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Thursday 26 April 2018

Nesbitt makes his home Down Under

James Nesbitt has decorated his trailer on the set of The Hobbit to remind him of home
James Nesbitt has decorated his trailer on the set of The Hobbit to remind him of home

James Nesbitt has decorated his trailer on the set of The Hobbit with pictures of Northern Ireland to help his home sickness.

The married father-of-two has moved to New Zealand to play dwarf Bofur in Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings prequel for what he joked felt like "25 years", and showed off his trailer in the latest blog posted on Jackson's Facebook page.

James said: "I've decorated the trailer with things that remind me of home - villages and the seaside in Northern Ireland where I am from, my horse Riverside Theatre."

Other pictures show one of his daughters holding a pet dog and there are streamers hanging from the roof of the trailer in the colours of the Irish flag, orange, green and white.

The blog features other stars of The Hobbit, including Billy Connolly, Luke Evans and Orlando Bloom, on the tour of Stone Street studios in Miramar, a former paint factory where Jackson filmed Lord Of The Rings, King Kong and now The Hobbit.

Costumes, make-up, weapons and special effects are shown in the video as well as the cast and crew playing ball games in the car park.

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