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Jamie Campbell Bower on Young Grindelwald in Deathly Hallows Part One: "He's very bird-like."

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Posted by: sue
September 10, 2009, 12:58 PM

Actor Jamie Campbell Bower has given a new interview where he discusses his character of the young Gellert Grindelwald in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In this article with MTV, Jamie says that the character appears in part one, and is indeed a "flashback character." He speaks of the young wizard who would later go on to play a pivotal role in the quest for the Elder Wand and describes the character:

"I play Gellert Grindelwald, who is an old friend of Dumbledore's," explained the 21-year-old actor. "It's a flashback character, which is good fun. I did a little bit before I went off and did 'New Moon.'" "No, I'm just doing number one," he answered when we asked if Grindelwald was scheduled to be in both halves of the split-for-the-cinema-sequels made from J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" novel. "Thus far, I mean. I haven't seen the script for the second one; I don't think anyone has seen the script for the second one."

As for the look of Gellert, the actor revealed: "We're pretty much keeping it straight; the costume is fantastic — we had this idea that he's very bird-like. He's described in the book as almost looking like a crow or something like that, and we [latched] onto that; I have a nice jacket which makes me look cool."

In fact, Jamie told us, if you look closely at Grindelwald's appearance when the first half of "Deathly Hallows" hits theaters in November 2010, you'll see hints of his bird motif. "It doesn't have wings or anything; it's just the way that it's cut. It's very subtle," he explained. "But, as is true with a lot of things in film, if you know what the intention is and the background of it, then you can recognize it — but if you're not really watching or paying any attention, then you'll miss it."

As TLC first reported last May, the part of young Dumbledore has indeed been cast with the part going to young actor Toby Regbo. One final casting note courtesy of SS: The part of Hermione's father has now been cast, with Ian Kelly to take on the part. Back in March we learned that actress Michelle Fairley had been cast as Mrs. Granger.

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5439 Points

That’s a cool interview

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on September 13, 2009, 07:18 AM report to moderator
4452 Points

yeah, i always thought about the bird thing!! i like the enthusiasm of him :) i cant wait 2 see him in new moon, either :)

Posted by Beazy :) (Formerly: MidnightSun321 ) {!!ROAR!!} on September 13, 2009, 02:30 PM report to moderator
836 Points


I love young Grindelwald, he IS very birdlike, JCB is awesome, and even this picture looks perfect! GRINDELDORE FOREVER!

Posted by Ama.Dear on September 13, 2009, 03:14 PM report to moderator
1081 Points

He looks really good!
I cant wait to see the actor the pic for Dumbledore
: D

Posted by Esmeralda.ROARღ on September 13, 2009, 05:16 PM report to moderator
345 Points

I can’t get over Anthony and Caius and Grindelwald all being portrayed by the same guy XD

Posted by Mika Maxwell on September 14, 2009, 01:10 AM report to moderator
524 Points

I am sure his part is cool and he will do a good job.

Posted by HGROSS44 on September 15, 2009, 01:52 AM report to moderator
188 Points

Its going to be interesting to see him in New Moon and then in DH. I wonder who he plays in New Moon!

Posted by Werewolves Rule on September 15, 2009, 07:33 PM report to moderator
507 Points

he was good in sweeney todd cant wait to see him in this and new moon

Posted by lilmisssnape on September 16, 2009, 05:47 PM report to moderator
170 Points

Oh my goodness! He played in Sweeney Todd! And since he was one of the few non-evil people in that movie (Seeing as how Sweeney himself wasn’t exactly good), I think it will be kind of funny seeing him playing the young version of one of the most dark wizards! (Besides Voldemort of course) lol

Posted by Questyourdreams on September 17, 2009, 03:21 PM report to moderator
556 Points

Coooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he’ll be awesome as gellert grindelwald!!!

Posted by Astha on September 22, 2009, 09:07 AM report to moderator
556 Points

Coooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he’ll be awesome as gellert grindelwald!!!

Posted by Astha on September 22, 2009, 09:07 AM report to moderator
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