In Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" film trilogy, Bilbo ventures to the Lonely Mountain alongside 13 dwarves; Thorin Oakenshield heads the group. Alongside him are his nephews Fili and Kili. Thorin also brings his third-cousins, two pairs of brothers. The first pair is Balin and Dwalin and the second is Oin and Gloin. There are also Thorin's distant relatives named Dori, Nori and Ori. Another pair of brothers, Bofur and Bombur, along with their cousin Bifur, complete the group.Continue Reading
The trilogy also includes appearances from three other named dwarves outside of Thorin's group. In "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," Thráin and Thrór, Thorin's father and grandfather, appear in flashback sequences. In the final film of the trilogy, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," the dwarf Dáin Ironfoot comes to Thorin's aid.
In addition, three unnamed dwarf characters appear in "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," with actor Glenn Boswell playing a dwarven miner and Richard Whiteside in the role of a dwarven guard. Peter Jackson himself makes a brief cameo appearance as a dwarf that runs away from Smaug. Actors Peter Hambleton (Gloin), Jed Brophy (Nori) and William Kircher (Bifur) also gave motion-capture performances as the stone trolls William, Bert and Tom.Learn more about Art & Literature