Stephen Fry

Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson recently announced on his Facebook page that he has cast Stephen Fry in his upcoming two-part LOTR prequel The Hobbit. Fry will fill the role of the Master of Laketown.

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In addition to that collaboration, Jackson revealed that he's developing a remake of the 1955 World War II film The Dam Busters with Fry. "In addition to his writing skills, he's a terrific actor and will create a very memorable Master for us," promised Jackson.

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Jackson also announced that actor Ryan Gage's role has been bumped up — it was initially small, but because Jackson and company liked him so much, he'll now play Alfred, servant to Fry's character. Additionally, Conan Stevens will play an Orc named Azog.