Do you have a question you'd like to ask Ben?? Send your questions to me and I'll pass them on to him! Answers will be posted here about once a week/month. PLEASE put the subject as "Ask Fereveldir". :-) Also, check to see if your question has already been answered before sending it! Thanks.
Questions & Answers-- 12-27-04
"Hey Ben, I hope you're doing alright? I finally did finish my armor and no I couldn't bend at the waist which was a problem when I dropped my helmet...3 times. Anyway my question is: Do you play any instruments of any kind?? And if yes what?? "
"Dear Ben, Did you have to get any special type of training for the sword and bow? Also, a question about the armor. I noticed that there are straps and lacing on the hip armor. Were they both tightened up, or was one of the decorative? Thanks for taking the time to answer this :)"
"Hey Ben, i really like your character you play him so well. But i was wondering (although you may not know this) there are three races of elves noldor, vanyar, and sindar, and they have sub categories i was wondering which you would classify him under? if you know? and if the ppl you work with already classify him under one. He has blonde leading me to believe hes vanyar, just wondering and keep the good work up!"
"What was it like to be in "Middle Earth"? And when you saw the finished product were you proud of yourself? Which LotR was more fun filming?"
"Hi Ben, I have over 100 LOTR autographs and would loved to have yours in my collection. Are you going to do any conventions or could I send a photo or card to you?"
**There is one more question in this set, it involved a couple of pictures on my site and the site was down when Ben tried to view them. This question & answer will be up soon. :-)
Questions & Answers-- 7-2-04
"fevereldir did you and all the other elves die at helm's deep ? how many elves were at hel's deep? "
Carolyn & Alex asks:
"Hi Ben! Two questions. Did you ever get a chance to see (up close) or to speak with Viggo Mortensen and/or Orlando Bloom? Next question, well, it's not really a question, more of a statement really.... We here in Canada (all two of us at this computer) want to make it very clear that Fereveldir/You are far more popular and more famous than Figwit! Might we add, that you are the better looking Elf as well..... Wonderful job in LOTR.... is that really your hair???? It's so gorgeous!!!!!! We're jealous..... Thanks a lot! Cheers!"
"Hi, Ben. Do you have any idea who played Anendel (http://shop.decipher.com/TCG/Card.aspx?gameID=7&cardID=1793)? Thanks for your time in answering my question."
"Hey Ben, when are you coming back to Wellington so we can give you a hero's welcome ;) and will you come for drinks with me and a certain Rohan soldier (you have to guess who it is) when you get back? i still have the leftover bits from those ears"
Questions & Answers-- 3-3-04
Bec J asks:
"How are you? firstly I would like to say you played the role of an elf very well and you look good as a blonde. I do have one question I hope you or someone can answer for me, the elf who was called Nifalath and is featured on this site, who is the actor that plays him? if you can answer this question I would be grateful and I hope life treats you well and keep up the good work. Kind regards"
"Hi Ben, I have a couple of questions. What was like to be in the costumesand all that? You had three, if I am counting right. Also, I am making a fan film this up coming summer and when I found this site I saw the orange costume, that I believe you wear in Rivendell. I was wondeing if you could describe it for me, cause of the pics I saw...it's great. You looked smashing in it as you do the two sets of armor! Thanks"
"Hey, with the way u compliment the food it must have been good ;) But how long/often did u have to "be a corpse, lying over a rock in a pool of my blood" sounds wonderful, washing blood out of ur hair and everything. But (now that ROTK is up and running) what was ur favorite sceen or extra u got to play? Nice talkin' to ya ;)"
"Did you get the chance to work with Haldir (Craig Parker)? If you did how was it? Did you survive Helms Deep?"
Naurarwen Fangorn asks:
"To Mr Britton/Ben/Fereveldir/Pointy Earred Bow Twanger, Which ever floats your boat? I am making the Helms Deep armor for a convention in May and for one thing would love to show you some pics when I'm done. If thats alright with you of course. I have lots of questions about elves, the armor and so but What I was wondering is this? Do you ever do any conventions or anything like that? And if yes where? I love the people who play the elves in the movies and would like to see more of them at conventions. Anyways thanks for answering"
Questions & Answers-- 10-30-03
"i have several questions. first, i know the elven archer figure was based on you. i am curious as to whether the smaller, 5" elven warrior is also based on you. there seem to be resemblances betweenthe two figures. after lotr, are you still interested in acting or any sort of movie project? if so, what are you doing, or looking to do? what would be your ideal project to work on? do you feel that lotr will spark a new wave of fantasy movies, similar to how fantasy movies were big in the 80's (willow, labyrinth, legend, etc.) or do you perhaps feel that attempting to bring fantasy into the mainstream would be a disastrous flop, as the 2000 dungeons and dragons movie was? on that note, before doing lotr were you a big fan of fantasy? if so, what are some of your favorite books/authors, or movies?"
