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Half the cast was announced today! (Thanks to theonering.net for pics)
MARTIN FREEMAN – BILBO BAGGINSRICHARD ARMITAGE – THORIN OAKENSHIELDAIDAN TURNER – KILIROB KAZINSKY – FILIGRAHAM MCTAVISH – DWALINSTEPHEN HUNTER – BOMBURMARK HADLOW – DORIPETER HAMBLETON – GLOINBILL NIGHY AS THE VOICE OF SMAUGJOHN CALLEN - OIN
It is presumed that Andy Serkis (Gollum), Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Cate Blanchett (Galadriel), Huge Weaving (Elrond) and, health-permitting, Sir Christopher Lee (Saruman) will reprise their roles.
There are many big parts left to announce. Dwarves Ori, Bifur and Bofur, along with Thranduil, Brand, Dain Ironfoot, Beorn and the Goblin King are the main ones left off the top of my head, whilst Radagast is rumoured to be in, despite only being mentioned in the books.
David Tenant (Bard?), James Nesbitt (Bofur) and Sylvester McCoy (Radagast) are rumoured to have a role each. Prior to today's announcement, Peter Mullan, Ewan Stewart, Gary Lewis and Gilly Gilchrist were thought to be in line for Dwarven roles.