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Birth date: August 28th 1968
Birth place: Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom
Height:1.69 m
Profession:Actor
Education:Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Nationality:British
Spouse:Alison McKinnon
Children:Jack William Boyd
Parents:Mary Boyd, William Boyd
Siblings:Margaret Boyd

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Billy Boyd, born on 28th August 1968 in Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom, is an actor, probably best known to the world as Peregrin “Pippin” Took in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, while he has also had notable roles in “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” (2003), and “The Flying Scotsman” (2006).

Have you ever wondered how rich Billy Boyd is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Billy`s net worth is as high as $6 million, earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry now stretching over 20 years. His wealth has also benefited from his musical involvement – he is a vocalist of the band Beecake, and has written and sung “The Last Goodbye”, which was used for the film “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” (2014).

Billy Boyd Net Worth $6 Million

Billy was raised by his grandmother, alongside his older sister Margaret, since their parents died within a year when Billy was in his early teens. Billy came in touch with performing arts when he was 16, and he joined the musical company, Theatre Guild, Glasgow, appearing first in its production of “Hans Andersen”. Billy attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, from which he graduated with a degree in Dramatic Arts, however, he worked for several years as a book binder, before he decided to pursue a career as an actor.

Billy made his debut appearance in an episode of “Taggart” in 1996, and then waited for two years for another screen role; in 1998 he featured in the horror film “Urban Ghost Story”, and a year later in “Coming Soon”. In 2001 he was selected for the role of Pippin Took in the first installment of the “Lord of the Rings”, entitled “Fellowship of the Ring”, starring Elijah Wood, Christopher Lee, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom and Viggo Mortensen, based on the J.R.R Tolkien novel and directed by Peter Jackson. The film garnered four Oscars, and launched some of the actors into stardom, including Billy. He repeated his role in the sequels “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” (2002) and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2003), all of which were immensely successful and significantly increased Billy`s net worth.

In 2005, Billy made an appearance in the film “On a Clear Day” next to Peter Mullan and Brenda Blethyn, while in 2007 he had the lead role in “Save Angel Hope”, however, the film was unsuccessful, so until 2010 he only had roles in a number of low budget and unsuccessful films. In 2011 he appeared in “Ecstasy”, alongside Adam Sinclair and Kristin Kreuk, and the following year joined Kristin Kreuk once again, this time in the sci-fi comedy “Space Milkshake” (2012), while in 2015, he had a role in “Mara and the Firebringer”. Most recently, Billy appeared in the film “Stoner Express” (2016), and is set to appear in “I Feel Fine”, which is currently in pre-production.

Billy is also a well-known musician; with his band Beecake he has released two studio albums “Soul Swimming” (2010), and “Blue Sky Paradise” (2012), and also two Eps – “Please Stay” (2012), and “Just B” (2013).

Thanks to his skills, Billy has received various prestigious awards, including the SAG Award for the film “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2003), among other awards.

Regarding his personal life, Billy has been married to Alison McKinnon since 2010 and the couple has a son together.

