The Dunoon Observer has reported that former Doctor Who actor Sylvester McCoy has commented on rumours concerning his casting in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit.
Things certainly seems to be looking good – he told the paper that although he isn’t in the running to be cast as the younger Bilbo Baggins, he is being considered for one of the “wizard parts”:
â€œI am being cast in The Hobbit,â€™ he said. â€œWeâ€™re currently in negotiations â€“ there are two of us under consideration. Itâ€™s not the Bilbo role, but could be bigger.â€
McCoy was in the area in his capacity as the Cowal Highland Gathering Chieftain, an invitation that he clearly relished.
“It was an honour to be asked to be chieftain,” he said. “I’m the Chuffed Chief of Cowal Games. I grew up with the games – it was a big part of my childhood. I remember trying to sneak in without paying – and usually succeeding!”
It would of course be superb news to find that the Seventh Doctor actor had been cast in such a massive movie – fingers crossed!