Dean O’Gorman

Dec. 01, 2012 | 3:02 p.m.

‘Hobbit': Fili actor Dean O’Gorman on taking risks, sexy dwarves

Dean O'Gorman plays Fili, one of the younger dwarves in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." (Laura Forest / Air New Zealand; Warner Bros.)
For Dean O’Gorman, the young New Zealand actor who plays the dwarf Fili in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” one day on set encapsulated his awe at being involved in the massive production. O’Gorman and fellow dwarf actors James Nesbitt, John Callen and Aidan Turner were dropped off on a mountain in New Zealand’s South Island. The four actors, in full costume, made their way up a hill while second-unit director Andy Serkis filmed them from a circling helicopter. It was then, O’Gorman said, that the actors began humming the theme from “The Lord of the Rings” films. “We were just kind of unconsciously doing it, and then we realized we were doing it, and then we were laughing,” said O’Gorman. “And it’s little moments like that when you sort of realize, ‘We’re in a Peter Jackson movie. Oh my […]
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