In Peter Jackson's film The Fellowship of the Ring, when the Council of Elrond takes place it shows a total of 22 members:

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We all know the names of the ones who were part of the Fellowship, but I want to know who are the rest of the people in the council. Who are the elves that came with Legolas? The men next to the dwarves? The three old men sitting next to Boromir? Or the two elves next to Aragorn?

Starting from left to right:

  1. Frodo
  2. Gandalf
  3. Elf
  4. Elf
  5. Legolas
  6. Elf
  7. Old Man
  8. Old Man
  9. Dwalin
  10. Gloin
  11. Gimli
  12. Nori
  13. Old Man
  14. Boromir
  15. Old Man
  16. Old Man
  17. Elf
  18. Elf
  19. Aragorn
  20. Elladan
  21. Elrond
  22. Elrohir
  • 7
    Is the question for the movie or the book? Jan 4 '13 at 22:03
  • 2
    Agreed, there is a large difference between the two
    – The Fallen
    Jan 4 '13 at 22:04
  • I'm pretty sure that Old Man 8 is really Bilbo.
    – TGnat
    Jan 4 '13 at 22:06
  • 3
    According to the book, notable participants you haven't listed are (According to Lord of the Rings.wikia): Erestor - an elf and one of Elrond's advisors Thranduil, King of the Wood-Elves of Mirkwood. Glorfindel - a powerful Elf-lord of Rivendell Galdor of the Havens, messenger of Círdan
    – The Fallen
    Jan 4 '13 at 22:07
  • 5
    @SSumner - Thranduil wsn't there. He sent his son Legolas to Rivendell to tell Elrond about Gollum escaping. Jan 4 '13 at 22:09

From http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Council_of_Elrond:

The following people are known to have attended the Council:
Frodo Baggins.
Bilbo Baggins.
Erestor, and several unnamed advisors of Elrond's household.
Glóin and his son Gimli.
Galdor of the Havens, a messenger of Círdan who just happened to be present at the time. His role in the Council was no larger than asking a couple of questions.

Also, for the 2001 LOTR movie:

The only characters who speak are the protagonists who will later form the Company of the Ring. Unrelated characters (such as Bilbo, Erestor or Gloin) are absent or don't speak at all. According to Decipher cards, some of the non-speaking participants are tradesmen from Dale and Lake-town. Figwit is also present.

  • 5
    Samwise Gamgee was present but uninvited.
    – LAK
    Oct 12 '15 at 13:51
  • @LAK ...so were Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took
    – xDaizu
    Jan 8 '18 at 15:30
  • @xDaizu Merry and Pippin weren't at the Council (though they were in Rivendell at the time).
    – LAK
    Jan 9 '18 at 15:51
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    @LAK True in the books, but I was referring to the movie
    – xDaizu
    Jan 9 '18 at 16:16

For the possible characters i went through 2 sets of trading card to find out about their info, here are the possible list


  • Farins, dwarven emissary
  • Linnar, dwarven lord
  • Grimir, dwarven emissary
  • Thrarin, Dwarven Smith
  • Sindri, dwarven lord
  • Fror, Gimli's Kinsman
  • gloin
  • gimli


  • Silinde, Elf of Mirkwood
  • Calaglin, Elf of Lorien
  • Galdor, Councilor From the West
  • Golradir, Councilor of Imladris
  • Saelbeth, Elven Councilor


  • Hugin, Emissary from Laketown
  • Járnsmid, Merchant from Dale
  • Erland, Advisor to Brand / Erland, Dale Counselor
  • Ottar, Man of Laketown
  • Jarnsmid, Barding Emissary
  • Anborn, Skilled Huntsman

but the best idea might be to go through the film's credit to search for them.

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