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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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I think he’ll be a very good Aberforth. :-)

Posted by Lily_Severus on March 24, 2009, 02:00 AM report to moderator
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892 Points

Hell yeah! I love the news

Posted by Kara000 ~ROAR~ on March 24, 2009, 04:06 AM report to moderator
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Bravo! Another excellent choice. The casting on DH has been particularly good. Unlike the first few movies, where nearly everyone couldn’t be more perfect, there have been a few casting decisions in the last few movies that have been a bit disappointing – the actors have done a decent job but they haven’t been anything like how I pictured the characters.

Posted by Ravenclawed on March 24, 2009, 04:20 AM report to moderator
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264 Points

he seems to look the part….!!!!!!

Posted by rose_weasley:) (ROAR)! on March 24, 2009, 04:26 AM report to moderator
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He does resemble Michael Gambon a lot. And he will look seriously very good with a beard and white hair, waiting for some pics of Deathly Hallows, guys !!!!!

Posted by Shivi {ROAR} !! on March 24, 2009, 04:29 AM report to moderator
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I think he really looks fit to play the part of Aberforth! :} Cant wait for DH <3

Posted by iNazurah [FTC!] on March 24, 2009, 04:57 AM report to moderator
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Cool! Interesting news! :D

Posted by *Adeline* ~ ROAR! :D on March 24, 2009, 05:14 AM report to moderator
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I wished that Sir Ian McKellen would have been Dumbledore’s brother. O well if Ciaran Hinds is a good acter and if he read the books i don’t mind him playing Aborforth.

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on March 24, 2009, 07:10 AM report to moderator
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I’ve been in love with Ciaran Hinds ever since he was Capt. Frederick Wentworth in Persuasion. This is soooooo cool!

Posted by Kneazle_Bait on March 24, 2009, 09:08 AM report to moderator
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AMAZING!!!!!!

Posted by Lexi86 on March 24, 2009, 09:20 AM report to moderator
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Looks good enough for me!

Posted by Dances with Dobby on March 24, 2009, 09:45 AM report to moderator
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I loved him in Munich. I think if this is true, that it was a VERY good choice on WB’s side.

Posted by LadyCake on March 24, 2009, 09:49 AM report to moderator
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Caesar!! He’d make an awesome Aberforth. I wonder how extensive a role Aberforth is going to have in the movies. I. cannot. wait. for. the. movie. UHH.

Posted by EricaInPurple on March 24, 2009, 10:18 AM report to moderator
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He looks good for the part!

Posted by Sarabi on March 24, 2009, 12:28 PM report to moderator
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YES! He is one my favourite actors! It would be so great, if it’s true!

Posted by ourempire on March 24, 2009, 02:31 PM report to moderator
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