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Mckellen Considered Quitting The Hobbit

13th January 2011

SIR IAN MCKELLEN considered turning down his part in THE HOBBIT after beginning to question whether he wanted to make such a huge movie commitment at the age of 71.The British actor confirmed this week...

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The Hobbit Cast Grows With Addition Of Andy Serkis And Sir Ian Mckellen

11th January 2011

THE HOBBIT, the forthcoming two-part 'Lord of the Rings' prequel directed by PETER JACKSON, will see SIR IAN MCKELLEN reprising his role as 'Gandalf' and ANDY SERKIS returning as 'Gollum', according to the UK's Guardian...

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Fascinating Fact 10622

11th January 2011

ORLANDO BLOOM will reportedly receive more than $1 million (£667,000) to reprise his role as an elf for a two-minute appearance in the upcoming LORD OF THE RINGS prequel, THE HOBBIT.

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Wood Set For The Hobbit

9th January 2011

ELIJAH WOOD is returning to Middle Earth - the actor has signed on to star in the LORD OF THE RINGS prequel THE HOBBIT.The actor will reprise the role of Frodo Baggins in the film,...

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Blanchett Confirmed For The Hobbit

8th December 2010

THE HOBBIT director PETER JACKSON is "thrilled" after confirming CATE BLANCHETT as the latest star to join the highly-anticipated film.Blanchett is set to play elven leader Galadriel, the Lady of Lothlorien - the part she...

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Dr. Who Set For The Hobbit

6th December 2010

Former DR. WHO SYLVESTER MCCOY has confirmed he's in the running to land a leading role in the LORD OF THE RINGS prequel THE HOBBIT.It's a full circle part for the 67 year old as...

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Perlman Pulls Out Of Hobbit

1st December 2010

PETER JACKSON's THE HOBBIT has suffered another blow - HELLBOY star RON PERLMAN has quit the LORD OF THE RINGS prequel.The actor was slated to join pal Guillermo Del Toro on the film, but when...

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Casting Manager Fired Over Hobbit Race Dispute

30th November 2010

A casting manager working on THE HOBBIT has been sacked over allegations a British actress was turned down for a role in the film because of her skin colour.Naz Humphreys, who has Pakistani heritage, auditioned...

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Jackson's Rep Brands Hobbit Race Dispute An 'Unfortunate Error'

29th November 2010

A representative for director PETER JACKSON has admitted casting crews working on THE HOBBIT made "an incredibly unfortunate error" after a British actress claimed she was turned down for a role in the film because...

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Fascinating Fact 10250

2nd November 2010

Northern Irish actor JAMES NESBITT has been announced as the latest addition to the cast of THE HOBBIT. The COLD FEET star will portray dwarf Bofur in the upcoming LORD OF THE RINGS prequel. Director...

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Union Bosses Receive Death Threats Over The Hobbit

1st November 2010

Union bosses and actors at the centre of the recent dispute over THE HOBBIT have contacted police after receiving death threats in the wake of the industrial action.The Lord of the Rings prequel was thrown...

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Del Toro Feels 'Widowed' After Quitting Hobbit

29th October 2010

GUILLERMO DEL TORO is still suffering "incredible heartache" after quitting his job as director of THE HOBBIT, likening his departure to losing a spouse.The Mexican moviemaker announced in May (10) that he was giving up...

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Serkis Relieved The Hobbit Will Remain In New Zealand

28th October 2010

LORD OF THE RINGS star ANDY SERKIS is "delighted" THE HOBBIT will be filmed in New Zealand after a unions dispute was resolved - because a move would have been devastating for the country's film...

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The Hobbit To Stay In New Zealand

27th October 2010

Producers behind THE HOBBIT movie have decided to keep the project in New Zealand following two days of talks with the country's politicians.All three Lord of the Rings films were shot there and the upcoming...

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The Things They Say 18604

26th October 2010

"Absolutely, 100 per cent. I'm a huge fan of his. I love him in The Office and Love Actually." THE HOBBIT's former director GUILLERMO DEL TORO is convinced British actor MARTIN FREEMAN is the perfect...

