Updated 5 December 2013 : Warner Brothers Zurich confirm that Aidan Turner WILL be attending the Zurich Premeiere along with Dean O’Gorman and Sylvester McCoy.
Aidan Turner, who plays the dwarf Kili in The Hobbit trilogy, is unable to attend the Swiss premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on 10 December, 2013.
Aidan was due to be a guest at the premiere along with Dean O’Gorman (Fili). Dean will still be attending and will be joined by the lovely Sylvester McCoy, who plays the wizard Radagast the Brown in the films.
Warner Brothers Zurich told me, “Aidan Turner will not attend. Sylvester McCoy will replace him. We hope there will not be anymore changes. Many thanks.”
Whilst I know this is a blow to Aidan’s many fans, I’d just like to say that this decision would not have taken this decision lightly.
The Swiss premiere is at Arena Cinemas in Zurich on 10 December, 2013. The red carpet event with Dean O’Gorman and Sylvester McCoy will start at 6.45 pm.
With thanks to Jérôme Brunner (@splatterwelt) for first alerting Middle-earth News to this.