Bill Nighy cast in The Deathly Hallows!

“He’s a goodie…”

Bill Nighy has confirmed that he’s nabbed a role in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows.

While he can’t say too much about it yet – likely under threat of a crucio curse – he has admitted to The Independent that he’s taken a role.

"I don't think I'm allowed to say it but I'm going to be in the next Harry Potter film," he says. "I won't say which character, but he's a goodie. I just got the gig."

It’s about bleedin’ time that one of Britain’s best thesps got added to the Potter series. To his credit, director David Yates wanted Nighy as Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour in Half-Blood Prince, but the role was written out in a draft of the script.

So could he still be Rufus? Who knows? But one thing’s for sure – he’s got some homework to do, since he claims he hasn’t read the books.

“Not yet, but I will! It's rather like being in a Shakespeare that way, you know?"

[Source: The Independent]

Pleased Nighy’s been added? Who will he play?


    • sammo

      Jul 1st 2009, 11:52

      I reckon he's either down for Doge or Ted Tonks...unless the minister for magic turns up in this one... (Personally Bob Hoskins would make an excellent Ted Tonks...Do you here that Yates!?)

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    • scabo33

      Jul 1st 2009, 17:14

      No i say he could be Mr ollivnader...the wand maker

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    • sammo

      Jul 1st 2009, 19:12

      He's already around in the form of John Hurt though...

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    • pimpernel

      Jul 1st 2009, 21:42

      Bet anyone he's Doge! He'd be a brilliant Doddery Doge.

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    • emrys1666

      Jul 2nd 2009, 13:04

      He will be Luna's dad for sure, think about it he's perfect for it.

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    • jolopity

      Jul 4th 2009, 21:58

      I really hope they write Scrimgeour into the script, he's a great character and Bill Nighy would be fab! But the other option is Luna's dad defo! So excited!

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