Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
24 December 2014
Andy Serkis Takes Us Inside The Imaginarium
The actor-director gives us a tour of his state-of-the-art studio
Sony To Release The Interview After All
Update: US cinemas get limited roll-out
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
24 December 2014
Andy Serkis Takes Us Inside The Imaginarium
The actor-director gives us a tour of his state-of-the-art studio
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
18 December 2015
Cinderella
27 March 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)
Empire Star Rating
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Svengali (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

The Hobbit UK Premiere Report
Sir Ian, Sir Ian... Gandalf!... Sir Ian

13 December 2012  |  Written by Amar Vijay  

submit to reddit

They've travelled from the gilded halls of Khazad-dûm to the bucolic surrounds of the Shire's hobbit-holes and onto the goblin-crept caverns of the Misty Mountains. Last night, finally, Bilbo and the company of dwarves arrived in the Bustling Square of Leicester to sip from the chalice of soft drink and delve into the pick 'n' mix of merriment for the UK royal premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Prince William was there to meet elf royalty, Queen Galadriel, aka Cate Blanchett, and the nearest thing the dwarves have to a monarch in the buffed shape of Richard Armitage and Thorin Oakenshield. That's Thorin son of Thráin, son of Thrór meeting William, son of Charles, son of Elizabeth. There's some lineage for you.



As you can see, Peter Jackson, Sir Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis were all present and correct on a night not even a wyrm's breath could warm. The Lord Of The Rings' hobbity duo Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd also popped up to take the trip up the green carpet.

 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is out now. For lots more on the return to Middle-earth, head over to our bumper Hobbit coverage.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

2013 Golden Globes Nominations Arrive!
Gong nom style...
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce

Your Comments

Sir Ian, Sir Ian, Wizard: YOU SHALL NOT PASS!, Sir Ian...
I think you mean... Good sub-heading though :) More

Posted by weekendatbernies at 13:28 on 14 December 2012 | Report This Post

Kate Blanchett could have at least...
finished off her Princess Leia costume with the hair buns and a blaster!!! More

Posted by partybee at 08:54 on 14 December 2012 | Report This Post

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 69% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Three Favourite Scenes Of 2014
A hat-trick of moneyshots from the last 12 months

The 32 Funniest Movie Moments Of The Year
2014's side-splittingest scenes

The 10 Best Games Of The Year
2014's top pixel-pushers duke it out for the number one slot

Dan Stevens: The Breakout Star Of 2014
We congratulate The Guest star on his year to remember

The 15 Most Memorable Character Deaths Of The Year
2014’s RIP honour roll

Watch: Night At The Museum's Cast Share Their Favourite Robin Williams Performance
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Ben Kingsley pay tribute to the actor

Watch: Jack O'Connell And Luke Treadaway Talk Unbroken
On POWs, panto and how to name your bomber

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)