Movie News: The Big Yin to Play 'Small' Role in THE HOBBIT

Written by Kris Heys Thursday, 09 February 2012

Movie News

Comedian turned actor Billy Connolly has officially joined the cast of Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT in a last minute addition...

It's the final casting according to Jackson himself, with Connolly set to play the role of dwarf Dain Ironfoot, cousin of Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Amitage).

Exactly.

Personally, I find the supposed funnyman as hilarious as I do bowel cancer, and I'm not entirely enthusiastic about his acting career either (although FIDO still sits on my DVD shelf awaiting a watch, maybe that will convince) but in Jackson's judgment we trust. What say you guys?

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY is released on December 14th 2012, with part two THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN December 13th 2013.

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