Barry Humphries to Portray the Goblin King in The Hobbit

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Barry Humphries is the latest star to sign on for The Hobbit.

The veteran Australian actor, actually best known for his alter-ego of Dame Edna, will portray the Goblin King in this wildly-anticipated movie. What will this entail, exactly?

Humphries “will be portraying the Goblin King, in much the way Andy Serkis created Gollum,” director Peter Jackson wrote on Facebook. “We’re looking forward to seeing him invest the Goblin King with the delicate sensitivity and emotional depth this character deserves.”

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Evangeline Lilly was also added to the movie's cast this week.

She and Humphries join returning stars such as Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett and Ian McKellen in the December 14, 2012 release.

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