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Adam Brown (actor)

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Adam Brown
Adam Brown in 2015
Born (1980-05-29) 29 May 1980 (age 44)

Adam Brown (born 29 May 1980)[1] is an English actor and comedian. He is best known for playing the dwarf Ori in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy and Cremble in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Life and stage career[edit]

He studied at the John O'Gaunt Community Technology College 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 wrote and performed in all seven of their shows: Carol Smillie Trashed my Room, The Reconditioned Wife Show, Flamingo Flamingo Flamingo, Hot Pursuit, Minor Spectacular, Health & Stacey and The Perfect Wife Roadshow. A regular at the Edinburgh Festival he 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]

Adam Brown in 2015 at the Hobbitcon III convention in Bonn, Germany

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 is openly gay and lives in Brighton.[4]

Stage work[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
2021 Cinderella Newbury Corn Exchange
2022 Mother Goose UK Tour
2023 Iolanthe English National Opera the Page



Year Title Role Notes
2009 ChuckleVision Oswald Potter Episode: "Top of the Cops"[5]
2017 The End of the F***ing World Kyle


Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Ori
2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
2013 Minimus Minimus Short film
2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Ori
2016 The Limehouse Golem Mr. Gerrard
2017 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Cremble
2021 Stanleyville Manny Jumpcannon

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 The Bunker John


  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. Archived from the original on 7 September 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  3. ^ "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". Archived from the original on 19 July 2010. Retrieved 4 December 2010.

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