Billy Connolly Is Ironfoot In “Hobbit”

Scottish comedian Billy Connolly has signed on to play Dain Ironfoot in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” saga reports Heat Vision.

Ironfoot is the Dwarf cousin of Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and heeds the call to war during the Battle of the Five Armies.

As a result it’s likely his character will only appear in the second film “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” which hits late 2013. Production is still well underway on both films in New Zealand with actors like Luke Evans returning for a new block of filming this week.