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Connolly ‘Tickled’ to Transform into a Dwarf Warrior…in a Fat Suit

April 4, 2012 at 9:05 am by linuxelf  - 

Billy Connolly has finally arrived in New Zealand to film his part as Dain Ironfoot as the Herald on Sunday reports:

Comedy superstar Billy Connolly will squeeze into a fat suit to make him look shorter for his role as a dwarf in The Hobbit.

The New York-based funnyman travelled to New Zealand last week to prepare for filming.

The 1.8m tall Scot – nicknamed the Big Yin – will be transformed into the Wee Yin when he plays tiny warrior Dain Ironfoot in Peter Jackson’s two-part prequel to The Lord of the Rings.

“Billy is a pretty tall guy and he has been measured up for a fat suit so he’ll appear a lot smaller on screen,” a source close to Connolly told the Herald on Sunday. “He has been fairly tickled by it all.”

For battle scenes, the 69-year-old comic and actor has also been kitted out in a suit of armour that he described as “weighing a ton”.

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Posted in Billy Connolly, Casting Rumors, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit on April 4, 2012 by Source: NZ Herald