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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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64 Points

im glad that Bill Nighy is going to be Scrimgeor. ive loved him in Pirates of the Caribbean and i think he’ll do a great job here :D

Posted by makandcheese on July 19, 2009, 03:49 PM report to moderator

I can wait for the DH movies. I am still in the glow of HBP. My third time will be in imax. I am sure there are alot of people who don’t want it to end.

Posted by doublecore on July 20, 2009, 05:59 AM report to moderator
2707 Points

They choose the perfect person for Scrimgeour.

Posted by jediofthelost on July 22, 2009, 08:35 PM report to moderator
24135 Points

that’s super exciting, nighy seems to know what’s expected of him for dh, i can’t wait! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on July 26, 2009, 07:33 PM report to moderator
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