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Added by Seaworth on 21 Mar 2011 08:42
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The Cast of the Hobbit Duology (Updated: 17/07/11)

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Main Characters

Bilbo Baggins

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Gandalf the Grey

Thorin Oakenshield

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Thorin's Company

With Rob Kazinsky's (Fili) withdrawal for personal reasons, a replacement has not yet been cast. Dean O'Gorman has joined the cast as Fili in his place.

In order: Balin, Dwalin, Fili, Kili, Nori, Ori, Dori, Oin, Gloin, Bombur, Bifur & Bofur.

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Supporting Cast

Update: Luke Evans has been cast as Bard the Bowman/Grim. Bard is the heir to the Kingdom of Dale which was devastated by Smaug during his initial attrocities.
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Elrond Half-elven
Master of Rivendell
Beorn the Skinchanger
Radagast the Brown
Average listal rating (273 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
Thranduil of Mirkwood (The Elven-king)
Legolas' Father
Average listal rating (225 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
Bard the Bowman
Heir of Dale
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The Master of Lake-Town
Lindir of Rivendell
King Thráin II
Thorin's Father
King Thrór
Thorin's Grandfather
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Original Characters

This section contains characters specifically made for the film's expanded narrative & structure, and were not featured in either The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings novels.

Update: Evangeline Lilly has been cast as an elven character called Tauriel.
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Alfrid the Civil Servant
(Original Character)
Tauriel of Mirkwood
(Original Character)
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Returning Cast

Returning from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy but were not in the Hobbit.

At this stage, all 5 actors are signed to reprise their roles. Saruman the White, Lady Galadrial, Legolas Greenleaf, Frodo Baggins and (Older) Bilbo Baggins respectively.
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The Villains

Update: Benedict Cumberbatch who was rumoured to be part of the cast in my last update has been confirmed by Deadline Hollywood to be voicing Smaug the Magnificant, aswell as the Necromancer. Villain ++!!

Update: Barry Humphries has been cast as The Great Goblin, King under the Misty Mountains. He will be brought to life, much like Gollum, with motion capture technology.
Voice of Smaug the Magnificent

Also voicing The Necromancer of Dol Guldur
The Great Goblin
King under the Misty Mountains
Orc Chieftain of Moria
Average listal rating (545 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
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This section contains characters (mentioned in/seen in) the novel that have not yet been cast or have any rumours about who might play them.

Chances are some might be written out of the final story or be composed entirely of CGI or just won't have a speaking role at all.
Chief of the Wood-Elf Guard
Roac the Raven (voice)
The Old Thursh (voice)
Dáin II Ironfoot
Gwaihir, Lord of the Eagles (voice)

Bert, Tom and Bill (The Trolls)
Chief of the Wolves (voice)
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Slim Possibilities...

This is a list of other characters that may be added into the narrative.

Due to the stories expansion, this may include characters from the original Lord of the Rings trilogy that were alive during this era or my own speculative guesses on possible welcome additions!
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Halbaron, 'Steward' of the Dúnedain
Lord Celeborn of Lothlorien
Cirdan the Shipwright
Elladan and Elrohir
Estel (Aragorn, 10 years old)
Gimli, Son of Gloin
Drogo Baggins
Tom Bombadil

The Witch-King of Angmar
The Mouth of Sauron

You were expecting it and so was I; The Hobbit has started production and will hopefully be with us for Christmas 2012 and 2013!

The Hobbit: An Expected Journey
The Hobbit: There and Back Again

At present, most of the principal cast has been decided but there are still minor and made-up roles up for grabs. With loads of speculation and rumours, there will likely be a lot of fuss as to who is genuinely confirmed for this epic duology.

The narrative has been expanded to include more explanation on background events.

- - Gandalf, for example, leaves Thorin's Company on a few ocassions to meet the White Council (the Wisest of the Free Peoples of Middle-Earth) and to coordinate an attack on the Fortress of Dol Guldur where the Necromancer is lurking. With these significant changes to the plot, new characters will be added in, some old and some entirely new!

- - Also, it has been stated, we will experience Bilbo's story as Frodo Baggins (his nephew, and central protagonist from The Lord of the Rings) reads through the Red Book of Westmarch. Also, the older Bilbo Baggins (Ian Holm reprising his role from LotR) will be part of these sequences.

My goal with this list is to update it as soon as casting news has been released. Feel free to point me in the direction of new sources of information regrading either of the Hobbit films.

I will be adding character biographies for the more significant characters and eventually pictures once they surface. In the mean time, hold tight!

Thanks guys. Keep in touch.

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