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"Grinnah" is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
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"Grinnah" from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Biographical Information
PositionInterrogator of Goblin town
AffiliationGreat Goblin
DeathT.A. 2941
Physical Description
Eye colorYellow

Grinnah was a Goblin of Goblin-town in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. He was played by Stephen Ure, who also played Fimbul.


Grinnah appeared to be a significant member of the Goblin-Town hierarchy, as he directly reported to the Great Goblin when they captured Thorin and Company. He was responsible for discovering Orcrist on Thorin Oakenshield, and showing it to the Great Goblin, who angrily orders his subordinates to kill Thorin. When Gandalf arrived to rescue the Dwarves and they took up arms to fight their way out, Grinnah was stabbed to death by Kíli.[1]


Grinnah is cunning and vicious, but much like the other goblins, he is a coward. Despite his apparent loyality to the great goblin, he actually hates him in secret.[2]