01/15/1998 AT 12:00 AM EST

Oscar-nominee Cate Blanchett ("Elizabeth"), as Galadriel, elf queen of Lorien, in New Line's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings." Shooting begins today in New Zealand. Also starring are Elijah Wood, Liv Tyler, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee and John Rhys-Davies.

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