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Dominic Monaghan confirms that David Bowie auditioned for The Lord of the Rings

30 January 2016 4:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s been rumoured for years that David Bowie had auditioned for a role in Peter Jackson’s epic fantasy trilogy The Lord of the Rings, and now it has been confirmed by Dominic Monaghan, who recalled seeing the legendary musician during his own audition for the role of Merry.

I was at the Hubbard’s, which is a pretty notorious casting agency office in London, doing an audition for Lord of the Rings, and when it ended I went over and talked to John Hubbard, who was running the audition, and he said, ‘Hey, it went really well. You should wait around for five or 10 mins. We’ll give you some feedback’,” Monaghan told The Huffington Post. “I thought, ‘Oh, Ok, cool, and I sat in the reception office. As I was reading a magazine waiting, David Bowie came in and signed his little list and went in. I »

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Dominic Monaghan Remembers David Bowie's Audition for Lord Of The Rings

28 January 2016 8:55 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

As if the Lord of the Rings films weren't good enough...just imagine them with David Bowie in them! Dominic Monaghan, who played the hobbit Merry in the films, recalled the time he saw David Bowie coming out of a reading during his first audition for the beloved films. "I was at the Hubbard's, which is a pretty notorious casting agency office in London, doing an audition for Lord of the Rings, and when it ended I went over and talked to John Hubbard, who was running the audition, and he said, 'Hey, it went really well," he told the Huffington Post. »

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Dominic Monaghan Remembers David Bowie's Audition for Lord Of The Rings

28 January 2016 8:55 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

As if the Lord of the Rings films weren't good enough...just imagine them with David Bowie in them! Dominic Monaghan, who played the hobbit Merry in the films, recalled the time he saw David Bowie coming out of a reading during his first audition for the beloved films. "I was at the Hubbard's, which is a pretty notorious casting agency office in London, doing an audition for Lord of the Rings, and when it ended I went over and talked to John Hubbard, who was running the audition, and he said, 'Hey, it went really well," he told the Huffington Post. »

- Christina Dugan, @Christina_Dugan

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Dominic Monaghan Remembers the Time He Saw David Bowie Go in for His Lord of the Rings Audition

28 January 2016 8:03 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Here's a little more substance to the long-standing rumor that David Bowie could have appeared in The Lord of the RingsDominic Monaghan, who played hungry hobbit Merry in the films, remembered seeing Bowie during his audition at Hubbard's, a casting agency in London. "When it ended I went over and talked to John Hubbard, who was running the audition, and he said, 'Hey, it went really well. You should wait around for five or 10 minutes. We'll give you some feedback," Monaghan told the Huffington Post. "I thought, Oh, okay, cool and I sat in the reception office. As I was reading a magazine waiting, David Bowie came in and signed his little list and went in. And I'm assuming he read for Gandalf. I can't think of anything else he would've read for. He may have read for something else, but I'm a huge David Bowie fan, and »

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Dominic Monaghan on David Bowie's 'Lord of the Rings' Audition, Lotr Reunions

28 January 2016 6:40 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

No disrespect to the great Hugo Weaving, but David Bowie would've been an awesome Elrond. Bowie was already the Goblin King in "Labyrinth," and would've fit right into the world of "The Lord of the Rings." But, in one of Hollywood's many "what ifs," he wasn't cast in the franchise at all.

Dominic Monaghan, who played Merry, is now promoting Season 3 of his Travel Channel show, "Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan," and he talked to the Huffington Post about Bowie's Lotr audition:

"I was at the Hubbard's, which is a pretty notorious casting agency office in London, doing an audition for 'Lord of the Rings,' and when it ended I went over and talked to John Hubbard, who was running the audition, and he said, 'Hey, it went really well. You should wait around for 5 or 10 mins. We'll give you some feedback.' I thought, 'Oh, Ok, cool, and »

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