Posted on Friday, July 8th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
Looks like we can expect to see a steady stream of images showing the dwarves of Peter Jackson‘s two upcoming films based on J.R.R. Tolkien‘s The Hobbit. Yesterday we saw brother dwarves Dori, Nori and Ori (played by Jed Brophy, Adam Brown and Mark Hadlow) and today we have the first image of John Callen as Oin and Peter Hambleton as Gloin. (The latter being the father of Gimli from The Lord of the Rings, hence a certain resemblance.) They’ll be seen in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at the end of 2012, but for now you can see the full image after the break.
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Yahoo delivers the image and this account of the characters:
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Distant cousins of Thorin Oakenshield, these two doughty Northern Dwarves join the Company out of a sense of loyalty to their kin, and also because they have a substantial sum of money invested in the venture. Along with Bombur, Gloin is the only other married Dwarf in the Company (there being a shortage of female dwarves in general). His wife is an acclaimed beauty with a particularly fine beard. Gloin is the proud father of a young son, Gimli, who will go on to become part of the famous Fellowship of the Ring.