The Hobbit World Premiere

 
 
 
  • Cate Blanchett, Peter Jackson and Elijah Wood turned up for the World Premiere of the Lord of The Rings prequel, The Hobbit, in Wellington, New Zealand on 28 November. (Photos: AFP/AP)
  • Huge crowds swarmed into central Wellington on 28 November for the world premiere of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, an event that has sparked Middle Earth mania in New Zealand. (Marty Melville, AFP Photo)
  • Director Peter Jackson (R) poses for a photo with his daughter Katie during the world premiere of The Hobbit in Wellington. (Marty Melville, AFP Photo)
  • Elijah Wood, who plays Frodo, poses for a photo during the world premiere of The Hobbit. (Marty Melville, AFP Photo)
  • Cate Blanchett, who plays Galadriel, arrives for the world premiere of The Hobbit in Wellington. (Marty Melville, AFP)
  • Cast members James Nesbitt who plays Bofur, left, and Canadian actress Evangeline Lilly smile on the red carpet. (Ross Setford, AP Photo)
  • Actor Martin Freeman, who plays the character Bilbo Baggins, speaks to reporters during the world premiere of "The Hobbit" movie in Courtenay Place in Wellington on November 28, 2012. (Marty Melville, AFP Photo)
  • Actor Andy Serkis, who plays the character Gollum, speaks to reporters at the world premiere of The Hobbit. (Marty Melville, AFP Photo)
  • LOTR stars Cate Blanchett and Elijah Wood hug it out at the world premiere of The Hobbit in New Zealand.
  • Director James Cameron and Suzy Amis pose for a photo upon their arrival at the world premiere of The Hobbit movie in Wellington. (Marty Melville, AFP Photo)
  • Martin Freeman, left, embraces director Peter Jackson. (Ross Setford, AP Photo)
  • Cast members Hugo Weaving, left, and James Nesbitt pose on the red carpet. (Ross Setford, AP Photo)
  • Andy Serkis, aka Gollum, and his wife Loraine Ashbourne pose on the red carpet. (Ross Setford, AP Photo)
  • Cast members Barry Humphries, left, who plays Great Goblin, his wife Lizzie Spender, centre, and Sylvester McCoy who plays Radagast, on the red carpet at the premiere. (Ross Setford, AP Photo)
  • Actor Richard Armitage arrives for the world premiere of The Hobbit movie in Wellington. (Marty Melville, AFP Photo)
  • Cate Blanchett is striking in black, white and red at the premiere. (Marty Melville, AFP)
  • Actor Sylvester McCoy walks out onto the stage at the world premiere of The Hobbit movie. (Marty Melville, AFP)
  • Chinese actress Yao Chen is absolutely regal on the red carpet. (Marty Melville, AFP Photo)
  • Actor Stephen Hunter receives a kiss from actor William Kircher. (Marty Melville, AFP Photo)
  • Cast member William Kircher, who plays Bifur, poses on the red carpet.
  • Cast members Peter Hambleton, left, who plays Gloin, and Jed Brophy who plays Nori, pose on the red carpet. (Ross Setford, AP Photo)
  • Cast member Adam Brown, who plays Ori, loos real excited to be on the red carpet. (Matt Setford, AP Photo)
  • The Hobbit World Premiere in New Zealand. (Ross Setford, AP Photo)
  • Cast members Hugo Weaving, left, and James Nesbitt get cosy. (Ross Setford, AP Photo)