David Bowie Auditioned for ‘Lord of the Rings’

Actor Dominic Monaghan confirmed a long-stading rumor that David Bowie auditioned for a role in The Lord of the Rings. In an interview with Huffington Post, Monaghan—who played the hobbit Merry in the trilogy—said that while he sat in an audition waiting room, “David Bowie came in and signed his little list and went in.” Monaghan does not know which part Bowie sought, but said, “I’m assuming he read for Gandalf. I can’t think of anything else he would’ve read for.”