Two More Dwarves Revealed From The Hobbit
07.15.11 by Ryan
New Zealand site TVNZ has unveiled a new photo of two more of the dwarves from director Peter Jackson's upcoming, two-part prequel to Lord of the Rings, 2012's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and 2013's The Hobbit: There and Back Again.
This month has seen almost the entire dwarf cast of the movie revealed, with a photo Ori, Nori and Dori arriving first, followed by Oin and Gloin and Fili and Kili. Then, a day ago, Bombur, Bofur and Bifur were revealed as well. Now J.R.R. Tolkien fans have their first look at Balin (Ken Stott) and Dwalin (Graham McTavish).
Close relatives of Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), the leader of the company and the last remaining dwarf to be revealed, brothers Dwalin and Balin are two of Thorin's most trusted allies. Balin, the older of the two, has doubts about the Quest of Erebor to "burgle" the stolen treasure from a dragon named Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch), while being aided by a young hobbit named Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman). Dwalin is steadfast in his trust in Thorin, though he does not trust anyone that is not a dwarf, particularly elves.
Having finished 54 days of production already, The Hobbit is on a break from production, as revealed in the second production video blog released by Jackson. They only have 200 more to go.
The two Hobbit movies were written by Jackson, Fran Walsh, Guillermo del Toro, and Philippa Boyens, based on Tolkien's original novel. Returning actors from The Lord of the Rings trilogy include Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Hugo Weaving as Elrond, Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Ian Holm as an elder Bilbo, and Sir Christopher Lee as Saruman.
The dwarf cast includes Armitage as Thorin, Stott as Balin, McTavish as Dwalin, Stephen Hunter as Bombur, James Nesbitt as Bofur, William Kircher as Bifur, Jed Brophy as Nori, Adam Brown as Ori, Mark Hadlow as Dori, John Callen as Oin, Peter Hambleton as Gloin, Aidan Turner as Kili and Dean O'Gorman.