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Peter Hambleton

Actor

During a long career of acting and directing on stage, Peter Hambleton has won a number of Chapman Tripp Theatre acting awards (Copenhagen, The Letter Writer). En route, the Toi Whakaari graduate has also done time on screen: he's played a sizable cadre of policeman and officials, alongside Prime Ministers (William Massey in War News, Peter Fraser in Spies and Lies), and priests. But his biggest screen role is as a dwarf. Underneath a sizable red beard he was Gloin in Peter Jackson’s three-part adaptation of The Hobbit. in 1995 he won an NZ Film and Television award for his work in WWII era movie The Last Tattoo

When you are an actor, you dream of being part of some big epic movie, but when my agent rang to tell me I got offered the role of Gloin, I didn't believe it. Peter Hambleton on being cast in The Hobbit, The Chronicle, 25 November 2014