Played by **PETER HAMBLETON**
Gloin, son of Gróin, was one of the twelve companions of Thorin and Bilbo on the Quest of Erebor. He was a descendant of Durin the Deathless, and brother of Óin. Glóin and his son Gimli were sent to Rivendell as an embassy from Dáin II to bring news of Erebor, Moria, and what they knew of Sauron’s plans; they arrived in time to attend the Council of Elrond.
Gloin is the only dwarf from The Hobbit to personally appear in The Lord of the Rings. Frodo meets him in Rivendell, where Gloin reports on Balin’s attempt to re-take Moria and also on a strange messenger from Mordor asking about Hobbits and rings. He is the father of Gimli, the dwarf who accompanies Frodo in the Fellowship of the Ring, and survives to enjoy his son’s success in that adventure.