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Last Updated: Thursday, 11 December, 2003, 08:21 GMT
In Pictures: The Return Of The King
Ian McKellen as Gandalf in Return Of The King
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The Return of the King has its UK premiere on Thursday. The film shows wizard Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen) in a more active role than previously.
Sean Astin as Sam Gamgee in Return Of The King
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Sam Gamgee (Sean Astin) and Frodo face new dangers in their quest to destroy the One Ring
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Gondorian and Rohan soldiers unite in a bid to save Middle Earth, in epic battle scenes
Ian McKellen as Gandalf in Return Of The King
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Orlando Bloom (left) as Legolas and Viggo Mortensen (right) as Aragorn face up to Mordor's masses
Liv Tyler in Return Of The King
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Arwen (Liv Tyler) finally chooses between an immortal life or her love for Aragorn
Miranda Otto and Viggo Mortensen in Return Of The King
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Miranda Otto, as Eowyn, has a much larger role in The Return Of The King
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John Rhys-Davies reprises the role of the dwarf Gimli
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The film boasts several spectacular action sequences

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