There were a few big stars missing from last night's Hollywood premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Among the MIAs were Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Gollum creator Andy Serkis and Christopher Lee. But the crowd was easily appeased with who did show up.
Benedict Cumberbatch, who voices Smaug the dragon of the film's title, brought the loudest response from the thousands of watchers along Hollywood Boulevard. Others in attendance to sign autographs and pose for cameras were cast members Orlando Bloom, Being Human's Aidan Turner, Sherlock's Martin Freeman, Arrow's Manu Bennett, Lost's Evangeline Lilly, V for Vendetta's Stephen Fry, Richard Armitage, The Fast and Furious 6's Luke Evans and director Peter Jackson.
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