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Billy Connolly is DAIN
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Eldaria
Rivendell


Feb 8 2012, 11:42pm

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duats
Grey Havens

Feb 8 2012, 11:46pm

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FINALLY [In reply to] Can't Post

*Celebratory dance*

Thanks for posting.


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Rostron2
Gondor


Feb 8 2012, 11:47pm

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Good find and thanks! [In reply to] Can't Post

A small role, but not a small actor! He ought to bring a nice presence to the role.


Gorbag
Rivendell


Feb 8 2012, 11:48pm

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Great choice of actor! [In reply to] Can't Post

Will be good to see how it turns out, but he seems to be a great choice.

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Ataahua
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Feb 8 2012, 11:58pm

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That's great news! [In reply to] Can't Post

Not only is he a really good actor but he's a top bloke as well.

True story: Billy was in New Plymouth for a couple of months a few years ago to film The Last Samurai. When trying to find the residential house where a pre-filming meeting was being held, Billy knocked on the wrong door. Turns out there was a birthday party inside so he ended up staying there, hanging out with the (very surprised) birthday man. Cool

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Xanaseb
Tol Eressea


Feb 9 2012, 12:03am

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WOOHOO!!!! Perfect!!! :D :D absolutely brilliant!! :) [In reply to] Can't Post

Thankyou thakyou thankyou Peter and Co.!!!!!!!!

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this has quadruple made my day

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Bombadil
Half-elven


Feb 9 2012, 12:06am

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Billy should KICK sum Serious ORC ASS! [In reply to] Can't Post

He even looks a bit like RA, his cousin....

Scotland should be really proud Today! With Billy leading the Pack from the IRON HILLS, it's a No WIN situation for those freakin' ORCS!

Please make him go on a Rampage of Murder...The Whole World will LOVE IT!
xox Goldberry's Boy


Owain
Tol Eressea


Feb 9 2012, 12:10am

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Excellent news. I was hoping he would make it in as one... [In reply to] Can't Post

of the 13 Dwarves... but this is very exciting.

I love Billy Connelly Smile

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Xanaseb
Tol Eressea


Feb 9 2012, 12:12am

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"the staunchest and toughest of dwarves".....nice! [In reply to] Can't Post

now we all wonder how he'll look and act like. I'm guessing badass but jovial and merciful too, the ideal dwarf king maybe. (sheer speculation).


and woohoooo Dain's gonna have a Scottish accent!! and a strong one at that!!!! :D

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Maiarmike
Grey Havens


Feb 9 2012, 12:13am

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Holy COW! I believe I predicted that way back when... [In reply to] Can't Post

...he would be awesome! I think I just sort of passively said, "oh, you know who would be a great Dain...".

This is just awesome.

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duats
Grey Havens

Feb 9 2012, 12:26am

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"The cast of The Hobbit is now complete." [In reply to] Can't Post

I wonder what this means for Tom, Bert, William, Gwaihir, and Roac.


Bombadil
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Feb 9 2012, 12:33am

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I predict that our Huge Cast will V.O......... these Characters. [In reply to] Can't Post

Most of our Dwarves are
Voice-Over Talents
anyway....
in their many Illustrious careers.

JRD...&Treebeard, Anyone?
xoxoBomby


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Maiarmike
Grey Havens


Feb 9 2012, 12:40am

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Yep. And a guy who always makes me double down with laughter. [In reply to] Can't Post

If anyone gets the chance, watch his story about an old woman on a bus in Clydebank, Scotland. Pretty hilarious stuff.

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acheron
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Feb 9 2012, 12:42am

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nice! [In reply to] Can't Post

Glad this finally got announced. Hopefully we'll get a picture of him in costume soon to compare with the others.

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Maiarmike
Grey Havens


Feb 9 2012, 12:45am

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Haha! Found my quote... [In reply to] Can't Post

http://newboards.theonering.net/...y%20Connolly;#325305

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Bree

Feb 9 2012, 12:52am

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

Connolly, you are MOST welcome!


Ermanatar
The Shire


Feb 9 2012, 12:59am

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OMG YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

I couldn't be more happy with this decision! Billy was my first choice to portray a dwarf way back when we were all on TORN posting our fantasy Hobbit casts! :-) Just elated!

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Lost Hobbit
Rivendell


Feb 9 2012, 1:01am

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Nice [In reply to] Can't Post

Really excited. Connolly is brilliant and very unexpected in this film, for me. He will perfectly portray Dain .



Spencissimus
Lorien


Feb 9 2012, 1:08am

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Superb choice [In reply to] Can't Post

Will do a much better job than Brian Blessed would have, IMHO. Inspired casting. Interested to see whether they go the Gloin or Thorin route with Billy.


Thorins_apprentice
Rohan

Feb 9 2012, 1:21am

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I have a new respect for the actor/Comedian now.xo [In reply to] Can't Post

Funny that.I never really noticed mr Connely until now.Not saying he's a bad actor/comedian he just sort of never came to my head for Dain i suppose.It's GREAT to se him in the role however.I think that this addition confirms that Peter FJackson is not taking any shortcuts this time.We will have a full fledged Dwarven army that are Filthy and Ferocious Fighters!>

P.S Anyone care to Show us a photoshopped picture of Sir Connely as DAIN> PLEASE with Lembas Bread on top.CoolBlush

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(This post was edited by Thorins_apprentice on Feb 9 2012, 1:30am)


grammaboodawg
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Feb 9 2012, 1:28am

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This just keeps getting better and better :D // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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smokerings
Rivendell


Feb 9 2012, 1:29am

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

.....IS GREAT NEWS! He is so funny and an INCREDIBLE musician.

Here is an incredibly funny interview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzj61TTat8M

Love his scottish accent.

Youtube his name and you will see a TON of performances with him on guitar - hoping he will sing in the Hobbit.


Otaku-sempai
Immortal

Feb 9 2012, 1:36am

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Long rumored' finally confirmed! [In reply to] Can't Post


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I wonder what this means for Tom, Bert, William, Gwaihir, and Roac.



That just means that these (and Galion) are relatively minor characters who are not counted towards the principle cast. It does not automatically mean that these characters will not be in (or speak in) the film(s).

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duats
Grey Havens

Feb 9 2012, 1:44am

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Fair enough [In reply to] Can't Post

I hope the same can be said for Bolg. I really hope he wasn't cut.


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Thorins_apprentice
Rohan

Feb 9 2012, 1:50am

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Bill Connely photoshop.As Dain.??? [In reply to] Can't Post

Can anyone on this Board Photoshop what they think Dain can look like.???
Please.If it's not too much to ask can someone Photoshop Bill Connely into Dain,is what i am asking.Perhaps whoever did that early Richard Armitage photoshop prototype as Thorin can assist.???
Thanks and it would be greatly appreciated.The anticipation to see him as Dain is driving me bonkers.LOLLaugh
Do it for Ill'uvatur if not Gandalf,Aule and the Mair spirits.lol

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(This post was edited by Thorins_apprentice on Feb 9 2012, 1:58am)

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