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Billy Connolly Will Play Dain Ironfoot in “The Hobbit”

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Peter Jackson has just announced that Scottish actor and comedian Billy Connolly has joined the cast of “The Hobbit” to play Dain Ironfoot.

Jackson said, “We could not think of a more fitting actor to play Dain Ironfoot, the staunchest and toughest of dwarves, than Billy Connolly, the Big Yin himself.”

Dain is the cousin of Thorin Oakenshield, the leader of the band of dwarves, who will be played by Richard Armitage.

“With Billy stepping into this role, the cast of The Hobbit is now complete. We can’t wait to see him on the battlefield.”

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7 Comments

  1. I’m so excited to see him play this role. SO PUMPED!

  2. One of the best actors and comedians around!

  3. I was wondering if we would see this character, since we hadn’t heard anything; I thought he might just be absorbed into other characters. This is truly inspired casting.

  4. Seriously, this movie just keeps getting better and better…why does it have to be a year away!