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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 Finepre-production
Stoner Express2016Gordon
White Island2016Kyle
The Alpha Invention2015ShortGuy
Motive2015TV SeriesLawrence Frampton
Mara and the Firebringer2015Schottischer Tourist
Macbeth2014Banquo
The Clown by Beecake2013ShortBilly
Space Milkshake2012Anton
The Forger2012Bernie
'Please Stay' by Billy Boyd and Beecake2012ShortBilly
Dorothy and the Witches of Oz2012Nick Chopper
Casualty2012TV SeriesDuncan Jessup
Ecstasy2011/IIWoodsy
The Witches of Oz2011TV Mini-SeriesNick Chopper
Moby Dick2011TV Mini-SeriesElijah
Pimp2010Chief
Glenn, the Flying Robot2010Jack
Jusqu'à toi2009Rufus
Stone of Destiny2008Bill Craig
Empty2008TV SeriesTony
Save Angel Hope2007Vince Sandhurst
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II - The Rise of the Witch-king2006Video GamePeregrin Took (voice)
The Flying Scotsman2006Malky
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II2006Video GamePeregrin Took (voice)
El sueño de una noche de San Juan2005Puck (voice)
On a Clear Day2005Danny
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth2004Video GamePeregrin Took (voice)
Seed of Chucky2004Glen Glenda (voice)
Instant Credit2004TV ShortFrankie
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003Pippin
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World2003Barrett Bonden, Coxswain
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003Video GamePeregrin 'Pippin' Took (voice)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers2002Pippin
Sniper 4702002TV ShortThe Gunner
Still Game2002TV SeriesBearded Man
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring2001Pippin
Julie and the Cadillacs1999Jimmy Campbell
Coming Soon1999TV MovieRoss
Urban Ghost Story1998Loan Shark
The Soldier's Leap1998ShortPostman
Taggart1996TV SeriesJamie Holmes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies2014performer: "The Last Goodbye" / writer: "The Last Goodbye"
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003music: "The Edge of Night" / performer: "The Green Dragon", "The Edge of Night"
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring2001performer: "Drinking Song" - uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Space Milkshake2012executive producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003featured soloist

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Long and Short of It2003Short special thanks: musical inspiration

