Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: The January Sale!
Try 3 issues of Empire magazine for just £1
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy And More In Talks For Ghostbusters
SNL players Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones working out deals
Chris Pratt Wanted As New Indiana Jones
Disney's got early plans...
Liam Hemsworth Offered The Lead In The Independence Day Sequel
He may fight the aliens in ID Forever
Mortem Tyldum Taking On Passengers
Imitation Game director set for sci-fi romance
Colin Firth Aboard World Yacht Race Drama
The Theory Of Everything director James Marsh will hoist the sails
Frank Grillo Haunted By Stephanie
He'll star in Akiva Goldsman's horror thriller
Tom Hardy Hunts A Killer In The Child 44 Trailer
But how do you solve a crime the state won't acknowledge?
It'll Be A Wet Hot American Summer At Netflix
UPDATE: Now with added teaser
Emma Roberts Hits A Nerve
Dave Franco also on for the thriller
Tate Taylor Sails To USS Indianapolis Project
He'll swim with sharks for producer Robert Downey Jr.
New Poster For Jason Statham's Wild Card
Punching Las Vegas
Josh Trank And Simon Kinberg Talk Fantastic Four Trailer
The director and writer/producer add FFuel to the FFire
The First Trailer For Josh Trank's Fantastic Four Reboot Arrives
Flame on!
Exclusive: New Ant-Man Still Arrives
Scott Lang hits the shower
Daniel Brühl's Captain America: Civil War Role Revealed
Sound the spoiler klaxon!
Anthony Mackie And Olivia Wilde Let It Snow
Alongside Marisa Tomei in the festive caper
Eli Roth's Knock Knock Hits Sundance
Keanu and Utah are reunited
Fox Planning Live-Action X-Men TV Series
The mutants could be headed to the small screen
Edgar Wright Submits Dodge And Twist Screenplay
Redrafting the steampunk Oliver
Mission: Impossible 5 Moved Up To July
Christopher McQuarrie will deliver a little earlier than expected...
David Tennant Will Be Zebediah Kilgrave
In Marvel/Netflix's A.K.A. Jessica Jones
Emma Watson Signs For Beauty And The Beast
She'll be director Bill Condon's guest
Chris Weitz Hired For Gareth Edwards' Star Wars Stand-Alone
He'll write the new draft of the script
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
09 January 2015
The 2015 BAFTA Nominations Are Here
Who will win a golden face come February 8?
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Empire Star Rating
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Stephen Fry Joins The Hobbit
Peter Jackson announces more casting...

19 May 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Facebook

submit to reddit

His name has bobbed up once or twice in the past in relation to the film, but now, thanks to Peter Jackson’s latest Facebook posting, Stephen Fry is confirmed to be part of The Hobbit’s cast, alongside fellow new arrivals Ryan Gage and Conan Stevens.

Yes, you can expect a flurry of thrilled tweets from the King of All Social Media himself as he takes the part of The Master of Laketown. Lake-Town, or Esgaroth, is a wooden construction sitting, as you might expect, on the Long Lake, and appears in Tolkien's tome as a trading post between men and elves, and a way stop for Bilbo and the dwarves. It has a history with the dragon Smaug and the elected leader of the town isn’t exactly quick to welcome Bilbo and his company when they arrive. He’s described as a nervous, greedy type. “I've known Stephen for several years, and we're developing a Dambusters movie together,” writes Jackson. “In addition to his writing skills, he's a terrific actor and will create a very memorable Master for us.”

But the Master won’t be alone in his money-grabbing ways. Gage has been cast as Alfrid, the man’s dodgy civil servant. According to Jackson, Gage scored the role after impressing the director and his team with his performance in a smaller part.

Finally, there’s the aptly named Conan Stevens, a towering type who will be playing an Orc named Azgog. You can see a picture of him posing with Jackson on the page.

The Hobbit’s cast and crew are heading towards a planned production break that will allow them to get some editing and visual effects work done, while also preparing for some hefty scenes scheduled for the next block of shooting. Back to work, you lot... We've got a film we want to see.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Natali's Neuromancer In Pre-Production
International shoot planned for 2012
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE: Stephen Fry Joins The Hobbit
L: stef3 shockingly bad in V for Vendettalasphemy! Love that film to bits and always get a lump in my throat when practically sacrifices himself just because he can't stand the status quo anymore... greed Stef - how anyone can hate anything about V for Vendetta is beyond me. Probably my favourite film! And Stephen Fry is great in it. Looking forward to seeing how he copes with oldie worldy myth and magic in The Hobbitt though - I'm sure he'll do fine! More

Posted by lukeyboy at 11:08 on 07 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Stephen Fry Joins The Hobbit
Old news I know but I'm happy about said Fry joining the Cast. Along with ]the more recent anouncements made of familiar faces, biteeps sounding better and better! ] More

Posted by NinjaShortbread212 at 03:04 on 07 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Stephen Fry Joins The Hobbit
shockingly bad in V for Vendettalasphemy! Love that film to bits and always get a lump in my throat when practically sacrifices himself just because he can't stand the status quo anymore... More

Posted by stef3 at 22:00 on 19 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Stephen Fry Joins The Hobbit
A big yay! Every period film is made better by Stephen Fry-he feels like a character from the past for me. My anticipation for this film has moved up another level! More

Posted by stef3 at 21:57 on 19 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Um...
He was shockingly bad in V for Vendetta, if he's so smart he'd realise a middle earth Steven Fry would be a travesty and stay away..... jobs for the boys by the sounds of it  More

Posted by The Sadistic Puffin at 14:54 on 19 May 2011 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The X-Men TV Series: 10 Possible Plotlines
Mutants on a budget? We suggest some ideas for Fox’s new franchise extension

10 Kid-Friendly Marvel Comics That Could Be The Next Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Animation Studios have a lot to play with elsewhere in the Marvelverse

20 Sitcom Spin-Offs That Were Doomed To Fail
From Joey to Ally and back again…

Jessica Chastain Takes The IMDbunker
The Most Violent Year star takes our most random quiz

Five Impressive Oscar Isaac Roles You Didn't Realise Were Oscar Isaac
Welcome to Oscar season...

Fables: A Primer
An introduction to Bill Willingham’s wonderfully dark fairy-tale world

12 Hitchcock Remakes Ranked From Best To Worst
Lifeboat in space, anyone?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)