Having played several parts in Peter Jackson's first Lord of the Rings trilogy, Brophy featured as the dwarf Nori in The Hobbit.
Sir Patrick Stewart
Though he plays no part in The Hobbit, Stewart was on hand to support his fellow knight and X-Men co-star, Ian McKellen.
There are no strippers in The Hobbit (quite thankfully, the dwarves keep their clothes on), but Magic Mike star Cody Horn enjoyed the film's premiere, anyway.
Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis, Peter Jackson and Sir Ian McKellen
Director Peter Jackson, dressed in his trademark casual wear, poses with two of the major players from The Lord of the Rings, McKellen and Andy Serkis, both of whom return for The Hobbit. Joining them was Martin Freeman, who took on the lead role of Bilbo Baggins.
Martin Freeman and Amanda Abbington
Joining Freeman on the red carpet was his wife, Amanda Abbington. They both wore proper shoes, not hobbit feet.
Aidan Turner, Adam Brown and Dean O'Gorman
Three of the twelve warrior dwarves, Aidan Turner, Adam Brown and Dean O'Gorman were lucky: unlike many of their roaming Middle-earth brethren, they largely avoided significant prosthetics, spending far less time in the makeup chair than most.
Though she does not appear in The Hobbit, Liv Tyler, as Arwen, was one of the most significant parts of the original LOTR trilogy.
Sir Ian McKellen
Returning as Gandalf is Sir Ian McKellen. This time around, he got to play the character with a less serious, more chipper persona.
Jeff Robinov, Peter Jackson and Kevin Tsujihara
Jackson was flanked by two very happy studio execs: Warner Bros. Picture Group President Jeff Robinov, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment President Kevin Tsujihara.
Gary Barber and Howard Stringer
Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman of the Board of Sony Corporation of America, and Gary Barber, co-CEO of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Not only did Andy Serkis return as Gollum in The Hobbit, he also served as the second unit director, in charge of helping deliver Jackson's vision, even when the top director couldn't be on location.
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