Adam Brown is an English actor, comedian and pantomime performer. Although he is currently known primarily for his work on the stage, Brown played the dwarf Ori in Peter Jackson’s trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit.
He studied at the John O’Gaunt Community Technology College in Hungerford, Berkshire. Following his time at John O’Gaunt, he trained in Performing Arts at Middlesex University, London, where he met Clare Plested and helped co-found the British comedy theatre troupe Plested and Brown.
He has written and performed in all seven of their shows to date: Carol Smillie Trashed my Room, The Reconditioned Wife Show, Flamingo Flamingo Flamingo, Hot Pursuit, Minor Spectacular, Health & Stacey and The Perfect Wife Roadshow. He is a regular at the Edinburgh Festival and has toured with his company across the UK as well as performances in Armenia, South Korea and New Zealand.
Brown appeared as Oswald Potter in children’s television programme ChuckleVision, and found a world-wide fan base as the dwarf Ori in the three-part adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.
Brown is currently filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, in which he’ll play the role of Jib. The film is due for release in 2017.