Director Peter Jackson shares last day of Hobbit filming on Facebook

Jackson poses with dwarves Kili and Fili (Aidan Turner and Dean O'Gorman) Photo: Facebook

Director Peter Jackson has wrapped up filming of his Hobbit trilogy and shared pictures of his last day on set with his Facebook fans.

He posted images of the film's stars behind the scenes at the end of what he said was: "15 years of Tolkien ... 771 days of shooting".

Dwalin the dwarf (Graham McTavish) shoots a fight scene Credit: Facebook

The New Zealand filmmaker provided a steady stream of updates and photos from the set of the final film, The Hobbit: There And Back Again.

Dwarf leader Thorin, played by Richard Armitage, is seen in three sizes Credit: Facebook

The second film, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, will be released in December, and the finale appears next year.

The last shot of the film, after which Jackson said he was "very sad" Credit: Facebook

After filming the final shot, Jackson wrote: "Smiles and happiness... And sadness. Yikes, very sad."

Jackson ended the day back at home at 1.14am with his cat Smudge Credit: Facebook