The Royal Premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey takes place in London tonight, Wednesday December 12, and you can watch the live stream of the premiere on RTÉ TEN from 5:15pm.

Director Peter Jackson and stars including Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, James Nesbitt and Aidan Turner will be among those in attendance.

You can watch RTÉ TEN's interviews with Martin Freeman and Peter Jackson, by clicking the links on your left.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in Irish cinemas on Thursday December 13, when you can also watch more of RTÉ TEN's interviews with the cast.