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Alison Doody (born November 11, 1966) is an Irish actress and model.
Director Peter Jackson offered her the role of “Éowyn” in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), but she declined due to her impending pregnancy with the 18-month on-location production these movies required. The role eventually went to Miranda Otto.
Doody returned to acting with a small role in the British comedy movie The Actors with Michael Caine, in which she played herself in an award ceremony scene; the part apparently made her realise how much she missed the business. She played alongside Patrick Swayze in a television movie adaptation of King Solomon’s Mines and also starred in a short called Benjamin’s Struggle (2005), a pamphlet about the Holocaust and in the British TV series Waking the Dead (in a two-part episode called “The Fall”) in 2007. [Wiki]