More from Bill Nighy on Role as Rufus Scrimgeour in Deathly Hallows
July 06, 2009, 04:42 PM
As first heard on PotterCast and posted here both in May and again last month, actor Bill Nighy has been cast in the part of Rufus Scrimgeour for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Thanks to Newsround for this article containing new quotes from the actor who said ""I am in the next Harry Potter," he told reporters."I will be Rufus Scrimgeour, who is the Minister of Magic and he is a very very important man." He then added: "I am no longer the only English actor not to be in Harry Potter and I am very pleased." It is believed he will be filming his part as the Minister of Magic within the next few weeks, once production begins again after taking this week off for the various international releases of Half-Blood Prince.
Personally, I’m not sure that they couldn’t have had McGonegal do that instead of introducing a brand new character, particularly since he’s going to die within minutes. But, what the hey, it’s good casting.
<<He then added: “I am no longer the only English actor not to be in Harry Potter and I am very pleased.”>>
That made me lol! I think he’ll be a good addition.
I knew it!!! He needs to pass on The Tales of Beedle The Bard, the Golden Snich, and the Deluminator. He’ll make a great Scrimgeour. Theyll have to add a lot of fake hair though because hes supposed to look like he has a lions mane.
Don’t know this actor but I am hopeful that he will do a great job. Glad to see that they are sticking to the book as much as possible. Scrimgeour needed to be in the movie since he does have an important job. Actually he does help Harry along the way when he doesn’t tell where he is when he is killed.