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Police Called To The Hobbit Auditions

An open audition for Peter Jackson's new The Hobbit movie had to be shut down on Saturday (28Jan12) after more than 3,000 hopefuls turned up.The director is currently in New Zealand filming the two-part Lord...

Peter Jackson Offering The Hobbit Visit For Charity

The Hobbit director Peter Jackson is offering a fan the chance to visit the set of the movie in New Zealand to raise money for charity.The filmmaker is currently shooting the Lord of the Rings...

Happy 50th Birthday, Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson will be a Lord for a day on the set of his current movie The Hobbit on Monday (31Oct11) when he turns the big 5-0.Coming to prominence in the 1980s with his cult...

Peter Jackson Visited By Prime Minister On Hobbit Set

Peter Jackson received a visit from New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key on the set of The Hobbit movie on Friday (28Oct11).The politician joined the director on the set and they posed for pictures together...

Evangeline Lilly Anxious Over The Hobbit Role

Evangeline Lilly fears "purist" fans will hate her role in The Hobbit because her character didn't feature in the book and was invented solely for the fantasy film adaptation.The Lost actress' Sylvan elf Tauriel was...

Man Of Steel Pushed Back For The Hobbit

Superman fans will have to wait until 2013 to see the superhero fly back into cinemas - studio bosses have delayed the film's release to make way for The Hobbit next year (12).The highly-anticipated new...

Peter Jackson Snubs The Hobbit Comic-con Presentation

Peter Jackson has disappointed film fans by turning down the chance to talk about The Hobbit at Comic-Con later this week (21-24Jul11) - because it is "too early" to discuss the project.More than 120,000 people...

Nesbitt 'Seeks Medical Help Over Dvt Fears'

Northern Irish actor James Nesbitt has reportedly sought medical attention over fears he may have developed deep vein thrombosis (Dvt) in his leg after flying long-haul between the U.K. and New Zealand to film The...

The Hobbit Sparked Richard Armitage's Interest In Acting

British actor Richard Armitage's career has come full circle after landing a role in The Hobbit, because the original book sparked his interest in acting.Peter Jackson has hired the star to play Thorin Oakenshield, the...

Wood's Hobbit Cameo Feels Like 'Family Reunion'

Elijah Wood feels he's heading to a "family reunion" as he prepares to film a cameo for The Hobbit, because he grew so close to many of the cast and crew during his Lord Of...

Tyler Hoping For Hobbit Cameo

Liv Tyler is keen to re-team with her Lord Of The Rings castmates Sir Ian Mckellen, Cate Blanchett and Elijah Wood by joining the cast of the highly-anticipated prequel The Hobbit.The actress played Arwen in...

Humphries Lands The Hobbit Role

Dame Edna Everage is the latest addition to The Hobbit cast - Australian comedian Barry Humphries has signed up to the highly-anticipated Peter Jackson movie.Shooting began on the much-delayed project earlier this year (10), with...

Two Injured In The Hobbit Set Explosion

Two crew members working on The Hobbit have been taken to hospital after an explosion at the New Zealand studio where the movie is filming.Emergency services were called to the Stone St Studios in Miramar...

Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Hobbit Cast

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch is set to reteam with his Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman after landing a role in upcoming Lord Of The Rings prequel The Hobbit.Freeman, who will star as Bilbo Baggins in the...

Fry Joins Hobbit Cast

British comedian and author Stephen Fry has been added to the cast of the Lord Of The Rings prequel The Hobbit, which is currently shooting in New Zealand.Director/producer Peter Jackson broke the latest casting news...

Martin Freeman On Hiatus From The Hobbit

Martin Freeman is taking a break from filming his lead role in The Hobbit in New Zealand so he can jet back to his native Britain to shoot a TV show.The actor was initially forced...

Ronan Turns Down Hobbit Role

Saoirse Ronan has been forced to turn down a role in Lord Of The Rings prequel The Hobbit because of her busy schedule.The Irish actress was in talks to reunite with her The Lovely Bones...

Kazinsky Quits The Hobbit

Director Peter Jackson is scrambling to recast a role in upcoming movie The Hobbit after British actor Robert Kazinsky quit due to "personal reasons".The star had signed up to play Fili, a member of the...

Jackson Takes Fans Behind The Scenes Of The Hobbit

Peter Jackson has given Lord Of The Rings fans a new glimpse of Middle Earth by releasing a behind-the-scenes video of work on The Hobbit.The director is currently working on the two-part prequel in his...

Serkis Lands Directing Job On The Hobbit

British actor Andy Serkis has been handed a huge honour on the set of the Lord Of The Rings prequel, The Hobbit, in New Zealand - moviemaker Peter Jackson has made him his second unit...

The Hobbit First Set Photos Released

The Hobbit, Peter Jackson's forthcoming 'Lord of the Rings' movie, has begun principle photography.The Hobbit has been delayed on numerous occasions due to a studio fiscal crisis and a complicated union dispute, but filming is...

The Hobbit Gets Underway

Filming has finally begun on long-awaited Lord Of The Rings prequel The Hobbit following months of delays and setbacks, including a battle with actors unions, serious financial problems and a change of directors.Cameras began rolling...

Jackson Misses Out On The Hobbit Press Launch

Director PETER JACKSON was forced to miss out on the press launch of his troubled THE HOBBIT movie after he was put under "medical house arrest" following his recent surgery.The moviemaker was admitted to hospital...

The Hobbit Schedule 'Back On Track' After Jackson's Surgery

Filming of the highly-anticipated THE HOBBIT will begin next month (Mar11) after shooting was delayed to allow director PETER JACKSON time to recover from surgery.The moviemaker was admitted to hospital last month (Jan11) to undergo...

Freeman Flattered By Hobbit Role

British actor MARTIN FREEMAN was flattered to learn PETER JACKSON delayed filming of THE HOBBIT to accommodate the star's busy schedule - because he was "sad" at the prospect of missing out on the lead...

Mckellen Considered Quitting The Hobbit

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...

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

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...

Wood Set For The Hobbit

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,...

Blanchett Confirmed For The Hobbit

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...

Dr. Who Set For The Hobbit

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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