JESS DENHAM Author Biography
Thursday 10 April 2014
Richard Armitage has spoken out about female representation and praised The Hobbit's Peter Jackson for creating Evangeline Lilly’s “battle-hardened” elf, Tauriel.
Controversy over the addition of a new character was fierce, with Tolkien purists offended by the change to the original storyline.
“A lot of people didn’t like the idea of them inventing a character, but I think they’ve completely proved the critics wrong by creating a strong, compelling, battle-hardened, female elf warrior,” said Armitage, who plays dwarf leader Thorin in the franchise.
The British actor, 42, told The Independent that he believes The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is “better for it”, despite criticism over the move.
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