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'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power': Who is Bronwyn? Nazanin Boniadi’s character is village healer of Tirharad

Bronwyn, who will be seen in a forbidden romance with an Elf, does not appear in the works of JRR Tolkien, and is non-canonical
UPDATED AUG 18, 2022
'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' featuring Nazanin Boniadi as Bronwyn (IMDb)
'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' featuring Nazanin Boniadi as Bronwyn (IMDb)

'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' is set to premiere on September 2, 2022, and viewers are gradually being introduced to new characters that have the potential to be series regulars. Along with these new faces, fans will witness the performance of some of JRR Tolkien's beloved elves like Galadriel and Elrond.

Subtly revealing characters without giving away much, viewers and critics are on their toes filled with anticipation. The show's star-studded cast consists of Morfydd Clark, Robert Aramayo, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, and Benjamin Walker. Bronwyn, a non-canonical character is the newest addition to the series. Actor Nazanin Boniadi, in an interview with Collider, described her character: "She's a bit of an outcast because she's so strong-minded and strong-willed and she's a single mother and she's in this forbidden romance with an elf and sort of frowned on by her community."


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Who is Bronwyn?

Bronwyn is a "mysterious healer." She is a single mother from Tirharad who gets caught up in the midst of a forbidden love affair. Staunchest of fans are struggling to find enough content and background information on Bronwyn to understand her character better. The character was created for the TV series 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.' We are also introduced to her son Theo played by Tyroe Muhafidin who is just as elusive as his mother when it comes to past or motives. Bronwyn is expected to have a romantic affiliation with Silvan Elf Arondir, played by Ismael Cruz Códova. It is difficult to discern if Bronwyn and Theo are elves or humans from the limited introduction we have at hand. 

Who plays Bronwyn in 'The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power'?

Bronwyn's character is brought to life by British-Iranian actor Nazanin Boniadi. According to a report by Vogue, as a longtime Tolkien fan, the star was drawn to being a part of his one-of-a-kind fantasy world. She was first introduced to the 'Lord of the Rings' through the blockbuster Peter Jackson film adaptations, and Boniadi says it felt surreal to now be a part of the new television offshoot. “After I got this job, I did a deep dive into Middle-earth [where LOTR is set], as well as researched Tolkien’s passion for myth and fantasy,” she says. “His essay, ‘On Fairy-Stories,’ makes you fall in love with this literary form.”

Apart from 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,' Nazanin has starred in multiple other projects like 'Homeland' and 'Hotel Mumbai'. Nazanin has pointed and expressed her personal views on the multiple aspects of the character she is set to play. She laid specific emphasis on Bronwyn's outcastness which engenders loneliness and strength. She even commented on the forbidden romance that unravels between Bronwyn and the Elf. Nazanin also talked about how and in what ways she related with the character she plays; Nazanin was a pre-med student and is a human rights activist while Bronwyn is a healer on a quest to redeem previous evil doings.