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Peter Dinklage to Voice Dr. Dillamond the Goat

April 11, 20242 Mins Read

Universal Pictures’ Wicked has found its goat. Peter Dinklage is set to voice the character Dr. Dillamond in the movie adaptation of the iconic Broadway musical.

The news was revealed Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas as Universal closed out its CinemaCon presentation by sharing new footage of Wicked, which hits theaters over Thanksgiving of this year. Universal and director Jon M. Chu made the film in two parts, with the second installment set to open over the year-end holidays in 2025.

Wicked — the untold story of the witches of Oz — stars Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba, a young woman who is misunderstood because of her unusual green skin and who has yet to discover her true power. Ariana Grande plays Glinda, a popular young woman graced by privilege and ambition but who has yet to discover her true heart. After meeting as young women, their extraordinary adventures ultimately see them fulfill their destinies as the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good, respectively.

In the feature film adaptation, Dr. Dillamond, a goat, is a professor of history at Shiz University who warns Elphaba about rising dark forces that threaten the speaking animals of Oz, including himself.  

The first Wicked will hit theaters Nov. 27; the second on Nov. 26, 2025.

Peter Dinklage is best known for his performance as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones, for which he won a record four Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.

The actor’s careeer took off with the 2003 Sundance Film Festival sensation The Station Agent. His numerous movie credits include X-Men: Days of Future PastDeath at a FuneralLiving in OblivionThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriAvengers: Infinity War, and The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes and American Dreamer. Upcoming films include Unfrosted: The Pop Tart StoryThe Thicket and The Toxic Avenger. His many stage credits include A Month in the CountryThings We WantKnickerbockerRichard IIIUncle Vanya, and Cyrano.

Dinklage is repped by Franklin Latt at CAA and his attorney Karl Austen.

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