IGN releases new photo from The Hobbit: Bofur, Bombur and Bifur

Yesterday – 13th July – it was the turn of IGN to have the first look at some of Peter Jackson’s dwarves. Click here to take a look at brothers Bofur (James Nesbitt) and Bombur (Stephen Hunter) and their cousin, Bifur (William Kircher).

Unlike many of the Company who are related to Thorin Oakenshield and, therefore, royalty, Bofur, Bombur and Bifur are descendants of coal miners and iron workers. The Tolkien Gateway speculates that they are members of the Firebeards or Broadbeams.

I really like this photo. The costume and make up department are doing a fantastic job. Bombur looks suitably portly and I quite like Bofur’s lumberjack-style hat.

Just Balin, Dwalin and, the man himself, Thorin left to go!

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