Sylvester McCoy, who played the Seventh Doctor in Doctor Who, has reportedly opened talks to appear in The Hobbit, he told the Argyllshire Standard, according to theonering.net.
“I am being cast in The Hobbit. We’re currently in negotiations,” he said. “There are two of us under consideration. It’s not the Bilbo role, but could be bigger.”
So which role is McCoy up for? “He is in contention with another actor for one of two Wizard parts,” the site reports. “We know Ian McKellen will like to return as Gandalf, and we’ve heard some rumblings of Radagast the Brown having a bigger role, so if you put two and two together — is Sylvester McCoy up for Radagast the Brown?” Stay tuned!
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