Other people’s routines can often seem strange. For a year and a half Billy Boyd lived in a rented home in near Wellington, New Zealand. At 4.30 most mornings a car would pick him up to take him to a nearby film set. By dawn the 33-year-old Scots actor, still half asleep, would be in a make-up van being transformed into Pippin, a 3ft 6in hobbit in J R R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. [More]