventures.
Nevertheless, Gandalf marked Bilbo`s door with a sign indicating that Bilbo was a burglar seeking employment. The next morning thirteen Dwarves arrived at Bag End and Bilbo went out on an adventure to the Lonely Mountain. During this adventure Bilbo found a magic Ring but it was not until many years later that Gandalf learned just how serious a matter Bilbo`s Ring was.
On Bilbo`s 111 birthday party on September 22 of 3001 Gandalf returned to the Shire. He had come to see off his old friend Bilbo who was planning to leave the Shire after the party and of course to provide fireworks for the party.
Before Bilbo left, Gandalf persuaded Bilbo to leave the Ring behind for Frodo. But the fact that Bilbo had not aged a day since the last time he saw him, and the words "My precious" that Bilbo had spoken, had been stuck in the wizards head because he had heard those words before from a creature called Gollum. When he got the chance he Left the Shire to seek out the legend about the One Ring that Isildur hade cut of from Saurons hand. As he feared it was the One Ring that Bilbo had found and past on to Frodo.
When Gandalf returnd to the Shire he told Frodo about the Ring and Frodo volunteered to carry the Ring out of the Shire. It was decided that Frodo Baggins would leave after his birthday on September 22 and head for Rivendell with Samwise Gamgee.
In Rivendell Elrond had summoned to a meeting and Gandalf was chosen leader of the fellowsip. He lead them to Moria where he fought the Balrog and was fallen to his own death. Gandalf passed into darkness out ot thought and time.
In the second movie in the trilogy, Gandalf is sent back to Middle Earth to complete his task and becames Gandalf the White. He meets Argon, Legolas and Gimli in Fangorn Forest. And together they ride to Rohan where King Thèodens mind was captured by Saruman and are in need of Gandalf's help. The war has reached the land of Rohan, and Gandalf is leaving Argon to defend the land and its' people. He himself is going to the east to find Thèodred. And return to Helms Deep on the third day.
In the third movie in the trilogy Gandalf goes to Gondor together with Peregrim Took, to assist the city in the war against Sauron. When the battle was won, he and the rest of the fellowship travels to the black gate of Mordor to distract Sauron so Frodo and Sam can get to the Fire in Mount Doom.
When the war was over and Sauron defeated, Gandalf left Middle-earth and went to the West, where he had come from.
|2014||The Hobbit: There and Back Again||Ian McKellen|
|2013||The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug||Ian McKellen|
|2012||The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey||Ian McKellen|
|2009||The Hunt for Gollum||Patrick O'Connor|
|2006||Date Movie||Tom Fitzpatrick|
|2003||The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King||Ian McKellen|
|2002||The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers||Ian McKellen|
|2001||The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring||Ian McKellen|
|1980||The Return of the King||John Huston|
|1978||The Lord of the Rings||William Squire|
|1977||The Hobbit||John Huston|