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LOTR Movies : Characters & Actors (bit/minor/extra roles) - Hobbits

This album contains info on any Hobbit character from any of the three movies (other than the major 5 Hobbits and Sméagol). For some characters/actors, the information is conflicting. Below is what I know.

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FOTR

"Concerning Hobbits"

"The Shire"

"Very Old Friends"

"A Long Expected Party"

"The Account of Isildur"

"At the Green Dragon"

"The Shadow of the Past"

"A Shortcut to Mushrooms"

ROTK

"The Finding of the Ring"

"Homeward Bound"

"The Grey Havens"

Decipher Cards

Mysteries

Baby Gamgee (Frodo)

Baggins, Bungo

Belladonna Took

Bolger, Fatty (movie)

Bolger, Filibert

Bolger, Fredegar (Decipher Card)

Bounder

Bracegirdle, Mrs.

Bungo Baggins

Cute Hobbit Children

Déagol

Elanor Gamgee

Everard Proudfoot

Farmer Maggot

 

Farmer Maggot (voice)

Fatty Bolger (movie)

Filibert Bolger

Fredegar Bolger (Decipher Card)

Gamgee, Baby (Frodo)

Gaffer Gamgee

Gamgee, Elanor

Gamgee, Gaffer

Gamgee, Rosie

Hobbit Children, Cute

Lobelia Sackville-Baggins

Maggot, Farmer

Maggot, Farmer (voice)

Mrs. Bracegirdle

 

Mrs. Proudfoot

Noakes, Old (movie)

Noakes, Old (Decipher Card)

Old Noakes (movie)

Old Noakes (Decipher Card)

Otho Sackville-Baggins

Proudfoot, Everard

Proudfoot, Mrs.

Rosie Cotton (Gamgee)

Robin Smallburrow

Sackville-Baggins, Lobelia

Sackville-Baggins, Otho

Sandyman, Ted

Smallburrow, Robin

Ted Sandyman

Took, Belladonna

Cheering Hobbits

Ear Picker

Looking for a Kiss

Timothy Bartlett

Phoebe Gittins

Taea Hartwell

Matamata Extras

Peter's cousin, Jill

Family and Friends

 

FOTR - "Concerning Hobbits" extended scene

Ear Picker

character name is unknown (probably not named)

in the FOTR audio commentary, Billy Boyd identifies this actor but it's hard to discern the name. It sounds like 'Leyton'.

not credited (extended scene - Concerning Hobbits)


Looking for a Kiss

character name is unknown (probably not named)

in the FOTR audio commentary, Dominic Monaghan identifies the actress as 'Zo' (long O sound) and a Zo Hartley is credited as a double/stand in for FOTR and third assistant director for TTT & ROTK. You can see her functioning as a stand-in for Elijah Wood during filming for the Shelob scene in the ROTK-LE documentary extra.

credited only as stand-in/double (extended scene - Concerning Hobbits)



FOTR - "The Shire" (Gandalf & Frodo travel into Hobbiton)

Everard Proudfoot

character name is from the FOTR & ROTK credits
(in the book there is an Everard Took and Odo Proudfoot, a cousin of Bilbo, yelled out 'Proudfeet' at the Long Expected Party)

portrayed by Noah Appleby; NZ Actor

credited in FOTR (traveling into Hobbiton, Long Expected Party)


Mrs. Proudfoot

character name is from the FOTR credits; wife of Everard Proudfoot

portrayed by Megan Edwards; NZ Actress

credited in FOTR (traveling into Hobbiton)


FOTR - "Very Old Friends"

Bungo Baggins - portrait

character name is from the FOTR book; father of Bilbo Baggins

portrait modeled after Peter Jackson; writer/director

from comment by Philippa Boyens in FOTR audio commentary (portrait hangs above fireplace in Bag End)


Belladonna Took - portrait

character name is from the FOTR book; mother of Bilbo Baggins

modeled after Peter Jackson; writer/director

from comment by Philippa Boyens in FOTR audio commentary (portrait hangs above fireplace in Bag End)


FOTR - "A Long Expected Party"

Rosie Cotton

character name is from the LOTR book; barmaid at the Green Dragon, marries Sam Gamgee

portrayed by Sarah McLeod

credited in FOTR & ROTK (Green Dragon Inn scenes, wedding, "I'm back.")


