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Ian McKellen Updates “Hobbit” Blog

November 29, 2011 at 1:50 am by Earl  - 

Ian McKellen‘s new blog entry, titled “Moving On“, chronicles a portion of his travels along New Zealand’s North Island where location filming for The Hobbit is currently on. Excerpts follow:

Our first filming destination was Matamata, where eleven years ago Gandalf the Grey made his entrance into The Fellowship of the Ring, greeting Ian Holm’s Bilbo on the doorstep of Bag End. 

All our trucks, trailers, generators, dining tent and loos were hidden behind and below the surrounding hillocks but it was nostalgic to clamber up the path that leads to Bag End where this time Martin Freeman’s Bilbo will be surprised by Gandalf.

We filmed there for less than a week, this time leaving everything behind, so future visitors do not have to guess at but actually see Hobbiton in its glory. They will even be able to get a snack at the Green Dragon.

Read more of Gandalf’s adventures by clicking the link provided above.

Posted in Characters, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, Production, The Hobbit on November 29, 2011 by Source: McKellen.com Ian McKellen Updates “Hobbit” Blog | Discuss
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6 responses to “Ian McKellen Updates “Hobbit” Blog”

  1. Karen says:

    Fantastic that Hobbiton is real now, just wish I could come see it. Best of wishes to you all and happy filming.xxx

  2. I keep seeing these commercials for New Zealand travel. And none of them mention Hobbiton. Still I know thats the real reason people will want to go. 🙂

  3. Mar82smiles says:

    It’s amazing that fans are able to experience the joys of being in Hobbitan and being able see it with their own eyes. I would pay to see that 😉

  4. Sawyerron says:

    where in the Hobbit story will the first film end?

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