Billy is a fan of surfing and enjoys it whenever he can, and has also trained in several martial arts in the past.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Feel Fine pre-production
Stoner Express 2016 Gordon
White Island 2016 Kyle
The Alpha Invention 2015 Short Guy
Motive 2015 TV Series Lawrence Frampton
Mara and the Firebringer 2015 Schottischer Tourist
Macbeth 2014 Banquo
The Clown by Beecake 2013 Short Billy
Space Milkshake 2012 Anton
The Forger 2012 Bernie
'Please Stay' by Billy Boyd and Beecake 2012 Short Billy
Dorothy and the Witches of Oz 2012 Nick Chopper
Casualty 2012 TV Series Duncan Jessup
Ecstasy 2011/II Woodsy
The Witches of Oz 2011 TV Mini-Series Nick Chopper
Moby Dick 2011 TV Mini-Series Elijah
Pimp 2010 Chief
Glenn, the Flying Robot 2010 Jack
Jusqu'à toi 2009 Rufus
Stone of Destiny 2008 Bill Craig
Empty 2008 TV Series Tony
Save Angel Hope 2007 Vince Sandhurst
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II - The Rise of the Witch-king 2006 Video Game Peregrin Took (voice)
The Flying Scotsman 2006 Malky
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II 2006 Video Game Peregrin Took (voice)
El sueño de una noche de San Juan 2005 Puck (voice)
On a Clear Day 2005 Danny
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth 2004 Video Game Peregrin Took (voice)
Seed of Chucky 2004 Glen Glenda (voice)
Instant Credit 2004 TV Short Frankie
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 Pippin
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003 Barrett Bonden, Coxswain
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 Video Game Peregrin 'Pippin' Took (voice)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 Pippin
Sniper 470 2002 TV Short The Gunner
Still Game 2002 TV Series Bearded Man
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 Pippin
Julie and the Cadillacs 1999 Jimmy Campbell
Coming Soon 1999 TV Movie Ross
Urban Ghost Story 1998 Loan Shark
The Soldier's Leap 1998 Short Postman
Taggart 1996 TV Series Jamie Holmes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014 performer: "The Last Goodbye" / writer: "The Last Goodbye"
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 music: "The Edge of Night" / performer: "The Green Dragon", "The Edge of Night"
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 performer: "Drinking Song" - uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Space Milkshake 2012 executive producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 featured soloist

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Long and Short of It 2003 Short special thanks: musical inspiration

