The production company, Three Foot Six Ltd, is seeking "men and women aged over 16 and under 5'8 (1.72m) and men and women aged over 16 and over 5'10 (1.77m)" to appear in the adaptation of JRR Tolkien's epic trilogy.
Auditions will be held next Saturday and Sunday in Palmerston North Boys' High School's old gym, from 10am to 3pm. Applicants will fill in a form and be photographed.
Because a large turnout is expected the company urges people to be patient. Suitable applicants will be contacted at a later date.
People already registered with an extras agency need not attend, as their details will already be on file.
Casting of the major characters is still under way in New Zealand, Australia, London, and the United States, and filming is to start later
this year at locations nation wide.
24th June 1999
New Zealand Standard