The Right Coast

March 06, 2004
More on "Gimli"
By Mike Rappaport

A good piece on John Rhys-Davies, the actor who plays Gimli the Dwarf in Lord of the Rings. I have posted on his political views before. Rhys-Davies has sound views and is quite courageous. Here is how he first started to question his leftist views:

"Rhys-Davies used to be a radical leftist, as a university student in the '60s. He first started to come around when he went to the local hall to hear a young local member of parliament by the name of Margaret Thatcher. "I went to heckle her," Rhys-Davies says. "She shot down the first two hecklers in such brilliant fashion that I decided I ought for once to shut up and listen."