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Mikael Persbrandt in The Hobbit?
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Snulle
Bree

Dec 3 2010, 8:10am

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Hey all!

On of the Sweden's biggest newspaper has an article today saying that they got a scoop that Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt has got a role in The Hobbit.
It doesnt say which role but they are very sure about this fact.

Article is in Swedish.
http://www.aftonbladet.se/...lm/article8218240.ab

Mikael is very famous in Sweden but less known I guess in the rest of the world.
Although he is a very good actor. :-)

Cheers!
/Snulle


(This post was edited by Snulle on Dec 3 2010, 8:17am)


Vidstige
Bree


Dec 3 2010, 8:30am

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Mikael Persbrandt on IMDB

The article says that the character has a "Nordic connection". I don't think he'll play one of the dwarves, as he's quite tall (1.89 m) and slim. Maybe Beorn, Thranduil or Bard...


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Dec 3 2010, 8:34am

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This is great news for us Swedes! [In reply to] Can't Post

Oops, I made a new thread about this... didn't see this one...

From Aftonbladet:

"The Swedish actor has landed a role in the Hollywood production 'The Hobbit' based on the book 'Bilbo - en hobbits äventyr' by J R R Tolkien. Mikael Persbrandt's role in the movie is unclear, but reports indicates that his character will have a Nordic connection. Persbrandt is now going meet great Hollywood names as the actress Cate Blanchett and the director Peter Jackson, who also directed the LOTR-trilogy.
- He is really excited over this. He's looking forward to do a Hollywood movie, a source says.

According to sources, Mikael Persbrandt has already tried out clothes that may be used in the movie."

http://www.aftonbladet.se/...lm/article8218240.ab



He's almost completely unknown abroad, but he's one of Sweden's most well known, beloved and respected actors, although he's also somewhat of a bad boy.


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Snulle
Bree

Dec 3 2010, 8:35am

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Beorn? [In reply to] Can't Post

In the article you can read this.

"Mikael Persbrandts role in the movie in unclear, but word is that the character will have a "nordic link". "


This makes me think he will play Beorn. Beorn is pronounced "Björn" in Swedish and that is "Bear" in English.
But I guess we have to wait and see if this is true at all. Smile


(This post was edited by Snulle on Dec 3 2010, 8:36am)


Kangi Ska
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Dec 3 2010, 8:43am

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How perfect. Think he will make a good bear?

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Dec 3 2010, 8:43am

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He was excellent [In reply to] Can't Post

in Jan Troell's "Everlasting Moments" just last year. Maybe he's our Bard?


SirDennisC
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Dec 3 2010, 8:54am

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he's likely been cast as Thranduil. Although the "Nordic connection" hints at Beorn... "Beorn" is pronounced the same as "Björn" (which is more of a pun than a connection of course). I can't see this guy as Bard at all.


Kangi Ska
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Dec 3 2010, 9:07am

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Well Beorn's house is straight out of Beowulf. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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macfalk
Valinor


Dec 3 2010, 9:09am

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This. Is. Not. Expected.


Mikael Persbrandt? Wow, will pull me out of the story right there. He'll probably play Bard.

Persbrandt usually plays "tough guys" like in the series of kommisarie Beck.

Here is a clip with Persbrandt:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAN6MvS91sg



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Boromir2k
Bree


Dec 3 2010, 9:17am

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Beorn, I am guessing. [In reply to] Can't Post

The guy (Mikael P) is 190 cm tall and weighs in at 90 kg. More Beorn there than Bard, I am thinking and hoping.
The man's a great actor, no denying that. Looking forward to this...! Cool


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Dec 3 2010, 9:18am

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Well Beorn is as tough as they come. [In reply to] Can't Post

Can't look at the clip right now as U tube is blocked here. I will check it out at home. I figured you would be excited when this popped up. Sly

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Boromir2k
Bree


Dec 3 2010, 9:26am

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PRetty excited, yes! [In reply to] Can't Post

Cool


macfalk
Valinor


Dec 3 2010, 9:32am

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Haha, I can imagine you guessing that [In reply to] Can't Post

Well my (not so) professional guess is that this is a clear lock for Bard. He's tall, he's in the right age.

And he is "tough". He always seem to play a fellow with a big mouth and a pistol close in hand.



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macfalk
Valinor


Dec 3 2010, 9:42am

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By the way, if you want a full translation, just shout! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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Earl
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Dec 3 2010, 9:46am

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*pant... gasp* Ahem... I'd like to request a full translation when you get the time (if there's anything else Hobbit-related worth translating that is) Smile



Earl
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Dec 3 2010, 9:50am

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Here is the "News From Bree" post from TORn's homepage [In reply to] Can't Post

Spy Tomper sends in a report that Mikael Persbrant has been cast for an unknown roll in 'The Hobbit.' The link we were sent isn't in English but our spy reports, "He is one of the best known actors in Sweden today," and "(he) is known for playing macho characters and a rather stiff way of acting." So there you go!



