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Biographical information

Other names
The Beast (by the Orcs)
Chieftain of the Beornings
Date of birth
Year ascended to the throne
Date of death
Late Third Age ?, before the War of the Ring
Realms ruled
Unnamed wife
Axe (in Man-form), teeth, claws, strength (in Bear form)

Physical description

Beornings (Skin-changers of the North)
Hair color
Eye color
Grey (film)
"I don't need your service, thank you, but I expect you need mine. I'am not over fond of dwarves; but if it is true you are Thorin (son of Thrain, son of Thror, I believe) and that your companion is respectable, and that you are enemies of goblins and are not up to any mischief in my lands – what are you up to, by the way?"
The Hobbit: Queer Lodgings

Beorn was a Northman, a Shape-shifter, and a Beorning chieftain. The people of Beorn once inhabited the North of the Anduin valley between the Misty Mountains and Mirkwood during the last centuries of the Third Age. They guarded the Ford of Carrock from the Goblins and Wargs.[1]



Beorn was a warrior with great strength, who could turn into a great black bear. In human form, he appears as a tall, black-haired man with huge arms and a great beard. Beorn kept many animals at his residence, such as horses and dogs. His animals were all extremely intelligent; his dogs, for instance, could walk on their hind legs while carrying things with their forelegs, set the table, and able to speak. Beorn's horses could also understand what their master said. Beorn was also capable of speaking in the tongue of beasts, as he could communicate with bears. When he spoke to his dogs, his words sounded like barks twisted into some form of speech.

Beorn in bear form
Beorn chases the dwarves.
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The Quest to EreborEdit

Beorn provided shelter to Thorin Oakenshield and his company of dwarves (12 others), Hobbit (Bilbo Baggins), and Wizard (Gandalf), and later helped them fight against an army of Goblins at the Battle of the Five Armies on November 23, 2941.

At the Battle of Five Armies Beorn killed the goblin chieftain Bolg.[2] After the battle, Beorn accompanied Gandalf and Bilbo through their journey home until he reached his house.[3]

Beorn's son Grimbeorn eventually took over his duties as chieftain in TA 3018.[4][5]

Portrayal in adaptationsEdit

The Hobbit film trilogyEdit

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Beorn is portrayed by Mikael Persbrandt in the films The Desolation of Smaug and upcoming There and Back Again. His appearance in the films is quite different than his description in the book and portrayals in other media. In the films, he has greyish-brown hair, a forked beard, shackles on his left arm, and a mohawk-like mane of hair.[6] Beorn also mentioned his fellow Shape Shifters, who once lived in the mountains before Azog the Defiler came down from the north and killed or enslaved many of his people for sport. Beorn escaped the terrible fate of his kin (explaining the shackles on his arm), and claims that he is the last of their kind. He gives them horses to reach Mirkwood and provides escort to protect them from roaming orcs. Beorn appears to be aware of the dark presence in Dol Guldur.


Beorn watching orcs
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Beorn is also said to be in little control of himself in the The Desolation of Smaug, but in the book, he can be tame and gentle as a bear, even following the Dwarves to ensure the return of his ponies when the Dwarves leave his house to go to Mirkwood . His role has been substantially expanded, according to Peter Jackson, and his presence in Dol Guldur. LEGO set has lead to speculations that he will be featured in the Gandalf/Dol Guldur storyline.

Voice Dubbing actorsEdit

Foreign Language Voice dubbing artist
Portuguese (Brazil) (Television/DVD) Bruno Rocha
Spanish (Latin America) Octavio Rojas
Spanish (Spain) Ricky Coello
Italian (Italy) Paolo Marchese
German David Nathan
Polish Zbigniew Konopka
Czech Miloš Vávra


In early concepts, his bear form was rather monstrous, looking more likely that of a Troll or an Orc[7].



  1. The Hobbit: Queer Lodgings
  2. The Hobbit: The Clouds Burst
  3. The Hobbit: The Return Journey
  4. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Council of Elrond"
  5. The Atlas of Middle-earth pgs. 98-9 & 112
  6. The Hobbit films

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