To celebrate wrapping The Hobbit trilogy, Peter Jackson posted a message and picture of himself and his cat Mr Smudge on Facebook.

He wrote: "1.14am. Back with Mr Smudge. A long day. A great day. Thank you all for being part of it! Now for some sleep!"

A few minutes before he posted: "A 20 hour day… 15 years of Tolkien… 771 days of shooting… And we arrive home exhausted, to a house full of teenagers! It’s going to be a long night!"

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be released on December 13 and There And Back Again will open on December 2014.