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Deathly Hallows Casting News: Ciaran Hinds to Play Aberforth Dumbledore, More on Nick Moran

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Posted by: sue
March 23, 2009, 09:49 AM

We have some more big casting news today regarding Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. TLC can report that Ciaran Hinds has been cast in the role of Aberforth Dumbledore in the final installments of the Harry Potter film series. While not yet officially confirmed with WB, we believe this to be correct. Speaking with reps for the actor, we were told expectations and hopes certainly are that Ciaran Hinds will be taking on the role of helpful Order of the Phoenix member in the final Harry Potter films. You can see photos of Ciaran Hinds here ,here and here.

A widely acclaimed actor, Ciaran Hinds has appeared in such films as Munich, There Will be Blood, Road to Perdition, Persuasion, Hallam Foe, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, and most recently voiced a part in the film The Tale of Despereaux with Emma Watson (Hermione) and Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid). Well known to TV audiences for his appearance in the hit HBO series, Rome, Ciaran Hinds once starred in a film called The Cook The Thief His Wife & Her Lover, which also co-starred Michael Gambon, who of course portrays Albus Dumbledore, the brother of Aberforth. Please note: For those who have asked, actor Jim McManus appeared in as the "Barman" at the Hogshead in OotP, where the character of Aberforth works. As WB does not normally comment on rumors such as this casting and others, we continue to wait for a formal release confirming and addressing all the casting for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. More when we get it!

Finally, TLC has also learned that it is believed Nick Moran will be playing the part of Scabior, one of the Snatchers who works with Greyback in the events at Malfoy Manor.

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any news is good news!

Posted by phantomdave79 on March 23, 2009, 08:08 PM report to moderator
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more dh castin news ahhhhhhhhh

Posted by sunshine123ROAR on March 23, 2009, 08:16 PM report to moderator
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Awesome that they cast Aberforth. I hope that means they’ve left in the scene where he hides the trio in the Hog’s Head and shows them the tunnel to Hogwarts. Yay! That would be an incredible scene in the movie!

Posted by wisemar on March 23, 2009, 08:33 PM report to moderator
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Awesome that they cast Aberforth. I hope that means they’ve left in the scene where he hides the trio in the Hog’s Head and shows them the tunnel to Hogwarts. Yay! That would be an incredible scene in the movie!

Posted by wisemar on March 23, 2009, 08:49 PM report to moderator
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He’s an interesting choice, I like him. Good for WB they might actually get this movie right.

Posted by Elwood J. Blues on March 23, 2009, 09:18 PM report to moderator
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awesome!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on March 23, 2009, 09:22 PM report to moderator
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awesome!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on March 23, 2009, 09:22 PM report to moderator
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Cool. I saw him in the Nativity Story. He should be interesting – and I’m sure he’ll do a great job.
I can’t wait for more casting news!

Posted by Attolia [squee!!!] on March 23, 2009, 09:54 PM report to moderator
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WOO HOO THIS IS AWESOME I LOVE THIS MAN- (the caps were necessary he’s a great actor, fantastic casting, go WB)

Posted by KiwiMcI on March 23, 2009, 10:04 PM report to moderator
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Wow caesar is going to play aberforth…very interesting haha

Posted by Luce-Lupin !~ROAR~! on March 23, 2009, 10:10 PM report to moderator
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yay!

Posted by Pottercastfan ∞∆ROAR!∆∞ on March 23, 2009, 10:25 PM report to moderator
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Eh, he’s a great actor, but I’m not sure he looks like the Aberforth I imagined. I’ll have to see…

Posted by The Sorting Hat on March 23, 2009, 11:15 PM report to moderator
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Ooh, I think he’ll do perfectly! We’ll just have to wait and see…

~Cait

Posted by Cait Weasley [RÖAR] on March 24, 2009, 12:03 AM report to moderator
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Great. . . .

Posted by Sidish_black6 [WBM] on March 24, 2009, 12:38 AM report to moderator
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I absolutely love Ciaran Hinds! YAY!!!! I actually squee’d out loud when I read the title of the article. YAY! Hope its true!

Posted by carebie on March 24, 2009, 12:52 AM report to moderator
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