Who is That Dwarf? Part 3 (Mania.com)
Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The new adaptation of The Hobbit is finally upon us, and while many of the cast members are either returning favorites (Ian McKellan, Andy Serkis), or moderately well-known newcomers (Martin “Dr. Watson” Freeman), quite a few are complete unknowns. Specifically, we’ve seen comparatively little of the thirteen dwarves whom Bilbo accompanies on their quest to the Lonely Mountain. Who are those guys underneath the padding and the fake beards? Mania has the breakdown, dwarf by dwarf.
Oin (John Callen)
Callen is a veteran actor with over 40 years of experience under his belt. Most of it has been in the theater, with the occasional TV series here and there and some voiceover work in the Sith Lords video game. The Hobbit is his first major motion picture.
Gloin (Peter Hambleton)
Hambleton performs double duty as both Gloin and William the Troll here. He has a dozen or so TV series credits to his name, most in New Zealand.
Nori (Jed Prophy)
Prophy has the distinction of appearing in both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy… where he played various flavors of orc. He’s a longtime favorite of Peter Jackson’s as well, with roles in Dead Alive, Heavenly Creatures, King Kong and the Jackson-produced District 9. He also pops up in the cowboy-ninja-clown mash-up The Warrior’s Way, which you shouldn’t miss if you get a chance.
Dori (Mark Hadlow)
Hadlow could also be considered one of Jackson’s “company players,” having voiced some of the puppets in Meet the Feebles and appearing in King Kong as well. He doubles as Bert the Troll in The Hobbit.
Ori (Adam Brown)
Ori is the meekest of the company and the one least equipped to handle the rigor of their quest. Born in England and trained at Middlesex University, Brown is a virtual unknown. He made one brief appearance in the TV series Chucklevision before hitting the big time with The Hobbit.
Check out Mania’s first four Dwarves here and and Part 2 here.