Peter the Great’s Hobbit Premieres in China

Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson was joined by Weta Workshop’s Richard Taylor (pictured far left) in Beijing for the Chinese premiere of the final Hobbit installment on 19 January.

This was Jackson’s final stop on his current world tour promoting The Hobbit: The Battles of Five Armies.

Jackson, who made all six of the films in his native New Zealand, admitted that he has been having a hard time getting used to being called “Peter the Great” by Chinese fans since he learned about the affectionate nickname at a media event in Beijing.

The director was joined at the event by Richard Armitage (pictured second left), who plays Thorin Oakenshield, screenwriter and producer Philippa Boyens (pictured right) and costume designer Taylor.

The final Hobbit film in the trilogy spun from the book by J.R.R. Tolkien has already earned more than US$800 million since it opened in December 2014.

Original article by, January 21, 2015.

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