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Full Name
Dean Lance O'Gorman

1 December 1976 (age 40) (

Actor, photographer, artist

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Movies and TV shows
The Almighty Johnsons, Young Hercules, The Hobbit: An Unexpect, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Fiv, McLeod's Daughters

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Dean Lance O'Gorman (born 1 December 1976) is an actor, artist, and photographer from New Zealand. He is known internationally for playing the dwarf Fíli in the Hobbit trilogy and for playing Norse God Anders in fantasy series The Almighty Johnsons.


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Early life

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O'Gorman was born in Auckland, New Zealand, to parents Lance, a landscape painter, and Christine O'Gorman. He has a younger brother, Brett, who is also an actor as well as a comedian. He has Irish and English ancestry; his maternal grandfather was an English paratrooper in WWII.

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O'Gorman earned a black belt in karate by the age of ten, and attended Rangitoto College in Auckland. He initially planned to study graphic design. He married his long term girlfriend Sarah Wilson in January 2016.


O'Gorman's most widely seen role is as Fili, one of the dwarves, in The Hobbit trilogy, although he has had substantially bigger parts in a number of other features (including Bonjour Timothy and road movies Snakeskin and Pork Pie). O'Gorman appeared in the first of the Hobbit trilogy An Unexpected Journey in 2012, and reprised the role in 2013's The Desolation of Smaug and 2014's The Battle of the Five Armies.

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At 12 years old, O'Gorman was discovered by a casting agent during a school speech competition. After acting in a number of television roles he got a starring role in 1995 teen romance Bonjour Timothy, a performance which earned him a nomination for Best Actor at the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy.

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Subsequent roles included co-starring as Mark in ensemble drama When Love Comes and playing opposite Melanie Lynskey in road movie Snakeskin, the latter of which received five awards at the 2001 New Zealand Film and Television Awards. Pork Pie. O'Gorman would hit the road again in 2017, thanks to Pork Pie, a remake of classic New Zealand film Goodbye Pork Pie.

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In April 2011, O'Gorman was cast as the Dwarf Fili in Peter Jackson's three-part film adaptation of The Hobbit. He later made a cameo appearance in an advertisement for Air New Zealand.

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In Jay Roach's 2015 film Trumbo, O'Gorman plays the part of Kirk Douglas, including a re-creation of filming the movie Spartacus.


O'Gorman began acting in television in the early 1990s. His career took off in the middle of the decae, when he won the role of Harry Martin in popular New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street and appeared in locally-shot shows Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess multiple times. O'Gorman also held a regular role as Iolaus in the short-lived Young Hercules opposite Ryan Gosling, and in Australian hit McLeod's Daughters, as Luke Morgan, a love interest of Jodi Fountain McLeod.

He has made multiple guest appearances on several television shows including The Cult, Go Girls and Legend of the Seeker. From 2011–2013, O'Gorman played the role of Anders Johnson in New Zealand fantasy series The Almighty Johnsons. He played mountaineer George Lowe in 2016 mini-series Hillary.

Art and photography

In addition to acting, O'Gorman is also a photographer and artist. In an interview with Tom Cardy, he confessed to difficult times finding work during his first year in Los Angeles. He was almost broke, but was soon discovered by his friend's agent and thus began to receive more work, dividing his time between painting, photography and acting.

In 2012, he held his first exhibition at the Page Blackie Gallery in Wellington, New Zealand between 19–23 June. The theme of the exhibition focused on the Vietnam War. In order to obtain accuracy in his work, O'Gorman sought the advice of a New Zealand Vietnam veteran. Preferring to dress and set up shoots himself, the models for this gallery included other cast members from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Almighty Johnsons. O'Gorman's photographs were displayed at the 2015 Berlin B3 Biennial.


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