Billy Connolly

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Billy Connolly
Lifetime24 November 1942
PortrayedDáin in:
 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
"I could never read Tolkien. I always found him unreadable … I didn’t read [the books], and I normally don’t like people who have! The people who love it, they’re kind of scary. They talk all this gobbledygook and they think of it as the Holy Grail."
― Billy Connolly[1]

Sir William Connolly CBE, better known as Billy Connolly, portrayed Dáin Ironfoot in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.[2]


  1. "Billy Connolly Finds Tolkien ‘Unreadable,’ Stars in The Hobbit" dated 24 September 2012, BBC News (accessed 7 August 2022)
  2. "Billy Connolly lands dwarf role in The Hobbit" dated 9 February 2012, BBC News (accessed 9 February 2012)

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