Live From ‘The Hobbit’ Premiere, New Zealand



The Embassy Theatre, Courtenay Place, Wellington, minutes ago

Eoin Darby writes:

It’s 9.30 am here (took this on the way to work), the stars are supposed to hit the red carpet carpet at 4.30pm.  120,000 people are expected to line the streets this evening for the red carpet! Not a cloud in the sky and expected to get to 18 degrees!

Fans start Queuing For Hobbit (


Eoin writes:

Midday here [11pm Irish time] This is taken [from the balcony of Irish-owned The Establishment on Courtenay Place] a few minutes ago. People getting the good seats already! Live webcam also here.

Pic Thomas Foran


Eoin writes;

Just minutes ago (1pm local time). Dermot Murphy, the owner of The Establishment is pictured (above, centre) with with his younger sister Aoife and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key.


Eooin writes:

Lunchtime. It’s 24 degrees!

Final update:

Eoin writes:

The Hobbit stars, from top: Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett and Clondalkin’s Aidan Turner

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