Category Archives: Ian Holm
There is a lot of evidence to suggest that Christopher Lee and Ian Holm are busy shooting on The Hobbit Films. Sir Christopher Lee had wanted to attend a LotR-Concert in Germany but he had to cancel and the reason given was because he had to shoot for The Hobbit. So well, there you have it.
Orlando Bloom is heading to New Zealand to shoot his scenes for the movies and I am sure that is going to make a lot of his fans ecstatic!
Time.com did a lineup of the most popular wizards of all time, due to the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows last Friday, and though Dumbledore takes first position, Gandalf comes in third. This is the description given:
“As if being a wizard wasn’t already cool enough, Gandalf is actually two wizards in one. At the start of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings novels — and the Peter Jackson movie trilogy they inspired — he’s the wise but aging Gandalf the Grey, a mentor to hobbits. But after battling a Balrog (yeah, look it up), he is transformed into the way more powerful, take-no-prisoners, all-around badass Gandalf the White. Bonus points: he’s played by Sir Ian McKellen in the movie.”
On an end note, I read that Mikael Persbrandt, who plays Beorn, is deemed both ‘amazing’ and ‘impressive’ by Peter J and Andy Serkis respectively. He has shot a few scenes and will continue shooting after the hiatus.
One comment that came up from the recent video blog was the Bilbo voice at the end—many of you assumed it was Sir Ian Holm. Whilst Ian will be returning as the older Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, that recording was actually Martin Freeman’s voice, taken from a script read through we recorded when the cast first arrived. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure who it was when I first heard it, either. Cheers, Peter J
Ian Holm talked to the Telegraph and expressed his bewilderment to Tim Walker at not having heard from the producers of The Hobbit for a while now. There have been more than enough rumours about him reprising the part of an older Bilbo Baggins in the two part film venture of The Hobbit, the younger counterpart being, of course, Martin Freeman.
Ian Holm reminisced, “I had great fun playing Baggins in the first two films,” and added, “the plan had been, with Martin Freeman playing Young Baggins, I would be the Old Baggins,” he adds further, “I suppose the earthquake in Christchurch couldn’t have helped with communications.”
Sophie de Stempel, Sir Ian’s wife, was reported saying, “I worry that the film has run into so much bad luck that they might have missed their chance altogether.”
Fans all over have been looking forward to the confirmation of the rumour of his casting. But talks it seems have been put on hold.
“I don’t know what’s happening,” the 79-year-old actor admitted, “I haven’t heard anything for weeks.”
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