Our own Hugh Humphreys is currently in New Zealand for the lavish, Elf-ridden premiere of “The Hobbit”. Don’t frown! We can get you there, too! Well… kinda. You can watch the premiere unfold, in real-time, below.. via video! Near just as good, right!?
Here’s the window to watch it! and the times things will be happening!
1:50 pm AEDST – Show Opening / Welcome
2:00 pm AEDST – Neil Finn Performance (*set includes a performance of “Song of the Lonely Mountain” from the official soundtrack)
2:30 pm AEDST – Talent arrivals, red carpet interviews & crowd interaction
4:30 pm AEDST – Official Speeches
5:00 pm AEDST – End of Show
Please note the event timings are approximate.
WORLD PREMIERE WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND
The stars of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first of a trilogy of films by Sir Peter Jackson, will walk the red carpet at the World Premiere in Wellington, New Zealand tonight. An online audience of millions from all over the world including Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan and the U.S.A will watch the premiere streamed live as the stars interact with their biggest fans!
WORLD PREMIERE RED CARPET
WHEN: Wednesday 28 November 2012
WHERE: Embassy Theater, 10 Kent Terrace & Reading Cinemas, 100 Courtenay Place.
WHO: Peter Jackson (Director/Producer/Screenwriter), Fran Walsh (Producer/ Screenwriter) Philippa Boyens (Screenwriter/Co-Producer), Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins), Andy Serkis (Gollum), Elijah Wood (Frodo), Cate Blanchett (Galadriel), Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield), Hugo Weaving (Lord Elrond), Barry Humphries (Goblin King), Sylvester McCoy (Radagast) and Dwarves Jed Brophy (Nori), Adam Brown (Ori), John Callen (Oin), Mark Hadlow (Dori), Peter Hambleton (Gloin), Stephen Hunter (Bombur), William Kircher (Bifur), Graham McTavish (Dwalin), James Nesbitt (Bofur), Dean O’Gorman (Fili) and Aidan Turner (Kili) in addition film makers Dan Hennah (Production Designer), Andrew Lesnie (Director of Photography), Joe Letteri (Effects Supervisor) and Sir Richard Taylor (Costume Designer), Neil Finn
VIP guests include James Cameron, Yao Chen, Evangeline Lily, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Colin Mathura-Jeffrees, Petra Bagust, Dane Rumble, Jon Toogood, Brooke Fraser, Taika Watit, Jermaine Clement and dignitaries Prime Minister John Key, The Governor-General, Lt Gen Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and the Mayor Celia Wade-Brown.
EMBASSY THEATRE INSTALLATION
The Embassy Theatre Gandalf the Grey-inspired installation has been completed. It took four builders four weeks to build and three sculptors three weeks to fabricate, an amount of work equal to approximately 500 hours work. In addition, 2,400 bamboo skewers and 153 litres of paint were used in the construction and 600 grass skirts were imported and painted for the grass. Gandalf is 9.4 meters tall, approximately 4.5 times taller than Sir Ian.