The full cast of dwarves for The Hobbit movies has been unveiled in costume.
Richard Armitage is playing King Thorin Oakenshield, the leader of the band of dwarves who set out to reclaim Erebor, the Lonely Mountain, from the dragon Smaug. He is seen here wielding his sword Orcrist.
John Callen and Peter Hambleton are playing Oin and Gloin respectively. Gloin is the father of Gimli (from The Lord of the Rings) and they do a good job here of making him look like John Rhys-Davies' father.
Dean O'Gorman and Aidan Turner are playing brothers Fili and Kili. O'Gorman is a veteran of the Xena and Hercules franchises, whilst Turner is well-known for his role as a vampire in three seasons of Being Human (he left Being Human to star in these films).
Mark Hadlow, Adam Brown and Jed Brophy as Dori, Ori and Nori, respectively.
Stephen Hunter, James Nesbitt and William Kircher as Bombur, Bofur and Bifur respectively. Nesbitt is best-known from his many comedic roles on British television, most famously Cold Feet.
Ken Stott and Graham McTavish as Balin and Dwalin. Stott is a very well-respected Scottish actor with a long list of TV and film credits, but he's pretty much unrecognisable under the dwarven make-up. Fellow Scot McTavish is a veteran of numerous TV projects, including the final season of Red Dwarf.
Interesting. Not strictly accurate to the books (Thorin is looking like he's about to yell, "Today is a good day to die!") but giving each dwarf an individual look and character is important to differentiate them in the film. Looking forward to seeing them in action. The first Hobbit movie, An Unexpected Journey, is due out on 14 December 2012.