The European premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug takes place in Berlin from 5:20pm this evening, Monday December 9, and you can watch the stars on the red carpet here.

The blockbuster's synopsis reads: "The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkien, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventures of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor."

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens in cinemas this Friday, December 13. Watch out for interviews with the stars later this week on RTÉ TEN.