James NesbittActor James Nesbitt has been a mainstay of British TV fgor many years, breaking out of his ensemble work in the lead of Steven Moffat’s underrated Jekyll mini series in 2007.

As the jaunty dwarf Bofur in Peter Jackson’s triology of films based on The Hobbit he brings a lightness to Middle-earth, one rarely glimpsed in the Lord of the Rings films. I spoke to the actor recently about finding the tone, and finding his place among the raucous Company of Dwarves.

The Hobbit is available right now on Blu-ray and DVD.