Skip to comments.James Nesbitt has ‘Major’ Hobbit Role?
Posted on 10/16/2010 9:12:34 PM PDT by Immerito
Message board member ranger123 alerted us to a people.co.uk article from Oct 3 stating that COLD feet and Murphys Law star James Nesbitt is making plans to pack up his family and move to New Zealand, having secured a major role in The Hobbit.
Nesbitt, 45, and actress wife Sonia Forbes-Adam, also 45, have talked to their daughters Peggy, 12, and Mary, eight, about the benefits of staying on to make a fresh start. The Northern Irish star believes it will be good for his career and family life. A source said: The Hobbit was always going to mean a long stay in New Zealand for James and he wanted his family around him.
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Dunno. He looks a little like Hugo Weaving. Don’t want a Bilbo that can kill goblins just by knitting his eyebrows.
Especially since Hugo Weaving is nearly certain to be there as Elrond.
It will be interesting to see how he does.
However, I do think it unfortunate that Ian Holm is not reprising his role.
I love Ian Holm, but he is too old for the role. It just wouldn't work.
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