The red carpet took place in Wellington, New Zealand and was attended by key cast members including Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, the Company of Dwarves and director Peter Jackson.
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