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Posted by: sue
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.

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Well, there are many others who haven’t been in the films either, including Michael Caine and Judy Dench

Personally, in HBP, I would have loved to seen Sean Connery at Slughorn’s Christmas Party, wearing a tux, martini glass in hand, just walking from left to right in front of the camera, or perhaps talking with Trelawney in a corner.

Posted by budb on July 06, 2009, 11:11 PM report to moderator
2976 Points

I just love Billy Nighy! I’m so excited about this. I keep telling myself it’s silly to get excited for Dh when HBP isn’t even out yet – but things like this just make it impossible to stop myself :D

Posted by Jade Danielle (WBM) on July 06, 2009, 11:18 PM report to moderator
258 Points

That would be awsome budb!!!! I wish they would cast Dame Judi at Nevilles Granny, that would be great too. I’m sooo glad they cast Bill…hes brilliant.

Posted by Remus_Rocks on July 06, 2009, 11:29 PM report to moderator
24135 Points

At Bill Nighy got his wish granted to be in a HP film ! :P)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on July 06, 2009, 11:34 PM report to moderator
27 Points

Is anyone else appalled by the fact that Bill Nighy looks nothing at all like a lion? Anyone?
Well, I suppose they could give him a nice wig or something.

Posted by madebymuggles on July 07, 2009, 12:05 AM report to moderator
586 Points

All he needs is a wig and he’s perfect! Remus_Rocks: Yep! She could definatly play Neville’s grandmother!

Posted by HermioneRon4ever on July 07, 2009, 12:36 AM report to moderator
256 Points

this is really good casting, Bill Nighy will be great

Posted by WolfyWizard on July 07, 2009, 12:48 AM report to moderator
1439 Points

I love Bill Nighy! That’s awesome ;)

Posted by muzic823{ROAR} on July 07, 2009, 12:59 AM report to moderator
130 Points

Bill Nighy really is at the top of his game at the moment, and just a few days ago I was complaining to a friend that the chances of him being cast as Scrimgeour were slim due to the fact he’ll just be killed off. Thank dog Steve Kloves must have written him something good (first time ever!) or David Yates begged. Either way, brilliant!

Posted by Clabwag. on July 07, 2009, 01:04 AM report to moderator
337 Points

looks like a good fit!!

Posted by Mugglejeff on July 07, 2009, 01:16 AM report to moderator
1242 Points

Finally! I had been waiting for Mr. Nighy to show up in the series. He will make a fine, if brief, appearance as Scrimgeour.

Posted by Lucia Meadows on July 07, 2009, 01:51 AM report to moderator
118 Points

He should have been in the HBP film. Scrimgeour does appear in the book.

Posted by SybilT on July 07, 2009, 02:24 AM report to moderator
300 Points

He was awesome in Pirates of the Caribbean.He played the Octopus guy captain.Yikes, forget his name.Yknow who I mean.Did great!

Posted by Dlcohm7 on July 07, 2009, 04:05 AM report to moderator
13757 Points

his part is going to be fun…I get to die 15 minutes after the movie starts!!! and I dont even die in person, someone just tells radcliffe… YAY

Posted by GTHunter [FTC!] on July 07, 2009, 04:11 AM report to moderator
141 Points

PERFECT CASTING!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so excited!!!!!!! This makes up for keeping him out of HBP!!! :)

Posted by BwaySaint on July 07, 2009, 04:11 AM report to moderator
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