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This article is about the Dwarf. For the Harfoot, see Nori Brandyfoot.

Nori was a Dwarf of Durin's Folk. He had a brother named Dori as well as a cousin named Ori,[1] and was a remote kinsman of Thorin Oakenshield.

He played the flute, and was very fond of regular and plentiful meals like his Hobbit friend, Bilbo Baggins.


Early life[]

Nori, as was his brother Dori, was a capable flutist, and both seem to have carried their flutes with them. Both shared Bilbo's liking for regular meals. Before the Quest for the Lonely Mountain, Nori lived in Thorin's Halls in the northern Blue Mountains with his two brothers.

Quest of Erebor[]

In TA 2941, Nori, along with Dori and Ori, became part of Thorin and Company, befriending Bilbo Baggins and traveling with him in search of Smaug's treasure in the Lonely Mountain. After their experience in Goblin-town when the company was pursued by Wargs and Orcs and forced to climb up into some trees, Nori was the first realize that Bilbo had been left on the ground and pointed him out to his brother Dori who rescued Bilbo.

Nori did little to distinguish himself during the Dwarves's adventures in the wild, though he shared the same array of experiences as the others of the Company: captured in turn by Trolls, Goblins, Spiders, and Elves, they eventually reached the distant Lonely Mountain and recovered it for Durin's Folk.

Nori fought in and survived the Battle of Five Armies and returned to the Lonely Mountain where he established himself and grew rich. During the War of the Ring, Nori was still living in the Lonely Mountain, and possibly fought in the Battle of Dale against the Easterlings.[2]


Nori was one of the Dwarves named in the old Norse poem Völuspá. His name means "little scrap". He was also a Dwarf from Norse mythology and the name means "Peewee".

Rankin Bass Nori

Nori (1977)

In adaptations[]

The Hobbit (1977 animated film)[]

In the 1977 Rankin/Bass The Hobbit, the voice of Nori is provided by Jack DeLeon.

The Hobbit film trilogy[]

In Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy, Nori is played by Jed Brophy. Nori is the only member of Thorin and Company to notice Bilbo escaping in Goblin-town, but he does not see Bilbo fall into Gollum's lair.

The studio released the following description of Nori in the films:


Nori as portrayed by Jed Brophy in The Hobbit films

"Perhaps the most elusive member of The Company of Thorin Oakenshield, Nori is often in trouble with the Dwarvish authorities. Deciding it might be a good time to leave town, he readily joins the Quest for the Lonely Mountain, not realizing the journey ahead may well lead him into far more trouble than he has left behind. Nobody ever quite knows what the quick-witted and wily Nori is up to, except that it's guaranteed to be dodgy and quite possibly illegal. Despite rarely seeing eye-to-eye with his brothers Dori and Ori, he is nonetheless immensely loyal and will protect them by whatever means possible."


The Hobbit (1968 series)[]

In the BBC's The Hobbit (1968 radio series), the voice of Nori is provided by Antony Viccars.

The Hobbit (1979 series)[]

In the Mind's Eye's rendition of The Hobbit, the voice of Nori is provided by an unknown actor.

Video games[]

  • The Lord of the Rings Online

In The Lord of the Rings Online, Nori lives in Erebor during and after the War of the Ring, holding the position of the Keeper of the Coffers. He is first found in the Gatehouse of the Lonely Mountain, where he and his brother Dori brief the player on breaking the Siege of Erebor. After the battle, Nori and the other surviving Dwarves of the Company join Dís in paying respect to tomb of Thorin Oakenshield. Under the illusion that after the downfall of Sauron great wealth could now be reclaimed from the ancient dwarf-holds left to ruin in the Ered Mithrin, Nori breaks the direct edict of King Thorin Stonehelm and in secret leads a small expedition to reclaim the wealth of the Longbeards in Thikil-gundu, "The Steel Keep". His brother Dori forms a small band of Dwarves to rescue him from his folly, including his old companions Bofur and Glóin, and together with the player search for Nori's trail across the Ered Mithrin. They eventually find him in the Steel Keep, by which time Nori had realized the error of his thinking, as the demise of Sauron did nothing to evil creatures that have since long made the Longbeard halls their home. The Dwarves then set out for the journey back to Erebor with the exception of Glóin, who continues the adventure alongside the player.

Voice dubbing actors[]

Foreign Language Voice dubbing artist
Spanish (Spain) José Javier Serrano
Portuguese (Brazil) (Television/DVD) Júlio Chaves
Spanish (Latin America) Erick Salinas
Italian (Italy) Luigi Ferraro
German Hans-Georg Panczak
French (France) Vincent Violette
Czech (Czech Republic) Ladislav Cigánek
Slovak Ivan Krúpa
Hungarian Péter Benkő
Polish Piotr Bajor


The poster of Nori for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
A close-up of Nori's mace in the film trilogy
Nori figurine manufactured by Games Workshop
Nori (left) as he appears in the 1977 animated version of The Hobbit
Nori of Thorin's company
Nori (Ally)
Nori in The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, Challenge of the Wainriders
Nori (Spirit)
Nori in The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, The Hobbit: Over Hill and Under Hill Expansion


Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ኖይ
Arabic نوري
Armenian Նորի
Belarusian Cyrillic Норы
Bengali ণরি
Bulgarian Cyrillic Нори
Chinese (Hong Kong) 諾力
Georgian ნორი
Greek Νορι
Gujarati નોરી
Hindi णोरि
Japanese ノリ
Kannada ನೋರಿ
Kazakh Нори (Cyrillic) Norï (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Нори
Macedonian Cyrillic Нори
Malayalam നൊരി
Marathi नोरी
Mongolian Cyrillic Нори
Nepalese णोरि
Pashto نوری
Persian نوری
Punjabi ਨੋਰੀ
Russian Нори
Sanskrit णोरि
Serbian нори (Cyrillic) Nori (Latin)
Sinhalese නොරි
Tajik Cyrillic Нори
Tamil நோரி
Telugu నోరి
Ukrainian Cyrillic Норі
Urdu نوری
Uzbek Нори (Cyrillic) Nori (Latin)
Yiddish נאָרי


  1. The History of The Hobbit: Mr Baggins and Return to Bag-End, "Addendum: The Seventh Phase", "iv. Personae"
  2. The Hobbit