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Bill Nighy and Shredding the Secrets of the Ministry of Magic

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Posted by: sue
October 21, 2009, 06:47 AM

The always engaging Bill Nighy has given a new interview where he joked about the measures surrounding the script for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In humorous remarks, Bill Nighy, who will be portraying Ministry of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour said "that he had to shred his scripts to be on the safe side. "They kill you, if you leave your script lying around or leave it on the bus, you're dead," he said, laughing."You have to sign a confidentiality (agreement) and stuff like that which is perfectly understandable. So if I tell you any more, they'll come round my house."

As previously reported here on Leaky, Bill Nighy has already filmed scenes for Deathly Hallows, and remarked on his co-stars including actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry): "It was very sweet, very nice to work with him, and with Emma and Rupert, and with David Yates as this is my fourth time working with him," he added at the Los Angeles premiere of his latest film, Astro Boy. "It's great. I thought I was going to be the only British actor of a certain age not to be in Harry Potter and it turned out not to be true so it's kind of cool."

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows continues production in England, with Part One due in theaters next year on November 19, 2010.

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70 Comments

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214 Points

can’t wait!!!! so so so excited!!!

Posted by samhinrichs678 (WBM) on October 21, 2009, 03:13 PM report to moderator
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Wow….so strict its funny—secret service for harry potter! any James Bond fans here? Harry Potter’s Secret Service!
=)

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on October 21, 2009, 04:01 PM report to moderator
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I think he’s a good actor but he doesn’t really look like Scrimgeour to me.

Posted by kyramp on October 21, 2009, 04:13 PM report to moderator
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Cool Cool!

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Wow. I wonder what would seriously really happen if they let out information or left the script laying around.

Posted by Christine on October 21, 2009, 06:28 PM report to moderator
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I frankly am astounded that Warner Brothers has signed contracts with the actors to prevent anything concerning the scripts from being disclosed to the public. Although I am glad that they are trying to preserve the quality of the film and save us from unnecessary spoilers, I cannot help but wonder whether these intentions will backfire with restricted media and information to actually encourage people to see the film.

That said, I look forward to seeing Bill Nighy as Rufus Scrimgeour.

Posted by Kirk on October 21, 2009, 07:23 PM report to moderator
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747 Points

This was an exciting piece of news. I can’t wait to see how he looks. I wonder if he will look anything like what I picture him to look like. Especially the scene at the Borrow.

Posted by Tonks1OoM4,CW[ROAR] on October 21, 2009, 07:35 PM report to moderator
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Thats cool How Every actors Of that Age Wants to be in Harry Potter.

Posted by Jay_Lock on October 21, 2009, 07:43 PM report to moderator
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I would love to see just a glimps!

Posted by secrets on October 21, 2009, 08:19 PM report to moderator
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Oh, that would be soo cool. Stumbling upon a HP script on the bus! XP

ps: you know, he looks familiar…

Posted by AyuSaraswati on October 21, 2009, 10:22 PM report to moderator
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Ahaha, so funny; but scary… They just don’t want to spoil the movie. :)

Posted by ginevrapotter07 on October 21, 2009, 10:59 PM report to moderator
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182 Points

juz keep up the good work….nice….

Posted by jayrkreisler on October 21, 2009, 11:40 PM report to moderator
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I can’t wait to see Bill as Rufus Scrimgeour in DH!!!

Posted by paul_hp_fan [OoM2] *ROAR* on October 22, 2009, 12:19 AM report to moderator
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I love Bill Nighy!! He’s amazing, especially in the movie where he sang a Christmas pop song and was trying to get away from that persona… Loved it! Can’t wait to see him as Scrimgeour!!

Posted by JessSnape on October 22, 2009, 01:36 AM report to moderator
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I know the film you mean, it was called “Love Actually”, and he was indeed very funny in a laid back way. I saw him recently in an oldish film called “Blow Dry” in which he was a hairdresser in a national competition up against Alan Rickman.

Posted by Graymayne on October 22, 2009, 03:35 AM report to moderator
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