Lord of the Fans
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Search Tolkien
Lord of the Rings Movie News - J.R.R. Tolkien Lord of the Rings Movie News - J.R.R. Tolkien
Our Sponsor Sideshow/Weta Collectibles
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Lord of the Rings Movie News - J.R.R. Tolkien
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Help Support

Donate Via Amazon

Miranda Otto
Miranda Otto Miranda Otto

Full Name: Miranda Otto
Birthdate: December 16, 1967
Birthplace: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Hair Color: Strawberry Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Spouse: Peter O'Brien
Children: 1 Son (Born April 1st, 2005)

Biography: Miranda Otto was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on December 16, 1967. She is the daughter of famed Australian actor, Barry Otto. She graduated from the prestigious NIDA Theatrical School in 1990 and has been nominated four-times in the Australian Film Institute's for best actress.

Otto made her film debut in Emma's War in 1986 and gained critical recognition in 1991's The Girl Who Came Late. She has been in many critically acclaimed but little-seen films. Otto finally got Hollywood's attention with small roles in major motion pictures such as The Thin Red Line (1998) and Robert Zemeckis' What Lies Beneath (2000).

After Cameron Diaz decided to star in being John Malkovich, Otto lost the role in a film she really wanted to do. The director, however, remembered her and cast her in the movie Human Nature (much to Otto's delight). Otto landed the role of Eowyn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and is Tolkien's only really detailed female character in the books. She spent six-months on set learning sword fighting and horseback riding.

Otto was married to Peter O'Brien in early 2003.  The Lord of the Rings movies have gained her world-wide attention, something she's not entirely sure she wants.

source: Admired Miranda

Miranda Otto
Movie Notes

Cast in the role of Éowyn


(on Éowyn) "She's sort of grown up in a world of men; she's been brought up to fight, she's been brought up to ride. She's surrounded by men..and yet she's not allowed to be a man."

"At some level it stops and she gets left at home, because she is the only daughter and because she is a woman and they want to protect her..but she doesn't want to be protected."

Actor Images

Character Images

Magazine Articles

Award Ceremonies


Film Premieres

Past Roles

Glenda Lake in Danny Deckchair (2003)
Gabrielle in Human Nature (2001)
Mary Feur in What Lies Beneath (2000)
Cora Redding in The Jack Bull (1999) (TV)
Marty Bell in The Thin Red Line (1998)
Alice in Dead Letter Office (1998)
Patsy in Doing Time for Patsy Cline (1997)
Katherine in The Well (1997)
Nell Tiscowitz in The Girl Who Came Late (1991)


Miranda Otto - IMDB
Admired Miranda
Other Cast Members

  BACK TO CAST PAGE Go to Cast Page

home | advertising |contact us | back to top | site map | search | join list | Content Rating

This site is maintained and updated by fans of The Lord of the Rings, and is in no way affiliated with Tolkien Enterprises or the Tolkien Estate. We in no way claim the artwork displayed to be our own. Copyrights and trademarks for the books, films, articles, and other promotional materials are held by their respective owners and their use is allowed under the fair use clause of the Copyright Law. Design and original photography however are copyright © 1999-2007 TheOneRing®.net. TheOneRing® is a registered service mark with exclusive right to grant use assigned to The One Ring, Inc. Unique Design by DesignHeroes.com Custom Programming by Angel Web Solutions

Do not follow this link, or your host will be blocked from this site. This is a spider trap. Do not send email to this address, it will be reported as spam.