Peter Hambleton stars as Gloin / William Troll in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "The Hobbit: There and Back Again."

Peter Hambleton is a 1991/1992 graduate of the New Zealand Drama School and has become one of the country's most acclaimed actors. He was awarded Best Supporting Actor for "The Last Tattoo" at the 1985 New Zealand Film and Television Awards. His recent film work includes playing Sgt. Syd Gurton in "Home by Christmas." On television, Hambleton's appearances include "Shortland Street," "Spies and Lies," "Stolen," "Paradise CafeĢ" and "Tangiwai."

Hambleton is a vastly experienced theater actor and director, and has won numerous awards. In 2010 he received critical acclaim for his work in Juliet O'Brien's "The Letter Writer" at the New Zealand International Arts Festival, and won the Chapman Tripp Theatre Award Accolade for Outstanding Performance.

Hambleton was an S.G.C.N.Z. Artistic Fellow to Shakespeare's Globe in 2002 and a Winston Churchill Fellow in 2007, investigating Shakespeare productions in the UK. He has directed stage productions of "Cymbeline," "Pericles," an all-male "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Ray Henwood's "All the World's a Stage," and an outdoor "All's Well That Ends Well." He has also directed Wellington productions of "Marathon," "Wait Until Dark," "The 39 Steps" and "Shipwrecked! An Entertainment," which earned three Chapman Tripp Theatre Award nominations in 2010.

In a career spanning 30 years, other highlights include performances in "The Birthday Boy," "Blood Wedding," "Collapsing Creation," "Four Flat Whites in Italy," "Who Wants to Be 100?," "Home Land," "Othello," "The Graduate," "Flagons and Foxtrots," "The Bach," "Dr. Buller's Birds," "Democracy," "Romeo and Juliet," "Spreading Out," "An Enemy of the People," and "Copenhagen," for which he won a 2002 Chapman Tripp Award for Actor of the Year.

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Height: 5' 9 ¾"

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