Sunday, June 19, 2011

"Far over the misty mountains cold, To dungeons deep and caverns old..."

This week has been a busy one in terms of news surrounding the The Hobbit. All of the major casting and the first block of filming are already done. Now they're looking for locations for filming.

As it stands, here are the confirmed cast members:
Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins
Ian Holm as Bilbo Baggins
Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey
Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield
Graham McTavish as Dwalin
Ken Stott as Balin
Aidan Turner as Kíli
Dean O'Gorman as Fíli
Mark Hadlow as Dori
Jed Brophy as Nori
Adam Brown as Ori
John Callen as Óin
Peter Hambleton as Glóin
William Kircher as Bifur
James Nesbitt as Bofur
Stephen Hunter as Bombur
Andy Serkis as Gollum
Hugo Weaving as Elrond
Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug and the Necromancer
Mikael Persbrandt as Beorn
Lee Pace as Thranduil
Stephen Fry as Master of Lake-town
Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman
Cate Blanchett as Galadriel
Christopher Lee as Saruman the White
Sylvester McCoy as Radagast the Brown
Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins
Orlando Bloom as Legolas
Jeffrey Thomas as Thrór
Mike Mizrahi as Thráin II
Bret McKenzie as Lindir
Ryan Gage as Alfrid
Barry Humphries as The Great Gobin
Conan Stevens as Azog
Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel

Evangeline Lilly's role was announced today and I don't know quite how to feel about it because her character is a new one that wasn't in the book. It's a mixture of confusion and curiosity. The book is all about the male relationships in it so it's interesting that now there will be this female figure there. Peter Jackson hasn't said how big a role Tauriel will play yet but it may prove interesting. We shall see.

Source: ONE

(note: title quote from J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit.)

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