This iTunes THAUJ interview of James Nesbit and Richard Armitage (my cap right) “by” fellow actor and 2nd Unit Director Andy Serkis is a gem– for the general themes of collegiality amongst the cast and crew, leadership by Director/Producer/Writer Sir Peter Jackson and by Richard Armitage who portrayed Thorin Oakenshield, and all of them taking a “leap of faith” together to make these incredible films.
“iTunes exclusive interview: Andy Serkis, James Nesbitt, Richard Armitage”, A video by chainganglover2
So on the eve of their last filming days for the three Hobbit films, we salute the cast and crew, etc., for their creativity, their dedication, their courage, and their spunk. With the first film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (2012) being so enthusiastically received and earning over one billion dollars world wide so far, the next two films in the trilogy–“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (2013) and “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” (2014)–are sure to be spellbinding masterpieces as well.
Sir Peter Jackson (below top on set) , his creative team who earned three Oscar nominations for Production Design, Visual Effects, and Make-up such as Tami Lane (with Richard Armitage as Thorin right), and the marvelous actors (above) and crew have created magically memorable films to enrapture audiences and spark imaginations for generations to come. And we fans thank them most sincerely.
And to remind us of the power and magic of The Hobbit films’ storytelling, here is one last peek at the heart stopping ending scene of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” titled
“I’ve never been so wrong” – The Hobbit” in a video by thapetrificustotalus
Update July 28, 2013: It seems that a few of the Dwarves went out for a wee drinkee or two to celebrate their collaboration at the end of filming The Hobbit pickups for the 2nd and erd films (The Desolation of Smaug, and There and Back Again, respectively) on July 26th, 2013. Here are those pictures as shared on Twitter by:
1) Graham McTavish (who played Dwalin): https://twitter.com/grahammctavish/status/360932675369988096/photo/1 (image corrected by Grati)
l to r: Richard Armitage (Thorin), Mark Hadlow (Dori), Graham McTavish (Dwalin), Jed Brophy (Nori), and Peter Hambleton (Gloin)
2) Jed Brophy (who played Nori): https://twitter.com/BrophyJed/status/361305787504680960
l to r: Jed Brophy (Nori), Richard Armitage (Thorin), Aidan Turner (Kili), and Graham McTavish (Dwalin)