Cate Blanchett is returning as Galadriel in The Hobbit, which Peter Jackson directs in February. Jackson has also set Ken Stott (Charlie Wilson's War) to play Dwarf Lord Balin, Sylvester McCoy (Dr. Who) to play the wizard Radagast the Brown, and Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt (Day and Night) to play shape-shifter Beorn. Ryan Gage (Outlaw) will play Drogo Baggins and Jed Brophy (who appeared in the original The Lord of the Rings) will play the dwarf Nori, and William Kircher will play the dwarf Bifur.Galadriel did not appear in The Hobbit, but, like they did for the trilogy, Jackson et. al. are borrowing material from the LOTR Appendices to include in the film(s).
On Blanchett's return as the ethereal Lady of Lothlorien, 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."
Posted by Melissa McEwan at Wednesday, December 08, 2010
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