Actor Ian McKellen
, star of the highly anticipated film THE HOBBIT
, celebrated "Tolkien Week" by posting photos from the film on his Twitter account. Tolkien Week is observed as the calendar week containing September 22, which is always observed as Hobbit Day. Check out the photos below!
The Tolkien Week celebration began in 1978 and has gained some measure of legal dignity through a variety of proclamations, declarations, tributes and similar governmental documents prepared by elected officials who support the Society, its goals and the observance of these holidays. Both events have attracted bipartisan support, from the county courthouse to the White House and U.S. Capitol.
Tolkien Week honors J.R.R. Tolkien
and his son and editor, Christopher J.R. Tolkien, and celebrates the Middle-earth cycle: The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King), Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle-earth.
son's THE HOBBIT
AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY is coming to theaters on December 14, 2012. The adventure fantasy starsIan McKellen
, Hugo Weaving
, Dean O'Gorman,John Call
en, Peter Hambleton, Graham McTavish,Ken Stott
, William Kircher,James Nesbitt
er, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Jeffrey Thomas, Michael Mizrahi,Benedict Cumberbatch
THE HOBBIT follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.