LORD Of The Rings star Billy Boyd has revealed he never made a penny from appearing in the blockbuster movie.

The Scot played a hairy-footed hobbit in the Tolkien trilogy which smashed box office records around the world.

But despite becoming a household name by appearing in the films, he says the role failed to boost his bank balance.

Billy – who is rehearsing for his forthcoming role in The Proclaimers musical Sunshine On Leith – said: “I don’t have any money.

“We were unknown actors – we did it for peanuts and for food.”

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