Fatty Bolger - movie

character name is from the LOTR book; Fredegar 'Fatty' Bolger was a good friend of Frodo's
(In the book, he was Frodo's junior by 12 years)

portrayed by Fran's Uncle Tom
(Decipher card's Fredegar Bolger is depicted by a different person)

not credited but actor is identified by Peter Jackson in FOTR directors/writer's commentary - the character is identified as Fatty by movie dialog (FOTR) in the Long Expected Party


Mrs. Bracegirdle

character name is from the FOTR credits; the Bracegirdle family name is from the LOTR book

portrayed by Lori Dungey; NZ actress

credited in FOTR (Long Expected Party)


Lobelia Sackville-Baggins

character name is from the LOTR book; Otho's wife, Bilbo's cousin

portrayed by Elizabeth Moody; NZ stage and screen actress

credited in FOTR EE (extended scene : Long Expected Party)


Otho Sackville-Baggins

character name is from the LOTR book; Lobelia's husband, Bilbo's cousin

portrayed by Peter Corrigan

credited in FOTR EE as "Otho" (extended scene : Long Expected Party)


Cute Hobbit Child

character name is from the FOTR credits

portrayed by Billy Jackson; son of Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh

credited in FOTR and identified in FOTR audio commentary by Peter Jackson (Long Expected Party)


Cute Hobbit Child

character name is from the FOTR credits

portrayed by Katie Jackson; daughter of Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh

credited in FOTR and identified in FOTR audio commentary by Peter Jackson (Long Expected Party)


Characters already introduced
  Everard Proudfoot

Cheering Hobbits
 

As Bilbo greets the Hobbits at the Long Expected Party, the screen shows cheering Hobbits as family names are called out.

"Bagginses and Boffins" : a fairly close shot of Frodo

"Tooks and Brandybucks" : No specific grouping is shown

"Bolgers" : a fairly close shots of a group cheering and raising their mugs.

"Grubbs" : a fairly close shots of a group cheering and raising their mugs.

"Chubbs" : a fairly close shots of a group cheering and raising their glasses. Not everyone raises their mugs. You can see a mug being raised by an arm off screen (to the group's right from their perspective)

"Hornblowers" :  a fairly close shot of a family group cheering and I think one member is raising his glass out of camera range.

"Bracegirdles" : a wide shot of the entire party - people scattered throughout the party are cheering. In fact, I believe this is the same shot, from a different camera, that we see after "Chubbs" is called out.

"Proudfeet" : a fairly close shot of Everard

I think a cursory effort was made to identify some Hobbits by family name. It's hard to tell if the intention was that family groups were sitting together but not all cheered when their name was called out or if members of each family are scattered throughout the party and only those cheering during any shot are from that family.

I say 'cursory effort' because the fact they used the same moment after Chubbs are called as after Bracegirdles are called means they weren't not being 100% consistent. (since the same people are cheering after each name)


FOTR - "The Account of Isildur"

Farmer Maggot

character name is from the LOTR book; farmed land in Marish, in the Eastfarthing of the Shire

portrayed by Cameron Rhodes; NZ stage and screen actress

credited in FOTR (Black Rider asks for "Baggins. Shire.")


FOTR - "At the Green Dragon" extended scene

Gaffer Gamgee

character name is from the LOTR book; father of Sam Gamgee's; actual name is Hamfast

portrayed by Norman Forsey; NZ Actor

credited in FOTR EE (extended scene : Green Dragon Inn)


Old Noakes

character name is from the LOTR book; friend of Hamfast 'Gaffer' Gamgee

portrayed by William Johnson; NZ actor
(a Decipher Card shows a different Hobbit as 'Old Noakes')

credited in FOTR EE (extended scene : Green Dragon Inn)


Ted Sandyman

character name is from the LOTR book; son of Hobbiton's miller

portrayed by Brian Sergent; NZ Actor

credited in FOTR EE (extended scene : Green Dragon Inn)


Also : characters already introduced
  Rosie Cotton

FOTR - "The Shadow of the Past"

Bounder

character 'name' is from the LOTR book; 'Bounders' patrolled the borders of the Shire against intruders

portrayed by Ian Mune; New Zealand based Actor, Director, Writer, etc.

credited in FOTR (Black Rider enters the Shire)


FOTR - "A Shortcut to Mushrooms"

Farmer Maggot - voice shouting at Hobbits

character name is from the LOTR book

voiced by Mike Hopkins; supervising sound editor - FOTR

identified in FOTR audio commentary


ROTK - "The Finding of the Ring"

Déagol

character name is from the LOTR book; A Hobbit-like creature of the same kind as and friend to Sméagol (Gollum)

portrayed by Thomas Robins

credited in ROTK


ROTK - "Homeward Bound"

Hobbit with large pumpkin

character name is from the LOTR book - there were two Tolman Cottons; father and son. Father was commonly called "Farmer Cotton" and son commonly called "Tom Cotton". The son was a contemporary of Sam Gamgee and a brother to Rosie Cotton.

portrayed by unknown actor

identified in a Decipher Card


Hobbit child at wedding

I've seen fan speculation that two of the Hobbit children at Sam and Rosie's wedding are Billy and Katie Jackson, the children of Fran Walsh and Peter Jackson. In FOTR and TTT, the two are credited somewhat specifically as "Hobbit children" and "Rohan Refugees". In ROTK, they are credited more generally as "Featured Children". It makes some sense that this could be because they were in two scenes as two races (Gondorian children and Hobbit children). I also think two of the children at the wedding do look a little like Katie and Billy but I can't find any official confirmation that they were in this scene.