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
Player$ 2004 TV Series Himself
Ring*Con 2004 2004 Video documentary
Tinseltown TV 2003 TV Series Himself
The Lord of the Rings: The Quest Fulfilled 2003 TV Special documentary short Himself
4Pop 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Total Request Live 2001-2003 TV Series Himself
Filmland 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
National Geographic: Beyond the Movie - The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
E! News Live 2003 TV Series Himself
Designing Middle-Earth 2003 Video documentary Himself - Pippin
The Battle for Helm's Deep Is Over... 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Weta Workshop 2003 Video documentary short Himself - Pippin
HBO First Look 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
2003 MTV Movie Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Punk'd 2003 TV Series Himself
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Making the Movie 2002 TV Short documentary Himself
Return to Middle Earth 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of 'The Lord of the Rings' 2002 Video documentary Himself
A Day in the Life of a Hobbit 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Cameras in Middle-Earth 2002 Video documentary Himself - Pippin
From Book to Script 2002 Video documentary short Himself - Pippin
J.R.R. Tolkien: Creator of Middle-Earth 2002 Video documentary short Pippin
Scale 2002 Video documentary Himself
The Fellowship of the Cast 2002 Video documentary short Himself - Pippin
8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
The Saturday Show 2002 TV Series Himself
National Geographic Explorer 2001 TV Series documentary Himself / Peregrin 'Pippin' Took
Troldspejlet 2001 TV Series Himself / Pippin
A Passage to Middle-earth: The Making of 'Lord of the Rings' 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Quest for the Ring 2001 TV Short documentary Himself
SM:TV Live 2001 TV Series Himself
The 23rd Annual Movieguide Awards 2015 TV Special Himself
King of the Nerds 2015 TV Series Himself - Judge
Made in Hollywood 2014 TV Series Himself
Middle-earth: There and Back Again 2014 TV Movie Himself
Calgary Expo 2014 2014 Short Himself
Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
I Love My Country 2013 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Ask Rhod Gilbert 2010 TV Series Himself
Tattoos: A Scarred History 2009 Documentary Himself
Richard & Judy 2001-2008 TV Series Himself
Greatest Ever Blockbuster Movies 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
There's Been a Murder: A Celebration of Taggart 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Happy Birthday Wullie! 2006 TV Movie documentary Narrator
The 100 Greatest Family Films 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Ring Comes Full Circle 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Conceiving the 'Seed of Chucky' 2005 Video documentary short Himself / Glen / Glenda
Ringers: Lord of the Fans 2005 Documentary Himself
A Filmmaker's Journey: Making 'The Return of the King' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Cameras in Middle-Earth 2004 Video documentary Himself
Costume Design 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Designing Middle-Earth 2004 Video documentary short Himself - Pippin
Editorial: Completing the Trilogy 2004 Video documentary short Himself
From Book to Script: Forging the Final Chapter 2004 Video documentary short Himself - Pippin
Home of the Horse Lords 2004 Video documentary short Himself - Pippin
Music for Middle-Earth 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Passing of an Age 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Weta Workshop 2004 Video documentary Himself - Pippin
Die besten Filme aller Zeiten - Die Show 2004 TV Movie Himself
An Audience with Harry Hill 2004 TV Movie Himself
2004 MTV Movie Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
This Morning 2004 TV Series Himself
The Sharon Osbourne Show 2004 TV Series Himself
Film '72 2004 TV Series Himself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
NME Awards 2004 2004 TV Movie Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lego the Lord of the Rings: The Video Game 2012 Video Game Peregrin Took
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary Pippin
Stories of Lost Souls 2005 The Gunner (segment "Sniper 470 ")
J.R.R. Tolkien: The Legacy of Middle-Earth 2004 Video documentary short Pippin
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age 2004 Video Game Peregrin 'Pippin' Took
DNZ: The Real Middle Earth 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Editorial: Refining the Story 2003 Video documentary short Pippin
The Soundscapes of Middle-Earth 2003 Video documentary short Pippin
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 Video Game Peregrin 'Pippin' Took (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Sean Astin
· Sean Bean
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Bernard Hill
· Ian Holm
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· Viggo Mortensen
· John Noble
· Miranda Otto
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Karl Urban
· Hugo Weaving
· David Wenham
· Elijah Wood
2004 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Sean Astin
· Sean Bean
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Bernard Hill
· Ian Holm
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· Viggo Mortensen
· John Noble
· Miranda Otto
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Karl Urban
· Hugo Weaving
· David Wenham
· Elijah Wood
2004 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Sean Astin
· Sean Bean
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Bernard Hill
· Ian Holm
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· Viggo Mortensen
· John Noble
· Miranda Otto
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Karl Urban
· Hugo Weaving
· David Wenham
· Elijah Wood
2003 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Sean Austin
· Sean Bean
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Brad Dourif
· Bernard Hill
· Ian Holm
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· Viggo Mortensen
· John Noble
· Miranda Otto
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Karl Urban
· Hugo Weaving
· David Wenham
· Elijah Wood
2003 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Acting by an Ensemble The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Sean Astin
· Sean Bean
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Bernard Hill
· Ian Holm
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· Viggo Mortensen
· John Noble
· Miranda Otto
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Karl Urban
· Hugo Weaving
· David Wenham
· Elijah Wood
2003 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Sean Astin
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Brad Dourif
· Bernard Hill
· Christopher Lee
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· Viggo Mortensen
· Miranda Otto
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Hugo Weaving
· David Wenham
· Elijah Wood
2003 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Acting Ensemble The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Sean Astin
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Brad Dourif
· Bernard Hill
· Christopher Lee
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· Viggo Mortensen
· Miranda Otto
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Hugo Weaving
· David Wenham
· Elijah Wood
2002 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Acting Ensemble The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Sean Astin
· Sean Bean
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Ian Holm
· Christopher Lee
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· Viggo Mortensen
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Hugo Weaving
· Elijah Wood
2001 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Sean Austin
· Sean Bean
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Ian Holm
· Christopher Lee
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· Viggo Mortensen
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Hugo Weaving
· Elijah Wood

