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Bill Ferny Sr. was a Man of Bree and father of Bill Ferny who worked as an assassin, mercenary and bandit, alongside his partner in crime, the Squint.


In TA 2941, Ferny was hired by Azog, along with the Squint to assassinate Thorin II Oakenshield and found him in Bree at The Prancing Pony but failed to kill him due to the appearance of Gandalf and had later left the inn by the time of the wizard's warning to Thorin about someone planning to murder him.

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Bill Ferny Sr. was portrayed by Dallas Barnett in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and his name indicates he was the non-canonical father of The Lord of the Rings character Bill Ferny.