All the actors who will play the thirteen dwarves and one hobbit in Peter Jackson’s upcoming film adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien classic novel “The Hobbit” appeared at a special press conference in Wellington, New Zealand earlier today local time to talk about their involvement in the project.
There was some familiar faces to those of us who watch a lot of British television including Richard Armitage (“Spooks,” “Robin Hood”), Aidan Turner (“Being Human”), James Nesbitt (“Jekyll,” “Cold Feet”), Robert Kazinsky (“Eastenders”), Ken Stott (“Rebus”) and of course Martin Freeman (“The Office,” “Sherlock”).
Sir Peter Jackson himself could not attend the conference and passed on an apology saying that he was under a “medical form of house arrest” as he recovers from an emergency operation he underwent for a perforated stomach ulcer in January.
The group took several photos and answered a few quick questions. Though nothing revelatory came out of the answers, all of them seemed to be in good spirits and got along very well.