Billy Connolly gets ready to dwarf things up in "The Hobbit"

1 min read

Peter Jackson has been working on the two-parter epic, The Hobbit for over a year now, and much like its source material, its turning out to be a film that is truly massive.

Scottish comedian and rather brilliant actor Billy Connelly is the latest addition to the cast, as the Big Yin will be showing up as the dwarvish warrior Dain Ironfoot.

Make up should be a piece of cake for the production crew at least.

Connelly will play a character that only briefly appears in the original The Hobbit books, but was more noticeable in the follow-up novels, The Lord of the Rings.

Whether it’s an attempt for Jackson to tie in his two grand cinematic oddysies is unclear, but the sight of Connelly going full Scottish at the Battle of the Five Armies will make his casting completely worthwhile.

The first Hobbit film hits theatres at the end of this year.



Last Updated: February 9, 2012

Darryn Bonthuys

Something wrong gentlemen? You come here prepared to read the words of a madman, and instead found a lunatic obsessed with comics, Batman and Raul Julia's M Bison performance in the 1994 Street Fighter movie? Fine! Keep your bio! In fact, now might be a good time to pray to it!

Check Also

Peter Jackson denies rumours that he wants to make a DC movie

This may be disappointing to some and a cause of celebration to others as Peter Jackson de…