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To celebrate actor Richard Armitage’s 41st birthday, The Hobbit’s Twitter unveiled the first hi-res image of his character in the upcoming first film in the trilogy. His character being Thorin Oakenshield. Check out the picture above.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey stars Sir Ian McKellan, Martin Freeman, Armitage, Evangeline Lily, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Elijah Wood, Lee Pace and the immortal Andy Serkis. »

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