"Looks Like Christopher Lee Might Not Return to Middle-Earth".
I mustn't give too much away but I've got a bald cap and then on top of that a really bad combover wig and this wispy mustache and wispy beard and horrible blotchy skin and disgusting fingernails.
Hobbit' Animal Deaths: Up To 27 Die As Wranglers Blame Production Company"."Guillermo del Toro on The Hobbit and Frankenstein".It was revealed that he had earlier been approached by the producers to play a role in the films, but was forced to turn it down because of scheduling conflicts with the BBC television series Sherlock.McClintock, Pamela (16 December 2012)."Sir Ian Holm left out in the cold as The Hobbit starts filming".Retrieved 6 September 2008.Retrieved Travers, Peter (13 December 2012).
50 Del Toro was the one who originally pushed to cast Sylvester McCoy as Radagast the Brown, a choice Peter Jackson later followed.
5 The series was a major financial success, with the films classified as one of the highest-grossing film series of all time, going on to outgross The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
Retrieved "The 2012 wafca Awards"."Why Guillermo del Toro left 'The Hobbit' and Peter Jackson will not replace him as director".Shock Till You Drop.He's going to be great.There are a few times in your career when you come across an actor who you know was born to play a role, but that was the case as soon as I met Martin Freeman.The company has had rights to produce miniatures from the original book for some years but has not released any lines, save for a stand-alone game based on the Battle of Five Armies, with original designs not related to The Lord of the Rings films.144 145 The second block of shooting in New Zealand began at the end of August and was completed in December 2011.