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Anyone Else Feel The Preamble is Getting Terminally Tiresome ....?
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Apr 6 2010, 10:15am

Post #51 of 57 (2571 views)
Definitely ... [In reply to] Can't Post


He even sounds like him. The way he says "a howling gale from France!" in this clip. Shocked It's pure Bilbo!


Still trying to guage his height, but no idea if that's a medium height or shorter actress he's standing next to there, so very tricky.


(This post was edited by DamienEngland on Apr 6 2010, 10:18am)


Apr 6 2010, 10:29am

Post #52 of 57 (2529 views)
Height Hugh Bonneville [In reply to] Can't Post

Hugh Bonneville isn't that short, he is 1,87 meter or 6ft1,75in.
I don't know how they are going to film the hobbit, but I think they try to cast Bilbo shorter than the dwarves. Ofcourse if he can act they should consider him.


Apr 6 2010, 10:46am

Post #53 of 57 (2481 views)
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Same height as me. Unsure Well, everything else about him is so perfect compared to names suggested so far who are more in the right height range, it'd be a shame if it ruled him out of the running. (and didn't Matthew Goode audition for Bilbo? He's quite a tall fella, I recall.)

No idea if the Bilbo casting call sheet says in the small print words to the effect of: "Only actors in the 5 ft - 5 ft 8 bracket need apply" the heightist, swines! Wink

But I'm still in camp Hugh. He exudes Bilbo-ness from every pore.



Apr 6 2010, 10:54am

Post #54 of 57 (2507 views)
Hugh Bonneville [In reply to] Can't Post

Well, he does look a bit like him. And I will appreciate it if they cast an unknown.

But I won't pick a side. As long as it isn't McAvoy...


Apr 6 2010, 11:24am

Post #55 of 57 (2517 views)
I'd say... [In reply to] Can't Post

That comparitvely and pre make-up that makes Kili & Fili around....25 in human years!!! - What a coincidence! ; )


Apr 6 2010, 8:07pm

Post #56 of 57 (2595 views)
Well sincere good luck, best wishes... [In reply to] Can't Post

... and anything else I can bestow upon you to make it happen! I know how hard it is to get noticed.


Apr 7 2010, 10:45am

Post #57 of 57 (2655 views)
Hugh Bonneville [In reply to] Can't Post

HB has been discussed quite extensively and favourably on these boards before... as a quick serach for 'Bonneville' will attest.

Personally, he'd be my choice for Bilbo, with Freeman a close second. At this late stage though, I don't doubt Bilbo has been tested and cast - and only a Stuart Townsend-like situation or protracted delays will alter whoever they already have in mind.

[here's hoping though!]

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