Martin Freeman Completes Filming on Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit'
by Ethan Anderton
July 12, 2013
Sir Ian McKellen and Orlando Bloom were given a nice send-off by director Peter Jackson following their completion of filming on The Hobbit trilogy. Now the hero of our films has also finished in New Zealand and Jackson has posted a photo showing Martin Freeman after wrapping production on the film. Jackson says, "Tonight Martin Freeman finished his last shot as Bilbo Baggins. The end of an incredible two and a half years. I cannot imagine anyone else in this role - a character that Martin has nurtured and crafted with love and great skill." We're excited to see Freeman in action again later on this year in The Desolation of Smaug.
Here's actor Martin Freeman after finishing his final shot in The Hobbit, found on Facebook:
Oh, and Jackson also posted Freeman with Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) on set via Facebook:
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit... J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, being directed by Peter Jackson as three separate movies, is set in Middle-Earth 60 years before Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in a trilogy ten years ago. The films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, were shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest cameras. The Hobbit follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug lands in theaters in 3D & 48FPS on December 13th.