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Official Hobbit blog goes live!

Just as cameras are about to roll on two Peter Jackson movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” the official blog has gone live online. Brought to us by “The Hobbit Team”, it features a photo of the cast including Martin Freeman which will probably help the world become familiar with its new heroes of Middle-earth.

The site was kind enough to include TOR’s latest “Hobbit In 5,” on the site as well and we will watch it carefully leading up to the production of the two films, scheduled for release in 2012 and 2013. You can find it right here. For fans, the production signals an end to long years of waiting and anticipation filled with highs and lows. The fate of the films seemed in doubt during lawsuits, studio financial troubles and the search for and the loss of a director. The story of how the movie got to this point is high drama all on its own. And of course, TheOneRing will follow the every detail of the production and beyond.

Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Andy Serkis, Cast Q&A, Character Q&A, Director Q&A, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie FAQ, J.R.R. Tolkien, James Nesbitt, John Callen, Location Q&A, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Misc Q&A, Peter Jackson, Production Q&A, Rob Kazinsky, Stephen Hunter, Story Changes Q&A, The Hobbit

Robert Kazinsky Answers Kids Questions

From Star of the new George Lucas epic Red Tails and Lord of the Rings prequel – The Hobbit, Robert Kazinsky takes time out from his filming schedule in New Zealand to answer ‘Random’ questions from ‘Kidz’ aged 3 to 12 years old. And a few about being in the biggest film of next year!!! More..

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Rob Kazinsky

Hobbit Press Conference Coverage

Linuxelf sends along these 2 clips from various NZ news programs covering The Hobbit press conference last week. Take a look! (more…)

Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Events, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Movie, James Nesbitt, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, New Zealand, Peter Hambleton, Richard Armitage, Rob Kazinsky, Stephen Hunter, Television, The Hobbit

Thirteen singing dwarves and a very funny Hobbit

Martin Freeman (Bilbo) and Aidan Turner (Kili) at today's press conference - this cast is a killer combo of wit and good looks.

“Fourteen individuals – and an ensemble.”

Today’s press conference opened with an apology from Peter Jackson, who said he couldn’t be there as he was “under a form of medical house arrest” since being hospitalised with a perforated ulcer last week.

“And to be honest, perhaps it’s just as well. These guys make me laugh so hard that I’d be in danger of popping a stitch or something,” Jackson continued in his statement.

Confirming the truth of that, the cast of 13 dwarves and one hobbit kept up a constant flow of quips and wisecracks throughout the whole press conference. We knew Martin Freeman was funny with a good script – well, he’s hilarious without one as well.

Many fans have been wondering whether 13 dwarves would become a generic mass in the film, or whether they would be fleshed out in the script to have individual personalities. (more…)

Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Fran Walsh, Graham McTavish, Headlines, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, James Nesbitt, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Peter Hambleton, Philippa Boyens, Richard Armitage, Rob Kazinsky, Stephen Hunter, The Hobbit

The Unexpected Party

Photo by Craig Simcox for Dominion Post

Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Movie, James Nesbitt, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Mikael Persbrandt, New Zealand, Peter Hambleton, Richard Armitage, Rob Kazinsky, Stephen Hunter, The Hobbit

Robert “Fili” Kazinsky Taking Off For New Zealand

Here’s what Robert Kazinsky, cast in the role of Fili, tweeted over at his Twitter page not but 8 hours ago:

farewell Los Angeles, Hello Middle Earth.

We wish you a safe adventure in Middle-earth dear Dwarf… and may the beard on your chin grow ever longer!

Have something to say to Fili ere he sets out on the Quest of Erebor? Post it over at our message boards. We can’t guarantee Rob or anyone involved in these films will see them and pass them on, but when has that ever stopped us fans from sending out good thoughts and messages to our friends in Middle-earth?

Thanks to message board member macfalk for giving us the heads-up on this one.

