See Ken Stott in ‘The Hobbit’

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey had a record-smashing opening weekend, grossing $84.78M in the United States. If you thought Balin sounded familiar, that is because he is played by Ken Stott, the voice of Trufflehunter in Prince Caspian (2008). And his makeup was applied by Tami Lane, who won an Oscar for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005).  See Balin at the end of this clip.

10 Responses

  1. mixedfiction says:

    I watched THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY on Dec 13! It was more than thrilling! Whoop-whoop, I loved the 'letter-opener' bit. I'm a great fan of Middle-earth and Narnia! 😉

  2. Just Queen, not High Queen says:

    I definitely recognized Ken Scott's voice, and that's great that his makeup was applied by another person whose work was in the Narnia films. The Hobbit was very good and I enjoyed it a lot, though while I was thinking about how it took forever for The Hobbit to finally come through, I couldn't help but think about Narnia 4. 🙁

  3. Fireflower says:

    I loved THE HOBBIT! My brother and I went and saw it last Friday. When we heard Balin, we were like, "It's Trufflehunter!" ;D

  4. Ariel_of_Narnia says:

    Went to the midnight showing! And was so very pleased that a Narnian portrayed my favourite of the Dwarves so well!! And he had some great lines too, like the letter-opener and his description of the contract and his declaration of loyalty to Thorin….

  5. Not Of This World says:

    I remember a conversation about this on here before, but I can't remember the conclusion of it. I haven't seen LOTR yet or the Hobbit but I've been looking it up. It says that Gandalf is a wizard. Is he a "wizard" in the sense of being something that practices witchcraft or a wizard in the sense of a "wise person -a wiz" ?

  6. mixedfiction says:

    The 5 wizards in Middle-Earth are called the Istari. They're sort of angelic beings in human form and are very wise. They have capabilities transcending the physical world, but how they use them is still their choice. So they can be good or evil. 🙂

    Oh my, I can't believe you haven't watched it! LOTR was over ten years ago! You should watch The Hobbit; it's great, though I don't know how it would seem to people who aren't fans and haven't read the book. You should watch the movies and read the books! 😀

  7. Not Of This World says:

    Ok cool. So it's different from the Harry Potter wizards? Thanks for your help!!!

  8. Tradition says:

    One of J.R.R. Tolkien's other books, The Silmarillion, makes the nature of Gandalf and the other wizards very clear. They literally are angels who became incarnated in physical bodies in order to help Middle-earth resist Sauron, who is himself a fallen angel. The Balrog in LOTR is the same kind of creature as well.

  9. Not Of This World says:

    Thank you!

  10. mixedfiction says:

    Yup, Tradition is right, thanks Tradition. 🙂