The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies stars before and after their Hobbit makeovers – from Martin Freeman to Richard Armitage

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies hits UK cinemas in 3D 12 December.


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If you think you look different before and after you’ve had a chance to put some slap on, you ain’t seen nothing!

To celebrate the release of Peter Jackson’s epic new film* The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies,* we thought we’d take a look at what the Hobbit actors look like before and after they’re given their Middle-earth makeovers – from Martin Freeman’s cute little Bilbo Baggins ears to Richard Armitage’s big bushy Thorin Oakenshield beard.


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

So what’s the third and final Hobbit film all about then? Well The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves. The Dwarves of Erebor have reclaimed the vast wealth of their homeland, but now must face the consequences of having unleashed the terrifying Dragon, Smaug, upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

As he succumbs to dragon-sickness, the King Under the Mountain, Thorin Oakenshield, sacrifices friendship and honor in his search for the legendary Arkenstone. Unable to help Thorin see reason, Bilbo is driven to make a desperate and dangerous choice, not knowing that even greater perils lie ahead. An ancient enemy has returned to Middle-earth. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – nite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends as five great armies go to war.

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies hits UK cinemas in 3D 12 December.

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