The Hobbit, Fellowship of the Ring, Return of the King
Gimli's father Glóin, was one of the dwarves who accompanied Bilbo on his journey in The Hobbit. He went with his father to Rivendell, to report about a messenger from Mordor who had come to his homeland in an attempt to recruit the help of the dwarves. Their king and kinsman Dáin sent them to Rivendell for advice on what to do. After the Council of Elrond, Gimli was chosen to represent the dwarves in the fellowship of the ring.
At the start of the journey there was some tension between he and Legolas, due to the long feuds between their people. Over time they became inseparable friends who spent much time travelling together in later years. After the War of the Rings, he led a group of his people to the caves of Aglarond behind Helms Deep in Rohan. There they laboured to shape the natural stone they way only dwarves could and transformed it into a place of beautiful halls. After the death of King Ellesar (Aragorn), it is said that Gimli sailed with his friend Legolas over the sea. They were the last members of the Fellowship of the Ring to leave Middle Earth.
Gimli in the Peter Jackson films was played by John Rhys-Davies
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