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[[File:The Hobbit-An Unexpected Journey-Fili3.png|200px|thumb|[[Dean O'Gorman]] as Fíli in [[The Hobbit films|The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey]].]]'''1968: ''[[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)]]'':'''
[[File:The Hobbit-An Unexpected Journey-Fili3.png|200px|thumb|[[Dean O'Gorman]] as Fíli in [[The Hobbit films|The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey]].]]
'''1966: ''[[The Hobbit (1966 film)]]'':'''
:Fíli is omitted. [[Thorin Oakenshield]] only travels with an unnamed guard and the princess of Dale.<ref name="Deitch">{{webcite|articleurl=|articlename=The Hobbit.mp4|dated=5 January 2012|website=YouTube|accessed=10 January 2012}}</ref>
'''1968: ''[[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)]]'':'''
:Fíli is played by [[David Brierly]].
:Fíli is played by [[David Brierly]].

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Fíli (Third Age 2859 - 2941, 72 years old) was the brother of Kíli and nephew of Thorin.



Fíli and Kíli were the sons of Dís, the sister of Thorin. As his sister-sons, they accompanied their uncle on the Quest of Erebor. The brothers were the youngest of Thorin and Company by some 50 years.[1]

After helping find Smaug's treasure Fíli was slain with his brother in the Battle of Five Armies, while defending his mortally wounded uncle.[2]

After the death of their uncle, the brothers would be the only remaining descendants of Thrór's line and inherit the title of King under the Mountain. Their deaths ended the royal line, and the title passed to Dáin II. It was their heroic last stand that made their mother one of the very few Dwarf-women to be mentioned in the genealogies.[3]


Fíli is a dwarf from the Dvergatal. It can mean "File" or "Filer"; it is of Frisian or Low German origin rather than Old Norse.[4]


Thráin II
Thorin II

Portrayal in Adaptations

1966: The Hobbit (1966 film):

Fíli is omitted. Thorin Oakenshield only travels with an unnamed guard and the princess of Dale.[5]

1968: The Hobbit (1968 radio series):

Fíli is played by David Brierly.

1977: The Hobbit (1977 film):

Fíli's voice is provided by Jack DeLeon.

1979: The Hobbit (1979 radio series):

No actor is specified for the role of Fíli.

1982: The Hobbit (1982 video game):

Fíli is omitted; Thorin is the only companion of the player, Bilbo Baggins.[6]

2003: The Hobbit (2003 video game):

No actor is credited for the role of Fíli.

2012-3: The Hobbit films:

Dean O'Gorman will portray Fíli.[7] O'Gorman joined the cast on 30 April 2011 after Rob Kazinsky, who was originally cast as Fíli, left the production for personal reasons.[7][8]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Over Hill and Under Hill"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "The Return Journey"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  4. Chester Nathan Gould, "Dwarf-Names: A Study in Old Icelandic Religion", published in Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, Vol 44 (1929), issue #4, pp. 939-967
  5. "The Hobbit.mp4" dated 5 January 2012, YouTube (accessed 10 January 2012)
  6. ZX Computing, 8304 (April/May 1983), p. 76, accessed April 24 2011
  7. 7.0 7.1 Peter Jackson, "Casting news!" dated 30 April 2011, Facebook (accessed 23 December 2011)
  8. Peter Jackson, "Fili" dated 24 April 2011, Facebook (accessed 23 December 2011)
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