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Published on August 29th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

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Sylvester of the Shire?

The Dunoon Observer has reported that former Doctor Who actor Sylvester McCoy has commented on rumours concerning his casting in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit.

The Seventh Doctor Who - Sylvester McCoyThings certainly seems to be looking good – he told the paper that although he isn’t in the running to be cast as the younger Bilbo Baggins, he is being considered for one of the “wizard parts”:

“I am being cast in The Hobbit,’ he said. “We’re currently in negotiations – there are two of us under consideration. It’s not the Bilbo role, but could be bigger.”

McCoy was in the area in his capacity as the Cowal Highland Gathering Chieftain, an invitation that he clearly relished.

“It was an honour to be asked to be chieftain,” he said. “I’m the Chuffed Chief of Cowal Games. I grew up with the games – it was a big part of my childhood. I remember trying to sneak in without paying – and usually succeeding!”

It would of course be superb news to find that the Seventh Doctor actor had been cast in such a massive movie – fingers crossed!

(Via SFX)

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




One Response to Sylvester of the Shire?

  1. avatar Carn says:

    I hope he gets it even just cos it’s a great career thing though I still don’t think I’d wanna watch it. I hated having sit through the tedious lord of the rings movies (well, the first two, managed to escape seeing the third). Peter Jackson’s King Kong remake was unbearable too. I liked his more quirky 90′s stuff like Braindead and the Frighteners.

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