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.”