Ian McKellen says Hobbit was like homecoming

By Tribute News on December 26, 2012 | 1 Comment

Ian McKellen at Hobbit premiereSir Ian McKellen reprised his role as Gandalf the wizard from Peter Jackson's award-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy in the prequel filmThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and he was delighted to return to New Zealand where the film was made. Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the film's royal UK premiere in London, he said: "It was like going back home, really. It was more of the same, which is what was required, but it wasn't boring. I mean, a whole new set of circumstances and a new Bilbo [Baggins] to play with in Martin Freeman, and all those 13 dwarves, and a new aspect of the story." The 73-year-old actor most enjoyed the slight change in his character from the original three films as in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey he plays a more mischievous Gandalf the Grey, compared to the wiser Gandalf the White in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. He quipped: "Of the two Gandalfs, he's my man!

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  1. Snepts • December 27, 2012 @ 12:20 AM

    I know I always feel at home in The Shire…

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