Does fereveldir hav a last name? did peter jackson tell u that u had a twin brother and a father in the movie? Did some of the refugees play as like wild men, and like orcs? Do u no who played Sharku? wut was ur favorite part that u did in the battle of helms deep? How come u weren't allowed to keep the props u got? were the blades real? See, wen i read the book and sasw the movie i got connected and fell in love with the elves. in helms deep wen the elves died i cried. were there any surving elves? Did Arwen show up in the battle of Helm's Deep? in helms deep was that the last of the Lothlorien elves other than the king and queen? do u no if they r going to show any mirkwood elves in battle with full gear? are u still going to be an extra in the return of the king? Im so sorry about asking all of these questions its just that i finaly get to an elf. This IS a dream come true. ur friend Andrew PS for halloween im making an elf suit and so far the process is going great!"
"Kiersten is my name, and what's it like having to wear all the equaptment? it seems to be pretty complicated. and the really awsome thing is my birthday is on January 14, 1991. anyways, you look so cute! i'm sorry, i just think elves are so cute. :-) "
"Hi Ben How long have you been acting and will you make it your career?"
"I was wondering if you do autographs. If i sent a picture could you autograph it and return it? *hugz* you may not say anything , but your a cool elf!"
Questions & Answers-- 9-27-03
"Dear strawberry blonde Ben, do you know what the other actors think about that freaky elf fans? I just freak out when people keep talking about that nice dance I did a few months ago, I'm not the best dancer in class talk about them. And then they ask me to get on stage more often so I'll get used to it yeah right. How do can you enjoy that, or is it just shy little me? Thanks for answering my stupid questions."
"Hi ben, How are ya? I'm great and I wanted to ask you if there are pics of you when you are a orc or uruk hai or something else you' ve played. I also wanted to ask if you have any contact with the other actors of the lotr. And who is your favorite character of the lotr and actor also of the lotr. I also wanted to say that i think you really rock and I also write on everything were i can write on: Ben rocks. Luv ya much greetings (PS i really think it is funny that you always make smileys in the pieces of text you write :-) )"
"Hiya Fereveldir i really love the lord of the rings and you and Ferevellon are my favourite elves along with a few other elves including Haldir Orophin Rumil Anithrandir Elviondel Andril Nilfalath Anendel Tinion and the rest of the Lothlorien wood elves i was wondering Who is yours and Ferevellon's father is it Thingalad or Thrandronen? You are so beautiful Fereveldir and so is Ferevellon and so is Haldir and the other Lothlorien wood elves."
Questions & Answers-- 7-24-03
"Hi Ben. I've read one of the questions on here and it says you are not too sure about giving out an address so people could have your autograph. I was just wondering if you did have an address where I could send something like a picture for you to sign. I think you played Fereveldir very well (you looked good at Helms Deep) You said that you played all different characters, but where were you at the end, because you played a dead elf, but were you with the riders when they came or were you still dead?"
"Hello, a question about the armor in the second movie, was it the same as in the first where its all like hard rubber, not metal. And were able to keep your armor and weapons? Thanks."
"Hi Ben I'm Jacobine and I reallly really really like the lotr and everyone of it. But my question is. How was it to play in the movie lotr and how did you get in the movie? And I wanted to ask you how New sealand is because I think it is so beautifull that i want to go to New sealand when I'm done with my school. I also wanted to say that I think you're very cool and you are with Legolas and Haldir my three great elfs. (I'm sorry if my english isn't so good but I'm from holland you know)."
Questions & Answers-- 6-11-03
"Hi Ben!!! Love your work! My name is Lena, and I REALLY want to be an actress. Do you have any good tips you could pass on to me??? It would be most appreciated. ; ) Thanks!"
"Dear Ben, I was just wondering why in the scene when Sauron is destroyed, you are the only elf without a helmet on? Also, do you have any pets?
Thank you sooo much for answering all our annoying questions (I imagine it gets pretty tedious).
P.S. I think that you are way better than Figwit :-P "
"Dear Ben, do you have any brothers or sisters? I'm so glad that my favorite Elf is willing to asnwer questions. Thanks."
Questions & Answers-- 4-27-03
"Hi, there Ben Britton. My name is Halla Asad Said. I'm 15 years old. I'm from st. Croix, U.S.V.I. I have some questions that i would like to address to you Ben Britton. First wuestion is did you enjoy acting as all the people you did? I've read on the website http://www.theargonath.cc that you have a girlfriend is that true? If it is can you please tell me her name? ooh... **and don't tell me it's personal and none of my business**. For a compliment I really you are totally cute in the photo of you on the left-bottom corner of the action figure box. You just have this face that when my do day goes bad all I have to do is look at a photo of you and everything turns upsideown."
