a wonderful character and I think people will understand just how brilliant
Richard Armitage is in the role when they see his performance in The Battle of the Five Armies. In the
final part of the trilogy, Richard has to take Thorin to the brink of utter
madness and then bring him back from that point to a heroic place again.
the three films, Richard runs the full gamut from being utterly despicable to
being somebody for whom you feel such affection that you will be prepared to
shed tears for him. He plays the part very truthfully – he doesn’t play madness
like a hammy Shakespearean actor doing Richard
III, and, as a result, it is a triumph of acting.
keeps Thorin’s temporary insanity internalized, which is ultimately scarier
than more extroverted demonstrations of madness. The nutcases that rant and
rave are never as terrifying as the silent, brooding, quietly stewing guys, the
ones in whom the emotional pressure is eroding them away from within.
final movie has a lot more tension than the previous films: almost from the
beginning until virtually the very end, everything for Thorin – and for all the
characters – is very much poised on a knife edge which, for a filmmaker, is an
immensely satisfying mood to be creating.”
Peter Jackson on Richard Armitage and Thorin
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Thranduil was a favourite make-up and hair subject for Peter: ‘Lee Pace is a lovely, affable, gentle man but we turned him into this scary-looking character with pale skin, penetrating eyes, silver-blond hair and amazing eyebrows. He looks stunning and it is perfect for his character because Thranduil is intimidating and takes no nonsense and, let me tell you, when Lee comes on set in character, people just clear out of the way!’
Peter Swords King, make-up and hair designer The Desolation of Smaug official movie guide
Amy Adams plays intrepid reporter Lois Lane. Adams, an Academy Award nominee and lifelong Superman fan, relished tackling the new role of Lois Lane. In Man of Steel, Lois Lane is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with the Daily Planet who is resolute in her pursuit of the truth, but also compassionate and fair.
Amy Adams brings a new dimension to Lois Lane, the tough yet principled journalist, who in her own way is just as courageous as Superman.