Richard Armitage misses working on The Hobbit

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 November 2017
Richard Armitage

Richard Armitage

Hollywood actor Richard Armitage has said he misses 'The Hobbit' but is confident he will work with filmmaker Peter Jackson again

Richard Armitage has revealed he misses 'The Hobbit'.

The 46-year-old actor starred as Thorin Oakenshield in the hit Peter Jackson trilogy, and Armitage admitted he misses working in New Zealand, but is looking forward to getting behind a big franchise again with 'Ocean's Eight'.

In an interview with Den of Geek, Armitage said: "I miss it. I loved working in New Zealand, I loved working with Warner Bros., I mean I've worked with them three times since actually and you know I worked on 'Ocean's Eight' at the beginning of this year, which will be premiering in June next year, so I'll be back in that cycle of a big movie junket. It's interesting because you put as much effort in to working a film, as you do making a film and I used to really dislike that side of it, but I actually love it now, because the time when you actually get out and come face-to-face with the fans - sometimes with independent movies they go to festivals and they get a limited release and you don't always get to sort of meet people and talk about the project as much.

"So in that respect I could talk about 'The Hobbit' for the rest of my life because I had such a good time doing it."

Armitage starred alongside Martin Freeman, Sir Ian McKellen and Benedict Cumberbatch in the prequel trilogy to 'Lord of the Rings', and Armitage would love to work with filmmaker Jackson again.

He said: "I was very close to working with Peter and Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh this year on Christian Rivers' latest movie ('Mortal Engines'), but I couldn't quite make it work, because of 'Berlin Station'.

"But I know that I'll work with them again in the future and I'll be back in New Zealand at some point, so 'The Hobbit' has left such a legacy with me, that it's sort of a little beating heart that I'll always be grateful for."