John Rhys-Davies offers help as 'dwarf adviser'

Last updated 16:08 07/04/2011
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DWARF ADVISER: Stuff.co.nz is hosting a live chat with Lord of the Rings star John Rhys-Davies.

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He was the charismatic buddy of Indiana Jones, the head of the KGB in a James Bond flick and the voice of Man Ray in Spongebob Squarepants.

But John Rhys-Davies - a tall, dark-haired, deep-voiced hunk of a man - is perhaps always going to be best remembered for playing the role of a dwarf.

The Welsh-born actor played the belligerent warrior Gimli in Peter Jackson's Lord of The Rings, enchanting viewers with his well-timed one liners and begrudging friendship with Legolas the elf.

And, at midday on Friday, Stuff will host a live chat with the star who this weekend will be attending the Armageddon Expo in Wellington.

Despite the character's popularity, Rhys-Davies has vowed he will not return as Gimli in the LOTR prequel the Hobbit.

"I've already been asked and to be honest with you, I wouldn't. I have already completely ruled it out," he told Empire Online.

"There's a sentimental part of me that would love to be involved again. Really I am not sure my face can take that sort of punishment any more."

The punishment he's referring to is the five hours of make-up each day an the allergic reactions to his prosthetics - which swelled his eyes shut and burned some of the skin on his face.

However, the 66-year-old is not adverse to helping on the film - offering to come on board as a "dwarf adviser" - or appearing to talk about his time working with Jackson.

* If you want to ask Rhys-Davies a question just visit the Stuff homepage at midday tomorrow.

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