Report: Actress Ninette Finch Cast as Augusta Longbottom
May 26, 2010, 08:41 PM
There is a report online via SnitchSeeker noting that actress Ninette Finch has been cast as Neville's grandmother, Augusta Longbottom, in the forthcoming "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" film. Mrs. Finch is quoted as saying:
Yes I am playing Augusta Longbottom although it is not a very big part... I have also played a couple of witches and was one of the people on the Millennium bridge when it was under attack.
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" is set for release this November, while "Deathly Hallows: Part II: will arrive in theaters July of 2011.
Oh yeah, Siena, Judi Densch would have been perfect as the formidable (NOT ‘mean’, cminmd, ‘formidable’ – there’s a difference; over critical, yes – mean, no) Madame Longbottom. I’m sure Ms. Finch will do a wonderful job, though. I just loved that bit in the RoR when Madame Longbottom goes off proudly to join Neville in the fighting.
I always pictured Patricia Routledge from Keeping Up Appearances as Mrs. Longbottom (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098837/)…I thought she’d be a scream as her, but I’m sure Ms. Finch will be wonderful also!