Director confirms actors return.
Peter Jackson has confirmed that Ian Holm will play the older version of Bilbo Baggins at some point in the two-part adaptation of ‘The Hobbit.’ Jackson revealed the news on his official Facebook page (via TheOneRing.net):
“One comment that came up from the recent video blog was the Bilbo voice at the end—many of you assumed it was Sir Ian Holm. Whilst Ian will be returning as the older Bilbo Baggins in ‘The Hobbit,’ that recording was actually Martin Freeman’s voice, taken from a script read through we recorded when the cast first arrived. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure who it was when I first heard it, either. Cheers, Peter J”