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22 October 2010 @ 09:08 am
When fandoms collide...  
OK - I was amused mid-week to find out that Clem Tibber, who played Little John's son in Robin Hood, also played William Shakespeare's son Hamnet in A Waste of Shame when Billy was being played by Rupert "D.I. Lestrade" Graves. (But then again given the incestuous nature of BBC Drama casting just about everybody has been in everything with everybody else at some point!)

But this morning's news...

Martin "John Watson" Freeman is confirmed as playing Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit - no wait - hold the squee - it gets better.

Richard Armitage is playing Thorin Oakenshield! Richard Bloody Armitage!!!

And Aidan Turner from Being Human is playing Kili!!

If the rumours about David Tennant also getting a part are confirmed then my head may very well explode...

Queerlyqueerlyobscure on October 22nd, 2010 08:21 am (UTC)
I had a happy moment of squee when I read that news. EVERYONE IS IN THIS.

It will be awesome. I will sit and wait patiently.
WYGwastingyourgum on October 22nd, 2010 08:57 am (UTC)

I may not be quite so patient but I guess I'll just have to be!
applebeing: DGR & Lizzie squeeapplebeing on October 22nd, 2010 09:29 am (UTC)

Can scarcely type for clapping!

Now if they can just get Guillermo del Toro back on board, it will be the most perfect thing ever.
WYGwastingyourgum on October 22nd, 2010 09:33 am (UTC)
Thymelady: RA_hatonthymelady on October 22nd, 2010 09:40 am (UTC)
Rawrmitage+Freeman+Tolkien+Jackson+Everyone+Awesome OMG SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Best Friday in like forever!!
WYGwastingyourgum on October 22nd, 2010 09:43 am (UTC)
To Do Today: flail madly
Railise: Archer - smugrailise on October 22nd, 2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
I read awhile back that Clive Standen was also attached to the project... which may very well have changed, how casting things do, but that would add to the awesome, imo! (I may not have liked where S4 was headed, but I liked Clive VERY much. :D)
WYGwastingyourgum on October 22nd, 2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, that would be great - he deserves to be much higher profile.
robinfanaticrobinfanatic on October 22nd, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
*stares off into space*

wow... there are no words... fingers crossed the rumour about DT are true!! (not that I want your head to explode mind you!)

Edited at 2010-10-22 08:05 pm (UTC)
Is that why you're calling yourself 'Greg'?: Belovedtomusicgregoria44 on October 22nd, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC)


and a little dancey swirl.
raenedraened on October 23rd, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
I believe my head just did explode! O.O I adore LOTR and anything J.R.R. Tolkien. Add Tolkien with Richard Armitage?? Where and when and how soon can I buy tickets? :D