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Aidan Turner's Girlfriend: 'I'm Not Engaged'

Reports emerged over the weekend (21-22Mar15) suggesting The Hobbit star was set to wed Greene, his girlfriend of three years, after proposing during the Christmas holidays (14). The pair appeared at...

Eddie Redmayne: 'I Bombed At The Hobbit Audition'

Actor Eddie Redmayne lost out on the lead role in The Hobbit trilogy because he went too far in trying to become Bilbo Baggins at his audition.The Les Miserables star was offered the chance to...

The Hobbit Finale Ends 2014 As U.k.'S Number One Film

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies has ended 2014 at the top of the U.K. box office chart after dominating the festive season in British cinemas.The final installment in the fantasy trilogy, starring...

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 Sequel Tops North American Box Office For Second Week In A Row

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies has held strong at the top of the North American box office for a second week in a row.The third and final film in director Peter Jackson's...

The Hobbit Finale Remains At Top Of U.k. Box Office

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies has topped the U.K. box office for the second weekend in a row, taking $8.6 million (£5.4 million) in ticket sales.The third and final installment of the...

The Hobbit Finale Charges To The Top Of The U.s. Box Office

The third and final The Hobbit film has debuted at the top of the U.S. box office to become the year's (14) number one Christmas film in America.The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies...

'The Hobbit' Storms The Box Office In Its Opening Three Days

In news that will cheer the film industry after what has been a tumultuous week, the new Hobbit picture is performing extremely well, leading the box offices in its opening week.The Hobbit: The Battle of...

The Hobbit Closer Tops U.k. Box Office

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies has fought its way to the top of the U.K. box office in its opening weekend (12-14Dec14), taking an impressive $15.6 million (£9.7 million) in ticket sales.The...

Martin Freeman Combines The Office And The Hobbit Characters For Saturday Night Live Sketch

British actor Martin Freeman revisited his comedy roots this weekend (13-14Dec14) by combining his characters from Tv sitcom The Office and blockbuster movie franchise The Hobbit for an hilarious sketch on America's Saturday Night Live.The...

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...

Ian Mckellen Dismayed Over Hobbit Special Effects

Sir Ian Mckellen wept at the end of his first day on the set of the new The Hobbit movie after shooting a scene involving hi-tech special effects.The veteran actor reprises his role as Gandalf...

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...

Billy Boyd Had Tough Time Writing Final Song For The Hobbit Franchise

Scottish actor/singer Billy Boyd struggled to find the right words to bid a fond farewell to Middle-earth as he sat down to write the song which will play over the end credits of the final...

Martin Freeman Chastised Amanda Abbington Over Money Troubles

The Hobbit star Martin Freeman was furious with his wife Amanda Abbington when he found out she had run up tax debts of $198,400 (£124,000) and was on the verge of bankruptcy.The Mr Selfridge castmember...

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...

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...

Martin Freeman To Star In Bbc's Holocaust Trial Film

The Hobbit star Martin Freeman and actor Anthony Lapaglia are going back in history to revisit the 1961 trial of a former Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust for a new Bbc film.The Eichmann Show...

The Hobbit Star To Play Kirk Douglas In Trumbo Biopic

The Hobbit star Dean O'gorman is to portray movie great Kirk Douglas in a new film.The actor, who played dwarf Fili in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings prequels, joins the cast of Trumbo,...

Martin Freeman Baffled By Viggo Mortensen's Hobbit Criticism

Martin Freeman is adamant his fellow Hollywood star Viggo Mortensen is wrong to accuse the makers of The Hobbit trilogy of letting special effects ruin the story.Mortensen, who played Aragorn in The Lord of the...

Viggo Mortensen Not A Fan Of Special Effects-laden Lord Of The Rings Sequels

Lord Of The Rings trilogy star Viggo Mortensen is not a fan of the films he made with Peter Jackson, and he hates the director's The Hobbit movies.Mortensen, who portrayed heroic Aragorn in the three...

Martin Freeman: 'Prince William Is A Massive Fan Of The Hobbit'

British royal Prince William is a massive fan of The Hobbit, according to actor Martin Freeman.Freeman, who portrays Bilbo Baggins in director Peter Jackson's adaptations of J. R. R. Tolkien's classic book, met the royal...

Sylvester Mccoy Donates Doctor Who Goods To Charity Auction

British actor Sylvester Mccoy is auctioning off memorabilia from Doctor Who and The Hobbit to raise funds to help vulnerable families in winter.The screen veteran, who played the seventh incarnation of the Time Lord in...

Three Major Predictions For 'The Hobbit There And Back Again'

We’re two films, five hours and one cliffhanger into The Hobbit film series and final installment, There And Back Again, is due out in December. This means we’re in for about eight months of speculation....

Martin Freeman To Take On Richard Iii

The Hobbit star Martin Freeman is set to take on his first Shakespearean theatre role in Richard Iii in London this summer (14).The actor will play the English king in the Bard's play at the...

88 Years Later, Jrr Tolkien's 'Beowulf' Is To Hit Bookshelves

JRR Tolkien's translation of the epic Beowulf is to be published for the first time almost 90 years after its completion. Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary will be published in May, giving Tolkien fans an...

Weinstein Brothers Ordered To Enter Arbitration Talks Over The Hobbit Suit

Movie moguls Bob and Harvey Weinstein have been ordered to meet with an arbitrator in their $75 million (£46.9 million) legal battle over profits from The Hobbit film franchise in a bid to settle the...

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Becomes Most-pirated Film Of 2013

The Hobbit scored a big victory in the early days of 2014, by being named the most-pirated film of 2013. According to Entertainment Weekly, The Hobbit: An unexpected Journey was downloaded more than 8.4 million...

The Hobbit Sequel Ends 2013 Atop U.k. Box Office

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug has continued its reign over the U.K. box office after grossing $8.18 million (£5.45 million) in the last weekend (27-29Dec13) of 2013.The fantasy sequel, starring Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom...

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Is Most Pirated Film Of 2013

The first installment of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy has been named the most pirated film of 2013.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released at the end of 2012 and grossed over $1 billion at...

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