“In breathtaking style”: More from the Hobbit Tribute Mag

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More quotes from The Hobbit Tribute: The OneRing net’s Collector’s Edition. And one of my favorite variations on a certain handsome young dwarf (to be seen in flashbacks in the trilogy–

“As a young dwarf, Thorin Oakenshield saw the dragon Smaug invade his home in the Lonely Mountain and slaughter most of his kinsman. Ever since, the exiled dwarf king has furiously pursued his revenge against the terrible wyrm.

“Veteran British actor Richard Armitage relishes the opportunity to play such a conflicted, emotionally complex character, and if anyone can accurately portray Thorin’s flaws on screen while still remaining sympathetic, it’s the talented Shakespearean actor and self-professed Tolkien fan.

A screenshot courtesy of RANet of Martin and Richard doing a short interview with News 3 New Zealand. Yes, RA is talking with those fab hands once again.

“In addition to his enthusiasm for tackling Thorin’s psychological state, Armitage’s work on the BBC’s Robin Hood makes him well-suited to the physical challenges of playing the fearsome dwarven warrior, and it’s clear from the advanced footage of the film that his bellowing baritone will also be put to use singing a dwarven dirge or two. Thorin earned the name “Oakenshield” by defending himself with a tree in a battle, and while Armitage won’t be lifting any logs, expect to see him slaying orcs, wargs and giant spiders in breathtaking style.”

Personally, I expect no less. I’ve seen Jas’s GIFs of him twirling like a lethal top, the most graceful dwarf warrior around, I will wager.  And in a few hours, folks will get to see it all on screen in Wellington . . . wow.

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    • It’s easy to see that visitors to the set and those who saw early footage were mightily impressed with Richard. I have no doubt he’ll be taking our breath on repeated occasions during the movie.

  1. Wow!! Such beautiful compliments!! But we already knew that, didn’t we? 😉
    The pictures are BREATHTAKING!!
    OMG! The wait is driving me absolutely cRAzy!!! I bought my tickets lat night… Friday 14th will you please do me a favour… and hurry the heck up???!!!!!

  2. I love his hair. He looks like he could be working for Sterling-Cooper on Mad Men, and as a lover of that show that’s fine with me!

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