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Rumor Alert: Bathilda Bagshot Casting for Deathly Hallows and More (Updated)

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Posted by: sue
April 03, 2009, 09:09 AM

Rumor Alert: More casting rumors today regarding the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

First up: UK character actress Hazel Douglas has reportedly been cast as Bathilda Bagshot, the author of "A History of Magic," longtime friend to Albus Dumbledore, and unwitting source to scandal monger Rita Skeeter. Readers will also recall of course the dramatic and terrifying scenes at Godric's Hollow involving Bathilda's errm being. You can see her photo here.  As with all of these reports, we must await official confirmation that will arrive when WB issues a formal announcement. Until then, a rumor this must remain, despite multiple solid sourcing which we at TLC believe to be accurate.

A second report arrived last night regarding the young actor Jamie Campbell BowerA columnist for the Daily Mail states that the actor (seen recently in Sweeney Todd)," is in final negotiations to portray Gellert Grindelwald  -  one of the most dangerous dark wizards of all time (in Harry Potter lore anyway), second only to Voldemort." You can see photos of Jamie here in our Image galleries. The report then continues to state that the early filming for the movie is focusing on parts involving the Trio, and further notes: "The trio have done several action sequences, and Daniel and Emma have been working with a choreographer for some big wedding scenes that will be shot in the summer." This would correspond of course to the wedding of Bill and Fleur, and working well with the reports TLC first told you regarding the casting of Bill Weasley, and the filming and building of the set for Shell Cottage in Wales.

UPDATE: TLC has been working independently to learn more this report of casting for young Grindlewald, and while multiple sources are unable to confirm this on the record at this time,TLC now believes this to be an accurate report.  Worth noting: Jamie Campbell Bower recently stated he has been cast in the Twilight sequel "New Moon," playing one of the Volturi Vampires, and there are multiple rumors abounding about his potential involvement in other giant blockbusters, even things such as Spidey the musical. As exciting as all of this seems, we caution that official confirmation on these and all of the other DH casting reports of late will not arrive until WB makes their formal announcement

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96 Points

More fail than anything, if we indeed get a Harry / Hermione dance scene.

Posted by j@m on April 03, 2009, 12:16 PM report to moderator
4024 Points

Bathilda doesn’t really look like I imagined but maybe with the right make-up?!

And YES YES YES we are getting the weeding scene after so much speculation! YAY that has just offically made my day! LOL x :D

Happy, happy, happy! H-A-P-P-Y :D :) :D :) !!!!!!!!!!!!!! xx

3124 Points

Please WB, let this be true! Jamie Campbell looks absolutetly perfect for young Gridelwald and he was great on Sweeney Tood.
And they’re filming the wedding! That’s awesome, I hope they keep all of the R-Hr goodness in. I’m going to assume the choreography Dan and Emma are involved with it’s for the fight. In the book they’re together when the Death Eaters arrive and Ron joins them later so they probably do some fighting to escape.

Posted by Daniela [WBM] on April 03, 2009, 01:02 PM report to moderator
8256 Points

I’m loving the casting news but why is Dan and Emma dancing together? And are we going to get Bill and Fleur at the wedding or just the action around it?

Posted by spicefan78 OoM1 {ROAR!} on April 03, 2009, 01:16 PM report to moderator
1642 Points

this all sounds good to me! good casting! and I’m really interested how they’re going to do Bill/Fleur.

Posted by Matea on April 03, 2009, 01:16 PM report to moderator
1863 Points

i actually did imagine her looking like her

Posted by Leander21[WBM] on April 03, 2009, 01:25 PM report to moderator
9765 Points

Ohh I hope these rumours are true!

Posted by maera-kyrie on April 03, 2009, 01:26 PM report to moderator
181 Points

" hope both of these actors are casted"

I don’t mean to sound offensive, especially if English is not your first language, but I see this mistake ALL THE TIME amongst Harry Potter fans.

There is NO such word as casted. The word is cast!! A person can be both a “member of the cast” and “cast in a role” they are not “casted” because there is no such word in the english language!!

Sorry, again, I don’t mean to sound rude but the use of this non existent word on every HP fansite I visit drives me nuts!

Posted by mouse68 on April 03, 2009, 01:29 PM report to moderator

If that guy were to get the part, then that would be FOUR people from Sweeney Todd who are in HP films. haha. It’s like… a harry potter people musical.

Posted by ginmo on April 03, 2009, 01:40 PM report to moderator
1067 Points

Woah…just the way her head is slightly bent over in this photo…I can already see the snake coming out of her neck! So scary! This is going to be intense!

Posted by eiVega on April 03, 2009, 01:48 PM report to moderator
1067 Points

Whoops! I got so carried away I commented without even finishing the article. Grindelwald too??!! They’re including him!! That’s amazing!! I’m so excited about these little casting announcements. It makes me hopeful!

Posted by eiVega on April 03, 2009, 01:52 PM report to moderator
175 Points

Wow if that is who they are casting as Bathilda then they are doing a good job, because that is how I imagined Bathilda when reading DH.

Posted by harrypotterbookpurist on April 03, 2009, 01:53 PM report to moderator
175 Points
I am really looking forward to that part in the movie and also the horcrux Harry and Hermione scene. Also I want to see the trio on the Dragon, Harry and Voldemort dueling at the end and Harry talking to Dumbledore’s portrait in the Headmaster’s office. I also want to see Snape’s Memories, because that is a very sad part of the book.
Posted by harrypotterbookpurist on April 03, 2009, 01:55 PM report to moderator
2113 Points


Posted by selene21 (ROAR) on April 03, 2009, 02:06 PM report to moderator
65 Points

Fantastic news all around (once confirmed, of course). It will be interesting to see who they cast as Fleur…wonder if Clemence Posey will be back or not? And I wonder if we’ll see Charlie Weasley this time around? Surely, one cannot have a huge Weasley family event like this without everyone there! Charlie has to take a break from those Romanian dragons sometime (in the films, at least)!

Posted by Sheri on April 03, 2009, 02:09 PM report to moderator
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