Posted in Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Rob Kazinsky, The Hobbit

TORn unveils new Hobbit Movie Section

The staff here at is dedicated to bringing you, our readers, the most up-to-date, thorough coverage of the Hobbit movies available on the internet. To that end, we’re excited to unveil a brand new section of the site, accessible by clicking the “The Hobbit” icon at the top right of the Home Page. In this “one stop shop” you’ll find detailed biographies of all the cast members as they’re announced, bios of the corresponding characters in the book, and a Hobbit FAQ that will be updated regularly as the production moves along. It also features some stunning character pictures from our guest artists who so far include Charles Burggraf, Colleen Doran, Donnato Giancola and Ted Nasmith. We invite you to send along any ideas you have for future updates and, as always, to join us on our Hobbit Movie discussion board and/or in Barliman’s chatroom.

Many, many thanks to the following staffers and members who contributed to getting the new Hobbit section of the site ready for its debut: Ainu Laire, Altaira, batik, Calisuri, deej, dernwyn, entmaiden, Garfeimao, grammaboodawg, Hamfast_Gamgee, Kangi Ska, Magpie, MrCere, N.E. Brigand, NottaSackville, Quickbeam, Sarumann, weaver, Xoanon.

Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Characters, Director news, Graham McTavish, Guillermo Del Toro, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, John Callen, Locations Sets, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, MGM, New Line Cinema, New Zealand, Peter Hambleton, Peter Jackson, Richard Armitage, Rob Kazinsky, Rumors Spy News, Stephen Hunter, Studios, Sylvester McCoy, The Hobbit, Announcements, Tolkien, Warner Bros., WETA Digital, WETA Workshop

BREAKING NEWS: James Nesbitt is Bofur & Adam Brown is Ori!

PETER JACKSON ANNOUNCES LATEST ADDITION TO THE HOBBIT CAST James Nesbitt Confirmed to Play Major Role in The Hobbit. (LOS ANGELES November 1, 2010) –One of Britain’s most beloved actors, James Nesbitt (Millions and TV’s Cold Feet), is the latest actor to join the ensemble cast of The Hobbit, it was jointly announced today by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Operating Officer, New Line Cinema; Alan Horn, President and Chief Operating Officer, Warner Bros.; and Steve Cooper, co-Chief Executive Officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.

Nesbitt will play Bofur, a disarmingly forthright, funny and occasionally brave Dwarf. “James’s charm, warmth and wit are legendary as is his range as an actor in both comedic and dramatic roles. We feel very lucky to be able to welcome him as one of our cast.” said director Peter Jackson.

Newcomer, Adam Brown will play Ori, another of the Dwarf Company which sets out to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from the infamous dragon, Smaug. Jackson comments, “Adam is a wonderfully expressive actor and has a unique screen presence. I look forward to seeing him bring Ori to life”.

Nesbitt and Brown will join the cast announced on October 21, which includes Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage (soon to appear in Captain America: The First Avenger), Aidan Turner (TV’s Being Human), Rob Kazinsky (TVs EastEnders), Graham McTavish (Secretariat), John Callen (TV’s Power Rangers Jungle Fury), Stephen Hunter (TV’s All Saints), Mark Hadlow (King Kong) and Peter Hambleton (TV’s The Strip).

Since The Hobbit films received a green light on October 15, pre-production has been in full swing with release dates set for December, 2012 and December, 2013. The two The Hobbit films are being co-produced by New Line Cinema and MGM, with New Line managing production, Warner Bros Pictures handling domestic distribution and MGM distributing internationally.

Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Carolynne Cunningham are producing the films, with co-writer Philippa Boyens serving as co-producer and Ken Kamins as executive producer. The Oscar-winning, critically acclaimed LOTR trilogy, also from the production team of Jackson, Walsh and Cunningham, grossed nearly $3 billion worldwide at the box office. In 2003, “Return of the King” swept the Academy Awards, winning all of the 11 categories in which it was nominated, including Best Picture – the first ever Best Picture win for a fantasy film. The trilogy’s production was also unprecedented at the time. (more…)

Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Characters, Graham McTavish, Headlines, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Peter Hambleton, Richard Armitage, Rob Kazinsky, Stephen Hunter, Sylvester McCoy, The Hobbit

Robert “Fili” Kazinsky Looks Forward To Some Orc Slaying

What does a Dwarf love doing most in Middle-earth besides mining for gold and jewels and spending countless hours working them into gems and treasures beyond price? How about avenging their forefathers and marching to battle against armies of Orcs?

