Well, what can I say.
It’s been a terrible few months in terms of Hobbit-related news; and not the kind of updates we were expecting.
Lesnie’s death last April was totally unlooked-for. And whilst Christopher Lee’s recent birthday celebrations at 93 demonstrated an individual defying the norm of old age, this news still comes as a devastating shock.
Admittedly, I’m not one who can claim to have seen the majority of his impressively long (and unconquerable) filmography.
His role as Saruman – the wizard whose thinly veiled evil schemes pose a danger to Middle-earth – is naturally the first image that springs to mind when I come across his name.
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