James Nesbitt and Adam Brown Join the Cast of 'The Hobbit'

November 1, 2010

The Hobbit / James Nesbitt

After hearing a whole slew of actors who were finally announced for Peter Jackson's long gestating, but eagerly anticipated of The Hobbit, a press release today from New Line Cinema, Warner Bros and MGM has added two more names to the epic ensemble cast. British actor James Nesbitt (Millions, Match Point) and rookie actor Adam Brown (who had a very small part in Monster) have both signed on to the project. Nesbitt will play Bofur, a disarmingly forthright, funny and occasionally brave Dwarf while Brown is playing Ori, another member of the Dwarf Company which sets out to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from the infamous dragon, Smaug.

Jackson remarked, "James’s charm, warmth and wit are legendary as is his range as an actor in both comedic and dramatic roles. We feel very lucky to be able to welcome him as one of our cast.” The director also said, "Adam is a wonderfully expressive actor and has a unique screen presence. I look forward to seeing him bring Ori to life.” The two talents join an already sizable cast which includes Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage,  Aidan Turner, Rob Kazinsky, Graham McTavish, John Callen, Stephen Hunter, Mark Hadlow and Peter Hambleton. Shooting is set to begin next year with release for the two-part adaptation slated for December of 2012 and 2013. Sound good?

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Love me some James Nesbitt, this is great news, what an awesome, truly ugly actor!

LINKFX on Nov 1, 2010


How the hell is Peter Jackson supose to make 3 movies from the Hobbit?

spyder on Nov 2, 2010


2 movies...

ryderup on Nov 2, 2010


don't know adam brown, but james nesbitt is a great actor.

beavis on Nov 2, 2010


Does indeed sound good 😀 (just in case you want to know, James Nesbitt is Nothern Irish rather than British)

Mal on Nov 2, 2010



Robbie on Nov 2, 2010


Nesbitt is a horrible actor. With no range at all. His reputation In northern Ireland has many people refusing to work with him. Shame that he comes from the same country as Liam neeson and kenneth brannagh.

Ac on Nov 2, 2010


Ac, he's actually really good, how much of his stuff have you seen? I've seen him believable in everything from romantic comedies to him playing a psycho killer...he was pretty darn good. a lot of pathos.

LINKFX on Nov 2, 2010


Seen him in most of the tv shows he done. If it wasn't for neeson five minutes of heaven nobody would have gave the movie a look.

Ac on Nov 3, 2010


Spyder asks "How the hell is Peter Jackson supose to make 3 movies from the Hobbit?" 3 movies? If you read the last line of the article it says it's a 2 part adaptation.

Hattori Hanzo on Nov 3, 2010

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