New details have just been released about the red carpet premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at the Embassy Theatre in Wellington on November 28.
Pre-carpet entertainment will start at 3:00pm, and the celebrities will begin to arrive at the red carpet at 4:30pm for the premiere.
Confirmed guests include:
Sir Peter Jackson (Director, Writer, Producer)
Fran Walsh (Writer, Producer)
Philippa Boyens (Writer, Producer)
Martin Freeman (Actor – Bilbo Baggins)
Andy Serkis (Second Unit Director, Actor – Gollum)
Richard Armitage (Actor – Thorin Oakenshield)
Aidan Turner (Actor – Kili)
Dean O’Gorman (Actor – Fili)
Adam Brown (Actor – Ori)
Jed Brophy (Actor – Nori)
Mark Hadlow (Actor – Dori)
Stephen Hunter (Actor – Bombur)
William Kircher (Actor – Bifur)
James Nesbitt (Actor – Bofur)
John Callen (Actor – Oin)
Peter Hambleton (Actor – Gloin)
Graham McTavish (Actor – Dwalin)
Cate Blanchett (Actor – Galadriel)
Hugo Weaving (Actor – Elrond)
Sylvester McCoy (Actor – Radagast the Brown)
Barry Humphries (Actor – Goblin King)
Elijah Wood (Actor – Frodo Baggins)
Unfortunately, Sir Ian McKellen, who is reprising his role from The Lord of the Rings trilogy as Gandalf the Grey, is unable to attend.
“It is thrilling that Peter and my other friends from the cast and crew will be re-united for the world premiere,” he said. “I know they will have a wonderful welcome from the fans and I envy them. As ever, my heart is in Wellington, and I send my love.”
Luckily, McKellen will be attending the December 6 premiere in New York City and the December 12 Royal Film Performance premiere in London.
Are you disappointed that Ian McKellen won’t be there for the world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey?