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Billy Connolly is the final cast member to be added to The Hobbit

02.08.2012

When you don't think that Peter Jackson could squeeze another actor into THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, he does and it's the best possible decision.

Billy Connolly is set to play Dain Ironfoot, a great dwarf warrior and second cousin of Thorin Oakenshield. Jackson had this to say about the latest addition, "We could not think of a more fitting actor to play Dain Ironfoot, the staunchest and toughest of Dwarves, than Billy Connelly, the Big Yin himself. With Billy stepping into this role, the cast of "The Hobbit" is now complete. We can't wait to see him on the Battlefield!"

Connolly is awesome in every role he takes including ones in THE BOONDOCK SAINTS, THE LAST SAMURAI, and LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS.

Both HOBBIT films have already started shooting, but this is definitely a great add at this point in the game.

Source: Variety

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