“There is good and there is great evil in this story. So it’s timeless, the notion of that. But mind that to Peter Jackson’s inventiveness. His mind, which see… Who can see through a child’s… Can see what a child thinks, and knows how to make that come alive. With the technical wizardry, I think you’re gonna see things that you’ve never seen before in film. I think you’re gonna believe in the characters. I think you’re gonna feel for them. I think you’re going to go with them on every step of the journey, particularly with Bilbo. I think you want to find out what happens, and to get you there, I think you’ll go through heartache and horror, through wonder and majesty. Whatever age you are, walk in, trying to remember the sense of all you had as a child. I think hopefully you will leave with that all firmly in place.” - James Nesbitt
“Bofur is optimistic, he’s quite funny, a little bit naive perhaps, but he’s also quite close to Bilbo and when the others are maybe suspicious of Bilbo or deem him unnecessary, I think Bofur quite takes to him." - James Nesbitt
“There are givers. And there are takers. There are those who find a kind of giving, in their taking… that’s me! If ever I’ve taken -and I can’t consciously say that I ever have- I’ve found a kind of giving...in my taking!”
“I think Bofur’s a mixture of the rough, the honest, but also the caring. Bofur’s overall motive is much simpler than the rest of the dwarves. I don’t think he’s necessarily interested in the noble pursuit of reclaiming their lost land. I think he and his kin just fancy a bit of fun, a bit of a scrap. He’s an optimistic dwarf. He has a pretty good take on life”.