“Well, my brother is called Círdan and if those Lord of the Rings fans that are out there, they might recognise it.
“He was, I believe, the elf that took all the elves from Middle Earth to wherever the elves go at the end of the book. He was the shipwright and that’s his character.
“And my name – obviously – my nickname was Sam, Samwise. I wasn’t Christened that but yes my parents were probably hippies.”
As The Lord of the Rings fans will know, hobbit Samwise Gamgee was the faithful friend and companion to Frodo Baggins, who was tasked with destroying the One Ring in the volcanic depths of Mount Doom.
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