Friday, July 12, 2013

Martin Freeman & Benedict Cumberbatch Reunite to Wrap Up Filming of Peter Jackson's Hobbit Trilogy—See the Pics (E!) by Peter Gicas

Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, The Hobbit
All good things must come to an end. That was certainly the case for Sherlock costars Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch this week as they wrapped up their work on the final two installments of Peter Jackson's three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit saga: The Desolation of Smaug and There and Back Again. After posting a playful pic of the two on his Facebook page with the caption, "Smaug admires Bilbo's feet," Jackson followed it up with another shot of Freeman waving on set.

"Tonight Martin Freeman finished his last shot as Bilbo Baggins," the director wrote. "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."

He added, "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 grueling and intense, but I'm so happy with what we've been shooting. These next two movies are going to be pretty great!"

In May, Jackson informed Middle-earth fans that he had resumed final filming.


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