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Peter Jackson Confirms Ian Holm as Bilbo in Hobbit

Ian Holm Bilbo

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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  • hobby

    Sir Ian Holm made a wonderful character out of Bilbo Baggins for the LOTR. He will always be linked with the LOTR “Bilbo” and to have Peter verify his participation in The Hobbit is wonderful news.

  • Moki

    We (I) WANT Ian Holm to take up the role of Bilbo Baggins as the Hobbit in this film. He is the most fitting person to fit into the role of Bilbo (Young or old). 

  • lotr

    While reading The Hobbit (after having watched LOTR) I always imagined Ian Holm as Bilbo. And so do we all. To put in someone else would be disastrous and ruin everything!