Thursday, 19 May 2011

Acting Legend Stephen Fry Joins Growing Cast Of 'The Hobbit'!

Stephen Fry
British acting icon Stephen Fry has become the latest addition to the huge cast attached to Peter Jackson's latest Middle Earth project The Hobbit: Part One which again will be based on the J.R.R Tolien novels. Fry has landed a part as the Master Of Laketown according to an announcement on Peter Jackson's Facebook page. Laketown is one of the hamlets that Frodo and the gang travel through on their journeys.

We are thrilled to confirm that Stephen Fry will be playing The Master of Laketown,” Jackson wrote. “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.”

Two smaller casting announcements have also been made, with Ryan Gage playing the master's servant and Conan Stevens playing an Orc called Azog.

The addition of Stephen Fry is not the only thing that Jackson revealed which will excite the many fans of the
LOTR trilogy. He also wrote about how the first block of shooting is nearing it's end and will be finished in three weeks. There will then be a break for the cast and crew whilst visual effects and editing take place. It is beginning to come together!

The Hobbit: Part One will open in cinemas in December 2012.

Are you excited about this casting announcement? Who else would you add to the cast?

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