Movie News: Martin Freeman Says Bye-Bye to Bilbo

Written by Hayden Mears Friday, 12 July 2013

Movie News

Today, Martin Freeman finished up filming his scenes as the heroic Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's blockbuster trilogy, THE HOBBIT. Jackson revealed this news, as well as two photos of the actor's last day on set, on his Twitter account...

Here's what Jackson had to say: 

"Tonight Martin Freeman finished his last shot as Bilbo Baggins. The end of an incredible two and a half years. I cannot imagine anyone else in this role - a character that Martin has nurtured and crafted with love and great skill.

We have said goodbye to our elves, humans, wizards and now the hobbit. We now enter our final 2 weeks of pick-ups, and it's wall to wall dwarves. These pick-ups have been gruelling and intense, but I'm so happy with what we've been shooting. These next two movies are going to be pretty great!" 

While he's departed the set, Mr. Baggins hasn't departed the big screen yet. We'll see him come face-to-snout with the dragon Smaug in this holiday season's THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG and 2014's THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN. So don't fret... we haven't seen the last of our furry-footed hero.

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