Rufus Scrimgeour

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Rufus Scrimgeour takes the position of Minister for Magic from Cornelius Fudge after Lord Voldemort comes into the open. Before being the Minister, he was the head of the Auror office. He is described as looking rather like a lion. He has tawny hair, bushy eyebrows, yellow eyes, and wears wire rimmed spectacles. Because he is rather tougher then Fudge, people expected him to have a more forceful approach towards the fight against Voldemort, but he continues with some of the strategies Fudge put in place, like pretending everything is fine when it clearly isn't. He is killed when Voldemort takes over the Ministry because he refused to give the whereabouts of Harry Potter.

He is portrayed by Bill Nighy in the movie adaptations.