Sylvester McCoy

Dec. 03, 2012 | 1:52 p.m.

‘Hobbit': Sylvester McCoy’s twin loves, Radagast, ‘Doctor Who’

Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor and Radagast (featured image)
One of the most anticipated performances in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is Sylvester McCoy’s turn as the wizard Radagast the Brown. Though the character did not appear in Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, Radagast is a key player in J.R.R. Tolkien’s books. McCoy, who has been acting on the stage and screen for more than 45 years, joined “The Hobbit” after finishing a Royal Shakespeare Company tour of “King Lear,” acting opposite Gandalf actor Ian McKellen. McCoy is perhaps best known for his role in “Doctor Who.” Hero Complex chatted with McCoy about wizards and Timelords. HC: Were you a Tolkien fan before being cast in “The Hobbit” films? SM: Yeah, I read them in the ’60s. It came out in the ’50s, and then it started catching on. You know, they were the books to […]
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