The ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Hobbits Reunite 10 Years Later


10 years ago, director Peter Jackson brought the fantastical and mythic world of J.R.R. Tolkien ‘s Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring to life on the big screen. That film was the first of a trilogy of hugely successful films based on Tolkien ‘s work, beloved by fans all around the world. Empire magazine, in honor of Fellowship’s 10th anniversary, has reunited the actors who played the Hobbits in Lord of the Rings trilogy for a special magazine feature. Click below to check out photos and video of Dominic Monaghan, Elijah Wood, Billy Boyd and Sean Austin happily reunited again.

It’s ten years on since four little hobbits set off from the Shire on an epic quest that spanned Middle Earth and took in vast battles, demonic monsters, wizardry, Orcs and, ultimately, enough Oscars to fill the Lonely Mountain. It’s ten years that have seen the rise and fall and rise again of two-part prequel The Hobbit, now firmly in production in Wellington, offering moviegoers an imminent return to Middle Earth. Obviously this all called for a big celebration so a celebration is what Empire is having. The new issue is more bursting with revelry and nostalgia than a Friday night at the Prancing Pony. There’s tall tales – well, tallish tales – memories; behind-the-scenes pics from Aragorn himself, Viggo Mortensen; Oscar night reflections from Ian McKellen, Peter Jackson and Mortensen; and rarely-seen concept art. Best of all, though, is a gathering of the four hobbits themselves: Elijah Wood (Frodo), Sean Astin (Samwise Gamgee), Billy Boyd (Pippin) and Dominic Monaghan (Merry). It was so momentous it called for its own trailer – and here it is for your perusal pleasure. Sadly the Nazg├╗l got stuck in LA traffic.

Um … how has it been 10 YEARS since the first Lord of the Rings film came out? I mean … seriously. I guess I never really paid attention but, damn, a lot of things have happened in the past 10 years … since the first film came out. The iPhone did not exist 10 years ago. Twitter did not exist 10 years ago. Facebook did not exist 10 year ago. I hadn’t met David 10 years ago. The Fellowship of the Ring is older than all of those things … I mean … wow. Time is surely flying by … and all it took was a group of aged Hobbits to make me see it. Dang.


  • Iris

    Cannot believe it either. Although, must be honest. I miss the days Twitter wasn’t invented yet, lol.

  • Missy

    I refuse to believe that it’s been ten years, on the basis that it makes me ten years out of high school and no. Just no. I am not that old.

  • Meghan

    Aw…nice to see them all together again.

  • Juneh

    Ten years? I suddenly felt really old! It’s nice to see them together tho :D

  • loriannakim

    This is amazing. It brings back so many memories! I just started university and I REALLY miss my LOTR box set back home : (

  • Marcus_Em

    wow i feel ancient… just wow.. ps Samwise needs to lay off that lamdas bread!

  • Cee

    I will say this: The LOTR cast was so beautifully put together.

  • Elle

    Aaaaaaand I’ve seen LOTR more than ten times. NERD!

  • Newb

    Ok, I’m no LOTR fan (seen it but not a huge sci-fi fan) but that top pic is HOT! How did they manage to make four geeky guys look so damn good?

  • chicitymama

    Dominic Monaghan is a hottie.

  • Becca

    Suprisingly hot for Hobbits =)

  • Klau

    I used to watch Lost and it took me a while to figure out that Charlie was one of the hobbits LOL