Hobbit Update from Ian McKellen
Our first filming destination was Matamata, where eleven years ago Gandalf the Grey made his entrance into The Fellowship of the Ring, greeting Ian Holm’s Bilbo on the doorstep of Bag End. The site has since been sign-posted as “Hobbiton”, where tourists in search of Middle-earth could ponder the paltry remnants of our filming, a couple of round green doors propped against the hillside. That meant that the village had to be re-built and the gardens re-plotted for The Hobbit.
While it's certain that absence makes the heart grow fonder, it would be nice to have a few more timely updates from The Hobbit's Gandalf... it's still nice to see that Ian McKellen has posted his latest update to his blog