Sylvester McCoy arrives in NZ for Hobbit premiere
Five months after wrapping up filming, the cast of The Hobbit have reunited in Wellington to celebrate tomorrow's movie premiere.
Four of the 13 dwarfs and wizard Radagast, played by British actor Sylvester McCoy, made their way to the capital in Air NZ's new Hobbit styled Boing 777-300 and were met by the rest of the cast lead by director Peter Jackson.
The plane had made his maiden flight on Saturday in Auckland and has since been to Los Angeles and London.
Tourists arriving at the airport for the premiere excitedly flocked to the windows underneath the massive Middle of Middle Earth sign to catch a glimpse of Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage and the rest of the Company of Dwarves.
"This plane with its 77-metre flying billboard came from Los Angeles and down from Auckland this morning," Air New Zealand deputy chief executive Norm Thompson said. "It's the first time this plane has arrived in Wellington, which is really fitting for the occasion".
Sylvester appears on the video at 40" in.
"I'd rather be judged by twelve than carried by six."