Lord of the rings star Billy Boyd happy to be promoting glens of his homeland

PERHAPS not quite as awful as being kidnapped by Orcs, but rolling down a hillside in a giant hamster ball does sound rather like the kind of mishap that might befall an unwary Hobbit in Lord of the Rings. Billy Boyd, the slight-framed Glaswegian actor who played Pippin in the blockbuster film trilogy of Tolkien's epic, goes wide-eyed at the prospect, as if newly confronted by an Ent: "They tell me they put water in the ball as well; I don't know how that's supposed to enhance th


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