The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (Warner Brothers, M) Director: Peter Jackson Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage ‘All good stories deserve embellishment,” Gandalf the Grey tells Bilbo Baggins in the opening scenes of Sir Peter Jackson’s first movie based on The Hobbit. Actor Sir Ian McKellen, who plays the lovable wizard, is almost winking at the audience as he delivers the line, no doubt referring to the amount of embellishment The Hobbit book had to undergo to turn it into a trio of screenplays
New Zealanders know just how beautiful their country is, but a new video released by the makers of The Hobbit is about to give the world another dose of Middle-Earth scenery. Stunning footage of New Zealand and never-before-seen shots of the making of The Hobbit have been released by director Sir Peter Jackson.
During the Hobbit premiere last year all actors gushed about the wonderful experience they had filming with Peter Jackson in New Zealand. But now Martin Freeman, who plays Bilbo Baggins in the blockbuster, reveals that there has been one thing he could have done without with.
While Hobbit actor Martin Freeman is earning millions, his long-time partner Amanda Abbington has declared herself bankrupt.