2 new actors announced in HOBBIT casting news

A note from Peter Jackson...

I'm very pleased to be welcoming two new cast members to our team.

Dean O'Gorman will be playing Fili. Dean's a terrific Kiwi actor, who I am thrilled to be working with. He's recently been in an excellent TV series down here called "The Almighty Johnsons", and I should let fans of that show know that our shooting schedule allows Dean to continue with a second series next year. Dean will be joining us next week.

I'm also pleased to announce that Lee Pace will be playing the Elven King Thranduil. Casting these Tolkien stories is very difficult, especially the Elven characters, and Lee has always been our first choice for Thranduil. He's going to be great. We loved his performance in a movie called "The Fall" a few years ago, and have been hoping to work with him since. When we were first discussing who would be right for Thranduil, Lee came into mind almost immediately.

It's been a great week, and I'm looking forward to the next few. It's going to be interesting...

More soon.

Cheers,

Peter J


5 comments:

  1. I LOVE Lee Pace and can not wait to see him as an Elf!

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  2. Lee Pace has Elven features. That's an excellent choice!

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  3. But..but...but...that means no David Tennant :'( (Steph goes off to cry in a corner...)

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  4. Stephanie, was David considered for the part?

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  5. YAY!!! Lee Pace is a wonderful actor and he is so handsome. I met him in person and he is such a nice down-to-earth guy. He deserves to get more and more roles and I'm so happy he will be apart of The Hobbit. :)

    Oh and David Tennant being apart of it was just a rumor. (I love David however) I think it was just a rumor it was never confirmed even back in January when I first heard about it I dont think he even meet with Jackson mainly because he has other projects already lined up or so I read.

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