Peter Jacksonin Hobitti-elokuva kiinnitti kolme uutta näyttelijää

19.05.2011 12:10 Muropaketin toimitus


Peter Jacksonin Hobitti-elokuvien kuvaukset ovat jo kunnolla käynnissä, mutta uusia näyttelijäkiinnityksiä paljastetaan silti jatkuvasti. Nyt uusia nimiä on lyöty pöytään peräti kolme kappaletta.

Uusista näyttelijöistä nimekkäin on Stephen Fry, joka tunnetaan mm. elokuvista Liisa Ihmemaassa ja V niin kuin verikosto. Fryn lisäksi Hobittiin on kiinnitetty Ryan Gage ja Conan Stevens. Ensimmäinen kahdesta uudesta J.R.R. Tolkien -filmatisoinnista saa ensi-iltansa joulukuussa 2012.

Ahkerasti Facebook-sivuaan päivittävä Peter Jackson on todennut uusista näyttelijöistä seuraavaa:

Some more HOBBIT casting news today. As we near the end of our first shooting block (we have a break in less than three weeks to get some editing and visual effects work done, plus prepare for very big scenes coming up), we are looking at characters featuring in sequences that take place a little later in the story.

We are thrilled to confirm that Stephen Fry will be playing The Master of Laketown. I’ve known Stephen for several years, and we’re developing a DAMBUSTERS movie together. In addition to his writing skills, he’s a terrific actor and will create a very memorable Master for us.

The Master’s conniving civil servant, Alfrid will be played by Ryan Gage. Ryan is a great young actor who we originally cast in a small role, but we liked him so much, we promoted him to the much larger Alfrid part.

Last, and certainly not least, is Conan Stevens, who will be playing an Orc called Azog (Orcs are never called Roger or Dennis for some strange reason).  And yes that’s his name—Conan! Isn’t that cool? Azog is played by Conan! Here’s a photo of Conan and I together… I’m pretty tall, probably at least 6′5″ or 6′6″ I would guess, so that gives you some clue how tall Conan is! You can learn all about him at www.conanstevens.com.

Got a busy day’s shooting ahead, so I’m about to jump in the car—but look out for the beginning of the 20 questions answers very soon. Thanks for the questions, many are very insightful. I’ve been through all of them and have a list ready to go.


Peter J