If you had been Peter Jackson writing and directing your own LOTR films, who would you have cast in it? Some of the casting in Jackson's films is immaculate: I can't imagine anyone doing a better job than Ian Holm, Cate Blanchett or Liv Tyler, and storming performances from Ian McKellan and Christopher Lee too. Some other suggestions: Saruman: Tom Baker(with the "Saruman of many colours" line put back in) or Alan Rickman. Theoden: Sean Connery (could also have been good as Gandalf). Denethor: Patrick Stewart. Eowyn: Jeri Ryan. Grima Wormtongue: Antony Sher.