The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Video Clips and Interviews Print

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Pictures of Richard from all of the BOTFA events that have been posted on twitter or on official websites are collated in the BOTFA Premieres gallery.


Monday 1st December: World Premiere, Odeon West End, Leicester Square, London.

Here is a link to a livestream of the event that will go live at 5.30pm on Monday 1st December. This footage is being continually replayed.


Videos from the red carpet


UK Press Junket interviews, Claridge's Hotel, London.

Access Hollywood 'Richard Armitage describes his Hobbit injuries'

Warner Bros Belgium posted this short interview by Lieven Scheire.

Big Movie Mouth Off filmed during the 1st Dec press junket.

Alicia Malone from interviews Martin, Luke and Richard in London.

Japanese TV interview with Richard, Martin, Luke, Lee, Evangeline and Orlando, with extra behind the scenes clips from the film.

Lonely Planet 'Richard Armitage's perfect day in Middle-earth'

Blacktree TV interview with Richard. A little TMI at the end but very funny.

Associated Press 'Stars' Christmas Shopping Habits' includes Hobbit actors from 0:54s and Richard briefly at 1:28 - good answer!

AMC Theatres Richard misses fried breakfasts from his favourite cafe in New Zealand.



Richard tweeted a picture of himself just before he arrived in Leicester Square on 1st December.

Zimbio ~ Getty Images ~ Wire Image ~ Rex Features

Ilaria Urbinati tweeted this picture of Richard and confirmed the designer of the suit she picked out for him.

Pictures courtesy of Guylty:

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Tuesday 2nd December: UK Press Conference, London.

Flicks and the City have posted the press conference in full.

UK Film News has kindly shared their pictures of Richard at the UK press conference on 2nd December with me, which I have added to the BOTFA Premieres gallery. Here is their review of the film.




Thursday 4th December: Le Grand Rex, Paris, France.

Twitter Q&A

Richard held a Q&A on twitter via @WarnerBrosFr (Warner Bros France twitter account) on 4th December. He replied in french (presumably through a translator, or his french is remarkably good!). You can read the English transcript here, with thanks to Suzelle.


Pictures and Video Clips

The cinema, Le Grand Rex have posted several short video cliips on their Instagram account, showing Martin Freeman, Peter Jackson and Richard Armitage signing autographs.

Rex Features ~ Getty Images ~ Wire Image

Television appearance

Richard, Peter and Martin appeared on the French TV show "Le Grand Journal" on 4th December and the show's twitter account (@GrdJournal) posted this picture of Richard, Peter and Martin looking rather tired!





Sunday 7th December: Comic Con Experience (CCXP), São Paulo, Brazil.

Richard will introduce the screening of the film at 10.30am. He will also appear at the Warner Bros. panel later that day.

Richard speaks Portuguese at the end of this interview from R7.

Richard Armitage Brazil were fortunate enough to attend a round-table interview with Richard during his visit. Their report is here with an English translation (via Google translate) here.





Monday 8th December: Ceremony on Hollywood Walk of Fame for Peter Jackson

The Hollywood Reporter have announced that Peter Jackson will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 8th December and Richard, Andy Serkis, Orlando Bloom, Lee Pace, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans and Elijah Wood will be there to watch the proceedings. Richard tweeted this news on 25 November and his reaction here.





Tuesday 9th December: US Premiere, TCL Chinese Theater, Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles. were the only providers of a livestream from the LA premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Their full video is here on YouTube and Richard appears at 1:51:30 or you can watch an edited video of just Richard here.


Pictures of Richard on photo agency sites:

Rex Features ~ Getty Images ~ Wire Image





Thursday 11th December: New York City Q&As

Apple Store SoHo, New York City

Richard Armitage and Lee Pace were at the Apple Store SoHo, Prince St, New York today from 7.00-8.00pm for a Q&A. Details here.

Pictures on Getty Images


LA Times Hero Complex Q&A at AMC IMAX Theatre, New York City

Fans were invited to attend a free screening of The Hobbit: BOTFA with a Q&A with Richard and Lee Pace afterwards.

Full video here thanks to Lea Walsh

Lee Pace tweeted this picture of himself, Richard and cosplayers in Hobbit regalia a few hours after the event.



SiriusXM radio, Friday 12th December, New York City

Pictures on Getty Images



last updated 24 December 2014

Comments (4)
  • Anne Richter  - All about the BOTFA Premieres - Thanks !

    Hi Ali,
    Thanks once more for collecting all this material for us. How can you manage this, such an effort to you !
    (I hope you have time enough yet to buy the Christmas presents !)
    BTW I will have holidays to see the BOTFA Pre-Premiere on 10th Dec at 0.01 am ! Can't wait it ! I will give a short comment if I'm able to do it after this yet.
    Thanks, Anne

    Enjoy BOTFA. I'm seeing it on the 12th--can't wait!

  • Marie_C  - BOFTA Intervews

    Hi, Ali!
    Will the BBC News & Sky TV BOFTA interviews be posted on YouTube??? I just would love to keep them and I don't know how otherwise... Pls let me know, thanks! :kiss:

    I'm not sure, perhaps others will upload them to youtube. I have no plans to do this at present. The BBC have taken down several of my video interviews of Richard from the past as they don't like them uploaded to youtube.

  • Marie_C  - Access Hollywood?

    Thank you very much for your reply.
    How about the Access Hollywood interview, any luck there? I wish I had the means to do it myself but have no idea how... :(

    I'm not sure what you are asking? The interview is already online.

  • Susie  - Richard at the Hobbit premiere at Leicester Square

    Such a beautiful, charming man, and I'm glad fame hasn't spoilt him. I also glimpsed his family in the background when he was being interviewed on the red carpet, they must be so proud of him, and deservedly so! He's earned this moment! Enjoy!

    Well done Richard! Keep up the good work! :woohoo:

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