Stephen Fry Joins The Hobbit Cast

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Stephen Fry Joins <em>The Hobbit</em> Cast

Peter Jackson  recently announced that British actor Stephen Fry is joining The Hobbit.

Fry (V for Vendetta) will be playing the Master of Laketown in the two-part epic prequel to The Lord of the Rings. He will also appear in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes sequel as Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft.

“In addition to his writing skills, he’s a terrific actor and will create a very memorable Master for us,” Jackson said.

Two other new cast members were announced: Ryan Gage as Alfrid, the Master of Laketown’s servant, and Conan Stevens as an oversized Orc called Azog.

The actors joins a star-studded cast comprised of returning Lord of the Rings members, including Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom.