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Sir Ian McKellen’s Latest Blog Post Includes A Hobbity Tidbit

November 13, 2011 at 9:45 am by Earl  - 

Sir Ian McKellen has updated his blog with a new entry titled “Soldiering On” and, among other things, talks about his role as Gandalf the Grey in The Hobbit.

The relevant excerpt follows:

In The Hobbit, Gandalf is part old duffer but more he’s a soldier. Peter Jackson, who likes to see the old guys fighting it out, reminded me the other day that Gandalf is a commander, a general.

Having slain the Great Goblin I was being a bit too indulgent with the dwarves who meanwhile had mislaid Bilbo in the goblin tunnels. I’ve played enough soldiers to see that PJ was right and in the next take I was very stern. 

The image on the right comes courtesy of McKellen’s blog post.

Posted in Characters, Director news, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Peter Jackson, Production, The Hobbit on November 13, 2011 by Source: McKellen.com Sir Ian McKellen’s Latest Blog Post Includes A Hobbity Tidbit | Discuss
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One response to “Sir Ian McKellen’s Latest Blog Post Includes A Hobbity Tidbit”

  1. Npujdak says:

    thanks for the update

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