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Latest Casting News for THE HOBBIT

Peter Jackson, in his latest Facebook post, updates us about three new cast members for The Hobbit.

The Twelth annual Middle Earth Weekend at Sarehole Mill

Fans living near Birmingham England will have an opportunity on May 21st and 22nd to take in this event which gives local people an opportunity to celebrate Birmingham’s links to author J.R.R. Tolkien.

News from Gandalf

Sir Ian McKellen has updated his official website with news about Martin Freeman, Hugo Weaving, Figwit and Radagast. There’s also a picture of Gandalf wearing his 3D specs which you can view here.

LOTR from an Introvert’s Viewpoint

An interesting essay at Kingdom of Introversion gives evidence that The Lord of The Rings was written by an introvert.

Sylvester McCoy on losing Bilbo but gaining Radgast

In this article at Den of Geek Sylvester McCoy talks about how he just lost out to Ian Holm for the part of Bilbo Baggins in the LotR movies and about his role as Radagast The Brown in the forthcoming movies of The Hobbit.

Lord of the Rings films return to cinemas

Couldn’t get enough of the LotR movies the first time around? Another chance is coming up including almost three additional hours of filming. The extra footage was selected under the supervision of Peter Jackson and at the start of each film there is a personal introduction from him. There’s further information here.

Saoirse Ronan Drops out of The Hobbit

According to the Belfast Telegraph, Saoirse Ronan has decided that working on The Hobbit would interfere too much with her involvement in other projects.

John Rhys Davies discusses The Hobbit

In an interview for the Belfast Telegraph John Rhys Davies reveals how hard he tried to gain a role in The Hobbit. He also shares his opinion on what he expects from the Movie and the decision to film at 48 frames per second.

Hugo Weaving Confirmed as Elrond

According to, publicist Melissa Booth has confirmed that Hugo Weaving has joined the cast of The Hobbit.