London (ANI): James Nesbitt has signed on to join the cast of
The Hobbit. The 45-year-old 'Cold Feet" actor will play
Bofur, 'a disarmingly forthright, funny and occasionally brave
dwarf", reports the BBC.
“James's charm, warmth and wit are legendary as is his range as
an actor in both comedic and dramatic roles," said director Peter
Jackson. “We feel very lucky to be able to welcome him as one of
our cast," he added.
Newcomer Adam Brown has also been cast as Ori. Martin Freeman
will play the lead character of Bilbo Baggins in the two-part
Lord of the Rings prequel.