Stars turn out for US Hobbit premiere in New York
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- Actor Elijah Wood, who plays Frodo in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey attends the New York premiere of the film at the Ziegfeld Theater, on 6 December in New York City.
- The film is the first in a three part series and is based on the 75-year-old fantasy novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. Aidan Turner (left) plays Kili, Adam Brown (centre) is Ori in the movie and Dean O'Gorman's character is Fili.
- Ian McKellen plays one of the lead roles, as Gandalf.
- Actor Martin Freeman (left) stars as Bilbo Baggins, who in the film journeys to the Lonely Mountain to reclaim treasure. Andy Serkis (third left) plays Gollum, Sir Peter Jackson (centre) is the film's director.
- Lee Pace plays Thranduil in the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. His character was also briefly in the Lord of the Rings, which as a book, was published nearly two decades after the Hobbit.
- Liv Tyler turned out for the premiere despite not featuring in the film or the next two planned sequels. The 35-year-old actress played Arwen in the Lord of the Rings films.
- Animal rights activists protested outside last night's New York premiere with placards.