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Peter on the voice in the video
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Welsh hero
Gondor


Apr 22 2011, 5:08pm

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http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150232032911558&id=141884481557

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Ardamírë
Valinor

Apr 22 2011, 5:19pm

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I just saw this on facebook, and I've got to say I'm very pleased. The fact that so many people thought it was Ian Holm just makes me like Freeman all the more as Bilbo.


Welsh hero
Gondor


Apr 22 2011, 5:21pm

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now this is perfect

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Maiarmike
Grey Havens


Apr 22 2011, 5:25pm

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I'm terribly excited about Ian's return! Pete, or someone on his team must be reading TORN, since that was such a big deal on here a while back.

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jschomburg
Rivendell

Apr 22 2011, 5:42pm

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Peter doesn't sleep in on a Saturday... [In reply to] Can't Post

Depending on how recent the comment was posted, it is now about 1:40PM Eastern on Friday, and if my little time app on my phone is correct, that makes it about 5:40 AM on Saturday in Wellington. He is amazing!!

That is so cool about Sir Ian Holm.


Maiarmike
Grey Havens


Apr 22 2011, 5:53pm

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...is that I just saw that the question was asked by Kangi in the comments on the FB page. Maybe it helps to say your a long-time member of tORn! Wink

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(This post was edited by Maiarmike on Apr 22 2011, 5:53pm)


Flagg
Tol Eressea


Apr 22 2011, 6:12pm

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So Ian Holm will definitely be in The Hobbit. [In reply to] Can't Post

Good to hear. This is the first official confirmation we've heard that he'll be coming back.


Ruijor
Rohan


Apr 22 2011, 6:17pm

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There you have from the man himself [In reply to] Can't Post

I was pretty sure it was not Sir Ian Holm. I´m so pleased to know that he´s coming back, that will make Freeman to resemble a lot like the old Bilbo!


smokerings
Rivendell


Apr 22 2011, 6:21pm

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....and all the people who were adamant that it was not Freeman can go jump in a lake. Only a handful of us were right Tongue


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Apr 22 2011, 6:47pm

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Two Bilbos hmm...looking goodSmile

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Bound
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Apr 22 2011, 6:54pm

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I never had a doubt... really didn't think he'd have to answer it but it's cool that he did.

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rings7
Rohan


Apr 22 2011, 7:10pm

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I humbly apologize for nagging and nagging in that other post that the voice was not Martin Freeman. My vote was on Ian Holm or Andy Serkis. I was wrong. But I'm glad Peter confirmed it. Evil


duats
Grey Havens

Apr 22 2011, 7:19pm

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Martin Freeman wins.

Also, glad to hear about Holm's involvement. Looks like Bilbo will be telling Frodo the story - which is much better than the idea of Frodo reading from the Red Book.


Estel78
Tol Eressea

Apr 22 2011, 8:29pm

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Heh, so it WAS Freeman! I would have never thought... [In reply to] Can't Post

Good to see Ian confirmed to return.


Bombadil
Half-elven

Apr 22 2011, 9:00pm

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I can see more Now about the Ending....Sir IH reading to Elijah.. [In reply to] Can't Post

so cool....I still get this feeling that the Drowning of Frodo's parents and the suppequence adoption of Frodo will be dealt with....I sorta see it as then we takes him to BagEnd to live.... he says something like this "At Bag-End you can't help having adventures, often un-expected"....My vote for the closing line.


Junesong
Rivendell


Apr 22 2011, 9:09pm

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The other big piece of news! [In reply to] Can't Post

We have confirmation that the famous line: "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit" is in the script! Or at least it was at the time of that table read! Let's hope it stays in through to the end - I don't care where in the movie they use it as long as it's in there.

Omitting it would be like making "The Lord of the Rings" without saying "One ring to rule them all..." etc

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Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Apr 22 2011, 9:23pm

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SirDennisC
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Apr 22 2011, 10:41pm

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Is sharping your points still allowed?

The news that it was MF reading the line is one thing, and I think it is wonderful as it confirms the emerging general sense of how he will play the role.

But the really big news -- that PJ treated as an after thought almost -- is that Sir Ian H will be in TH as well. Last we heard even he didn't know that.

Should say too that I'm digging the personal touch we are getting from PJ. I was starting to believe he didn't have it in him... glad I was wrong about that!


Maiarmike
Grey Havens


Apr 22 2011, 10:47pm

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Sir Ian was in the dark for awhile, but he may have just been waiting for a call date, which I assume he now has, since we're hearing it directly from Peter. I'm sure Ian will be ready whenever he's needed, he seemed to really enjoy being Bilbo in the other films.

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Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Apr 22 2011, 10:51pm

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Yes, it seems that Pete is back. [In reply to] Can't Post

I think, in the long run, that The Hobbit will have been the best thing that could have happened for him. He certainly seems re-energized. That is a very good thing for the project and a wonderful thing for us.

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lurtz2010
Rohan

Apr 22 2011, 11:34pm

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Now PJ just needs to confirm that the creatures in the vid are not trolls. Anyway since it was Freeman's voice would that highly suggest that it will be the opening line of the movie? Maybe Frodo won't even appear until the end of film 2


KAOS82
Rohan


Apr 22 2011, 11:52pm

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mate... [In reply to] Can't Post

...you have a future as reporter!!! Cool
happy Ian comes back and happy too about 2 Bilbos Tongue

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Hamfast
Rohan


Apr 23 2011, 12:16am

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is Pete says that Martin is reading the line from one of the first read through's when the cast arrived. Presumably, Martin didn't have much time to work on things yet, and it sounded so PERFECT! It is very good news that Ian Holm will be a part of this. I have fond memories of seeing FOTR for the first time, and it was his portrayal of Bilbo that had me believing these films could be incredible.


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redgiraffe
Rohan

Apr 23 2011, 10:04am

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Great news! [In reply to] Can't Post

Well that is going to be awesome! Freeman's voice sounds great, like a younger Bilbo. And having Holm in there is gonna bridge the gap between TH and LOTR greatly.

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sphdle1
Gondor


Apr 23 2011, 1:47pm

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Here all this time I've been on team 'Freeman' I thought he was perfect for Bilbo because he looks & can act like Holm's Bilbo...never thought about how much he sounds like him!

sphdle1

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(This post was edited by sphdle1 on Apr 23 2011, 1:47pm)

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