Billy Connolly gave many a hint as to the visual look and personality of Dain Ironfoot (assuming he wasn’t joking, of course):
Australian.com: “It’s a rough and violent character,” Connolly says. “He’s a dwarf but he’s a bad ass. He’s a warrior.”
MSN NZ: “I have a war to fight. Elves to kill. Orcs to maim,” he says.
ABC Sydney: “I’m a dwarf. The baddest dwarf you’ve ever met in your life. You’d run a mile if you saw this dwarf. He is a seriously bad-ass dwarf. His name is Dain Ironfoot and he sorts a few people out with his axe.”
News.com.au: “But you don’t feel like a little guy because you are doing big things like killing people and stuff. And you are wearing all that armour and make-up and everything. It was great fun. I arrive riding a wild pig.”
West Australian: “But let me say, this guy will terrify the life out of you. I have a Mohawk and tattoos on my head. You’ve got to see it.”
NZ Herald: Compares dwarves and elves in battle: “Blonde hair, braided and they’re all slimmy and extremely tall. And we’re very broad and low and f****n ‘Have that’ with our axes and they’ve got their skinny swords and all that.”
3News.co.nz “I’m covered in armour, its like wearing a Volkswagen. Dunno how I’m supposed to fight in all this stuff.” In the full video interview Billy reveals more of his previous perception of Tolkien’s works.