portrayed Peregrin (Pippin) Took in director Peter Jackson
's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien book series. The first and second films in the series, The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers, were released to worldwide boxoffice success. His other films include An Urban Ghost Story, Julie and the Cadillacs and a film short, Soldiers Leap.
Boyd, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, began his acting career in the Scottish television series Taggart. His UK television credits include Coming Soon and Chapter and Verse. On stage, Boyd has performed in various UK productions including The Speculator, Trainspotting, An Experienced Woman Gives Advice, Therese Racquin, Britannia Rules, Kill The Old, Torture Their Young, The Chic Nerds, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice, Merlin the Magnificent and The Slab Boys, and most recently, the Traverse production of The Ballad of Crazy Paola. Boyd also plays guitar, bass and sings light baritone/tenor.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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