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Further Confirmation Bill Bailey has Auditioned for Gloin

June 20, 2010 at 7:45 am by Celeborn  - 

Thanks to Ringer Chris for pointing us to the latest episode of BBC’s ‘The Graham Norton Show.’ Graham’s guests included actor Bill Bailey who has further confirmed his audition for the role of Gloin in the upcoming ‘Hobbit’ films. The online video is available for UK Ringers, but here is a brief summary provided by Chris…

For those who can watch it, it’s about 22min 40sec into the programme that they discuss it. Graham mentions that Bill had auditioned for a movie and asks him if he is allowed to talk about it. One of the other guests asks him which movie it was and he said it was The Hobbit. This led to several jokes about Bill’s appearance, how he would be perfect for the film and wouldn’t need any makeup. He said that he went along and read for the part of Gloin and mentioned that he was Gimli’s father from The Lord of the Rings. He said that he and certain other people (no other names mentioned) were invited along to read for the part. He then joked that if he didn’t get the part, he would go on tour with his own prog-rock Hobbit musical.

Here’s the link to the full video on the BBC website. [Video] The show is also in regular rotation now on BBC America- you can find listings here.

Posted in Casting Rumors, Hobbit Movie, Television, The Hobbit on June 20, 2010 by Source: BBC Further Confirmation Bill Bailey has Auditioned for Gloin | Discuss