Watch: The Hobbit UK Premiere Highlights


Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett and Sir Ian McKellen interviewed in Leicester Square.

Posted 13th December 2012, 8:36pm in Film

We're going Hobbit crazy this week, and although Peter Jackson's new film hasn't blown us away, it's hard not to get excited about Gandalf and the gang back on the big screen.

Last night saw the UK premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in London's Leicester Square, in the presence of Prince William. The dwarves of Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's first foray into Middle Earth mingled with some familiar faces from the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy - look out for Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan (Pippin and Merry) in the footage below.

Filmbeat braved the freezing cold to chat to Jackson and stars Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Sir Ian McKellen, Graham McTavish, Mark Hadlow, Stephen Hunter and Jed Brophy on the green carpet - watch below.

We'll be bringing you our interviews with the dwarves, including James Nesbitt and Aidan Turner, very soon, as well as a chat with Oscar-winning WETA VFX legend Joe Letteri.

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