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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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921 Points

I would also love to see characters from the previous films turn up because this would echo what Jo did. WB has made plenty of money from this series so they can hardly plead inability to pay good actors to do walk-on parts. Certainly no actor was harmed by appearing in HP, lol.

Posted by Graymayne on May 08, 2009, 03:51 AM report to moderator
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4608 Points

So, “no comment” means ‘yes’?! I sure would love to see her back, she did a great job with the little that was given to her in GOF.

Posted by Boy With A Lightning Scar on May 08, 2009, 04:27 AM report to moderator
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594 Points

I hate Rita Skeeter in the books and in the movies but she does make a very good job as Rita.

Posted by MischiefManaged on May 08, 2009, 04:50 AM report to moderator
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5439 Points

that’s awesome.

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on May 08, 2009, 05:07 AM report to moderator
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420 Points

by reading all the other comments i think i mite be the only one that believes this but if Rita Skeeter is included in D, won’t that just fill more time when more important characters and scenes could be taking place? Although i would like to see a lot of the actors/actressess that have appeared in the previous films return, especially for the Battle of Hogwarts

Posted by StefanM94[WBM!] on May 08, 2009, 06:01 AM report to moderator
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39 Points

Its such a great thing that they are making 2 films out of DH, this way they dont have to cut as much stuff, its so good!

Posted by Katie_:) on May 08, 2009, 07:11 AM report to moderator
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It’d be good to see her again in Deathly Hallows. She did a great job in the fourth film.

Posted by jenge {Meredith Mooncloud} ~ [ITC!] on May 08, 2009, 07:54 AM report to moderator
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3124 Points

All the sings point to this being true. Usually, “no comments” means “it’s true but we can yet tell you”. I really hope it’s confirmed soon.

Posted by Daniela [WBM] on May 08, 2009, 08:24 AM report to moderator
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586 Points

She was an awesome Rita!!!!! I too think it would be great if everyone from the previous movies came back for this one, like some huge reunion! Even just for the battle, so not huge parts just see them fighting! Awesome!

Posted by HermioneRon4ever on May 08, 2009, 08:35 AM report to moderator
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149 Points

I couldn’t imagine anyone else in the role

Posted by SnapesSilverDoe on May 08, 2009, 08:36 AM report to moderator
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28416 Points

I hope this is so, after all we will definitely get her book in the film, so even if they just want get a bit of film to serve as her author picture on “the life and lies of Albus Dumbledore” at least we will see her again.

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on May 08, 2009, 09:00 AM report to moderator
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8069 Points

I hope it is true!

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on May 08, 2009, 09:57 AM report to moderator
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221 Points

I’m starting to think splitting this film into two installments was a good idea! It seems like that are able to include so much more of the plot than they have in movies past. Sweet!

Posted by Max Power on May 08, 2009, 10:10 AM report to moderator
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3254 Points

she’’s really irritating, but hopes she comes back..

Posted by Lily_Potter ~ROAR~ on May 08, 2009, 10:54 AM report to moderator
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765 Points

I hope she does, it’d be really cool!

Posted by lily11 on May 08, 2009, 11:23 AM report to moderator
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