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Martin Freeman Struggled To Film The Hobbit Covered In Glue And Fake Snot

9th December 2012

British actor Martin Freeman struggled to keep his eyes open filming wintry mountain scenes for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey as glue from his wig constantly dripped down his face.The star portrays hobbit protagonist Bilbo...

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Sir Ian Mckellen Defends The Hobbit Trilogy Decision

6th December 2012

Sir Ian Mckellen has defended filmmaker Peter Jackson's decision to turn J.R.R. Tolkien's novel The Hobbit into a movie trilogy, insisting fans will be delighted to see three installments.The director originally intended to make a...

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Peter Jackson Suffered Sleepless Nights Over The Hobbit Casting

6th December 2012

Peter Jackson suffered sleepless nights as he battled to land British actor Martin Freeman as the star of The Hobbit films.The moviemaker was determined to cast Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in the Middle Earth epics,...

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Martin Freeman Went Hairless To Wear Prosthetic Hobbit Feet

6th December 2012

British actor Martin Freeman had to shave his legs for his lead role in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to avoid the agony of spending hours wearing prosthetic feet onset.The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy...

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Fascinating Fact: 3401526

4th December 2012

New Zealand actor Dean O'gorman originally auditioned for the lead role of Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit movies. Martin Freeman won the part, but O'Gorman was given a chance to play dwarf Fili...

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Fascinating Fact: 3395346

29th November 2012

Skyfall, The Dark Knight Rises and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey are among the 10 films shortlisted for the 2013 Best Visual Effects Oscar. The Amazing Spider-Man, Cloud Atlas, John Carter, Life of Pi, The...

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Peter Jackson Brushes Off Animal Cruelty Protests At The Hobbit Premiere

28th November 2012

Director Peter Jackson took another swipe at animal rights campaigners on the day he premiered his first The Hobbit film in New Zealand, insisting he wouldn't let the red carpet protesters "spoil" the event for...

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Peter Jackson: 'The Hobbit World Premiere Is Emotional'

28th November 2012

Peter Jackson felt overwhelmed at the world premiere of the first installment of The Hobbit movies in New Zealand on Wednesday (28Nov12) as 100,000 fans flocked to the capital of Wellington to support the blockbuster.The...

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Thousands Flock To Wellington For The Hobbit New Zealand Premiere

By Contributor | 28th November 2012

Though there have been misgivings in certain corners of the press about the quality of the forthcoming film The Hobbit, in the country where the trilogy was shot there’s nothing other than feverish anticipation. That...

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Peter Jackson Rushing To Complete The Hobbit For World Premiere

26th November 2012

Director Peter Jackson is rushing to put the finishing touches to the first installment of The Hobbit ahead of its world premiere on Wednesday (28Nov12).The Lord of the Rings filmmaker wrapped an epic 266-day shoot...

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Elijah Wood Weighs In On Hobbit Animal Mistreatment Scandal

23rd November 2012

Actor Elijah Wood has hit back at reports suggesting animals were mistreated during the making of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, calling the complaint "heartbreaking and ridiculous".Activists at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals...

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Peta Bosses Not Happy With Jackson's Response To The Hobbit Animal Deaths

21st November 2012

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals bosses are refusing to let Peter Jackson and the producers of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey back out of a scandal involving the deaths of 27 horses, sheep,...

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Peter Jackson Fires Back At Hobbit Animal Mistreatment Allegations

20th November 2012

Moviemaker Peter Jackson has fired back at reports suggesting the 27 animals that died during the making of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey were victims of poor treatment.Activists at People for the Ethical Treatment of...

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The Hobbit Reportedly Responsible For Deaths Of 27 Animals

By Lorna Greville  | 19th November 2012

The much anticipated prequel of the The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, has come under great criticism having been accused of being responsible for the deaths of up to 27 animals....

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Peta Take Aim At Peter Jackson Over The Hobbit Animal Deaths

19th November 2012

Animal rights activists in America have fired off a letter to filmmaker Peter Jackson after learning horses, sheep, goats and chickens allegedly died as a result of multiple human errors on the set of his...

