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In a small way, I feel a bit sorry for Billy Connolly

Radagast-Aiwendil
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Oct 2 2012, 10:10pm


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I assume that this is the right area to post this, given that it is about an actor/personality figure.

Reading another interview with Billy (where he again talks about not liking Tolkien's books or people who have read them), something occurred to me which I thought quite amusing: by playing this role, Billy is going to have to answer all sorts of bizarre questions from Tolkien fans for the rest of his life!

Now, as someone who couldn't imagine what life would be like without the works of Tolkien, I find it difficult to put myself in his shoes, but if his role in The Hobbit is sufficient enough (i.e. extended by the transformation of two to three films), then Connolly will have to live in the shadow of Dain Ironfoot for the rest of his existence, someone who is a. A Tolkien character, and b.Much smaller than Connolly!

On a serious note though, I do feel sorry for Connolly in that he apparently had one of the most terrible childhoods imaginable. This is also not an anti-Connolly post (It's always fun watching his comedy programs!)

"Radagast is, of course, a worthy wizard, a master of shapes and changes of hue, and he has much lore of herbs and beasts, and birds are especially his friends."-Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings.

(This post was edited by Radagast-Aiwendil on Oct 2 2012, 10:12pm)

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In a small way, I feel a bit sorry for Billy Connolly Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Oct 2 2012, 10:10pm
    I'll always think of him as Fido. SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 2 2012, 11:45pm
    I think he is already alienorchid Send a private message to alienorchid Oct 3 2012, 7:20am

 
 
 

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