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The Hobbit Cast Promotions, Performances and Events

The world premiere may be over but for the cast and film-makers of The Hobbit it’s only the start of the events and promotions.

Here are some dates for your diary for the next couple of weeks. I’ve sneeked in some non-hobbity events which involve cast members too.

1 December     Tokyo Premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills.

  • Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman (Bilbo), Andy Serkis (Gollum), Richard Armitage (Thorin), Elijah Wood (Frodo) and Hugo Weaving (Elrond) are to attend according to WarnerBros Japan. There will be a press conference and red carpet event.

3 December     Toronto Premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at 6.30 pm at Scotiabank Theatre.

  • Richard Armitage (Thorin) is the only cast member confirmed as attending the premiere.
  • Richard will be at Union Station at 7.00am where an installation for the film will be unveiled. KISS radio will be there to hand out 100 passes to attend the premiere that night!
  • Richard will be interviewed on the Marilyn Denis show on 3rd December. The show is taped live at 10.00am in Toronto and live streaming video will be shown on the show’s website.
  • Richard will appear on George Stroumboulopoulos’s TV show in Toronto on Monday 3rd December at 3.15pm – no air date has been set.

Many thanks to RichardArmitageNet for the information for Toronto for 3 December.

3 December     Ian McKellen to appear on Live with Kelly and Michael and The Colbert Report.

3 December     Martin Freeman will be on The Late Show with David Letterman. Thanks to @not_a_machine for this.

4 December     Martin Freeman to appear NBC Today Show and on The Colbert Report.

4 December     Cast members (as yet unconfirmed) to appear on Anderson Live. The show will be recorded and broadcast on December 14. Thanks again to @not_a_machine for this.

5 December     The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey New York Press Conference.

Middle-earth News Reporter Steve “Rifflo” Fitch will be there to put our questions to the cast and film-makers.

Those attending are:

  • Martin Freeman
  • Ian McKellen
  • Andy Serkis
  • Richard Armitage
  • Elijah Wood
  • Peter Jackson (Director)
  • Philippa Boyens (Screenwriter/Co-Producer)
  • Fran Walsh (Producer/Screenwriter)
  • Howard Shore (Composer)
  • Joe Letteri (Special Effects Supervisor)

5 December     Andy Serkis to appear on The Colbert Report.

5 December     Elijah Wood to appear on Live with Kelly and Michael. Thanks to Mary for this news.

5 December    
Elijah Wood on NBC Today Show.

6 December     NY Premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at the Ziegfield Theatre, in aid of the American Film Institute.

Those attending are:

  • Peter Jackson
  • Philippa Boyens
  • Ian McKellen
  • Martin Freeman
  • Andy Serkis
  • Richard Armitage
  • Steven Hunter
  • Graham McTavish
  • Adam Brown
  • Jed Brophy
  • Mark Hadlow
  • William Kircher
  • James Nesbitt
  • Aidan Turner
  • Dean O’Gorman
  • Peter Hambleton
  • Elijah Wood
  • Lee Pace

6 December     Peter Jackson to appear on The Colbert Report.

6 December   
  Peter Jackson on NBC Today Show.

6 December     Peter Jackson on Rock Center at 10.00pm EST. Thanks to RichardArmitageNet for this.

7 December     Elijah Wood on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Thanks to @MrsFitzwilliamD for this news.

8/9 December  Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman at the BAFTA Q&A for The Hobbit.

9 December     Interviews with the cast on T4 Watch at 11:05 am on E4 (UK). Now on 4oD

9 December     Aidan Turner (Kili) at the Irish premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Dublin Cineworld IMAX, 7 p.m.

9 December     James Nesbitt (Bofur) hosts the British Independent Film Awards, Old Billingsgate, London.

10 December     Billy Connolly is at BAFTA’s A Life in Pictures event, The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow.

10 December    James Nesbitt on ITV (UK) Daybreak between 6 and 8 am

12 December     Ian McKellen on ITV (UK) Daybreak between 6 and 8.30 am.

12 December     Review of The Hobbit and West of Memphis on BBC Film 2012 10.45 pm

12 December     Richard Armitage on George Stroumboulopoulos from 6 p.m. ET/7 p.m. AT. Thanks to Leslieg

12 December    Royal Film Performance London Premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at The ODEON and Empire Theatres in Leicester Square, in aid of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund.

  • Guests confirmed as attending are Sir Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, Sir Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, Richard Armitage, Aidan Turner, James Nesbitt, Sylvester McCoy, Sir Ian Holm CBE, Sir Christopher Lee CBE, Jed Brophy, Stephen Hunter, Ken Stott, Adam Brown, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, William Kircher, Graham McTavish, Luke Evans, Ryan Gage, and John Bell.

12 December     Billy Connolly is at the BAFTA preview screening of his film Quartet at The Cornerhouse, Manchester.

13 December     The Hobbit Premiere Special at 7:30pm on Sky Movies Modern Greats.

13 December     Cate Blanchett on Lorraine ITV1 (UK) from 8.30 am.

13 December     Review of The Hobbit on The Arts Show 10pm BBC2 Northern Ireland.

14 December     Martin Freeman is a guest on BBC’s The Graham Norton Show.

14 December     The Review Show looks at The Hobbit 11 pm BBC2 Scotland

15 December     T4 Movie Special Meet The Hobbit cast Channel 4 (UK) 9.10 a.m.

15 December     Peter Jackson interview Film4 (UK) 8.50 pm.

15/16 December Aidan Turner (Kili) on Spin1038 (Ireland). Times not known.

21 December     Ian McKellen Q & A at Step Forward’s charity screening od The Hobbit. Tickets now available

From now until 9 February     Stephen Fry plays Malvolio in Twelfth Night at the Apollo Theatre, London.

From now until 26 January     Ken Stott plays Vanya in Uncle Vanya at the Vaudeville Theatre, London.

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  1. You may wish to add to your list:

    Elijah Wood will be appearing on Live with Kelly and Michael on December 5th.


    I’m fairly certain this will also be promotion for The Hobbit.

  2. Brilliant, Mary! Thanks so much for this

  3. I need a ride to NY. STAT.

  4. You may want to update the entry for Richard Armitage’s appearance on the Marilyn Denis show. It is at 10 am, not pm.

  5. Sir Ian McKellen appears on Live with Kelly and Michael on December 3. http://live.dadt.com/guide/december-3-2012/

  6. Anyone know where/when the press conference will be on the 5th?

  7. Yesterday Sir Ian McKellen went on twitter to answer some fan questions under the hashtag: #AskGandalf. He plans on doing that again today (Dec. 6th) at 12:15PM (ET) / 9:15(AM) PT. Just follow @TheHobbitMovie to not miss out in the fun!

  8. Richard Armitage’s interview with George Stroumboulopoulos will air on 12 December starting from 6 p.m. ET/7 p.m. AT, and timeshifting westwards accordingly.

  9. Great. Thanks. I’ve added that to the list.

  10. kathrynruthd says:

    Just a note to say the T4 Movie Special from 15th Dec is on 4oD because I just watched it! 🙂

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