I know I already mentioned that Richard Armitage (from North and South and lots of other things, but mostly from North and South, ha) is going to be Thorin Oakenshield in the film version of The Hobbit. And I was thinking that I'd shown you some photos of what he is going to look like in the role, but no, that was my book club I showed those to. (We read The Hobbit in July.)
So here are some photos, so you can compare.
Here's his headshot on imdb:
And here he is in North and South:
And then here he is as Thorin (with Orcrist, the Goblin Cleaver in his hands.) I can hardly see him behind the dwarvish makeup, but he's there. :) Go here to TheOneRing.net to see a bigger version of this photo.
And here he is with the whole company of dwarves, which continues to be hilarious to everyone, because he is over six feet in real life. But I think he's going to be a great Thorin.
(Go here to Peter Jackson's Hobbit blog to see a big version of this photo):