THE HOBBIT First Look at Balin and Dwalin July 15, 2011 So far, we have seen ten of the thirteen dwarves that accompany Bilbo Baggins on the Quest of Ereborto. Now we have our first look at two more, Balin (Ken Stott) and Dwalin (Graham McTavish). Dwarf Lords in their own right, Balin and Dwalin are close relatives of Thorin. Beyond this, these brothers are two of his most loyal and trusted friends. An old warrior, Balin has lived through hard times and fought many battles, yet he harbors doubts about the wisdom of the Quest to retake the Lonely Mountain. Dwalin has no such forebodings – his belief in Thorin’s leadership is unshakeable. A powerful and bruising fighter, with a natural tendency to distrust anyone who is not a Dwarf, particularly anyone who might be an Elf, Dwalin is not someone to cross lightly.