Cate Blanchett & Others Added To The Cast Of ‘The Hobbit’
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Another group of actors has been added to the cast of Peter Jackson‘s two-part adaptation of The Hobbit, and it includes a familiar face.

It’s being reported that Cate Blanchett will return to the role of Galadriel, the Elvin Lady of the Wood she played in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The character never appeared in J.R.R. Tolkien‘s Hobbit, but as it goes with adaptations, Jackson has decided to use her in some aspect of the story.

Of Blanchett’s return, Jackson said “Cate is one of my favorite actors to work with and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have her reprise the role she so beautifully brought to life in the earlier films.

Other newly cast actors include Ken Stott (King Arthur, Charlie Wilson’s War) as a Dwarven Lord named Balin, Sylvester McCoy (Doctor Who [1987-1989]) as a wizard named Radagast the Brown, and Mikael Persbrandt (Day and Night, Everlasting Moments), who will play a shape-shifter, Beorn.

The new additions are rounded out by Ryan Gage (Outlaw) as Drogo Baggins, Jed Brophy (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Return of the King), who will play a dwarf named Nori, and William Kircher (Out of the Blue) as a dwarf named Bifur.

[Source: Deadline]


  1. Cate Blanchett’s character is an elf, and elves do not age – but the actress is now 10 years older. Isn’t that going to be a problem? Or are they going to use some computer wizardry to erase the wrinkles? Also, is anyone else feeling twitchy there has been no announcement on Ian McKellen’s return? Has his deal fallen through?

    Comment by Atlanta Painters HQ — December 8, 2010 @ 7:20 am

  2. I’m sure they’ll have no problem getting her to look exactly the same. Have you seen young Jeff Bridges in the Tron trailers? They can indeed work some magic.

    McKellen has been talking all along like he’s definitely doing it and most expect him to. Just no official confirmation yet.

    Comment by The Movie God — December 8, 2010 @ 6:36 pm

  3. Spaghetti Cat – http://totallylookslike.icanhascheezburger.com/2008/07/31/galadriel/

    Comment by Vactor — December 12, 2010 @ 7:24 pm

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