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Peter Jackson Transforms Home Into Hobbit Hole

The director, who also made The Hobbit trilogy, is said to hang out in the "playground" with superstar pals including George Lucas, Danny DeVito and Steven Spielberg. Jackson reportedly wanted every detail...

Peter Jackson Pays Tribute To Christopher Lee

The veteran actor passed away on Sunday (07Jun15) at the age of 93 following treatment for heart failure and breathing problems, prompting an outpouring of praise and fond memories when news of the...

Peter Jackson Writes Open Letter For Tragic Cinematographer

Andrew Lesnie, who won an Oscar for the first Lord of the Rings film and also worked on Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy, passed away on Monday (27Apr15) at the age of 59 after...

Lord Of The Rings Cinematographer Dies Aged 59

'Lord of the Rings' cinematographer Andrew Lesnie has died of a heart attack, aged 59. The Oscar-winning picture-maker was best-known for his contribution to the production of the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Hobbit' films,...

'The Hobbit' Star Martin Freeman Reveals 'Kinship' With Second Home New Zealand

It seems the public are not ready to let go of 'The Hobbit' just yet as it continues to triumph at the box office, topping sales yet again for a third week. Meanwhile, Martin Freeman...

First Weekend Of 2015 Sees The Hobbit Still Dominating The Box Office

This week’s box office confirmes what we’ve already suspected for a while: people love to watch fantasy over the holidays. The first weekend box office of the year was dominated by The Hobbit: Battle of...

Jamie Oliver Turned Down Hobbit Role

British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver turned down the chance to make a cameo appearance in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy because he was too busy.The Tv cookery expert was asked to play one of the...

'The Hobbit' Just Edges Out 'Into The Woods' At U.s Box Office

It was the result we all expected: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is No.1 at the Christmas box-office, but Peter Jackson's finale didn't have it all its own way on its second...

"Battle Of The Five Armies" Trumps "Museum", "Annie" For Weekend Box Office

So, it looks like The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has taken over the box office while no one was watching. Well, actually, it turns out a lot of people were watching, and...

Martin Freeman's Bilbo Baggins Meets Tim Canterbury In Snl's 'The Office: Middle Earth'

Martin Freeman's acting career has been just as much an unpredictable a journey as his character Bilbo Baggins' Middle Earth quest in 'The Hobbit' series, but can you imagine his two most iconic roles joining...

Orlando Bloom On Spending Christmas With His Estranged Wife & Moving On From Legolas

Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom may have split up well over a year ago but that doesn't mean they hold any animosity toward each other. In fact, they will be spending Christmas Day together with...

Benedict Cumberbatch Is Honoured To Be A Part Of 'The Hobbit' Send-off

Let's not deny it - since 'The Lord of the Rings' came out, it has been almost every film-goer's dream to be a part of Middle Earth. Furthermore, it must have been incredibly enticing for...

The Hobbit Brings Peter Jackson's Saga Full Circle

With 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies', Peter Jackson has completed a second trilogy of films based on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novels 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings'. But fans are...

Evangeline Lilly Pinched Rune Stone From The Hobbit

Actress Evangeline Lilly pocketed a precious rune stone from the set of The Hobbit and told director Peter Jackson she had lost it on a beach.The actress plays woodland elf Tauriel in the final two...

A Week In Movies: Exodus And The Third Hobbit Premiere In London, As M:i 5 Films Across Town, Spectre Is Announced And Star Wars Teases The Internet

Ridley Scott was on hand for the premiere of his new biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings in London this week. Also on the red carpet were cast members Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley,...

Peter Jackson Quashes Rumors Of More Middle Earth Movies

Peter Jackson has quashed rumors of further Middle Earth movies, despite Galdalf himself Sir Ian McKellen suggesting the New Zealand director wasn't done with Tolkien's universe just yet. Smaug is on the war path in...

Peter Jackson Relieved To Complete The Hobbit

Peter Jackson is looking forward to sitting on a beach having completed 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'. The award-winning director admits he's keen to escape the stresses that come with trying to...

Is 'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies' Peter Jackson's Last Dance With Jrr Tolkien?

He’s the man who brought the Lord of the Rings trilogy to the big screen and he’s just released the final instalment of The Hobbit, but Peter Jackson could be finally finished with adapting the...

Sir Ian Mckellen Amazed By Gandalf's Longevity

Sir Ian McKellen is amazed he's still starring as Gandalf in 2014.The award-winning actor first played the iconic role in the 'Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring' in 2001 and admits he...

Peter Jackson Doesn't Know How To Send Emails

Peter Jackson doesn't know how to use email.The award-winning director is the creative force behind 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies', which features lots of impressive-looking special effects, but Peter concedes he still...

Sir Ian Mckellen: It's Not The End For The Hobbit

Sir Ian McKellen doesn't believe the final 'Hobbit' film is ''the end of the journey''.The 75-year-old actor has suggested that there could be another movie based on the fictional Middle-earth, which was created by J.R.R....

Peter Jackson Set For Walk Of Fame Honour

Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit director Peter Jackson is to be honoured with the 2,538th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Actor/director Andy Serkis, who portrayed Gollum is his Lord of the Rings...

Evangeline Lilly Appreciated New Hobbit Role

Evangeline Lilly found it ''liberating'' playing a new character in 'The Hobbit' movies.The former 'Lost' actress joined the cast as Tauriel in second movie 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' and though she was concerned...

Orlando Bloom: Starring The Hobbit Films Is An Honour

Orlando Bloom says it has been a ''great honour and a privilege'' to be part of 'The Hobbit' movie series.The 37-year-old actor was delighted to be asked to reprise his 'Lord of the Rings' role...

'The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies' Trailer Is The Best Middle Earth Teaser Yet

A new trailer for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies has rolled out online at the end of the big week of hype for cinema. Christopher Nolan's Interstellar is doing huge business...

Elijah Wood 'Will Always Be Seen As Frodo'

Elijah Wood admits he will never completely emerge from the shadow of 'The Lord of the Rings'.The 33-year-old star rose to worldwide prominence between 2001 and 2003 - when he appeared as Frodo Baggins in...

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Features 45 Minute Battle Scene

'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' will conclude with a 45-minute battle sequence.The news has been confirmed by acclaimed director Peter Jackson, who's assured fans of the trilogy that measures are being put...

Elijah Wood And The Hobbit Co-stars Feature In Airline Video

Elijah Wood and his The Hobbit director Peter Jackson have joined forces again to star in a new airline safety video.Wood, who plays Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings prequel, and Jackson were...

Secrets To Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Smaug' Revealed In Hobbit Bonus Material

The secrets to how Benedict Cumberbatch was transformed into the fearsome dragon Smaug in The Hobbit have been revealed in behind-the-scenes footage included on the Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition Blu-Ray, set for release on...

Production Costs Of 'The Hobbit' Trilogy Revealed

The Hobbit trilogy is officially the most expensive movie series ever produced. New financial details reveal that the expenditure on the three films has totalled nearly three quarters of a billion dollars.Martin Freeman, pictured here...

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