I think that’s a good idea fchris, you're definitely right about Blessed, I had a quick research and you're right he definitely fits the bill. He has had good links to English literature, playing many roles in many productions of Shakespeare's plays and therefore he is likely to understand a Tolkien role well. As you pointed out he has a distinct Dwarf-like complexion, of which we all can recall John Rhys-Davies having. What I particularly like about him, now I've familiarised my self with him, is the fact that he's English! Nobody knows English Literature better than the English!
Btw fchris, I'll bet Jackson and Del Toro do start taking notice of the advice of the Tolkien fans, I'm sure the team will take into consideration some of the suggestions we present them.
Oh, and if you're particularly interested in dwarves, there’s a thread on this forum discussing who would best suit Thorin Oakenshield. Heres a link...thorin-oakenshield-287.htmlJoseph Dwarf