EXCLUSIVE: Behind the scenes at the Hobbit premiere with Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Orlando Bloom!

Last night's red carpet event was seriously star-studded

by Emmeline Saunders |
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Last night, something magical happened. London Town was filled with Orcs, Elves and strange badger-people - and no-one blinked an eyelid.

Why? Because it was the premiere of the final Hobbit film, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, and some fans were so excited they'd camped out for FOUR NIGHTS to get the best spot.

Attending the glitzy red carpet event were the film's Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Orlando Bloom, along with Evangeline Lilly, Stephen Fry and Sir Ian McKellen. And we even managed to nab a few of them for a quick chat!*

Now see the Hobbit characters before and after their makeovers


Hobbit characters - before and after makeover

Martin Freeman1 of 16

Martin Freeman

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins2 of 16

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins

Sir Ian McKellen3 of 16

Sir Ian McKellen

Orlando Bloom4 of 16

Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom as Legolas5 of 16

Orlando Bloom as Legolas

Luke Evans6 of 16

Luke Evans

Lee Pace7 of 16

Lee Pace

Richard Armitage8 of 16

Richard Armitage

Evangeline Lilley9 of 16

Evangeline Lilley

Benedict Cumberbatch10 of 16

Benedict Cumberbatch

Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf11 of 16

Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf

Luke Evans as Bard12 of 16

Luke Evans as Bard

Lee Pace as Thranduil13 of 16

Lee Pace as Thranduil

Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield14 of 16

Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield

Evangeline Lilley as Tauriel15 of 16

Evangeline Lilley as Tauriel

Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug16 of 16

Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug

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