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

DH Film
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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1730 Points

Well, he sure played Caesar superbly in ROME, so I have no complaints about his acting skills, that’s for sure…I also think he has a very noble, heroic quality about him which could be brilliant for Aberforth! Can’t wait!

Posted by SproutMdme (OoM4,GS,CW) on March 24, 2009, 04:07 PM report to moderator
306 Points

Oh, excellent! I recognized the picture from The Nativity Story. From what I’ve seen, he’s just grumpy enough to work! XDDD

Posted by zeitgeber on March 24, 2009, 07:03 PM report to moderator
64 Points

died gray yes?

but he looks like the part..this is exciting…
his cold demeanor really reminds me of aberforth…

now lets hope for good a good script to show him off!!

Posted by Zoom on March 24, 2009, 10:34 PM report to moderator
300 Points

Ciaran was fantastic in Rome, so I’m sure he’ll be an awesome Aberforth!

Posted by mrh216 on March 25, 2009, 08:13 AM report to moderator
434 Points

He’s from Phantom of the Opera! He’s Monsieur Firmin! Oh this made my day I think he’s going to be perfect for that role.

Posted by SassySnitch on March 25, 2009, 12:34 PM report to moderator
6978 Points

I think he is a great choice and he looks a little like Gambon…a little!!!

Posted by Slytherin Princess ^hiss^ on March 25, 2009, 01:54 PM report to moderator
16484 Points

That’s great ! I just hope they’ll remember to make him wear contacts …

161 Points

I like the resemblance he has with Michael Gambon, it’ll help add to the ‘brother’ affect.
I can’t wait for the final cast list! :)

Posted by Miss Smarticle on March 25, 2009, 08:07 PM report to moderator
6941 Points

I don’t know who he is but I am glad that they are casting Aberforth for DH

Posted by harrypotter1991{ROAR} on March 25, 2009, 11:27 PM report to moderator
6921 Points

Cool. Can’t wait to see Aberforth’s scene.

Posted by badger666 on March 26, 2009, 02:25 AM report to moderator
4024 Points

With the right make-up he will make a good Aberforth. Can’t wait

7393 Points

Wow!He´s really got that wizard look about him! Hope he´ll do the part!

Posted by saffran { roar } on March 26, 2009, 04:39 PM report to moderator
1375 Points


Posted by snapealicious on March 28, 2009, 01:22 PM report to moderator
109 Points

wow im so glad Aberforth Dumbledore is in the movie!! Ciaran Hinds looks like what i imagined Aberforth to look like! im excited!

Posted by ellamia on March 28, 2009, 05:54 PM report to moderator
1863 Points

I hope he does a good job

Posted by Leander21[WBM] on March 30, 2009, 07:04 PM report to moderator
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