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Belladonna (Took) Baggins was a Hobbit of the Shire.

Belladonna was from a very large and wealthy family, and had many siblings. She was the "remarkable" ninth child and eldest daughter of Gerontius Took and Adamanta Chubb.

Biography

Belladonna

A portrait of Belladonna in Bag End.

Belladonna Took married Bungo Baggins, becoming "Mrs. Bungo Baggins," and together they financed the construction of the Shire's most luxurious and comfortable Hobbit-hole, Bag End. In TA 2890, Belladonna became the mother of Bilbo Baggins, her only son and child. She was also well known to the wizard Gandalf. She died in TA 2934, eight years after her husband, leaving Bilbo the master of Bag End.[1][2][3]

Portrayals in adaptations

Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring

Her portrait on the wall of Bag End in Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring was based on Fran Walsh's appearance.

She was mentioned in the movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but although the character appeared in the book The Art of The Lord of the Rings about the film, and later in the extended version, the scenes with her in them were cut from the 2001 theatrical release.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

In the extended edition, Belladonna appears in a short flashback scene, showing the first meeting between Gandalf and the young Bilbo. The scene was based on Tolkien's appendices to The Hobbit, which were not published until after his death. Belladonna is played by actress Sonia Forbes-Adam, who is married to James Nesbitt who plays Bofur the dwarf.

Appearances

References

  1. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C: Family Trees, Took of Great Smials
  2. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C: Family Trees, Baggins of Hobbiton
  3. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Party

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