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Heyman: Imelda Staunton to Return as Umbridge for Deathly Hallows

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Posted by: sue
July 14, 2009, 06:40 PM

As reported previously, Harry Potter film producer David Heyman made an appearance at an Apple store in Los Angeles. Later SS was able to get a few minutes with Mr. Heyman who passed on some nuggets about the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films. As heard in this audio recording here on youtube, Mr Heyman confirmed the return of Imelda Staunton as Umbridge. He also told them about the introduction of Bill Weasley (Domhnall Gleeson) saying "Well, we know it's his wedding. So, he's introduced at his wedding and we express it's Bill and Fleur's wedding so you know it's Bill Weasley and it's at the Weasley house. So you know pretty much who he is when you see him and Fleur. It's pretty clear in the end."

Earlier TLC first reported young Dumbledore has been cast and will be portrayed by Toby Regbo. In the interview David Heyman confirmed the part would be in the film, saying: "We have Hermione reading parts of the book and we also have a character at the wedding who talks about Dumbledore's past. There's Elphias Doge, who also has a more favorable opinion of Dumbledore. Hermione finds Rita Skeeter's book and she reads the book to them. SS: Is there going to be an actor playing young Dumbledore? Heyman: Yes."

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3700 Points

Glad the wedding has been left in!!!

Posted by Minerva McGonagall on July 14, 2009, 06:46 PM report to moderator
892 Points

Oh this is just amazing. I cant wait.

Posted by Kara000 ~ROAR~ on July 14, 2009, 06:47 PM report to moderator
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Posted by Mugglejeff on July 14, 2009, 06:49 PM report to moderator
81 Points

Awesome! I was just watching the 5th movie and wondering if she would be back. I wonder if they’ll bring back the girl who played Fleur as well??

Posted by ljgljhghb on July 14, 2009, 06:55 PM report to moderator
6921 Points

Yay! That’s great that Umbridge will be back.

Posted by badger666 on July 14, 2009, 06:56 PM report to moderator
23113 Points

Very cool! She’s baaaaccckkk!

Posted by oldenoughtoknowbetter♎ROAR♎OoM1, CW on July 14, 2009, 06:59 PM report to moderator
271 Points

Wowzers!!!! excellent!

Posted by Amy Darlene on July 14, 2009, 07:04 PM report to moderator
27 Points

very glad that the Dumbledore back story sounds like its getting a good airing- all the best reviews of the HBP film have said that the development of characters is whats made it so good! just hope they do The Prince’s Tale justice now!

Posted by hallows13 on July 14, 2009, 07:05 PM report to moderator

Awesome! Imelda was an amazing Umbridge.

Posted by SwedishSkinJer on July 14, 2009, 07:07 PM report to moderator
75566 Points

I think the complaint level would be high if this stuff was left out.

Posted by Girlraven1 on July 14, 2009, 07:08 PM report to moderator
33 Points

Gosh what a cheek after leaving Fleur out of HBP! They have more front than Selfridges!

Posted by Feliciarickmann on July 14, 2009, 07:15 PM report to moderator
87 Points

Excellent!! She’s one of my favourite characters and Imelda staunton did a brilliant job at portraying her

Posted by Pallargast on July 14, 2009, 07:19 PM report to moderator
2105 Points

So much good news in this! We get the wedding after all, plus all the Dumbledore backstory – and Imelda is back! I can’t imagine the movie with someone else playing Umbridge.

Posted by Agrippa1 on July 14, 2009, 07:38 PM report to moderator
2976 Points

So much exciting news! I’m already getting pumped for DH, and I haven’t seen HBP yet x)

Posted by Jade Danielle (WBM) on July 14, 2009, 07:38 PM report to moderator
202 Points

I am glad that Imelda Staunton is coming back as Umbridge. I figured that they might have changed the plot, and taken Umbridge out. It is good to see that they are sticking to the books on this. Imelda does a great job as Umbridge!

Posted by HPHealer on July 14, 2009, 07:42 PM report to moderator
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