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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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594 Points

@DeliaDee, I totally agree with what you wrote about the HP movie screenwriters going (or more like, being sent) to Peter Jackson for lessons on adaptation. There’s a guy who knows how to adapt a legendary piece of literature and turn it into the best movie series, like, ever.

I know the LOTR films have their own shortcomings and PJ has certainly received more than his fair share of criticism from Tolkien purists, but all in all, he did an abso-friggin’-lutely amazing job with bringing Middle Earth to life.

Posted by MischiefManaged on May 08, 2009, 05:49 PM report to moderator
912 Points

YAY!!!!!!!!! She was an awesome Rita! XD

Posted by Moldywort17 on May 08, 2009, 06:08 PM report to moderator
354 Points

It would be good to see her, maybe they are making it a point to bring back the chaaractures like in the book.

Posted by Arthur22 on May 08, 2009, 10:38 PM report to moderator
687 Points

haha! Brilliant! I love Rita as a character, so much fun to read. Ms. Richardson did a great job. Hope it’s true!!

Posted by A Tackier Pink on May 09, 2009, 03:15 AM report to moderator
25113 Points

huray for Rita!

Posted by hpftw on May 09, 2009, 03:38 AM report to moderator
107 Points

I hope she does come back she was really funny in GOF

Posted by HalfBloodPrinceFan on May 09, 2009, 09:47 AM report to moderator
4481 Points

Yeah it’ll be great to see that horrible Rita back and making everyone’s life miserable! Hehe :)

Posted by Smitch on May 09, 2009, 10:02 AM report to moderator
2661 Points

This is great, she was an excellent Rita!

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on May 09, 2009, 11:44 AM report to moderator
3846 Points

She is so funny to watch! I hope this means they will include the Dumbledore biography!

Posted by AbiDumbledore on May 09, 2009, 12:00 PM report to moderator
6978 Points

She is awesome!!!!I really want her to come buck!!!!

Posted by Slytherin Princess ^hiss^ on May 09, 2009, 12:16 PM report to moderator
597 Points

Oh I hope it’s true!!

Posted by FanaticFangirl on May 09, 2009, 12:17 PM report to moderator
12100 Points

Oh I really hope this happens.

Posted by lilhpchick20 on May 09, 2009, 01:10 PM report to moderator
1800 Points

It would be great to have her back in the movies. She is a character that you love to hate. She adds a great dynamic to the books and movies.

Posted by lifa *ROAR* on May 09, 2009, 01:58 PM report to moderator
799 Points

Absolutely true, MischiefManaged, but even most of the Tolkein purists respected the films. The more critical ones were in the minority and they would never have been pleased. Adaptation is a sticky process. Books are very different from movies so they must be altered to make the story watchable. Jackson’s genius (along with Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens) is that he kept true to the story even when he had to change things around. Keeping the scouring of the shire never would have worked in the movie and, while, he left out Tom Bombadil, he gave a bunch of Tom’s lines to Treebeard. That’s what it’s all about. Serving the story. Kloves serves his own wishes. Look at PoA. Look at GoF. And someone tell me why we haven’t seen a denouement since SS. This is why I don’t want Rita and Mrs. Granger in DH. I’m afraid. I’m very afraid.

Posted by DeliaDee on May 09, 2009, 02:45 PM report to moderator
13596 Points

She is awesome.

Posted by Garden State Geek on May 09, 2009, 03:16 PM report to moderator
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