'The Hobbit': This Is What The Actors Look Like In Real Life
"Bilbo Baggins" is played by the lovable actor Martin Freeman who also starred in Sherlock and Love Actually.
Luke Evans not only played "Bard" in The Hobbit, but also "Dracula" in the film Dracula Untold. The actor also had roles in Robin Hood and Clash of the Titans.
Lee Pace, who played "Thranduil" in The Hobbit, had already been famous for his roles in the series Pushing Daisies and in the films Lincoln and Marmaduke.
Richard Armitage is "Thorin" in The Hobbit. He is a successful actor and also appeared in numerous television series, including Robin Hood and Strike Back.
Evangeline Lilly became a household name when she starred in the series LOST. The role of "Tauriel" was written for her especially. The character does not exist in the book.
"Legolas" (Orlando Bloom) is an elf who definitely knows how to handle a bow and arrow. His feelings towards hobbits are somewhat changeable...
Aidan Turner was a theatre actor for years. As well as appearing in The Hobbit, he also had roles in Chronicles of the Underworld and The Tudors. Turner's presumably most famous role is the one of the vampire "John Mitchell" in Being Human.
Dean O'Gorman began his career at just 14. He appeared in the series Hercules and Xena. O'Gorman had a starring role in the series The Almighty Johnsons from 2011 until 2013, too.
Kenn Stott has starred in numerous films, including Casanova, The Chronicles of Narnia and Two a Day. He also regularly performs on stage.
John Callen had appeared in minor roles in lesser-known films before appearing in The Hobbit. He had also already worked as a dubbing actor in Star Wars and Power Rangers and worked as a director, too.
Before starring in The Hobbit Adam Brown used to be part of a theatre company, going on tour with them regularly. He also appeared in several adverts and had minor roles in various TV series. The Hobbit was his cinema debut.
Stephen Hunter is a well-known TV actor in New Zealand and Australia. His role in The Hobbit, however, has been his biggest so far.
Mark Hadlow mainly works as an actor, director and producer at the Court Theatre in New Zealand. He is also a successful comedian in New Zealand and has appeared in several popular sitcoms already.
Jed Brophy has already starred in many films produced in New Zealand, including many directed by Peter Jackson. He has also starred in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and in King Kong.