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Nighy Talks Scrimgeour and The Will of Albus Dumbledore Scene (Updated)

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Posted by: sue
July 16, 2009, 06:33 PM

Actor Bill Nighy has given more details on his role as Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. spoke with the actor who stated again he will be filming his role in the next few weeks, and also gave some more detail about one scene, which readers will recall happens in The Will of Albus Dumbledore chapter:

"Well, there's one where he comes and delivers Dumbledore's [Michael Gambon] legacy to the three children," Nighy replied, referring to Harry, Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint, with whom Nighy worked on the upcoming action-comedy Wild Target). "He gives them all of the things that Dumbledore has left them, and that's when it's first indicated that he may not be around for much longer. So it's quite an affecting scene."

He also speaks again on the character, noting "Scrimgeour is a rather tragic figure, without giving too much away," Nighy said. "But there's no giving too much away, because everybody's read the books. So he's a kind of tragic figure. You have that element. And he knows what's coming. So that's a very moving thing to play. He's also very powerful, and he's had a very complicated progress to the top. And he has an interesting relationship with Harry [Daniel Radcliffe], because Harry views him initially with complete contempt, but then it's softened by subsequent events."
UPDATE: MTV now has a video interview online where he briefly says that yes he is playing Rufus Scrimgeour

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2976 Points

I hope they’re able to make you care about who Scrimgeour is in the film. Since they left him out of HBP, the movies don’t have any history with him at all. So I’m dubious about how “moving” it will be able to become in the film….we’ll see! I love BIll Nighy, so….:)

Posted by Jade Danielle (WBM) on July 16, 2009, 09:15 PM report to moderator
337 Points

Sounds really good.

Posted by Mugglejeff on July 16, 2009, 09:16 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

He’s gonna be good!

Posted by Won_Two on July 16, 2009, 09:26 PM report to moderator
2162 Points

Oh Gods, I simply love Nighy. I can’t wait to see his take on Scrimgeour.

Posted by Noella_Mansrot [Raven] {WBM} on July 16, 2009, 11:03 PM report to moderator
8736 Points

Awesome! I’m already counting down!!

Posted by Rumbleroarϟ{WBM!}ǝıʞɔnp! on July 16, 2009, 11:18 PM report to moderator
281 Points

All these tidbits are so exciting to read! Makes the waiting that much harder!

Posted by Phylis {ROAR} on July 16, 2009, 11:34 PM report to moderator
13187 Points

I hope he does an amazing job! Nighy, we’re counting on you! No pressure, though, =]

Posted by ❤MischiefManaged★☆ROAR☆★ on July 17, 2009, 01:47 AM report to moderator
256 Points

Nighy will be great in this film!

Posted by WolfyWizard on July 17, 2009, 01:48 AM report to moderator
182 Points

Who else is excited about Bill Nighy being a part of this movie? He really seems to know the ins and outs of his character. I do believe he’s read the books, what an interesting concept for an actor….

Posted by RemusRox on July 17, 2009, 02:47 AM report to moderator
1126 Points

I hope the DH films will ROCK!

Posted by shellymione {WBM} on July 17, 2009, 04:00 AM report to moderator
62 Points

Scrimgeour is not a particularly nice character but I hope the actor will do the Minister’s sacrifice in DH some justice.

Posted by Aradion on July 17, 2009, 05:19 AM report to moderator
62 Points

Anyway, I just hope DH is the best two-parts film yet and since HBP has got such good reviews, I guess that just marks the begining of an awesome end being the decisive threshold and all…

Posted by Aradion on July 17, 2009, 05:22 AM report to moderator
3455 Points

SO EXCITED!!! with all the scenes they r doing it sounds like they are fallowing the book!! yeah!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on July 17, 2009, 07:53 AM report to moderator
120 Points

It sounds like Scrimgeour is going to have more to do in DH than there is in the book.

Posted by Aurora_7 on July 17, 2009, 07:54 AM report to moderator
9551 Points

I’m looking forward to seeing him.

Posted by Tschudiff [FTC!] on July 17, 2009, 08:49 AM report to moderator
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