As explained by Kasterborous.com several weeks ago, despite Seventh Doctor Who star Sylvester McCoy’s own chattering about his role in the upcoming Lord of the Rings prequel The Hobbit, he is yet to be officially confirmed as the wizard Radaghast.
Speaking to the BBC (mainly about Eveyln Waugh adaptation Decline and Fall in which McCoy stars) the one-time Time Lord confessed that he has loose lips.
“I can’t say anything! I don’t even know if I’ve said too much already.”
“I’ve already got my wrist gently tapped. I just want to tell the world about it… I know it’s all bubbling away and plans are being made.”
McCoy was up against Ian Holm for the role of Bilbo Baggins in the original Lord of the Rings films but was ultimately beaten to the Shire by the Alien and Fifth Element actor.
“In a way you think, what a pity Ian Holm wasn’t working that week.”
He’s got a point; although I daresay that Mr Holm’s bank manager was particularly happy that he was.