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Rita Returns? Rumor Alert on Miranda Richardson Back for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Posted by: sue
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.

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136 Comments

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799 Points

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.

Posted by DeliaDee on May 07, 2009, 03:42 PM report to moderator
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2417 Points

She’s so good in that part you actually dislike her!

Posted by Hagrid 713 (ROAR) on May 07, 2009, 03:43 PM report to moderator
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484 Points

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…

Posted by EnricoDc on May 07, 2009, 03:46 PM report to moderator
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198 Points

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…

Posted by imaxchen on May 07, 2009, 03:51 PM report to moderator
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441 Points

That would be cool if Rita comes back for Deathly Hallows!

Posted by starkitty313 on May 07, 2009, 03:54 PM report to moderator
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60 Points

I hate the character of Rita but the actor that plays her character plays it very well.

Posted by HarryPotter on May 07, 2009, 04:03 PM report to moderator
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358 Points

how exciting, she’s great as Rita!

Posted by simplycyn [FTC!] on May 07, 2009, 04:11 PM report to moderator
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16564 Points

That would be wonderful.I hope is true!

Posted by Ariel on May 07, 2009, 04:13 PM report to moderator
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872 Points

I hope she’s back! She was a great Rita!

Posted by Heavenly_Horcrux on May 07, 2009, 04:14 PM report to moderator
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797 Points

I hope she returns! She was fabulous. :]

Posted by Lysh on May 07, 2009, 04:17 PM report to moderator
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912 Points

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.

Posted by sessionka oom4 CW on May 07, 2009, 04:19 PM report to moderator
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160 Points

Ooh, interesting, I’m looking forward to seeing how they incorporate her.

Posted by lurking_llama on May 07, 2009, 04:21 PM report to moderator
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1064 Points

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.

Posted by The Niffler [WBM!] on May 07, 2009, 04:33 PM report to moderator
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15914 Points

Hope it’s not a rumour! :)

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on May 07, 2009, 04:36 PM report to moderator
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208 Points

yess! this. must. happen.

Posted by hopkinsdancr22 on May 07, 2009, 04:44 PM report to moderator
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