LORD OF THE RINGS star Viggo Mortensen will be joined by his castmates and the QUEEN OF DENMARK at a royal premiere of RETURN OF THE KING in Copenhagen.

Director Peter Jackson helped the Danish actor round up the fantasy trilogy's cast for the event as a special favour, after Mortensen missed a family Christmas last year (02) because he was keeping up with the hectic promotional schedule for second installment THE TWO TOWERS.

The proud Dane, who religiously visits his homeland twice a year, is delighted that big stars Liv Tyler, Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood and SIR IAN McKELLEN have agreed to make the trip.

He enthuses, "The entire cast will attend the premiere in Copenhagen on December 14th. I look forward to showing the cast members and Peter Jackson Copenhagen.

"Also it is fantastic that I can now introduce my friends from the cast to QUEEN MARGRETHE. This is huge for all of us and an honour for me."

30/10/2003 17:19