17 Jul 2010

Doctor Who Sylvester McCoy Ready To Time Travel To Middle-Earth (?)


Happy Saturday from the Shire, Hobbits! You know things are looking up when brand new rumors and speculations about the cast of The Hobbit are once more starting to appear on the Internet, and here is one that I really really like : screenrush.co.uk exclusively reveal that Scottish actor Sylvester McCoy may have just landed the greatest role of all in The Hobbit, Mr Bilbo Baggins of Bag End the Shire. If true, this is fantastic news. McCoy is the famous face of the Seventh Doctor after taking over the lead role in Doctor Who in 1987. One of his trademarks is a very characteristic natural Scottish accent which would make him the perfect Bilbo. McCoy's agent refused to deny or confirm this rumor with a 'No Comment!' statement which lead me to believe this indeed could be true and did you know that Sylvester McCoy was the second choice to play the role of Bilbo Baggins in the Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings film trilogy? Now you do :) McCoy has also worked with Sir Ian McKellen, and visited New Zealand before on tour. You know what? I really think (hope) we are looking at the face of Bilbo Baggins :)

(source:screenrush.co.uk)