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‘THE HOBBIT’ Update: JOHN RHYS-DAVIES Passes On A Return To Middle Earth

October 30, 2009

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GIMLI and his Real Earth counter-part JOHN RHYS DAVIES


Source: EmpireOnline.com

Davies apparently had a really rough time with make-up and prosthetics in the LOTR trilogy.

…While Gimli doesn’t appear in The Hobbit, his father Gloin does, so we asked [John Rhys Davies] recently whether he’d be back for another go.

“I’ve already been asked and to be honest with you, I wouldn’t. I have already completely ruled it out. There’s a sentimental part of me that would love to be involved again. Really I am not sure my face can take that sort of punishment any more.”

Read more HERE.

It should be noted that the character that Rhys-Davies physically portrayed in LOTR, Gimli, does not appear in The ‘Hobbit’ and nor does the character Rhys-Davies voiced – the Ent, Treebeard.

Other LOTR alumni who have been confirmed to be making a return in Guillermo del Toro’s ‘THE HOBBIT’ include; Andy Serkis (Gollum), Ian McKellen (Gandalf), and Hugo Weaving (Elrond). More info on that can be found HERE.

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One comment

  1. […] JOHN RHYS DAVIES recently confirmed he will NOT be reprising his role as GIMLI in the new movies. Find out why HERE. […]



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