May 4, 1999
Warwick Loses to Spall
Cinescape Online reporter Chris Kivlehan, on hand to ask the tough questions of
the assembled actors at the Star Wars Celebration convention in Denver today, asked
Phantom Menace actor Warwick Davis about his interest in possibly being involved with the
upcoming Lord of the Rings trilogy and whether or not he had contacted Peter Jackson.
Davis responded "I was fortunate enough to audition for that film."
He went on to explain that it didnt work out, and actor
Timothy Spall has been cast as Gimli. Spall is not of small stature but will instead be
reduced in size through special effects which caused some disappointment with an actor who
felt he had the obvious attributes to carry that role.