Hobbit child at wedding

I've seen fan speculation that two of the Hobbit children at Sam and Rosie's wedding are Billy and Katie Jackson, the children of Fran Walsh and Peter Jackson. In FOTR and TTT, the two are credited somewhat specifically as "Hobbit children" and "Rohan Refugees". In ROTK, they are credited more generally as "Featured Children". It makes some sense that this could be because they were in two scenes as two races (Gondorian children and Hobbit children). I also think two of the children at the wedding do look a little like Katie and Billy (as well as I, who don't know them can say). But I can't find any official confirmation that they were in this scene.


Characters already introduced
 

Everard Proudfoot

Rosie Cotton (soon to be Gamgee)


ROTK - "The Grey Havens"

Elanor Gamgee

character name is from the LOTR book; daughter of Sam Gamgee

portrayed by Alexandra Astin; daughter of Sean Astin, "Sam Gamgee"

credited in ROTK ("I'm back.")


Baby Gamgee

character is from the LOTR book - the Gamgee's second child was a male named Frodo

portrayed by Maisie McLeod-Riera; daughter of Sarah McLeod (Rosie Cotton-Gamgee)

credited in ROTK ("I'm back.")


Also : characters already introduced
  Rosie Cotton (now Gamgee)

Decipher Cards (characters not in movie or conflicting with movie characters)

Old Noakes - Decipher Card

character name is from the LOTR book; friend of Hamfast 'Gaffer' Gamgee

portrayed by unidentified extra
(this Hobbit is seen in the extended scene, "Concerning Hobbits", but another character is credited as 'Old Noakes')

identified on a Decipher Card as Old Noakes


Fredegar Bolger - Decipher Card

character name is from the LOTR book; Fredegar 'Fatty' Bolger was a good friend of Frodo's.

portrayed by Norman Cates; Weta Digital, compositor & digital artist
(Fatty Bolger in the movie was depicted by a different person)

The images in the Decipher Cards for Fredegar Bolger were not in the movie and we staged solely for the cards.


Filibert Bolger - Decipher Card

character name is from the LOTR book : would be related to Fredegar "Fatty" Bolger

portrayed by unidentified extra

identified on a Decipher Card as Filibert Bolger but, in the Long Expected Party, this character cheers when Bilbo calls out the family name, "Grubbs!".

Robin Smallburrow - Decipher Card

character name is from the LOTR book : he was Shirrif during the Scouring of the Shire and aligned with Lotho Sackville-Baggins

portrayed by Timothy Bartlett

identified on a Decipher Card (not in movie but this same photo of Robin with the Bounder can be found)


Mysteries (information about actors/extras who can't be identified within the movie`)

Phoebe Gittins, daughter of Philippa Boyens

Various bios for Philippa mention her children. Philippa's son, Calum Gittins, played Haleth (a Rohirrim lad) and was credited as such. Some also mention that Phoebe played a Hobbit. I can not determine which Hobbit she played.


Taea Hartwell

Taea is not in the movie credits but is freely credited elsewhere as a Hobbit Child in FOTR. It's not clear to me which child she is.


Matamata Extras
 

Peter Jackson in the FOTR audio commentary says during "Concerning Hobbits": Hobbiton is a location in Matamata, in the North Island of New Zealand, [...] All of our Hobbit extras were gathered from the local farming community at Matamata; we just looked for the best hobbit-faces we could, because we knew, kind of, what Hobbits should look like: they had to be sort of short and squat, and have large eyes and round faces.


Peter Jackson's cousin, Jill

 

Peter Jackson in the FOTR audio commentary says during the Long Expected Party: "I know that there’s a shot of Fran’s uncle, Tom – there he is there, that’s Fran’s uncle (Fatty Bolger shakes hands with Bilbo) – and my cousin Jill pops up at some stage around here. " So presumably Jill is visible after Fatty and Bilbo shake hands.


Family and Friends
  Peter Jackson in the FOTR audio commentary says during the Long Expected Party: "A big scene like the Hobbit party, is one of those scenes when you get all of your friends and family to come along to be extras. It’s a lot of fun: they get to wear funny clothes and wigs, and there’s quite a few of our family involved in this scene."

  Decipher Collectible Card Game (CCG) is a collectible card game that involves large quantities of cards depicting various characters, objects, locations, attributes and events. Many of the cards for the LOTR CCG used characters seen in the movie and most of those cards identify the characters by a 'name'. I don't know who decided on these names. Most of these character names (for bit roles) are not included in the movies' credits. Was it just Decipher people? Did Weta name them (they were involved to some extent in the production of images for the cards)? Did the writers of the movie (Peter, Philippa and Fran) have some say in on how characters (unnamed in the movie's credits) were named? I don't know. Additionally, there have been some discrepancies in names between the cards and the movies. Therefore, I think it's important to understand that any name provided by a Decipher Card can only be given limited credence.