Prince Charles, as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, is touring New Zealand with his wife Camilla. The Prince of Wales spent part of his 64th birthday visiting with The Lord Of The Rings director Sir Peter Jackson and touring Jackson’s WETA workshop.
What a fantastic way to spend your birthday. He was shown costumes, props of the film, and met with actors and special effects and props masters.
The Prince watched and chatted with actor Peter Hambleton, who plays the Dwarf Gloin in the new film, as he had his make-up applied.
Another great part of the prince’s visit was when actor Mark Hadlow, who plays Dori, one of the dwarfs in the film, drops to his knees and offers to be the Prince’s servant for the day.
“Your Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, I am Dori the dwarf and on this special day your birthday, I offer myself at the request of Sir Peter Jackson for you to command as you see fit, your servant Dori,”
I love that Dori mentions the dwarf beatings that Sir Peter Jackson has threatened and committed in the past. They all seem to be having a lot of fun amidst all the hard work of making the movie. With the amount of time they will be spending together during the next years of filming, it’s important they can all have a good time and get along.
New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. has released a new image from Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. This image gives us our first look at the dwarves Nori, Ori and Dori, played by Jed Brophy, Adam Brown and Mark Hadlow.
Is it me, or does design/vibe coming off a little different from LOTR? Eh, I guess if you think about it, the films focused primarily on Hobbits, Elves, and Men. Gimli was the only dwarf hanging around. The Hobbit will undoubtedly explore the veritable dwarvish culture. Regardless, I’m gleefully clapping. The characters look great and I’m just so I’m extremely excited to finally see this story come to life.
Here’s a description of the characters provided by Warner Bros:
These three brothers, all sons of the same mother, could not be more different from each other. Dori, the oldest, spends much of his time watching out for Ori, the youngest; making sure he’s not caught a chill or got himself killed by Wargs or Goblins. Nobody quite knows what Nori gets up to most of the time, except that it’s guaranteed to be dodgy and quite probably, illegal. Dori, Nori and Ori are intensely loyal to each other – and whilst they are perfectly happy fighting amongst themselves, woe-betide any anyone who means harm to one of these brothers.
The first Hobbit film opens in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on December 14th 2012.