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Here are the next three dwarfs to be revealed by Peter Jackson for his upcoming films The Hobbit. If you aren’t familiar with Bofur, Bombur and Bifur here is a brief description to help you along.
While most of the Company of Thorin Oakensheild is related to the royal and noble line of Durin, Bofur, his brother Bombur and their cousin Bifur most definitely are … not. Born and bred in the West, descendants of coal miners and iron workers, they have joined the Quest for the Lonely Mountain partly to seek their fortune and partly because they were told the beer was free.
Here is the first look at three of the thirteen dwarves in the upcoming Peter Jackson film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. If you are unfamiliar with the dwarf brothers Dori, Nori and Ori here is a brief description of who they are.
“These three brothers, all sons of the same mother, could not be more different from each other. Dori, the oldest, spends much of his time watching out for Ori, the youngest; making sure he’s not caught a chill or got himself killed by Wargs or Goblins. Nobody quite knows what Nori gets up to most of the time, except that it’s guaranteed to be dodgy and quite probably, illegal. Dori, Nori and Ori are intensely loyal to each other – and whilst they are perfectly happy fighting amongst themselves, woe-betide anyone who means harm to one of these brothers.”
After Rob Kazinsky had to leave the set of the Hobbit for personal reasons a new actor had to be found for the dwarf Fili. A replacement has now been hired in the form of New Zealander Dean O’Gorman, A relatively unknown actor in the movie world the majority of his work has been seen in TV series such as Shortland Street and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Though I was looking forward to seeing Rob in this role im sure Dean will do just as good a job, I have no doubt that Peter Jackson knows what hes doing.
Aidan Turner (Being Human) recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly about his upcoming role as Kili one of the 13 dwarves in The Hobbit. Heres what he had to say;
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: You were sporting a pretty impressive beard at the Hobbitpress conference. Is that for Kili?
AIDAN TURNER: Yeah, it is. I’m growing out the beard. We’re giving it a chance, seeing what it looks like.
Is that how Peter Jackson plans to make you less handsome and more dwarf-like?
To de-handsomify me? [Laughs] No, not really. I mean, famously in the books, the dwarves have really long beards, so we’re just trying stuff out and seeing what it looks like.
Are you in “hobbit boot camp” now?
Yeah. Well, it’s dwarf boot camp, not really hobbit boot camp. It’s just all dwarves—training and stuff.
What are you training in?
I can’t really give too much away, you know? But it’s pretty much everything. It’s physical training and everything you can imagine, really. I guess just working as an actor helps you for these things. It’s more physical than anything else, but there’s dialect coaching and all those kind of things.
How did your Being Human cast react to you getting The Hobbit role?
They were all very happy—super happy. Everyone was thrilled.
The actor Robert Kazinsky (Eastenders) has recently had to leave the set of The Hobbit due to personal reasons back in the uk. In The Hobbit he was going to play one of the 13 dwarves Fili who accompany Bilbo on his adventure. Luckily not many of Filis scenes had been filmed yet so production is still on track for the already long delayed film.
Im quite annoyed by this as I had high hopes for the Eastenders star and thought hed make a great dwarf with fellow brit Aidan Turner (Being Human) who is playing Filis other half Kili. I’m sure though that Peter Jackson will find a suitable replacement for Robert and bring us The Hobbit in due time.