Another day, and another lot of dwarves from The Hobbit have appeared online. Balin (Ken Stott) and Dwalin (Graham McTavish) make the last 2 of Thorin Oakenshield’s company of dwarves for the Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’. I’m expecting picture of Spook’s Richard Armitage as Thorin himself to be announced imminently!
Balin and Dwalin are brothers, and the sons of Fundin. Dwalin, the younger of the two, is the first of the dwarves to arrive at Bag End and is a strong and powerful fighter. Balin is an older and experienced warrior. He was just 7yrs old at the Lonely Mountain when the dragon Smaug attacked and killed many of the dwarves there. They are both close, trusted friends of Thorin.