The Hobbit casts two of my favorite Britons


The Hobbit marks an important meeting of two of the finest British actors I have the pleasure to dude-crush on. They are, of course, Benedict Cumberbatch and Stephen Fry. I assume you figured that out via the header before you even read this sentence, which makes further explanation just make me look insane. Anyway, Stephen Fry, host of the fantastic British quiz show Q.I., is set to play the Master of Laketown. Tolkeinites will recognize him as the greedy head of the town near the Lonely Mountain, home of Smaug the Dragon. 

It is not known who Benedict Cumberbatch, best known for his work as Sherlock Holmes in the absolutely brilliant BBC series Sherlock that you have no excuse not to see if you have Netflix, will be playing, but I’d be willing to see him as Bard the Bowman, who plays an instrumental role in Smaug’s ultimate fate. Yes, I’m trying to be careful of spoilers in a book most people read by high school. These are two great actors, and I’m happy to see them in a movie I’m super excited for.

Also, Benedict Cumberbatch inspires the sweet, sweet vocal tones of our own Xander Markham. You can get that sex in your ears below the jump.

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