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Canadian Screen Award Canadian Screen Awards, CA Best Performance in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series Motive (2013)
2015 CCOP Críticos de Cinema Online Portugueses Awards Best Original Song (Melhor Canção Original) The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) · Philippa Boyens
· Fran Walsh
2015 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Song The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
2004 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Acting The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) · Sean Astin
· Sean Bean
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Bernard Hill
· Ian Holm
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· Viggo Mortensen
· John Noble
· Miranda Otto
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Karl Urban
· Hugo Weaving
· David Wenham
· Elijah Wood
2003 DVDX Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Audio Commentary (New for DVD) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Elijah Wood
· Sean Astin
· John Rhys-Davies
· Dominic Monaghan
· Orlando Bloom
· Christopher Lee
· Sean Bean
· Bernard Hill
· Miranda Otto
· David Wenham
· Brad Dourif
· Karl Urban
· John Noble
· Craig Parker
· Andy Serkis
2003 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Sean Astin
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Bernard Hill
· Christopher Lee
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· Viggo Mortensen
· Miranda Otto
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Karl Urban
· Hugo Weaving
· David Wenham
· Elijah Wood
2003 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Sean Astin
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Brad Dourif
· Bernard Hill
· Christopher Lee
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· Viggo Mortensen
· Miranda Otto
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Hugo Weaving
· David Wenham
· Elijah Wood
2002 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Sean Astin
· Sean Bean
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Ian Holm
· Christopher Lee
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· Viggo Mortensen
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Hugo Weaving
· Elijah Wood
2002 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) · Sean Astin
· Cate Blanchett
· Orlando Bloom
· Brad Dourif
· Bernard Hill
· Christopher Lee
· Ian McKellen
· Dominic Monaghan
· Viggo Mortensen
· Miranda Otto
· John Rhys-Davies
· Andy Serkis
· Liv Tyler
· Hugo Weaving
· David Wenham
· Elijah Wood
2002 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Debut The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · Dominic Monaghan


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#Fact
1 In 2013 Boyd played Banquo in "The Scottish Play" at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. He and Stuart Bowman, who portrayed Macduff, were the only ones of the cast to speak in a strong Scottish accent.
2 Hollywood, CA, USA: TORn Oscar Party - One Unexpected Party [February 2013]
3 Reshooting scenes for "Return of the King." [June 2003]
4 Playing 'Jack' in the Belgian Production 'Glenn' in Brussels [December 2006]
5 Attending a film Festival in France. [October 2005]
6 Now a patron of the Scottish Youth Theatre. Supporting Drama for Young people in Scotland [November 2003]
7 Starring in a series on BBC4 called "Empty". [March 2008]
8 Attending the Kingdom of Heaven Premiere in London with his friend Orlando Bloom. [May 2005]
9 He was a book binder for seven years before he started acting. One of the books he bound was "The Lord Of The Rings".
10 Billy Boyd has been apart of the Scottish band Beecake since it was formed in 2006. Their first album was released on iTunes June of 2010. And their second album Blue Sky Paradise was released on iTunes December of 2012.
11 Has a band in Scotland named Beecake and an album out called Just B.
12 He and Ali became parents on April 26th 2006. Their son's name is Jack William Boyd.
13 Has a home in Glasgow, Scotland, but sometimes stays in Los Angeles, CA.
14 Hates cinnamon
15 When he was first cast in The Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson asked him to tone down his Scottish accent, but found that the funny parts just weren't as funny without it, so Boyd was allowed to use his regular Scottish accent. Jackson and the writers then consulted The Hobbit. Bilbo Baggins's mother was a Took, and one of their ancestors had, according to the book, invented the game of golf. Since golf is of Scottish origin, they reasoned that Tolkien must have, therefore, intended for the Tooks to be Scottish.
16 During college, he worked in a pizza hut, a bar and a comedy club to make ends meet.
17 He was the teens choice for host of the European MTV awards in 2002.
18 In The Lord of the Rings, according to the book, Pippin is 28 years old, which makes him the youngest of the four lead hobbits. However, Boyd is actually the oldest of the four hobbit actors.
19 His favorite cartoon character is Daffy Duck
20 His favorite film is Bill Forsyth's 1981 comedy 'Gregory's Girl'.
21 Began working with Dominic Monaghan on a script about two English lads who open a scuba diving school in Miami. "We started writing when we were stuck up Treebeard during the second movie [The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)]," Boyd told a reporter for the Sunday Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia) [December 14, 2003].
22 Is an avid surfer, and does so as often as possible.
23 Wrote and sang a song called 'The Steward of Gondor' in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. He wanted it to sound Scottish, somber and very different than the kind of thing that Pippin and Merry were singing at Edoras earlier in the movie.
24 Won a role as an astronaut by doing the best impression of weightlessness while sitting in a chair.
25 Wears a kilt on some formal occasions.
26 Likes porridge for breakfast.
27 Boyd and his sister were raised by their grandmother after the death of their parents.
28 12/1/2002: Topped list of top 100 Most Eligible Men in Scotland
29 He's a talented singer; a strong tenor / light baritone voice, F# to A above middle C over 2 octaves. He also plays the guitar, the bass, and the drums.
30 Parents: William and Mary (deceased)
31 Sister: Margaret
32 Attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama and graduated with a Diploma in Dramatic Arts.

