The Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) The Hobbit First Photo has premiered. The Hobbit (2012-2013)’s Richard Armitage, Thorin Oakenshield photo is the first official photo of the dwarf from Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again.
An official description of the character from Warner Bros:
As a young Dwarf prince, Thorin witnessed the destruction and terror wrought when a great fire-breathing Dragon attacked the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. After slaughtering many of Thorin’s kin, the great serpent, Smaug, entered The Lonely Mountain and took possession of its vast store of gold and jewels. No-one came to the aid of the surviving Dwarves, and thus, a once proud and noble race was forced into exile. Through long years of hardship, Thorin grew to be a strong and fearless fighter and revered leader. In his heart a fierce desire grew; a desire to reclaim his homeland and destroy the beast that had brought such misery upon his people. So when fate offers him an unusual ally, he seizes the chance for revenge.
Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield), The Hobbit
The Hobbit‘s plot synopsis:
The Hobbit follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever … Gollum.
Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities … A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.
We previously posted The Hobbit (2012-2013): Dean O’Gorman (Fili), Aidan Turner (Kili) First Photo, The Hobbit (2012-2013): Nori (Jed Brophy), Ori (Adam Brown), Dori (Mark Hadlow) First Photo and The Hobbit (2012-2013): Oin (John Callen), Gloin (Peter Hambleton) First Photo.
Besides Richard Armitage, The Hobbit cast also includes Dean O’Gorman, Aidan Turner, John Callen, Peter Hambleton, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, Mark Hadlow, Evangeline Lilly, Barry Humphries, Andy Serkis, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Ian Holm, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, and Jeffrey Thomas.
For more The Hobbit photos, videos, and information, check out our The Hobbit Page. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released on December 14, 2012 and The Hobbit: There and Back Again on December 13, 2013 in US theaters.