"Ben, What was it like having to wear all that armor and weapons and fighting in a huge bloody, gorey battle scene? And also, how many different people have you played other than Fereveldir?? Thanks!"
"What do you think of the various websites/fanlistings that have sprung up online dedicated to yourself or the elf you played? Did you ever expect so much attention? Thanks."
"Hi Ben! I really love your official site, and I think it so cool that you are so involved and willing to answer all our questions. :) I have a couple if that's ok. First, what color are your eyes?? (I can't really tell from the pictures) And I was wondering if you got to be good friends with any of the other Elf extras?? Thanks!"
Questions & Answers-- 4-19-03
"Dear Mr. Britton, I absolutely love Fereveldir! He and Ferevellon are two of my most favourite elves. I was wondering if you sign autographs [I would really love to have one ; ) ]. If so, where could I send a picture for you to sign? Thank you so much."
"Hey, great site! I had a q. for Ben...I mean Fereveldir. Which name do you like better? Oh, anyway; So, was it cool to use the bow and stuff? The work they put into it is so cool!:) You did such a good job! (And yes, I did see you before I found out your name. Heck, I even have your action figure:)) Okay, I'm blabbing! Last q's., What are your hobbies? Was the outfit light, heavy, or inbetween (any outfits you wore)? And finally, Aren't you glad that people tried hard enough to find out who you are so they could tell all elf-freaks, like me, who you are? I am!"
"I was wondering that Ben enjoyed the training of the orcs, I saw it on the DVD and it looked like it was very hard. But he did an excellent job and I enjoyed the film, he is one of my favourite elves and is very handsome!"
"Hey Ben, I thought you looked fantastic as Fereveldir. It was disappointing that you were not credited with the cast. However, my friends and I cheer when we see your name in the Weta Digital credits :) I'm a fledgling programmer, so I was wondering what kind of work you did for Weta as Production Engineer and System Coder? Also, I *have* to know - how does it feel to have your own action figure and fansite? ;) Thanks! :)"
Questions & Answers-- 3-15-03
"I was just wondering if you ever thought of coming to Minnesota...maybe you could act there? You're my favorite elf!! :D"
"Hey Ben, i'm a big fan of yours because you looked very good as a soldier in the two Lord of the Rings films. I liked you at the Prologue of the Fellowship of the Ring. I was wondering, did they ask you if they could make a Lord of the Rings action figure of Fereveldir? And I was also wondering if they took any model pictures of you as Fereveldir? Did you know that i've been searching a year now for a cool model picture of you? It would be really cool if you could answer these questions Ben, you know, since your awesome and all! THANKS"
Valerie & Jackie ask:
"dear Ben, hello our names are Valerie and Jackie. We are dedicated lord of the rings fans and we envy you enormously for being able to help out with the production because we are only 13 now! *sulk* anyways, what was it like being around all those famous actors and which ones were you most nervous around? What was your favorite part of the orginal books? And was it fun filming a huge bloody gorey battle sequence? *sorry about the adjectives, we got over excited* thanks again for taking the time to answer our stupid questions!"
"Jørn, who played the 'extra' Elf Rumil, says he also played a Rohan soldier and an orc. Did you have more than one role as an extra? And as an Elf, do you go on the Paths of the Dead? Thank you"
"Hiya Ben, I've heard that your character in LOTR was Thranduil, Legolas's father. Is that true? Or is Fereveldir a totally different character? Bye the way, I love your acting! "
Questions & Answers-- 2-19-03
"Ben, did you ever get to meet the other actors in the LOTR film like Orlando and Viggo? Was the battle scenes really hard to do?"
"Hello Ben, I just want to say that I am a huge fan! I am siked to have this opportunity to get to communicate with you.(Thanx Heather & Ben) I was actually wondering if the blonde in the movie was your true hair color? If not what color is it? I will be checking back on your website daily!"
"Fereveldir, I was just wondering if you have also read "The Silmarillion" and if you learned any Elvish during the filming of the movie? You look exactly like I've always pictured the Elves. Thank you."
Questions & Answers-- 1-28-03
"Hi, This is Linda. I am wondering how Ben ended up as an elf. Production engineer and systems coder sounds like a computer job. Did they just come along and see him and decide he looked like an elf? Also, did he enjoy playing the part? I'm glad he did it, cause he is really nice to look at when I check the website every day. Thanks."
"hi. i was just curious as to what you felt about being an extra in such a wonderful movie. any wonderful experiences you enjoyed? and what kind of music do you enjoy listening to? thank you."
"I have a question for Ben...Are you going to be in any more films, or do you plan to pursue acting? I think you are the most beautiful of all the Quendi, and would love another opportunity to see your fair elvish face! :-)"