“We could not think of a more fitting actor to play Dain Ironfoot, the staunchest and toughest of Dwarves, than Billy Connelly, the Big Yin himself,” Jackson said in a statement to THR. “With Billy stepping into this role, the cast of The Hobbit is now complete. We can’t wait to see him on the Battlefield!”
Congratulations to Mr. Connolly, who had better prepare himself for a surge in popularity. Fans of The Hobbit are much more rabid than those at Head of the Class Con. If only he could have hooked Arvid up with a part.