Stephen Fry joins the Hobbit as The Master of Laketown

As if the Hobbit could not get any better, Peter Jackson has just announced three new members of his growing cast and the most notable is Stephen Fry. His popularity will do no harm to the film, and may even bring in a few new viewers based on wanting to see him. Either way, casting Fry in the movie is a great choice and I can’t wait to see how he turns out. It appears he and Jackson have been friends for several years and Jackson has even said that they are planning to develop a Dambusters movie.

For the Hobbit, Fry has been cast as The Master of Laketown and he will be in charge of a trading post between men and elves. Laketown, or Esgaroth is a wooden structure built by a lake, and Bilbo and the dwarves use it as a way stop. However, the leader of the town isn’t exactly welcoming to Bilbo and has friends, and Esgaroth also has a history with the Dragon Smaug.

Fry’s character is described as a nervous and money-grabbing fella and he won’t be alone for Jackson has also cast Ryan Gage as Alfrid, Fry’s dodgy civil-servant. Conan Stevens, who is a very tall lad, has also been cast to play an Orc.

Thats all for now, but we will keep you posted of further developments.

By Matt Wavish

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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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