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Sir Ian McKellen Blogs From Middle-earth

February 22, 2011 at 2:27 am by Earl  - 

Fans will recall that prior to Peter Jackson’s coming down with that nasty stomach ulcer earlier this month (the man’s doing fine now, bless him!), filming of The Hobbit was supposed to begin on 14th February 2011, with Ian McKellen’s first day of filming due yesterday, 21st February 2011.

So it only makes sense that with the films’ official start date now pushed to 21st March 2011, the Grey Wizard is EARLY! He consequently took the time today to make his first blog post ‘From the middle of Middle Earth‘ in a neat little section titled Notes from Imladris on his official website. Excerpts follow:

I hadn’t intended last Thursday to arrive in Wellington for The Hobbit filming, five weeks early. Yet, what’s new? Just a year ago I had expected to start shooting in July 2010, with Guillermo del Toro in charge… A year on, filming was to start at the end of February 2011. Then, Peter Jackson had his stomach operation. The insurance company has insisted on five weeks recuperation. Which is why, yet again, I’m here early. Waiting for Bilbo.

In related news, our friend Jack who lives down in New Zealand has updated his ‘Noldor Blog‘ with an interesting post. Between running into Sir Richard Taylor and Peter Lyon, he also ran into none other than Andy Serkis this last Saturday night at a diner in Wellington.

Looks like the place is abuzz with activity with The Hobbit shoot now less than a month away!

Posted in Andy Serkis, Guillermo Del Toro, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Other Crew, Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor, Rumors Spy News on February 22, 2011 by Source: Sir Ian McKellen Blogs From Middle-earth | Discuss
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8 responses to “Sir Ian McKellen Blogs From Middle-earth”

  1. Does anyone know if the shoot/ production will be affected by the earthquake? I hope everyone is okay and that not more people will die 🙁

  2. wonder how the earthquakes will affect the filming

  3. Well, it was Saturday lunch, but close enough… 🙂

    – Jack

  4. Anonymous says:

    At least he got to meet the 13 dwarves.

  5. Byrsdebbie says:

    Gosh with the earthquake and all I hope it still happens and I hope people over there will be okay.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I know a lot of us are asking about how these earthquakes will affect the filming of the movies but I think that is a secondary concern at the moment. I hope that some of us here at TORN can help our Kiwi friends in this there hour of need.

  7. Anonymous says:

    UK Emergency Shelter Charity in Christchurch

    Australian Red Cross (NZ Red Cross website down at time of writing)

    New Zealand Red Cross

    Salvation Army Appeal For New Zealand Earthquake Victims (‘Canterbury Earthquake Appeal’)

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