Geordie the billy goat who has spent to the last 20 years grazing on the side of a New Plymouth street is to star in The Hobbit.

The goat who was in the news after he was spray-painted twice by vandals last year landed the role after a Facebook page established for him was spotted by a scout for the movie to be directed by Sir Peter Jackson, The Taranaki Daily News reported.

“A scout rang and asked if we would allow Geordie to be in the movie”, said owner Julie Field.

“We said ‘yes’ and the scout went back to the producer, who saw photos of Geordie and wanted him”. [Read More]