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February 9, 2012 - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey / Billy Connolly joins cast as Dain Ironfoot
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Scottish comedian/actor Billy Connolly is a late addition to the cast of The Hobbit films. He'll play a dwarf character named Dain Ironfoot, a cousin to Thorin Oakenshield (played in the films by Richard Armitage). Dain is also considered a mighty warrior by his people.
"We could not think of a more fitting actor to play Dain Ironfoot, the staunchest and toughest of Dwarves, than Billy Connelly, the Big Yin himself," said the director in a studio issued press release. "With Billy stepping into this role, the cast of The Hobbit is now complete. We can't wait to see him on the Battlefield!" [Full story]
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