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Toby Jones to Provide Voice of Dobby the House Elf Again for "Deathly Hallows"

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Posted by: sue
January 09, 2009, 11:40 AM

In September of last year, Harry Potter film producer David Heyman spoke to TLC about the previous cuts of the House Elves from the films, and their possible return for the two Deathly Hallows movies. At the time David Heyman told us that "it has been a while, for example, since we have seen Dobby and I suspect we are going to have to make more of Dobby in Seven than we might have done. there would be a return of things previously mentioned, like Dobby the House Elf. Today, the Telegraph reports on the career of Toby Jones and states that the actor will "soon be back in the recording studio for the next Harry Potter, in which he voices Dobby the House Elf."

Mr. Jones is then quoted as saying, "That was another job he got on the back of The Play What I Wrote. ''I was so tired, and my voice was so broken up, that when I went to audition, I reached registers I simply couldn't now. It was all very fortuitous.'' 

Production on two parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows begins next month in London, England for a 54 week shoot, with DH part one to be released in November of 2010.

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65 Comments

H

Yesssss- the return of house elves!

Posted by H on January 09, 2009, 11:19 PM report to moderator
Hermione Weasley

Yes!!! I was so afraid they were going to cut Dobby out, and somehow replace him with another character like they’ve done with Neville. That would just kill part of the story line.

Posted by Hermione Weasley on January 09, 2009, 11:23 PM report to moderator
Dave

SWEET! This is awesome news!!! I love Dobby!

Posted by Dave on January 10, 2009, 12:38 AM report to moderator
Eeyore

This is such a relief, knowing that they are going to include Dobby. That is a pivotal point in Harry deciding what he is going to do, and there really wouldn’t be a way for it to have the impact if they gave that story line to another character. I’ve missed Dobby, and when I was reading Deathly Hallows, I kept thinking that I hadn’t realized just how fond of him I’d become.

Posted by Eeyore on January 10, 2009, 12:57 AM report to moderator
Paulo

OMG OMG OMG OMGO MGO MOGMOG MOGMOG MOGMOGM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank facking GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEST NEWS EVER!!! Now all they have to have is the gang of house-elves attacking the castle with cleavers!

Posted by Paulo on January 10, 2009, 01:03 AM report to moderator
Norbert

YAHHH!!! we get the watch the him die, one of the most moments in the book and soon to be in the movie, can’t wait to see it happen! :)

Posted by Norbert on January 10, 2009, 01:08 AM report to moderator
luciusgal

I am so glad that Dobby will be back. I will be crying so hard. My little dog Dobby died this last year. So when Dobby dies in Deathly Hallows, it will be so hard. I named my little Chihuahua Dobby. He had the hugest ears and the biggest eyes. Even my husband said he looked like Dobby. Such a little sweetie. RIP all Dobby’s.

Posted by luciusgal on January 10, 2009, 03:21 AM report to moderator
anne

yey! so happy to hear that Dobby’s going to be included. That’s a very emotional scene scrubbing it or making it different would have ruined the film.

Posted by anne on January 10, 2009, 05:46 AM report to moderator
potterhead23

SQUEEEEEEEEEEE! I’m so glad we’re going to have Dobby!

Posted by potterhead23 on January 10, 2009, 09:18 AM report to moderator
Glenda & Conrad

YES!!! We will be happy to see “Dobby” in movie seven. It was such a touching scene in the book when Harry buried his little friend. His little friend with such a big heart, which had known so much pain, like Harry had. In his pain he reached out to Harry. We are living in dark times right now in 2009, and maybe society as a whole needs to learn from these tender literary themes so skillfully portrayed by J.K. Rowling.

Posted by Glenda & Conrad on January 10, 2009, 04:52 PM report to moderator
Glenda & Conrad

YES!!! We will be happy to see “Dobby” in movie seven. It was such a touching scene in the book when Harry buried his little friend. His little friend with such a big heart, which had known so much pain, like Harry had. In his pain he reached out to Harry. We are living in dark times right now in 2009, and maybe society as a whole needs to learn from these tender literary themes so skillfully portrayed by J.K. Rowling.

Posted by Glenda & Conrad on January 10, 2009, 04:52 PM report to moderator
silverstar

Oh, i am in two minds about this: i so do hope that dobby is in the film cos i love him and was V.disappointed at not having him in the other films, but i dont know if i really want to see “those scenes” on the big screen TOO sad and at least he would be alive in the film world lol xxx

Posted by silverstar on January 10, 2009, 08:11 PM report to moderator
Max

Martha:

You are absolutely right. The brief apperances of Remus and Tonks in the movies will not have a strong affect on the the movie-only audiences, when they are killed. And although it would have been much harder if Rowling had elaborated more on their deaths, I do believe that a more tragic death scene for them would be great in a movie. (possibly.)

I also agree with your point about Bill and Fleur. So far there has been no mention of Bill (at all) or Fleur, (since GoF.) I, too, thought that WB may give Tonks and Lupin a wedding of some sorts since Bill and Fleur haven’t been in the last two movies, when they should be.

My concern with Bill not making an appearance in Half-Blood Prince, or, I presume Deathly Hallows, is this:

Greyback has to attack someone in Half-Blood Prince, right? I mean that’s why Tonks was able to get Lupin to be with her, (even though in the movie they are already a couple.) I read somewhere that Greyback does indeed attack someone, but it will not be Bill. Instead, it will be Mr. Weasley. Personally, I’m beginning to think that too many people have it in for Mr. Weasley. First, J.K. Rowling wasn’t going to let him live in Order of the Phoenix, then in the movie, the Nagini attack was pretty violent, and now WB wants to have Mr. Weasley get attacked, again!

It’s just all becoming a mess in my opinion. But, the Dobby news is very good news and hopefully with the filming of Deathly Hallows starting next month, there will be more good news to come! :)

Posted by Max on January 10, 2009, 09:18 PM report to moderator
Lily

YES! The return of Dobby. That is very good news. I wonder if he will look the same as last time. I hope so, because now that I’m reading the books over, that’s the mental image of him I have.

Posted by Lily on January 10, 2009, 09:27 PM report to moderator
??????

I’m wondering if this was becasue I emailed WB about Dobby in DH. But thank GOODNESS!!!!! I was never going to like Harry Potter everagain if Dobby wasn’t in Deathly Hallows!

Posted by ?????? on January 11, 2009, 08:06 AM report to moderator
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