Peter Jackson Shoots Martin Freeman’s Final Bilbo Scene For ‘Hobbit’

Peter Jackson

Director completing last two weeks of pick-up shooting

Martin Freeman has completed his work as the lead character in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy.

“Tonight Martin Freeman finished his last shot as Bilbo Baggins,” Jackson said in a Facebook post. “The end of an incredible two and a half years. I cannot imagine anyone else in this role – a character that Martin has nurtured and crafted with love and great skill.”

Jackson issued similar farewells recently to Ian McKellen and Orland Bloom as they completed their work in New Zealand.

SEE ALSO: Orlando Bloom Finishes Legolas Scenes for ‘Hobbit’

“We now enter our final two weeks of pick-ups and it’s wall to wall dwarves,” Jackson said. “These pick-ups have been grueling and intense but I’m so happy with what we’ve been shooting. These next two movies are going to be pretty great!”

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second film in Peter’s “Hobbit” trilogy, will be released Dec. 13. “The Hobbit: There And Back Again” had been set to open on Dec. 17, 2014.

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” has grossed over $1 billion worldwide since it opened last Dec. 14.

Jackson posted photos of a costumed Freeman waving goodbye (pictured) and of Benedict Cumberbatch, who voices Smaug, inspecting Freeman’s feet.

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