Adam Brown (actor)

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Adam Brown
Born (1980-05-29) 29 May 1980 (age 34)
Hungerford, Berkshire, England

Adam Brown (born 29 May 1980)[1] is an English actor and comedian. Brown plays the dwarf Ori in director Peter Jackson's trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit.

Life and stage career[edit]

He studied at the John O'Gaunt Community Technology College in in his birthplace, Hungerford, Berkshire. Following his time at John O'Gaunt, he trained in Performing Arts at Middlesex University, London, where he met Clare Plested and helped co-found the British comedy theatre troupe Plested and Brown. He has written and performed in all seven of their shows to date: Carol Smillie Trashed my Room, The Reconditioned Wife Show, Flamingo Flamingo Flamingo, Hot Pursuit, Minor Spectacular, Health & Stacey and The Perfect Wife Roadshow. He is a regular at the Edinburgh Festival and has toured with his company across the UK as well as performances in Armenia, South Korea and New Zealand.[1] With the rest of the Plested and Brown team (Amanda Wilsher and Clare Plested) he has worked with David Sant (Peepolykus), Phelim McDermott (Improbable), Cal McCrystal (The Mighty Boosh) and Toby Wilsher (ex-Trestle).[1]

Film and television career[edit]

Brown plays the dwarf Ori in the film series based on J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. The films marked his first film appearance.[2] Commenting on Brown's casting, director Peter Jackson was quoted as saying, "Adam is a wonderfully expressive actor and has a unique screen presence. I look forward to seeing him bring Ori to life."[3]

Personal life[edit]

Brown lives in London and is openly gay.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Theatre[edit]

Year Work Location Role
2000 Carol Smillie Trashed My Room
2001 The Reconditioned Wife Show
2003 Flamingo Flamingo Flamingo
2005 Hot Pursuit
2005 The OFSTED Inspector
2007 Beauty and the Beast Newbury Corn Exchange
2008 Minor Spectacular
2008 Aladdin Newbury Corn Exchange
2009 Health & Stacey
2009 Mucking Around
2009 Puss in Boots Newbury Corn Exchange
2010 The Perfect Wife Roadshow
2010 Sleeping Beauty Newbury Corn Exchange

Television[edit]

Year Work Role Notes
2009 ChuckleVision Oswald Potter [5]

Film[edit]

Year Work Role Notes
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Ori [3]
2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
2013 Minimus Minimus Short film
2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Ori [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Adam Brown bio". TheOneRing.net. 28 November 2010. Retrieved 4 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Haji, Tanya (13 January 2013). "Call that heralded an unexpected journey for Hungerford actor". Newbury Weekly News. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "James Nesbitt and Adam Brown Join The Hobbit". ComingSoon.net. 1 November 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "How to be a Hobbit" by Matt Mueller, Attitude, January 2013
  5. ^ "The Company". Retrieved 4 December 2010. 

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