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"Tilda" is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
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"Tilda" in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Biographical Information
LocationLake-town and Dale
Birth2930 TA
SiblingsSigrid and Bain
Physical Description
Hair colorbrown
Eye colorbrown
Clothingblue dress and grey shirt
GalleryImages of Tilda

Tilda was an eleven-year-old girl from Lake-town and a daughter of Bard. Tilda was invented for The Hobbit film trilogy by Warner Bros., where she was portrayed by Mary Nesbitt, the younger daughter of James Nesbitt.


Tilda, the daughter of Bard, had a sister Sigrid, who looked after her when their father is at work, and a brother, Bain.[1] During the onslaught of Smaug, she escaped the town with her sister, the Elf Tauriel and the Dwarves. They relocated to the ruins of Dale.

After the Orcs attacked Dale, Tilda and her siblings hid in the Great Hall on the main square, although their journey there was beset with dangers.[2]


The Hobbit film series
Source material: The Hobbit · The Lord of the Rings
Films An Unexpected Journey (extended editionThe Desolation of Smaug (extended edition) · The Battle of the Five Armies (extended edition)
Music An Unexpected Journey (Special Edition) · The Desolation of Smaug (Special Edition) · The Battle of the Five Armies (Special Edition) · "Song of the Lonely Mountain" · "I See Fire" · "The Last Goodbye"
Tie-in books An Unexpected Journey Official Movie Guide · Visual Companion · Movie Storybook · Annual 2013 · Chronicles: Art & Design · Chronicles: Creatures & Characters · The World of Hobbits
The Desolation of Smaug Official Movie Guide · Visual Companion · Movie Storybook · Annual 2014 · Chronicles: Art & Design · Chronicles: Cloaks & Daggers · Smaug: Unleashing the Dragon · Activity Book · Sticker Book · Ultimate Sticker Collection
The Battle of the Five Armies Official Movie Guide · Visual Companion · Movie Storybook · Annual 2015 · Chronicles: Art & Design · Chronicles: The Art of War · Activity Book
Video games Kingdoms of Middle-earth · Armies of The Third Age · Lego The Hobbit
Characters Bilbo · Thorin · Gandalf · Balin · Fíli · Kíli · Dwalin · Dori · Nori · Ori · Óin · Glóin · Bifur · Bofur · Bombur · Smaug · Radagast · Elrond · Galadriel · Saruman · Azog · Bolg · Thranduil · Legolas · Tauriel · Bard · Bain · Tilda · Sigrid · Master of Lake-town · Alfrid · Dáin Ironfoot · Necromancer · Bert · William · Tom · Beorn · Thráin · Thrór · Goblin King · Gollum · Frodo