2 new actors announced in HOBBIT casting news

A note from Peter Jackson...

I'm very pleased to be welcoming two new cast members to our team.

Dean O'Gorman will be playing Fili. Dean's a terrific Kiwi actor, who I am thrilled to be working with. He's recently been in an excellent TV series down here called "The Almighty Johnsons", and I should let fans of that show know that our shooting schedule allows Dean to continue with a second series next year. Dean will be joining us next week.

I'm also pleased to announce that Lee Pace will be playing the Elven King Thranduil. Casting these Tolkien stories is very difficult, especially the Elven characters, and Lee has always been our first choice for Thranduil. He's going to be great. We loved his performance in a movie called "The Fall" a few years ago, and have been hoping to work with him since. When we were first discussing who would be right for Thranduil, Lee came into mind almost immediately.

It's been a great week, and I'm looking forward to the next few. It's going to be interesting...

More soon.


Peter J

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Eight minutes of the 'best bits' of the wedding.
A video for those who missed it or those who can't get enough!

Royal Wedding of William and Kate - official photographs & more

Courtesy of the British Monarchy's communication office,
we have a look at the official wedding photographs taken inside Buckingham Palace.

The Royal Wedding Group in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace on 29th April 2011 with the Bride and Groom, TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the centre.
Front row (left to right): Miss Grace van Cutsem, Miss Eliza Lopes, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, HM The Queen, The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Lady Louise Windsor, Master William Lowther-Pinkerton.
Back Row (left to right): Master Tom Pettifer, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, HRH The Prince of Wales, HRH Prince Henry of Wales, Mr Michael Middleton, Mrs Michael Middleton, Mr James Middleton, Miss Philippa Middleton. (Photo: Hugo Burnand)

The Bride and Groom, TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the centre with attendants, (clockwise from bottom right) The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Miss Eliza Lopes, Miss Grace van Cutsem, Lady Louise Windsor, Master Tom Pettifer, Master William Lowther-Pinkerton. (Photo: Hugo Burnand)

The Royal Wedding at Buckingham Palace on 29th April 2011: The Bride and Groom,
TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the Throne Room. (Photo: Hugo Burnand)

Leaving for the evening wedding reception (not a fan of the 2nd dress - blah)

Departing Buckingham Palace the day after their wedding
Video: William & Kate going to evening reception of wedding Apr 29
Video: couple leaving palace Apr 30
Video: Middleton family leave Goring Hotel Apr 30

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Photos of wedding - Oregon Live.com

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Video: Fiona Cairns chats about making the wedding cake

Royal Wedding of William and Kate

Congratulations to William and Kate on the occasion of their wedding!
Prayers and best wishes for many years of happiness
for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!

Full details about wedding on official site

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