Ian Holm To Return For “The Hobbit”

Peter Jackson has confirmed that Ian Holm will reprise his role as an older Bilbo Baggins in the currently shooting “The Hobbit” features.

In his latest Facebook post, Jackson said “One comment that came up from the recent video blog was the Bilbo voice at the end-many of you assumed it was Sir Ian Holm. Whilst Ian will be returning as the older Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit , that recording was actually Martin Freeman’s voice, taken from a script read through we recorded when the cast first arrived. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure who it was when I first heard it, either.”

As previously reported, Elijah Wood will return to portray Frodo Baggins in two sequences that bookend “The Hobbit”. It’s likely Holm will also be in these sequences which feature Frodo reading from the Bilbo’s “Red Book” which recounts the events of “The Hobbit”.