Director Peter Jackson wraps up filming of his Hobbit trilogy by sharing pictures of his last day on set with his Facebook fans.
Tens of thousands of fans dressed in medieval costumes camped overnight to catch a glimpse of the stars from new film The Hobbit.
A trailer for the first of Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson's highly anticipated The Hobbit trilogy has been released.
The new trailer for Peter Jackson's second Hobbit film has been released by Warner Bros.
The Desolation of Smaug, which will premiere in December, follows Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen dwarves on a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
The Duke of Cambridge attended the UK premiere of the new Hobbit film on his own tonight, saying his pregnant wife Kate "would have loved to have been here if she could".
William joined the stars of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey for the screening in London's Leicester Square while the Duchess, whose pregnancy was announced last week, continued to rest at St James's Palace as she is suffering acute morning sickness.
Martin Freeman talks compliments from Sir Peter Jackson, starring as Bilbo Baggins and hobbit feet at the UK premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at London's Leicester Square:
The movie is an epic fantasy-adventure film directed, co-written and produced by Peter Jackson and based on J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Hobbit.
Editor of Hello! magazine Rosie Nixon has tweeted that the audience at The Hobbit screening has applauded as Sir Ian McKellen conveyed his best wishes to the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, who was unable to attend the event after suffering from acute morning sickness.
The whole audience claps as Sir Ian McKellan conveys all of our best wishes to the Duchess. #Hobbitpremiere
A host of stars are expected to attend the first UK performance of the latest JRR Tolkien adaptation.
They include Sir Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis and Cate Blanchett, who are all reprising their roles as Gandalf, Gollum and Galadriel respectively from The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, as well as Office star Martin Freeman, who plays the central character Bilbo Baggins.
Also attending is the Duke of Cambridge, although William will not be the first royal to encounter The Hobbit, as the Prince of Wales went behind the scenes of the new blockbuster when he toured New Zealand in October to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Sir Ian McKellen has been describing his action-packed role in the long-awaited Hobbit film ahead of its star-studded UK premiere tonight. The trilogy of films, based on the novel by Tolkien, are all directed by Peter Jackson, and set in Middle Earth 60 years before the Ring trilogy.
McKellen reprises his role as Gandalf in 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'. He told Daybreak he couldn't have done it without a little help from his stunt doubles.