Peter Jackson Confirms Ian Holm as Bilbo in Hobbit
Nothing to earth shattering, but today, Peter Jackson did officially confirm that Ian Holm will indeed return as an “Older Bilbo” in The Hobbit movies. He made a comment today saying that many questions arose about the quote given at the end of the back stage sneak peak that was released last week, and whether that was Ian Holm’s voice.
Jackson said that the voice was actually Martin Freemans, which was taken from a script run through. Amazing similarity. He then went on to confirm that Ian Holm would also be featured once again in the movies. Here is the full quote:
“One comment that came up from the recent video blog was the Bilbo voice at the end—many of you assumed it was Sir Ian Holm. Whilst Ian will be returning as the older Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, that recording was actually Martin Freeman’s voice, taken from a script read through we recorded when the cast first arrived. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure who it was when I first heard it, either.
Cheers, Peter J”
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