#Quote
1 I think I have a gift... but I haven't really opened that gift yet and given it to myself
2 My worst habit is whistling while I sleep.
3 [on his favorite cartoon character] "Daffy Duck, because he's funny and sarcastic."
4 [on the bond between the four hobbit-actors:] We're really good friends. We spent last New Year together. Sean's married and has children, so he has other things that he has to do, but me, Dom, and Elijah all spent New Year in the borders of Scotland and England. [December 14, 2003]
5 [on cast camraderie during shooting "The Lord of the Rings":] There was a lot of pranking, but that was more Dom (Dominic Monaghan) and Viggo (Viggo Mortensen). With Viggo, they were normally quite violent, aggressive ones. You would see Sean Bean walking across to his caravan, and then see this figure of Viggo running across the plains and rugby tackling him. Dom and Viggo were attacking each other's trailers for quite a while, redecorating inside and out with whatever they got their hands on. It was a very happy set, a very constructive set. [December 14, 2003]
6 [teasing a journalist who asked about the hobbits' popularity in the gay community:] We had to learn how to canoe. I don't know why, because we don't do it in the movie, but it was part of our training. And there was a group shower. All the Americans, though, they were quite scared. Elijah and Sean just, like, didn't have a shower and left, but me, Orlando and Dominic, in our British way, all got involved in showers. But it was just a shower. [December 18, 2003]
7 [on filming LOTR:] It was a tough shoot, you had to be there six days a week and it was absolutely exhausting. Peter Jackson has a really good bullshit monitor; if you're just acting that you're acting, he will know it, and he won't allow it. But that's great, because one of the main reasons that this film works is because, though it's a fantasy movie, it's so real. And although I'd do it all again tomorrow, by the end we were absolutely exhausted. I remember one time after doing a scene, an emotional scene, I was exhausted, having a headache and all, and coming in the next day, and Pete said, 'Okay, get yourself back to where you were yesterday', and I just thought that I could do anything but work myself up to that emotional peak again. [December 11, 2003]
8 [on collaborating with Dominic Monaghan on a script:] I don't really think I'm a good writer. I think I'm too lazy to be a writer. There's always a Playstation or a movie or something to pull me away. Dom's better at writing and being that kind of guy. When I was filming in Mexico, we did a lot of it on tape and then Dom would write it later. Now we're working with a writer called David Gregg to finish it off and polish it up a bit, I guess. It's looking really good, and there are a lot of people interested in making it, and that's even better. So, hopefully, I'd love to work with Dom again and do a couple of different characters. I think it could be fun if we manage to keep a career going, to have this kind of two actors working together, but always playing different parts. It would be fun, I think. [December 11, 2003]
9 On being asked if he could relate to his character, Pippin: "Strangely enough, the first time I tried to read the book I was on holiday in Florida. I dropped it in the pool my first day there. If that's not a Pippin thing to do, I don't know what is."
10 "I realised that it was just about Pippin and some other people!" After reading 'Lord of the Rings' for the first time.
11 Hobbits are a lot like Scots. It's all about nature and enjoying their land, which is a very Scottish thing.
12 To play one of the main characters in it, it's not the kind of thing you don't do. Oh, I'd rather not play Pippin in Lord of the Rings..., In fact, what else would you rather do, you know? I can't actually think of another job that I'd rather do.

#Trademark
1 High-pitched yet calm voice
2 Scottish accent
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