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John Hurt Talks More on Return as Mr. Ollivander for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Posted by: sue
March 18, 2009, 08:04 PM

In May of last year we first told you that actor John Hurt had discussed his possible return as Mr. Ollivander to the Harry Potter film series. Tonight, there is more from the actor regarding his portrayal of the mysterious wand maker in the final Harry Potter films. In a new interview with This is Derbyshire, John Hurt says of his return: "I'm in negotiations at the minute because Ollivander comes back into the books," he says. "My son was 12 when it all first started and he was thrilled at the time that I was in it. And all things being equal I will be back."

Filming began last month on the two parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, with Part One due in November 2010, and Part Two to be released July, 2011.

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95 Comments

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783 Points

i loved watching him on screen.he made the character stick to you :))

Posted by Mary11_hplvr*WBM* on March 19, 2009, 12:41 AM report to moderator
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they have to keep him as ollivander… i hate actor changes, especially when they aren’t necessary!

Posted by Caitlin [Senegal Parrot] {WBM} on March 19, 2009, 01:51 AM report to moderator
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84 Points

Superb !

Posted by Flittwick on March 19, 2009, 01:59 AM report to moderator
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1090 Points

Cool – in my opinion he makes a perfect Ollivander!!! :D

Posted by *Adeline* ~ ROAR! :D on March 19, 2009, 02:23 AM report to moderator
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That’s neat. I loved him in the first movie.

Posted by Bradyboy on March 19, 2009, 02:47 AM report to moderator
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266 Points

especially with what we learned about him later, i think he played the part of Ollivander perfectly.. glad to know he’s interested in coming back :3

Posted by iceymoon [Cygnus] on March 19, 2009, 02:52 AM report to moderator
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He’s an epic actor and I can’t wait to see him in DH. Fantastic.

Posted by CatBlack on March 19, 2009, 02:56 AM report to moderator
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1375 Points

This is so good to hear.

Posted by snapealicious on March 19, 2009, 03:09 AM report to moderator
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892 Points

This is just sooo exciting

Posted by Kara000 ~ROAR~ on March 19, 2009, 04:10 AM report to moderator
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925 Points

It would be unthinkable to have anyone but John Hurt play Ollivander in DH. He will also find it very interesting, his part is so pivotal in Harry’s life at this juncture.

Posted by Graymayne on March 19, 2009, 05:30 AM report to moderator
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261 Points

Most excellent news! John Hurt brings a perfect magical quality to Ollivander so I am happy to hear this news.

Posted by animalz10 ~~ROAR~~ on March 19, 2009, 05:46 AM report to moderator
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5146 Points

It’s great to know they are having him come back!

Posted by Sarep [WBM] [IFTC] [Penguin] on March 19, 2009, 06:58 AM report to moderator
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2482 Points

He is like how I imagined Ollivander. He’s perfect for that role.

Posted by ele0206 -ROAR- on March 19, 2009, 07:12 AM report to moderator
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1146 Points

its always good when they keep the same actors. And he was really good anyway so im glad hes coming back

Posted by ginnywp WBM on March 19, 2009, 07:26 AM report to moderator
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I love it when the same actors portray the characters throughout a series…just makes it more “real.” I’ve always enjoyed John Hurt’s work and he makes a great Ollivander!

Posted by Lillylove on March 19, 2009, 07:33 AM report to moderator
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