Actors Sir Ian McKellen and Orlando Bloom have both confirmed that they shot their final scenes as their iconic characters Gandalf and Legolas respectively this week.
This marks the last time the actors will tackle the roles which both have become synonymous for over the past fourteen years. Both actors first stepped onto the set of "The Lord of the Rings" in character back in late 1999. Peter Jackson posted the news on his Facebook page, saying the following for each.
On McKellen: "Seconds ago we finished our last shot with Gandalf. The end of an incredible adventure that began in 1999. I'm feeling very sad right now."
On Bloom: "A day after saying goodbye to Gandalf and Tauriel, it was time to farewell Legolas. What a great day it was, with Orlando battling a serious Orc for all twelve hours of shooting - part of the Battle of the Five Armies for the third Hobbit movie!"