Rita Returns? Rumor Alert on Miranda Richardson Back for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
May 07, 2009, 01:35 PM
Rumor Alert: Credible word has reached TLC that actress Miranda Richardson is in negotiations to reprise her role as scandal monger and Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore author Rita Skeeter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. TLC spoke directly to reps for Ms. Richardson today, and when asked if they could deny or confirm the report, was told several times "no comment."
Readers will recall recently producer David Heyman told Empire magazine they are indeed still casting for the final films in the Harry Potter movies. As such, we must keep this new report about Ms. Richardson, who gave such a delightful performance as the nasty Rita in Goblet of Fire, firmly in the rumor category for now, until Warner Bros makes a formal announcement regarding the cast of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
I absolutely adore Miranda Richardson and she made the most delicious Rita. You can’t even hate her, that’s how fantastic she is. However, every time they cast someone who isn’t in the book (*cough*Mom Granger*cough*) I worry about what important bit they will be taking out in order to fit in that bit of unnecessary non-canon. This is Steve Kloves, after all.
Yeah, you’re right Lilleby.
I wish Rufus Scrimgeour will be play by Bill Nighy like David Yates wants to be…
Christopher Lee as Pius Thicknesse would be great too…
Yay! I was really bummed when they cut her out of Order of the Phoenix, so this is great news. So, what do you think how they’ll tweak the story to make her appear? I don’t think it’s going to be just a picture in the Daily Prophet…
That would be great. I loved her as Rita Skeeter. One of the funniest scenes in GOF is the first task with the dragon. It takes off after Harry, and rips thru the covering that Rita is under knocking her glasses askew. Her expression always makes me roar with laughter.
Cool! I’m so glad all these people are coming back for DH. Like Melissa said on a recent Pottercast, it would be so great if everyone came back for the final film, even if they don’t have to have any specific reason to be there.