B.R.n
The Shire

Dec 3 2010, 9:53am

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Nordic connection could also mean the Goblin King...or Smaug?


Timbo_mbadil
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Dec 3 2010, 9:55am

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I only know him from the Beck series (which is one of the few crime thingies I not only endure, but quite like), and love both his character and his work.

I don't see him as Beorn, though, whom I always figured more, well, bear-like… My guess is Bard.


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Earl
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Dec 3 2010, 10:00am

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Maybe the Master of Lake-town? [In reply to] Can't Post

"Nordic" could even refer to Lake-town. I guess it depends what the filmmakers are basing Lake-town on.

ETA: Watching the clip, it looks like he could make a good Dwarf too, maybe Balin or Dain? I don't think they'll cast an almost complete unknown as Bard seeing as he's one of the lead characters. Just my thoughts.



(This post was edited by Earl on Dec 3 2010, 10:04am)


Boromir2k
Bree


Dec 3 2010, 10:08am

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Beor or Bard, he's in! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thinking about it...I might see him as Bard too.


DeadRabbits
Lorien


Dec 3 2010, 10:20am

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NÖJESBLADET REVEALS: Mikael Persbrandt is in the sequel to ”Lord of the Rings”: He is really excited
Nöjesbladet can reveal that the Swedish actor is confirmed for the Hollywood movie ”The Hobbit”.
”He’s really excited over this,” a source says.
A couple of weeks ago Nöjesbladet revealed that Mikael Persbrandt, 47, will play secret agent Carl Hamilton in a new movie based on Jan Guillou’s popular books.
Here’s the next big scoop: The Swedish actor has landed a role in the Hollywood production ”The Hobbit” based on the book ”Bilbo - en hobbits äventyr” by J R R Tolkien. Mikael Persbrandt's role in the movie is unclear, but reports indicates that his character will have a Nordic connection. Persbrandt is now going meet great Hollywood names as the actress Cate Blanchett and the director Peter Jackson, who also directed the LOTR-trilogy.
”He is really excited over this. He's looking forward to do a Hollywood movie,” a source says.
According to sources, Mikael Persbrandt has already tried out clothes that may be used in the movie. Persbrandt’s shootings will take place during a couple of weeks early next year. The movie’s premiere is in december 2012 in USA. Peter Jansson, Mikael Persbrandt’s agent, is very secretive when confronted by Nöjesbladet.
”No comments.”
Do you deny this reports?
”I have no comments.”
Jens Peterson, film critic at Nöjesbladet, has visited the set of ”The Two Towers” and ”The Fellowship of the Ring” in New Zealand. He believes that Persbrandt is up for a tough test.
”I have seen the tough and demanding world Peter Jackson creates. There will be none of the typical Hollywood conveniences,” he says.
”I must be a very special feeling to land a role in ’The Hobbit’. This will be movies that will live on for very long, and have a very high artistic level. A memorable contribution in ’The Hobbit’ will likely land Persbrandt more roles in the future. This is a unique chance,” Peterson says.
Nöjesbladet hasn’t been able to reach Persbrandt for a comment.

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Mishka
The Shire


Dec 3 2010, 10:59am

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I think he would be good for Thranduil [In reply to] Can't Post

He has those statuesque features that are perfect for Elves and he does look kind of arrogant and almighty. Perfect for Thranduil!
I'm dying to know who's going to play Bard!!!!


macfalk
Valinor


Dec 3 2010, 12:04pm

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Good translation, and [In reply to] Can't Post

The essence of it all is that it's a done deal. According to Aftonbladet, that is. This report has sense in it and Jens Peterson is a huge LOTR fan and has met up with PJ plenty of times, he knows how to seperate a rumours from facts.

However since it's not officially confirmed yet, we'll just have to await the announcements. I could bet a few coins on that S. McCoy will be announced as Radagast and M.Persbrandt as Bard in a close future.


Earl - I must disagree! Bard is not a leading character, really!



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(This post was edited by macfalk on Dec 3 2010, 12:06pm)


macfalk
Valinor


Dec 3 2010, 12:34pm

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Beorn is prounced as Björn, which means Bear.



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Earl
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Dec 3 2010, 12:56pm

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By leading character, I meant... [In reply to] Can't Post

... someone along the lines of Aragorn, the "human hero" of the story, who has (or will have seeing as there's two films) a well-defined and developed character arc as opposed to other characters on the sidelines.

I'm still holding out for Michael Fassbender in the role of Bard Evil


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