Peter Hambleton

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Peter Hambleton
Hambleton on 6 April 2015 at the Hobbitcon III convention in Bonn, Germany
Born1960 (age 62–63)
New Zealand
NationalityNew Zealander
Occupation(s)Actor, director

Peter Hambleton (born 1960) is a New Zealand stage, film and television actor, and stage director. Hambleton graduated from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in 1982 with a Diploma in Acting.[1] In 2002 Hambleton was a New Zealand Shakespeare’s Globe International Actors’ Fellow.[2] Well known in the Wellington theatre scene, he has played ornithologist Walter Buller in the 2006 play Dr Buller's Birds and Charles Darwin in the 2009 play Collapsing Creation.[3][4] He played the Dwarf Glóin in The Hobbit film series[5][6][7] and Mike Johnson in an episode of the 1999 TV miniseries A Twist in the Tale. He has also featured in television advertisements, including as the businessman in the Ansett New Zealand "Fluffy" advertisement.[8]



Year Film Role Notes
1993 The Rainbow Warrior Maury Whitham TV movie
1994 The Last Tattoo Peter Davis Feature film
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Glóin,
William, the stone troll
Feature film
2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Glóin Feature film
2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Feature film


Year Film Role Notes
1995-96 Oscar and Friends Oscar's Father TV series
1999 A Twist in the Tale Mike Johnson TV miniseries
2013 Shortland Street Alisdair Rolleston TV series


Year Film Role Notes
2006 Birds Walter Buller
2009 Collapsing Creation Charles Darwin


  1. ^ "Graduate". Retrieved 2021-08-09.
  2. ^ "Peter Hambleton (SG IAF 2002, SGCNZ Ambassador) :: Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ". Retrieved 2022-10-19.
  3. ^ Hadyn (8 November 2009). "Collapsing Creation". The Wellingtonista. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
  4. ^ "Play shows bird man's treachery". 25 February 2006. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
  5. ^ Josh Tyler (21 October 2010). "The Hobbit Cast Announced, Martin Freeman Is Bilbo". Cinema Blend. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
  6. ^ Bodey, Michael (2010-01-21). "The Office's Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins leads Hobbit cast". The Australian.
  7. ^ "'The Hobbit': Martin Freeman to play Bilbo Baggins; other roles also cast". Entertainment Weekly. 2010-10-21.
  8. ^ "Ansett Airlines". Retrieved 2022-07-26.

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