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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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141 Points

Thank goodness the wedding is IN plus the Dumbledore backstory – looks like they really WILL tie up the loose ends in this film!

Posted by BwaySaint on July 15, 2009, 11:55 AM report to moderator
3874 Points

I LOVE IMELDA STAUNTON! She is Umbridge, no one else can be Umbridge. I think I’m going to cry! If I don’t stop crying I’m going to need a snorkel!

Posted by Umbridgeintraining_^HISS^_[FTC!] on July 15, 2009, 01:14 PM report to moderator
256 Points

Imelda Staunton is such a good Umbridge I’m glad that she’s coming back, and I’m glad that they are having Bill and Fleur in it, DH news is so exciting

Posted by WolfyWizard on July 15, 2009, 01:31 PM report to moderator
141 Points

Awesome.She was great as Umbridge, that little laugh she does is so crepy.

Posted by minishiva on July 15, 2009, 01:56 PM report to moderator
3271 Points

So much awesome news! It wouldn’t be the same if someon else played any different role, rather than the original actors/actresses anyways.

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on July 15, 2009, 08:34 PM report to moderator
459 Points

Excellent news. Imelda captured the character perfectly. I loved the toy of her in the F&Gs shop in HBP LOL.

So cool that they’re including so much in the final films. I loved HBP tonight, possibly best movie of the series so far…..but I would have loved to have seen Dumbledores funeral.

Posted by Wingardium on July 15, 2009, 08:44 PM report to moderator
63 Points

Staunton’s acting is amazing! Her return to the series is a joyful event.

Posted by cauldronjane on July 15, 2009, 11:31 PM report to moderator
37 Points

Oh NO Umbridge is coming back! I was hoping the centaurs took care of her. Imelda Staunton does a fantastic job playing a character that you just love to hate!

Posted by Halloween Master on July 16, 2009, 11:23 PM report to moderator
23764 Points

It’s good to hear that Imelda Staunton will be back for DH! :-D

Posted by PhoenixFlight [ITC!] on July 18, 2009, 09:34 PM report to moderator
5180 Points


Posted by hermionenluna TZS ROAR! on July 22, 2009, 11:36 AM report to moderator
2707 Points

She has a big part in the begining of the book. So it is wise to have the same actor to played her in year 5.

Posted by jediofthelost on July 22, 2009, 08:48 PM report to moderator
24135 Points

so glad she’s coming back, i can’t see anyone else playing old toad face and bill and fleur’s wedding is in at the burrow, hip hip hooray! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on July 25, 2009, 10:18 PM report to moderator
10839 Points

she is the perfect umbridge haha

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Posted by ϟ☮Sindi a.k.a Remy [ROAR!!]☮ϟ on July 27, 2009, 02:26 AM report to moderator
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Posted by ϟ☮Sindi a.k.a Remy [ROAR!!]☮ϟ on July 27, 2009, 02:28 AM report to moderator
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