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he Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a 2012 epic action-adventure fantasy film, directed, co-produced and co-written by Sir Peter Jackson and based on Professor JRR Tolkien's book The Hobbit and associated writings from The Lord of the Rings.

A prequel, An Unexpected Journey forms the first feature film of the Middle Earth Cinematic Universe, and was shot concurrently with its two sequels, The Desolation of Smaug, released in 2013 and The Battle of the Five Armies in 2014. It stars Sir Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Cate Blanchett, Sir Ian Holm, Sir Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood and Andy Serkis as Gollum.


Main Article: An Unexpected Journey (synopsis)

Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) lives a simple life with his fellow hobbits in the shire, until the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) arrives and convinces him to join a group of dwarves on a quest to reclaim the kingdom of Erebor. The journey takes Bilbo on a path through treacherous lands swarming with orcs, goblins and other dangers, not the least of which is an encounter with Gollum (Andy Serkis) and a simple gold ring that is tied to the fate of Middle Earth in ways Bilbo cannot even fathom.


  • Ian McKellen as Gandalf
  • Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins
    • Ian Holm as Old Bilbo
  • Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield
  • Ken Stott as Balin
  • Graham McTavish as Dwalin
  • William Kircher as Bifur
  • James Nesbitt as Bofur
  • Stephen Hunter as Bombur
  • Dean O'Gorman as Fili
  • Aidan Turner as Kili
  • John Callen as Oin
  • Peter Hambleton as Gloin/Bert (voice)
  • Jed Brophy as Nori
  • Mark Hadlow as Dori/Bert the Stone-troll (voice)
  • Adam Brown as Ori
  • Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins
  • Hugo Weaving as Elrond
  • Cate Blanchett as Galadriel
  • Christopher Lee as Saruman
  • Andy Serkis as Gollum
  • Sylvester McCoy as Radagast
  • Barry Humphries as Great Goblin
  • Jeffrey Thomas as Thror
  • Michael Mizrahi as Thrain
  • Lee Pace as Thranduil
  • Manu Bennett as Azog
  • Conan Stevens as a Gundabad Orc
  • John Rawls as Yazneg
  • Stephen Ure as Fimbul
  • Timothy Bartlett as Master Worrywort
  • William Kircher as Tom
  • Peter Hambleton as
  • Mark Hadlow as William
  • Bret McKenzie as Lindir
  • Stephen Ure as Grinnah
  • Kiran Shah as Goblin Scribe
  • Benedict Cumberbatch as the Necromancer and Smaug
  • Glenn Boswell as Dwarf Miner
  • Thomas Robins as Young Thrain

Extended only[]

  • Luke Evans as Girion
  • Dan Hennah as The Old Took
  • Stephen Gledhill as Old Gammidge
  • Tim Gordon as Old Hobbit
  • Oscar Strik as Little Bilbo
  • Sonia Forbes-Adam as Belladonna (Took) Baggins
  • Erin Banks as Lobelia Sackville-Baggins
  • Brian Hotter as Otho Sackville-Baggins
  • Eric Vespe as Fredegar Chubb
  • Mervyn Smith as Tosser Grubb
  • Ruby Acevedo as Cute Young Hobbits