The Hobbit Cast

The Hobbit Cast

The Hobbit Cast

The Hobbit (film Series

This article is about the film franchise released between 2012 to 2014. For other films based on The Hobbit, see Middle-earth in film.

Where Are They Now?: the Stars of 'the Hobbit' Trilogy

J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" was first published in 1937 and was later adapted into films.

Martin Freeman Played Bilbo Baggins.

The trilogy's protagonist Bilbo is a peaceful hobbit who gets roped into being a "burglar" for 13 dwarves trying to rescue their long-lost treasure and home. (Source: www.insider.com)Freeman Continues to Act in High-Profile Films and Television Shows.

Freeman continued to star as Dr. Watson on "Sherlock" until 2017 and also played Lester Nygaard on the FX series "Fargo." (Source: www.insider.com)

Richard Armitage Played Thorin, the Lead Dwarf.

Armitage starred as the lead dwarf of the group that Bilbo joined on his way to the Lonely Mountain. (Source: www.insider.com)

Sir Ian Mckellen Played the Wizard Gandalf.

Gandalf, played by McKellen in both the "Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" trilogies, convinces Bilbo to help the dwarves on their quest to rescue their treasure. (Source: www.insider.com)

A Famed Actor, Mckellen Continues to Take on Roles in Film, on Television, and on Stage.

McKellen has continued to play Magneto in recent "X-Men" films and he appeared as Cogsworth in the 2017 live-action "Beauty and the Beast." (Source: www.insider.com)

Cate Blanchett Played Galadriel.

Although Galadriel doesn't come into J.R.R. Tolkien's writing until the later "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "The Hobbit" filmmakers added her into the prequels. (Source: www.insider.com)

Blanchett Hasn't Slowed Down Since "the Hobbit."

Blanchett has been in a number of successful films since the "Hobbit" trilogy including the live-action "Cinderella" (2015), "Carol" (2016), "Thor: Ragnarok" (2017), "Ocean's 8" (2018), "The House with a Clock in Its Walls" (2018), and "Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle" (2018). (Source: www.insider.com)

Benedict Cumberbatch Played Smaug the Dragon and Voiced the Necromancer.

British actor Cumberbatch donned a special motion-capture suit to play the role of Smaug, the dragon who stole the dwarves' treasure, in the last two "Hobbit" films. (Source: www.insider.com)

Cumberbatch Continues to Be a Successful Actor.

Playing Dr. Strange in several Marvel films and lending his voice to the role of Shere Khan in "Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle," Cumberbatch has continued to maintain a successful acting and voice-over career. (Source: www.insider.com)

Lee Pace Played the Elf King, Thranduil.

Canadian actor Pace played the arrogant Woodland elf king Thranduil, who was seen in all three "Hobbit" films. (Source: www.insider.com)

Pace Picked up Roles in Marvel Films, on Television Shows, and on the Stage.

Before the third "Hobbit" film was released, Pace played Ronan in "Guardians of the Galaxy" (2014) and "Captain Marvel" (2019). (Source: www.insider.com)

Sylvester Mccoy Played Wizard Radagast the Brown.

Radagast the Brown, one of the wizards in Middle-earth played by McCoy, helped Bilbo and the dwarves throughout their journey at various times. (Source: www.insider.com)


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