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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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I think he’s always so funny, but I actually think he would have made a better Xeonphilius than Scrimgeour. But then he’s good at anything he’s in, so he’ll probably be fine.

Posted by izziewitch on October 22, 2009, 09:39 AM report to moderator
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I think he’ll be an excellent Scrimgeour. :)

Posted by maat on October 22, 2009, 09:48 AM report to moderator
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Well, at least he knows what will happen if the script turns up in the wrong hands! LOL

Posted by hewy on October 22, 2009, 09:53 AM report to moderator
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241 Points

Ooh I must have missed this casting announcement! Bill Knighy will be fantastic – can’t wait.

Posted by Linnyish on October 22, 2009, 10:51 AM report to moderator
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7475 Points

i love bill nighy so i’m really looking forwad to his bit!

Posted by Luce-Lupin !~ROAR~! on October 22, 2009, 11:01 AM report to moderator
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180 Points

ahh this will be good

Posted by Ganduean-Vampiress on October 22, 2009, 11:52 AM report to moderator
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3560 Points

I am so glad that they picked him. He looks the part, now lets see if he gets it right on screen.

Posted by Brosia, OoM 2 [WBM] on October 22, 2009, 01:57 PM report to moderator
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421 Points

He is so amazingly cool. I am so stoked to see him as Scrimgeour. (I hope they keep him in character)

Posted by siriusismyhero on October 22, 2009, 02:00 PM report to moderator
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259 Points

Bill Nighy is the most perfect person to be Rufus Scrimgeour. Nighy was the vampire Elder in the Underworld series from the first movie and he was absolutely amazing. Nighy can really portray a sense of fear to hi enemies, but also a tiny bit of discomfort to his friends, which in my opinion fits the role of Scrimgeour by about 90%, if not 100%

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4608 Points

Haha, I love Bill Nighy. You have no idea how excited I am that he’s in DH… even if it’s only for a little scene.

Posted by Boy With A Lightning Scar on October 22, 2009, 09:20 PM report to moderator
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4608 Points

Haha, I love Bill Nighy. You have no idea how excited I am that he’s in DH… even if it’s only for a little scene.

Posted by Boy With A Lightning Scar on October 22, 2009, 09:20 PM report to moderator
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That’s really awesome!!!

Posted by Jane_Potter on October 22, 2009, 09:20 PM report to moderator
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I’m so glad that they found (or more accurately Jo wrote) a part for Bill Nighy to play. He is such a great actor and did an amazing job at Davy Jones so I can’t wait to see him as Scrimgeour!

Posted by bec majec *roar* on October 22, 2009, 10:12 PM report to moderator
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Bill Nighy is PERFECT for Scrimgeour. Seriously. Watch him in the Underworld films. He has the best voice for a character like Scrimgeour.

Posted by SwedishSkinJer on October 23, 2009, 03:25 AM report to moderator
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whoaa it’s gonna be so awesome! :D

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on October 23, 2009, 05:03 AM report to moderator
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