The Hobbit Trilogy in History

Events in Film & TV


Book releaseHistoric Publication

1937-09-21 J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' is published by George Allen and Unwin in London

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2011-01-10 Ian McKellen officially confirms that he will reprise the role of Gandalf in "The Hobbit" film adaptations

Film release premierFilm Premier

2012-11-28 "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" 1st of the Hobbit film series, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in Wellington, New Zealand

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Ian McKellen
Actor
Ian McKellen

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1290-09-22 Bilbo Baggins, Fictional main character of J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit (in Shire Reckoning)

Person of interestJ. R. R. Tolkien

1892-01-03 J. R. R. Tolkien, British author (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings), born in Bloemfontein, South Africa (d. 1973)

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien

Person of interestChristopher Lee

1922-05-27 Sir Christopher Lee, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit), born in London, England (d. 2015)

  • 1971-08-22 Richard Armitage, English actor (The Hobbit, Robin Hood), born in Leicester, Leicestershire
  • 1971-09-08 Martin Freeman, English actor (The Hobbit, Sherlock), born in Aldershot, Hampshire
  • 1977-04-02 Aiden Turner, Irish actor (The Hobbit-Kili), born in Clondalkin, Dublin
  • 1979-08-03 Evangeline Lilly, Canadian actress (Lost, The Hobbit), born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

Deaths in Film & TV


Person of interestJ. R. R. Tolkien

1973-09-02 J. R. R. Tolkien, British author (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings), dies of an ulcer at 81

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien