Learn more about the cast of The Hobbit film trilogy, based on the award-winning fantasy novel by famed English author J.R.R. Tolkien, who also wrote the well-received Lord of the Rings book series. Directed by Peter Jackson, The Hobbit franchise encompasses a wealth of talented actors, including Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins), Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Elijah Wood (Frodo), Cate Blanchett (Galadriel), Orlando Bloom (Legolas), Christopher Lee (Saruman) and Benedict Cumberbatch (The Necromancer). Explore this group to learn more about the highly regarded series—which began with 2012's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey—and its abundant cast.
Cate Blanchett is an Academy Award-winning actress known for roles in an films, including 'Elizabeth,' 'The Aviator,' 'Blue Jasmine' and 'Carol.' Blanchett is slated to play Lucille Ball in 'Lucy and Desi,' a biopic written by Aaron Sorkin and acquired by Amazon Studios.
According to his Uber driver, Benedict Cumberbatch helped save a delivery cyclist in London from four attackers, though police didn’t confirm his identity. ““I had hold of one lad and Benedict another. He seemed to know exactly what he was doing. He was very brave,” said the driver.