Sorry to have left for a sabbatical – but I have been keeping the Facebook group and page updated with the goings-on regarding The Hobbit Films.
Real life took its toll and I had to stay away, since I was without the net and was using my phone for facebooking stuff. Well, now that I am back online I shall be more of an avid poster. 🙂 So –
Let’s get write down to it, shall we?
So the news from McKellen’s blog is that Benedict has auditioned for a role in The Hobbit Films, and he has been added to the cast. Of course, we have not had a confirmation as to which character he shall be assaying. Though rumours are rife and the strongest one is that he shall be playing Bard the Bowman. 🙂
Though if you ask me, he has a very elven face. I would have liked to see him play Thranduil. Lee Pace is going to do a marvellous job, no doubt, but to me, Lee is more of a Legolas (yes, I heard that gasp, and no offence to the Bloom fans, just my humble opinion this… 😉 ) and Benedict is more of a Thranduil.
This is what McKellen writes in his blog:
The cat is out of the bag. The actor is named. The latest recruit to the Jackson troops is the superb Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock Holmes to Bilbo’s Watson. Martin Freeman let it slip when he picked up his BAFTA.
Martin told me he was “chuffed” about the prize. So was the entire crew back here in Wellington; and about Benedict. Now, what can he be playing in The Hobbit?
Philippa Boyens showed me a snippet of his screen-test, played in close-up into the camera. It was electrifying, vocally and facially. Yes, what can he be playing?
To read the entire entry please visit here.
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