30th November, 2012

The Hobbit Facebook page has added a gallery of 12 pics from the Wellington premier. We have added the ones of Richard to our Gallery.

Info about the Japan Hobbit Premiere was tweeted by Mia (kuropika02) – a press conference will be at 11.30 with the premiere at 18.00 (Japan time).  The press conference and premiere will be streamed HERE.  The premiere will be live streamed HERE.

A video from the “Black Carpet” from the ARIA Awards has been posted HERE.  Richard, Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis are interviewed at around the 2 min 30 sec mark.  We have cut down the video to just their few seconds.  Here it is from youtube:

Another Toronto appearance for Richard on Monday, December 3.  He will be taping an episode of The Marilyn Denis Show.  It airs at 10am and live streams from her website.  (Thanks RichardArmitageNet.com)

A 9th TV spot’s been published on Movieweb.com.

A new Hobbit TV Spot 8 has been released on The Hobbit Facebook page.

Right-click or ctrl-click this link to download.

We have uploaded some Hobbit Facebook page pics of Richard at the Wellington Red Carpet to our Gallery.

If you’re on Twitter you have a chance to win a poster signed by the Hobbit cast. See HERE.

Here’s our vid of Richard’s appearance at the Arias yesterday.

Richard, Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis appeared at the Australian Record Industry Awards (ARIAs) yesterday to present the award for Best Pop Release. The video is uploading to Youtube and we’ll get it to you as soon as we can. In the meantime, the caps are now in our Gallery.

iMax theatres will be giving away collectible Hobbit posters at their midnight screenings!

29th November, 2012

Another interview with Richard, Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis with ZMTV has surfaced on the Sudden Waves tumblr.

Thanks to @MashaNeronova on twitter for sending us this large pic of Richard from the pre-premiere Hobbit press conference on November 28.  Click to enlarge.

Radio Station KISS 92.5 in the Toronto area, will be giving away passes to an advanced screening of The Hobbit at Union Station on Monday, December 3.  The screening will be attended by Richard Armitage!

NZherald has the Hobbit press conference up on their site.

ZMOnline interviewed Richard on the Red Carpet (audio only)

28th November, 2012

All the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey publicity videos & interviews can now be viewed on one page HERE.

Thanks to RichardArmitageOnline, Richard has sent his fans a new message.  It is also on our Richard Messages page.

New images of Thorin (including a behind-the-scenes pic) have been posted by wearemoviegeeks.com.

The entire Peter Jackson speech from the premiere is on our Youtube Channel HERE.

The 2 interviews with Richard on the Red Carpet at the premiere on our Youtube Channel HERE and HERE.

Caps of Richard on the stage for the official speeches are now in the Gallery.

Caps for Richard’s FIRST and SECOND Red Carpet interviews are now in our Gallery.

Richard, Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis will be walking the red carpet at the ARIA Music awards tomorrow (November 29) in Sydney Australia.  (dailytelegraph.com.au).  Edited: Looks like the Aria Awards and Red Carpet will be live streamed HERE, with arrivals between 3:30 and 5:15 Australian Eastern Time.  (Thanks to JasRangoon)

The Hobbit cast will be taping an episode of Anderson Cooper Live in NYC on Tuesday, December 4.  Anyone can order free tickets by emailing tickets@andersoncooper.com with the subject heading “The Hobbit tickets.”  We received email confirmation that Richard will be a guest. (TheOneRing.net)

27th November, 2012

Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman and Richard interviewed by TV3 NZ. And we have the caps of Richard in the Gallery.

There are longer clips of the Richard, Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis interviews on youtube HERE and HERE.

Channel 10, an Oz television station had a 1.50s report on The Hobbit by their entertainment reporter, Angela Bishop. She spoke with Peter Jackson and Kate Blanchett. There was nothing of Richard but there was a short Thorin moment.

Pictures are coming in of the cast and crew arriving at the Wellington airport.  They were originally posted on 3 News Entertainment, NZHerald, and facebook and have been uploaded to our Gallery.

Richard will be attending an advanced screening of The Hobbit in Toronto, Ontario on Monday, December 3.  The Warner Bros. Studios Canada facebook page had a contest giving away tickets, though the deadline for entries was 11pm EST on November 26.

26th November, 2012

A new international poster has been released on The Playlist. It’s now in our Gallery. (Click on the thumbnail to take you to the full version)







Peter Jackson has finished his final cut of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, just days out from the film’s premiere in Wellington.  (NZ Herald)

A new picture was posted on twitter by @Visit_Zealandia of Richard and other cast in Zealandia: “The Karori Sanctuary Experience – Wellington’s award winning wildlife attraction”. The picture can also be found in our Salon Gallery.



Richard and other Hobbit stars flew to New Zealand on a Boeing 777 painted with their faces on the side.  The DailyMail.co.uk article includes pictures of Richard and Martin Freeman arriving at the Auckland International Airport.

The Richard and Dwarves articles from the Rolling Stone Hobbit Special Collector’s Edition are now in our Library (hit the next arrows to read the 2 articles).


Little Thorin has made an appearance in this week’s Entertainment Weekly’s Holiday Buying Guide!  (Entertainment Weekly, November 30, 2012)



Many thanks to Lillianschild from the RAC Forum for the translation of the interview with Richard from the December 2012 issue of L’Ecran Fantastique.  The translation is in our RAC Library (6 pages).  The original scan of the French article can be found at Richard Armitage France.

The world premiere of The Hobbit will be in Wellington, NZ on Wednesday, November 28.  Check MiddleEarthNews and TheOneRing.net for info about how to watch the premiere online. You can also check out


The Hero Complex

25th November, 2012

The scans of the Hobbit article and the Richard Armitage interviews from Accion Magazine (Spanish) are now in our RAC Library (click next arrows to get to next page).  Thanks to ForoRArmitage for the scans!

The Setford News Agency has posted professional pics of Richard and other Hobbit cast members (Martin Freeman, Elijah Wood) arriving at the Auckland International Airport yesterday.

23rd November, 2012

There’s a new interview with Richard in Accion Magazine (Spain) for December which includes a gorgeous new photo of Richard.  This pic of the article was posted as a preview on their site, hopefully we’ll get a scan soon so we can read the words and add it to our library.

Preview of interview in December 2012 Accion Magazine







Update: Many, many thanks to ForoRArmitage for the scans from the article:










New interview with Richard in the French Magazine L’Ecran Fantastique.  Also awaiting translation…

21st November, 2012

Richard Armitage France has posted an excerpt from the November issue of Studio Ciné Live. It says (according to google translator):

In the November issue of Studio Ciné Live a record of 13 pages is devoted to the Hobbit. Peter Jackson talks about his film, the difficulties start work, script, actors, “Richard Armitage, who plays Thorin, is a very calm and very focused.”

Richard tells the newspaper, “When I was 11, I read Tolkien’s three or four times. This is what gave me the desire to become an actor, I wanted to embody her (sic) characters.”

Rolling Stone’s special Hobbit issue is now out and available. There are several photos, most of which we’ve seen, including Thorin. But, it’s still worth having.