John Hurt Talks More on Return as Mr. Ollivander for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
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.
I hope so, I really hope John Hurt will be back. I missed him in GoF, he MUST be Ollivander in DH. I really don’t see how they can cut that character.
His eyes were perfect! I hope they announce it officially soon!
I had to do a search on the internet, I was confusing John Hurt with William Hurt, and I for the life of me I couldn’t figure out how they got William H to look like Ollivander.
Really hope they’ll throw him in there somewhere. Enjoyed his performance in the sorcerrer’s stone.
Yay! I am sooo releived to hear this!! I thought that he might not come back after all this time. and that means Olivander is going to be a part of the movie! Yay! Squee!!
That’s excellent, I thought he did a wonderful job with the small amount of material he had in PS so it will be good to see him again in DH.
I know he wasn’t on screen for long in SS but I thought his performance was so captivating! I can’t wait to see what he will do with a meatier role in DH. He is the perfect Ollivander imo.
sorry i am sooooooooo glad he is going to be Ollivander agine
Hes just wonerdful ! every time i see HPSS the hair on the back of my neck stand s on end! (sorry about the spelling!)
I think it would be really awkward to see a new Ollivander, so I’m really thrilled he’s coming back!
He’s great as Ollivanders, I’m glad he’s back =D
Oh good, I hope he makes it into the DH movies. That would help link the DH movie with the beginning of the series.
Glad to hear so many actors will reprise their roles. One thing I hate is recasting from film to film, especially when the character plays a significant part in the plot.
yay! he was an amazing ollivander in SS/PS
He really nailed the eeriness of Ollivander, and since that’s even more important with the wandlore in DH, I do hope the negotiations end in his return!
His scene in the first movie is one of my favorites of all the movies. That would be so cool if he was back.