Nesbitt, Brown Signed For “The Hobbit”

Veteran Irish thesp James Nesbitt and newcomer Adam Brown have officially joined Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” as the dwarves Bofur and Ori respectively reports The One Ring.

Nesbitt had been linked to the project a few weeks back, but today came word on which role in particular along with confirmation of his involvement. His role will be that of Bofur, a “disarmingly forthright, funny and occasionally brave Dwarf”.

Having consistently been in work since 1991 on British television and in features, Nesbitt has delivered memorable character turns in shows like “Ballykissangel,” “Murphy’s Law,” “Cold Feet” and Steven Moffat’s “Jekyll” mini-series. In film he’s worked in strong efforts from some of the great filmmakers of our time including Michael Winterbottom’s “Welcome to Sarajevo”, Danny Boyle’s “Millions”, Woody Allen’s “Match Point” and Paul Greengrass’ “Bloody Sunday”.

Brown will play Ori, another of the Dwarf Company which sets out to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from the infamous dragon. The duo join the already announced Richard Armitage, Aidan Turner, Rob Kazinsky, Graham McTavish, John Callen, Stephen Hunter, Mark Hadlow and Peter Hambleton.