Uncredited Lord of the Rings Gimli Double Breaks Silence on His Unexpected Journey

Uncredited Lord of the Rings Gimli Double Breaks Silence on His Unexpected Journey
The name Brett Beattie probably isn't one you recognize, and even if you saw him, you would say you hadn't seen him in any movies. However, if you have spent any amount of time in the company of Peter Jackson's Lord of The Rings trilogy, then you have actually seen a lot more of him than you think. Beattie worked as John Rhys-Davies' scale double and stunt double in the three movies, playing Gimli the Dwarf for 2300 hours of the film shoot.

For the last twenty years, Brett Beattie has never talked to the media about his work on the Tolkien epic, and even now he has spoken about his experiences for the first time, there is still something very humble about the 4 foot 10 actor who went into the Middle Earth saga with very little in the way of acting experience behind him. Speaking to Polygon, he said, "I'm a country boy.
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