9 Feb 2012

Connolly to play dwarf in Hobbit movies

1:40 pm on 9 February 2012

Comedian Billy Connolly has been announced as the last cast member to join The Hobbit movies. He will play the role of a dwarf warrior.

Director Peter Jackson says he couldn't think of anyone better to play the part than Connolly.

The first of the two films is expected to be released in December next year.