Jackson reveals Hobbit cameo

Last updated 10:27 18/12/2012
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Peter Jackson has revelaed the cameo scene he gave himself in the Hobbit trilogy, playing a dwarf fleeing the dragon Smaug.

Jackson told empireonline.com he had shot a cameo scene in the final days of filming on The Hobbit: Unexpected Journey.

"I’m trying to be disguised so no-one will know," Jackson says.

He had to put on a full dwarf costume and was "horrified" with how uncomfortable it was.

Jackson has a long history of appearing in his own films. He appeared in all three Lord of the Rings movies – most famously in The Fellowship of the Ring as a drunken, carrot-eating inhabitant of Bree.

In The Lovely Bones he tests a Super 8 camera in a Pennsylvania mall store.

In King Kong he shaved his trademark beard to make an uncredited cameo as a biplane gunner in the climactic scene on top of the Empire State Building.

He is also understood to have had cameos in The Frighteners, Heavenly Creatures, and his early splatter movies.

Jackson also talked about his upcoming production Dam Busters

There had been a plan for him to shoot the WW2 tale while Guillermo del Toro shot The Hobbit but Dam Busters was put on hold after del Toro quit The Hobbit.

"It’s ready to go as soon as we possibly can," Jackson said.

Ten Lancaster bomber planes were already built and in storage for the movie, he said.

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