First Hobbit Casting Announcements!!!

first hobbit casting announcements released

Now that the film has gotten the greenlight and Hobbit drama has calmed down, the fun Hobbit updates can begin!

The lead character, Bilbo Baggins, will be played by Martin Freeman! You probably remember him as the endearing adult film actor from Love Actually. He’s also appeared as Arthur Dent in The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. We think he’s great for this role.

Here are some other major casting announcements:

Richard Armitage (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Thorin Oakenshield, leader of the Company of Dwarves

Aidan Turner (Being Human) and Rob Kazinsky (EastEnders) as Dwarves Kili and Fili

Graham McTavish (Secretariat) as Dwalin

John Callen (Power Rangers Jungle Fury) as Oin

Stephen Hunter (All Saints) as Bombur

Mark Hadlow (King Kong) as Dori

Peter Hambleton (The Strip) as Gloin

Rumored cast members include Ian McKellen as Gandalf and Andy Serkis as Gollum.

Stephen Fry, Saoirse Ronan, and Bill Nighy are also on Peter Jackson’s radar.

What do U think of these casting choices? Do U think they made the right choice for Bilbo Baggins?

[Image via WENN.]

Oct 22, 2010 10:40am PDT

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