“I Could Be In The Hobbit,” Confirms Doctor Who McCoy
But he won’t be playing Bilbo, despite the rumours
A rumour that Sylvester (the seventh Doctor Who) McCoy had been cast as Bilbo in Peter Jackson’s big screen version of The Hobbit has been doing the internet rounds in recent weeks, and you wouldn’t be blamed they were just a lots of fan-induced fantasy fever dreams fuelled by the fact that, well, he’s a bit short.
However, it seems there was something to these rumours all along, though as usual the virtual bush telegraph suffered a bit from the old Chinese whispers.
McCoy himself has told the Devonshire Observer & Argyllshire Standard that he is near to being cast in the film as a hobbit, but not Bilbo.
According to the article: “Mr McCoy told the Standard that contrary to widespread internet rumours, he’s not vying for the role of Bilbo in The Hobbit, but is one of two actors being considered for one of the wizard parts: ‘I am being cast in The Hobbit,’ he said. “We’re currently in negotiations – there are two of us under consideration. It’s not the Bilbo role, but could be bigger.”
Hmm, bigger than Bilbo? Had he had one Scotch too many?