Fellowship of Fans has learned that Australian actor Tom Budge has left Amazon Prime’s Lord of the Rings series. The actor posted on social media:
Hello loves, it is with great sadness that I am writing to tell you I have departed Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ television series.
After recently seeing the first episodes shot over the last year Amazon has decided to go in another direction with the character I was portraying…
I must thank the creative team for their encouragement towards trying something that I believed was new, exciting and beautiful.
And I sincerely thank the extraordinary cast and crew for their love, support and friendship over what has been a very difficult and unusual experience. Alas, some things just cannot be.
Destiny my mother, I thank thee.