In the Lord of the Rings, Gimli said,

Give me a row of orc-necks and room to swing and all weariness will fall from me!

So do all Dwarves feel the same? That can be discussed in our message boards.

In the meantime, thanks to Twitter, we know that Fili at least is keen to wield his axe when he sets out next year with his companions on the Quest of Erebor. Here’s what Rob Kazinsky tweeted after the announcement last week that he had been cast in the role of Fili:

thank you all for your support and well wishing, looking forward to some orc slaying!

Sure looks like Sir Peter Jackson has found a Dwarf with the perfect Dwarven attitude.

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Peter Jackson, Production, Rob Kazinsky, The Hobbit

Meet Your Hobbit Cast

Up to date casting new is available at our Hobbit Cast Page.

The announcement of the cast for The Hobbit took place on October 21st, 2010, additional announcements were made on November 1st, 2010.

CAST LIST SO FAR (As of November 1st, 2010)


Rumored and Speculative



Unknown Casting or Voice Talent

Master of Lake-town
Spiders Etc..


Martin John C. Freeman (born 8 September 1971) is an English actor. He is known for his roles as Tim Canterbury in the BBC’s Golden Globe-winning comedy The Office, Arthur Dent in the film adaptation of Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and Dr. John Watson in Sherlock.

Freeman has appeared in at least 18 TV shows, 14 theatre productions, and several radio productions. His most famous role remains that of Tim Canterbury in The Office. He also appeared in the sitcom Hardware. Additionally Freeman has appeared in several films, including Sacha Baron Cohen’s Ali G Indahouse (2002) and Richard Curtis’ Love Actually (2003). As well as his various comic roles, Freeman has also appeared in serious dramatic parts. His most prominent dramatic role to date has been as Lord Shaftesbury in the 2003 BBC historical drama Charles II: The Power and The Passion. He can also be seen making a brief appearance in the first episode of the second series of This Life, helping himself to £30 from Milly and Egg’s bedside table before unknowingly swigging a mouthful of Egg’s urine from a lager can. Freeman also starred in the BBC’s television series The Robinsons. Freeman also had a cameo performance in episode 1 of Black Books.

He had a cameo in Hot Fuzz (2007), a film written by Shaun of the Dead writers Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, and had a brief non-speaking role in Shaun of the Dead as Yvonne’s boyfriend, Declan. He is in the 2007 film The All Together written & directed by Gavin Claxton. He also appeared along side Roger Lloyd Pack, Jamie Hogarth and Christopher Mellows in the 2007 Bill Kenwright theatre production of The Last Laugh. (more…)

Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Casting Rumors, Characters, Graham McTavish, Headlines, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Peter Hambleton, Richard Armitage, Rob Kazinsky, Stephen Hunter, Sylvester McCoy, The Hobbit

Deadline: Peter Jackson Sets First Names For ‘The Hobbit’

By Mike Fleming at BREAKING: While Peter Jackson and Warner Bros are figuring out where they’ll shoot back-to-back installments of The Hobbit, Jackson has begun to set his cast for the ambitious projects that will begin shooting in February for release in December 2012, and 2013. As Deadline told you last week, Martin Freeman is set to play Bilbo Baggins, the adventurous Hobbit whose adventures and discovery of the One Ring leads the story up to The Lord of the Rings. Freeman has appeared in films ranging from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Hot Fuzz to Love Actually.

Jackson has cast several other significant Dwarf characters.

Richard Armitage (MI-5 and Captain America: The First Avenger) will play Thorin Oakenshield, leader of the Company of Dwarves which sets off to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from a thieving dragon. Aidan Turner (Being Human) and Rob Kazinsky (EastEnders) will play Kili and Fili, members of the Company of Dwarves. Graham McTavish (Secretariat) will play Dwalin, John Callen (Power Rangers Jungle Fury) will play Oin; Stephen Hunter (All Saints) will play Bombur, and Mark Hadlow (King Kong) plays Dori, while Peter Hambleton (The Strip) will play Gloin. (more…)

Posted in Aidan Turner, Casting Rumors, Characters, Graham McTavish, Headlines, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Peter Hambleton, Richard Armitage, Rob Kazinsky, Saoirse Ronan, Stephen Hunter, Sylvester McCoy, The Hobbit