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Ian Mckellen Played Nanny For Martin Freeman's Kids

19th November 2012

Sir Ian Mckellen turned babysitter while shooting new movie The Hobbit by reading bedtime stories to co-star Martin Freeman's children.The actor, who reprises his role as Gandalf in Peter Jackson's prequel to The Lord Of...

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Ian Mckellen Broke Down On The Hobbit Set

18th November 2012

Sir Ian Mckellen broke down in tears on the set of The Hobbit after becoming so frustrated filming green screen scenes with only visual aids to act opposite.The thespian, who reprises his role as wizard...

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Ian Mckellen Wanted To Quit The Hobbit Over Delays

14th November 2012

Veteran actor Sir Ian Mckellen almost quit his role in The Hobbit movies as the project rumbled on for five years.Guillermo del Toro originally signed up to take charge of The Lord of the Rings...

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Air New Zealand Has A Hobbit Makeover

31st October 2012

Director Peter Jackson has joined forces with bosses at Air New Zealand to create a hilarious in-flight safety video inspired by his latest film The Hobbit.The film, titled An Unexpected Briefing in reference to a...

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Elijah Wood: Hobbit Return Was Bizarre

29th October 2012

Elijah Wood found it ''bizarre'' to head back to New Zealand to shoot scenes for 'The Hobbit'.The actor reprised his 'Lord of the Rings' role of Frodo Baggins in the forthcoming prequel series and had...

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Martin Freeman: Bilbo Is Pompous

28th October 2012

'The Hobbit's Bilbo Baggins is a much more ''pompous'' Hobbit than Frodo Baggins. The 'Lord of the Rings' prequel focuses on the journey of Bilbo - distant cousin to Frodo, a key character in the...

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Ian Mckellen's Acting Worries

26th October 2012

Sir Ian McKellen gets ''increasingly depressed'' about his acting ability if he has to reshoot scenes. The 73-year-old star - who plays Gandalf in the 'Lord of the Rings' movie franchise and upcoming 'Hobbit' film...

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Wellington To Be Renamed Middle Earth For The Hobbit

17th October 2012

The New Zealand city of Wellington is to be renamed for a week to celebrate the release of Peter Jackson's new The Hobbit movie.The big budget Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit: An Unexpected...

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The Hobbit Coins Become Legal Tender In New Zealand

11th October 2012

Officials in New Zealand will commemorate the release of The Hobbit movie by unveiling a collection of special coins based on the fantasy franchise.The three-part The Lord of the Rings prequel was filmed in New...

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24th September 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been chosen for a charity royal screening in London later this year (12). The Lord of The Rings prequel will make its debut as the 65th Royal Film Performance...

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Andy Serkis Reads The Hobbit At 75th Anniversary Event

24th September 2012

Actor Andy Serkis thrilled Lord Of The Rings fans in London on Saturday (22Sep12) by reading extracts of The Hobbit in character to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the book.J.R.R. Tolkien's hit novel, which has...

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Second The Hobbit Instalment Title Changed, Thrid Movie Release Date Announced

1st September 2012

As announced last month, The Hobbit, Peter Jackson's long awaited adaptation of the prequel to The Lord of the Rings, will be made into a trilogy rather than the two-parter originally announced. Yesterday, the new...

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The Things They Say 25923

10th August 2012

"Putting on the feet again was very surreal. It was strange because it felt incredibly weird and yet totally normal. I did that for four years solid a while ago but it felt like no...

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Jackson Receives Public Criticism Over The Hobbit Trilogy

31st July 2012

The Hobbit is set to be stretched out from two to three films, due to be released over the next 3 years, Peter Jackson announced over his Facebook page and not everybody is happy about...

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Peter Jackson Confirms The Hobbit Will Be A Trilogy

30th July 2012

Director Peter Jackson is turning his highly-anticipated The Hobbit movies into a trilogy.The Lord of the Rings filmmaker wrapped an epic 266-day shoot in New Zealand in early July (12) and the footage will be...

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