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Peter Jackson announces new Hobbit roles, including one for Stephen Fry

05.19.2011

I didn't realize that at this point THE HOBBIT was still adding cast members, but that would seem to be the case a few new actors have joined up, as announced by Peter Jackson himself.

The most notable of these is Stephen Fry, next seen as Mycroft in SHERLOCK HOLMES 2, but is best known for his awesome comedy show with a very young Hugh Laurie back in the ‘80s. Well, best known to me at least.

Here’s what Jackson had to say about Fry’s addition, as well as the other new roles cast.

"We are thrilled to confirm that Stephen Fry will be playing The Master of Laketown. I’ve known Stephen for several years, and we’re developing a DAMBUSTERS movie together. In addition to his writing skills, he’s a terrific actor and will create a very memorable Master for us.

The Master’s conniving civil servant, Alfrid will be played by Ryan Gage. Ryan is a great young actor who we originally cast in a small role, but we liked him so much, we promoted him to the much larger Alfrid part.

Last, and certainly not least, is Conan Stevens, who will be playing an Orc called Azog (Orcs are never called Roger or Dennis for some strange reason). And yes that’s his name—Conan! Isn’t that cool? Azog is played by Conan!"

Well I’ll be damned if I’m not really looking forward to this. I used to love having a new LOTR movie every Christmas, and it will be nice to have some of that magic back.

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12:58PM on 05/20/2011

Conan Stevens

That dude is like 8 feet tall. I just saw a pic of him towering over Peter Jackson. That's one big damn Orc.
That dude is like 8 feet tall. I just saw a pic of him towering over Peter Jackson. That's one big damn Orc.
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6:52PM on 05/19/2011
fantastic news
fantastic news
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5:10PM on 05/19/2011
Still sucks we don't get Ron Perlman as Beorn or Doug Jones as the Elf King.
Still sucks we don't get Ron Perlman as Beorn or Doug Jones as the Elf King.
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5:00PM on 05/19/2011

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Is Guillermo Del Toro is still directing?
Is Guillermo Del Toro is still directing?
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4:57PM on 05/19/2011

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Do your own job!
Do your own job!
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8:51PM on 05/19/2011
He's not real sometimes is he...?
He's not real sometimes is he...?
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4:53PM on 05/19/2011
Can't wait for these films. I miss looking forward to holiday movies.

Extra Tidbit: Umm, google it? You do work for a movie news website, you know. Kind of strange to ask your readers for the facts...
Can't wait for these films. I miss looking forward to holiday movies.

Extra Tidbit: Umm, google it? You do work for a movie news website, you know. Kind of strange to ask your readers for the facts...
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8:50PM on 05/19/2011
He's probably too busy rolling another doobie...
He's probably too busy rolling another doobie...
4:06PM on 05/19/2011
Steven Fry is always awesome.

Conan Stevens is currently playing "The Mountain," Gregor Clegane in HBO's Game of Thrones. He is a large, large man.
Steven Fry is always awesome.

Conan Stevens is currently playing "The Mountain," Gregor Clegane in HBO's Game of Thrones. He is a large, large man.
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4:02PM on 05/19/2011

Wow...

... that's an old picture of Stephen Fry! That the first one Google Images threw up...?
... that's an old picture of Stephen Fry! That the first one Google Images threw up...?
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