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.
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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