The Men Behind the Dwarves of The Hobbit

Mixed feelings aside on The Hobbit, I was yet again impressed with the sorts of trick photography employed to make a bunch of fully grown men look like dwarves. I had trouble telling them apart other than three or four of them, but now we have a comprehensive list not only of all the dwarves, but the actors that played them as well.

This gallery shows the dwarves and the less-bearded faces of those behind them. Quite a good looking bunch of dudes when you take away the bulbous noses and four foot height. Check them all out below, and we’ll be seeing them for quite a while in the next two films to come.

William Kircher as Bifur

Stephen Hunter as Bombur

Peter Hambleton as Gloin

Mark Hadlow as Dori

Ken Stott as Balin

John Callen as Oin

Jed Brophy as Nori

James Nesbitt as Bofur

Graham McTavish as Dwalin

Dean O’Gorman as Fili

Aidan Turner as Kili

Adam Brown as Ori

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  1. Just a stylistic point, but couldn’t you have formatted it so that they are grouped by name similarity, since those are the dwarves that are related to each other? So, have Bifer, Bofur and Bombur grouped so we can see the similarities between that family, then Oin and Gloin, then Fili and Kili, Oin and Gloin, Balin and Dwalin, Ori and Nori.

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