You’ve seen Nori, Dori, and Ori, and then the Northern dwarves, Oin and Gloin, and then Fili and Kili and then Bombur, Bofur and Bifur. Now TIME has this first look at Ken Stott as Balin and Graham McTavish as Dwalin from THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY..
Dwarf Lords in their own right, Balin and Dwalin are close relatives of Thorin. Beyond this, these brothers are two of his most loyal and trusted friends. An old warrior, Balin has lived through hard times and fought many battles, yet he harbors doubts about the wisdom of the Quest to retake the Lonely Mountain. Dwalin has no such forebodings – his belief in Thorin’s leadership is unshakeable. A powerful and bruising fighter, with a natural tendency to distrust anyone who is not a Dwarf, particularly anyone who might be an Elf, Dwalin is not someone to cross lightly.
Cate Blanchett (LOTR Films) returns as Galadriel, the Lady of Lothlorien
Ian McKellen (LOTR Films) returns as Gandalf
Christopher Lee (LOTR Films) returns as Saruman
Elijah Wood (LOTR Films) returns as Frodo
Andy Serkis (LOTR Films) as Gollum
Ken Stott (Charlie Wilson‘s War) as Dwarf Lord Balin
Sylvester McCoy (TV’s Doctor Who) as wizard Radagast the Brown
Mikael Persbrandt as shape-shifter Beorn
Jed Brophy (LOTR Films, District 9) as dwarf Nori
William Kircher as dwarf Bifur
Bret McKenzie as Lindir, an elf of Rivendell
Orlando Bloom as Legolas
Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins
Richard Armitage (CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER) as Thorin Oakenshield, leader of the Company of Dwarves which sets off to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from a thieving dragon
Aidan Turner as Kili
Dean O’Gorman as Fili
Both Kili and Fili are members of the Company of Dwarves.
Graham McTavish (Secretariat) as Dwalin
John Callen as Oin
Stephen Hunter as Bombur
Mark Hadlow (King Kong) as Dori
Peter Hambleton as Gloin
James Nesbitt wil play Bofut, “a disarmingly forthright, funny and occasionally brave Dwarf”
Adam Brown will play Ori, “another of the Dwarf Company which sets out to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from the infamous dragon, Smaug.”
Lee Pace as Elvin king Thrandull, who is Legolas’ father
Stephan Fry as The Master of Laketown
Ryan Gage as Alfrid, the master’s civil servant.
Conan Stevens as an Orc called Azog.
Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of the dragon, Smaug
Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman
Evangeline Lilly will play the Woodland Elf, Tauriel, she’s a completely new character, not one you’d find in Tokien’s book. Tauriel means ‘daughter of Mirkwood’ and she’s NOT Legolas’ love interest.
Barry Humphries will mo-capture play the Goblin King
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY opens December 14th, 2012.
THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN opens December 13th, 2013
Jackson will shoot both films with New RED EPIC Digital 3D Cameras. From screenplay by Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Guillermo Del Toro
Co-produced by NewLine and MGM with NewLine on production, WB on domestic distribution and MGM with international distribution