From Aldershot to the Lonely Mountain, Martin Freeman is Frontman in Hobbit Trilogy

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By AdFeatures | Monday, December 17, 2012, 20:48

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One of the year’s most anticipated movies was released on the 13th of December 2012 and features, dwarves, dragons, wizards and short people with hairy feet. Unless you have been living under a rock for the last 10 years you will know we’re talking about Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

The Hobbit is a prequel to the unprecedentedly successful Lord of the Rings Trilogy and is based on a book of the same name by the same master-author, J. R. R. Tolkien. The movie features some of the same star-studded cast as the original trilogy such as Ian McKellen as the great wizard Gandalf, Elijah Wood as fellow hobbit Frodo Baggins, Serkis as Gollum and Kate Blanchet as Galadriel.

A new addition to the cast and playing protagonist Bilbo Baggins is Martin Freeman, perhaps known best for his role in parody based British comedy series ‘The Office’. Freeman, who was born and raised in Aldershot, started acting at the young age of 15 when he joined a local theatre group. He has since appeared in countless TV shows, theatre productions and feature length movies such as Love Actually (2003) and Hot Fuzz (2007).

His featuring role in what is soon to be a trilogy of its own, The Hobbit, is probably the jewel in his acting crown and has sprung him to world-wide fame. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is set to be one of the biggest grossing movies of the year and follows Freeman’s character on a treacherous trail to the Lonely Mountain with a band of dwarves in toe.

Whether you were a fan of The Lord of the Rings trilogy or not, this is undoubtedly a movie mile stone in the making and the visual grandeur alone is enough to have your seat booked at your local cinema. The movie will be playing in eye-popping 3D in cinemas that can allow it so make sure you get your seats booked at the Vue Cinemas at Stains upon Thames.

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