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

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

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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.


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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


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