‘The Hobbit': 7 Things You Need to Know (GALLERY)
Who is Bilbo Baggins?
Martin Freeman (BBC's 'Sherlock') plays Bilbo, a reluctant hobbit-turned-sword-wielding hero who leads a band of dwarves through Middle Earth. During this dangerous journey, Bilbo will discover a very powerful ring that has significant impact on the world of Tolkien. In the original 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy, a much-older Bilbo is played by actor Ian Holm.