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New Zealanders Rally For The Hobbit

25th October 2010

A series of rallies have been held in New Zealand to protest against movie bosses' plans to find a new location for upcoming blockbuster THE HOBBIT.Director Peter Jackson was due to film the Lord Of...

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Hobbit Bosses Still Plan To Quit New Zealand

22nd October 2010

Movie bosses behind PETER JACKSON's upcoming blockbuster THE HOBBIT have confirmed they still plan to move the shoot away from New Zealand in the wake of the dispute with actors' unions in the country.Executives at...

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Jackson Names His Hobbit Cast

22nd October 2010

Filmmaker PETER JACKSON has announced his cast for the highly-anticipated THE HOBBIT movie, which will start shooting in February (11).After months of rumours, he confirms Martin Freeman will play hero Bilbo Baggins and Richard Armitage...

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Acting Unions Drop The Hobbit Boycott

21st October 2010

Union bosses at New Zealand Actors Equity appear to have broken their deadlock with filmmaker PETER JACKSON and the producers of THE HOBBIT, urging foreign guilds to lift their do-not-work order on the LORD OF...

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The Hobbit Set To Star British Actors

19th October 2010

PETER JACKSON'S much delayed 'Lord of the Rings' prequel 'THE HOBBIT' has finally been given the go ahead after Warner Bros agreed a deal with the debt stricken studio MGM. The movie, which will be...

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The Hobbit Set To Begin Filming With Jackson As Director

18th October 2010

PETER JACKSON'S 'Lord of the Rings' prequel THE HOBBIT has been given the go ahead to begin filming by studio bosses, and the first scenes will be shot in February 2011. The 48-year-old's fantasy trilogy...

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The Hobbit Gets February Start Date

16th October 2010

LORD OF THE RINGS filmmaker PETER JACKSON has been sent an early Valentine's Day, 2011 gift - the co-financiers of his troubled THE HOBBIT film have given him the green light to start shooting in...

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Freeman Still Hopeful Of Hobbit Role

11th October 2010

MARTIN FREEMAN has confirmed he was forced to turned down the lead role in THE HOBBIT due to a scheduling conflict - but hopes the ongoing delays to the blockbuster will work in his favour.Speculation...

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Jackson Refuses To Be Dismayed By Hobbit Troubles

11th October 2010

PETER JACKSON is refusing to feel downhearted about the ongoing problems which are blighting THE HOBBIT - insisting he has not lost his passion for the project, despite its numerous troubles.The moviemaker directed all three...

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Neill Calls For 'Calm' In Hobbit Dispute

6th October 2010

New Zealand-born actor SAM NEILL is urging Hollywood bosses to reach an agreement with actors' unions in the ongoing dispute over THE HOBBIT movie - insisting the "anger and hysteria" must stop.Filming on the long-gestating...

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New Zealand Pm Wades Into Hobbit Debate

4th October 2010

New Zealand's Prime Minister JOHN KEY has waded into the debate over THE HOBBIT movie, accusing actors' unions of holding producers "to ransom" and jeopardising the country's film industry.Hollywood bosses had planned to film The...

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The Hobbit Studio Hit By Blaze

1st October 2010

A movie studio in New Zealand which was due to host filming of THE HOBBIT has been wrecked in a serious fire.The Portsmouth Miniatures Studio in Wellington was used to film iconic scenes for Peter...

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Actors Urge Hobbit Bosses To Meet Union Reps

29th September 2010

A group of actors in New Zealand including LORD OF THE RINGS star KARL URBAN is urging movie bosses to end the ongoing stand-off over THE HOBBIT by holding talks with union representatives.Hollywood bosses had...

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The Hobbit To Leave New Zealand

28th September 2010

Hollywood bosses have confirmed they are searching for a new location for THE LORD OF THE RINGS prequel THE HOBBIT in the wake of a dispute with New Zealand actors' unions.All three previous The Lord...

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Jackson Annoyed With New Zealand Union Bosses

27th September 2010

Moviemaker PETER JACKSON has taken aim at actors union bosses in his native New Zealand, insisting a planned boycott of his THE HOBBIT film could severely harm the local movie industry.The Lord of the Rings...

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