Alignment Protagonist
Race Dwarf
Weapons/Equipment Pickaxe
Dead or Alive Alive
Status Companion of Thorin
Bofur is a character in The Hobbit released on November 27th, 2012.


Bofur was one of the twelve companions of Thorin and Bilbo on the Quest of Erebor. The cousin of Bifur and brother of Bombur; he was not descended from Durin. Bofur liked mince-pies and cheese at tea, and like his cousin Bifur, played the clarinet and sported a yellow hood. He didn’t have as rough a barrel-ride as most of his companions, but was still too stiff to help de-keg the other dwarves. Along with his brother Bombur he was nearly trapped at the bottom of a cliff on the Lonely Mountain by Smaug before being rescued by the others. He was still living at the time of the Council of Elrond.

He is portrayed by James Nesbitt in Peter Jackson's adaptation of The Hobbit.


Bofur has a unique hat piece, detailed face, unique torso depicting a large belt and a jacket, dark brown short legs, and a dark brown short cape.

Official DescriptionEdit

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Bofur is endearing and likeable to everyone he meets. But he does have a disastrous tendency to state the obvious and blurt out things without thinking. He loves music, has a fine singing voice, delights in good food and good company and is unfailingly optimistic. Though not especially brave, he will do his best to help those in need. Especially those he counts as friends. Along with his brother Bombur and his cousin Bifur, Bofur joined The Quest for the Lonely Mountain partly to seek his fortune – and partly because he was told the food was free.