Christopher Guard (born 5 December 1953 in London, England) is an actor.
His best remembered roles are on television - as Marcellus in the BBC adaptation of I, Claudius, as Ferdinand in the BBC Shakespeare production of The Tempest, as Ken Hodges in the medical drama Casualty and as Bellboy in the 1988 Doctor Who serial The Greatest Show in the Galaxy. He demonstrated his singing ability in the film version of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music.
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is a 1978 animated fantasy film directed by Ralph Bakshi. It is an adaptation of the first half of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Set in Middle-earth, the film follows a group of hobbits, elves, men, dwarves and wizards who form a Fellowship. They embark on a quest to destroy the One Ring made by the Dark Lord Sauron, and ensure his destruction.
Director Ralph Bakshi encountered Tolkien's writing early in his career, and had made several attempts to produce The Lord of the Rings as an animated film before being given funding by producer Saul Zaentz and distributor United Artists. The screenplay was written by Peter S. Beagle. An earlier draft was written by Chris Conkling, but not used. The film features the voice work of William Squire, John Hurt, Michael Graham Cox and Anthony Daniels.
The film is notable for its extensive use of rotoscoping, a technique in which scenes are first shot in live-action, then traced onto animation cels...., http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077869