Martin Freeman Wraps Shooting on 'The Hobbit' Trilogy

Two and a half years of shooting come to an end as Bilbo Baggins says goodbye to the shire forever.
Right before the July 4th holiday, Sir Ian McKellen wrapped principal photography on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: There and Back Again, saying goodbye to Gandalf forever. A few days later, it was time for Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly to part ways with the production. And now, Bilbo Baggins' journey comes to its exciting, yet melancholy, end as director Peter Jackson says so long to Martin Freeman, praising his performance and offering a couple of candid shots of the beloved actor.

"Tonight Martin Freeman finished his last shot as Bilbo Baggins. The end of an incredible two and a half years. I cannot imagine anyone else in this role - a character that Martin has nurtured and crafted with love and great skill.

We have said goodbye to our elves, humans, wizards and now the hobbit. We now enter our final 2 weeks of pick-ups, and it's wall-to-wall dwarves. These pick-ups have been grueling and intense, but I'm so happy with what we've been shooting. These next two movies are going to be pretty great!"


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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was released December 13th, 2013 and stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter. The film is directed by Peter Jackson.

The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies comes to theaters December 17th, 2014 and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Elijah Wood, Evangeline Lilly, Martin Freeman, Luke Evans, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom. The film is directed by Peter Jackson.



Sources: Peter Jackson

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  1. Cheetoboy

    I can't wait to see the next one, I know Smaug the Dragon is going to be awesome.

    1 year agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  2. A7sus4

    I Loved the first one, and I can't wait for these two!

    1 year agoby @a7sus4Flag

  3. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Let's hope the next two have a better run

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag