Stephen Colbert will host Hobbit week

US comedian, Stephen Colbert. Photo / Supplied
US comedian, Stephen Colbert. Photo / Supplied

Stephen Colbert is devoting a full week of his internationally syndicated show The Colbert Report to The Hobbit.

Colbert, a US comedian, is a rabid JRR Tolkien fan who recently won a cameo role in one of The Hobbit films from director Peter Jackson.

He is taking his commitment to Middle-earth to the next level starting today by celebrating "Hobbit week" on The Colbert Report, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis - who play Gandalf, Bilbo and Gollum - and Jackson will all guest on the show.

McKellen is reportedly first in line to be interviewed.

Colbert visited the set of The Hobbit trilogy during filming.

He reportedly beat film producer and Tolkien expert Philippa Boyens in a Hobbit quiz.

Jackson called him the biggest "Tolkien geek" he had ever met.

- Herald Online

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