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Billy Connolly

From Tolkien Gateway
Billy Connolly
Biographical Information
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.

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

External links


  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)