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Player$2004TV SeriesHimself
Ring*Con 20042004Video documentary
Tinseltown TV2003TV SeriesHimself
The Lord of the Rings: The Quest Fulfilled2003TV Special documentary shortHimself
4Pop2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Total Request Live2001-2003TV SeriesHimself
Filmland2003TV Series documentaryHimself
National Geographic: Beyond the Movie - The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
E! News Live2003TV SeriesHimself
Designing Middle-Earth2003Video documentaryHimself - Pippin
The Battle for Helm's Deep Is Over...2003Video documentary shortHimself
Weta Workshop2003Video documentary shortHimself - Pippin
HBO First Look2003TV Series documentaryHimself
2003 MTV Movie Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Punk'd2003TV SeriesHimself
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Making the Movie2002TV Short documentaryHimself
Return to Middle Earth2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'The Lord of the Rings'2002Video documentaryHimself
A Day in the Life of a Hobbit2002Video documentary shortHimself
Cameras in Middle-Earth2002Video documentaryHimself - Pippin
From Book to Script2002Video documentary shortHimself - Pippin
J.R.R. Tolkien: Creator of Middle-Earth2002Video documentary shortPippin
Scale2002Video documentaryHimself
The Fellowship of the Cast2002Video documentary shortHimself - Pippin
8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
The Saturday Show2002TV SeriesHimself
National Geographic Explorer2001TV Series documentaryHimself / Peregrin 'Pippin' Took
Troldspejlet2001TV SeriesHimself / Pippin
A Passage to Middle-earth: The Making of 'Lord of the Rings'2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Quest for the Ring2001TV Short documentaryHimself
SM:TV Live2001TV SeriesHimself
The 23rd Annual Movieguide Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
King of the Nerds2015TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Made in Hollywood2014TV SeriesHimself
Middle-earth: There and Back Again2014TV MovieHimself
Calgary Expo 20142014ShortHimself
Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan2014TV Series documentaryHimself
I Love My Country2013TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Ask Rhod Gilbert2010TV SeriesHimself
Tattoos: A Scarred History2009DocumentaryHimself
Richard & Judy2001-2008TV SeriesHimself
Greatest Ever Blockbuster Movies2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
There's Been a Murder: A Celebration of Taggart2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Happy Birthday Wullie!2006TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The 100 Greatest Family Films2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Ring Comes Full Circle2005Video documentary shortHimself
Conceiving the 'Seed of Chucky'2005Video documentary shortHimself / Glen / Glenda
Ringers: Lord of the Fans2005DocumentaryHimself
A Filmmaker's Journey: Making 'The Return of the King'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Cameras in Middle-Earth2004Video documentaryHimself
Costume Design2004Video documentary shortHimself
Designing Middle-Earth2004Video documentary shortHimself - Pippin
Editorial: Completing the Trilogy2004Video documentary shortHimself
From Book to Script: Forging the Final Chapter2004Video documentary shortHimself - Pippin
Home of the Horse Lords2004Video documentary shortHimself - Pippin
Music for Middle-Earth2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Passing of an Age2004Video documentary shortHimself
Weta Workshop2004Video documentaryHimself - Pippin
Die besten Filme aller Zeiten - Die Show2004TV MovieHimself
An Audience with Harry Hill2004TV MovieHimself
2004 MTV Movie Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
This Morning2004TV SeriesHimself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Film '722004TV SeriesHimself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
NME Awards 20042004TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lego the Lord of the Rings: The Video Game2012Video GamePeregrin Took
20 to 12010TV Series documentaryPippin
Stories of Lost Souls2005The Gunner (segment "Sniper 470 ")
J.R.R. Tolkien: The Legacy of Middle-Earth2004Video documentary shortPippin
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age2004Video GamePeregrin 'Pippin' Took
DNZ: The Real Middle Earth2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Editorial: Refining the Story2003Video documentary shortPippin
The Soundscapes of Middle-Earth2003Video documentary shortPippin
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers2002Video GamePeregrin 'Pippin' Took (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe 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
2004Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastThe 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
2004ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe 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
2003ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe 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
2003NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Acting by an EnsembleThe 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
2003OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest EnsembleThe 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
2003PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe 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
2002PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe 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
2001ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe 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
2016Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CABest Performance in a Guest Role, Dramatic SeriesMotive (2013)
2015CCOPCríticos de Cinema Online Portugueses AwardsBest Original Song (Melhor Canção Original)The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)· Philippa Boyens
· Fran Walsh
2015OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original SongThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
2004PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingThe 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
2003DVDX AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest 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
2003Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastThe 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
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureThe 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
2002ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureThe 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
2002ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe 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
2002Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest DebutThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)· Dominic Monaghan


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#Fact
1In 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.
2Hollywood, CA, USA: TORn Oscar Party - One Unexpected Party [February 2013]
3Reshooting scenes for "Return of the King." [June 2003]
4Playing 'Jack' in the Belgian Production 'Glenn' in Brussels [December 2006]
5Attending a film Festival in France. [October 2005]
6Now a patron of the Scottish Youth Theatre. Supporting Drama for Young people in Scotland [November 2003]
7Starring in a series on BBC4 called "Empty". [March 2008]
8Attending the Kingdom of Heaven Premiere in London with his friend Orlando Bloom. [May 2005]
9He was a book binder for seven years before he started acting. One of the books he bound was "The Lord Of The Rings".
10Billy 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.
11Has a band in Scotland named Beecake and an album out called Just B.
12He and Ali became parents on April 26th 2006. Their son's name is Jack William Boyd.
13Has a home in Glasgow, Scotland, but sometimes stays in Los Angeles, CA.
14Hates cinnamon
15When 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.
16During college, he worked in a pizza hut, a bar and a comedy club to make ends meet.
17He was the teens choice for host of the European MTV awards in 2002.
18In 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.
19His favorite cartoon character is Daffy Duck
20His favorite film is Bill Forsyth's 1981 comedy 'Gregory's Girl'.
21Began 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].
22Is an avid surfer, and does so as often as possible.
23Wrote 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.
24Won a role as an astronaut by doing the best impression of weightlessness while sitting in a chair.
25Wears a kilt on some formal occasions.
26Likes porridge for breakfast.
27Boyd and his sister were raised by their grandmother after the death of their parents.
2812/1/2002: Topped list of top 100 Most Eligible Men in Scotland
29He'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.
30Parents: William and Mary (deceased)
31Sister: Margaret
32Attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama and graduated with a Diploma in Dramatic Arts.

#Quote
1I think I have a gift... but I haven't really opened that gift yet and given it to myself
2My 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]
9On 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.
11Hobbits are a lot like Scots. It's all about nature and enjoying their land, which is a very Scottish thing.
12To 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
1High-pitched yet calm voice
2Scottish accent

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