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Nighy cast in Potter

07.01.2009

Bill Nighy was just about the last of the best British actors that hasn't been cast in HARRY POTTER. But that's all about to change. Nighy told The Independent, "I don't think I'm allowed to say it but I'm going to be in the next Harry Potter film." Cause that's how Nighy rolls. He doesn't care if he's not allowed to say it, damnit, he's gonna say it.

Nighy did clam up a little bit though saying, "I won't say which character," adding, "but he's a goodie." The Leaky Cauldron, unbound by the same contractual obligations of Nighy, reveals the actor will be playing Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour. Since I know little to nothing about HARRY POTTER, I did a little research but it would seem hard to talk about his character without getting into spoilers too much.

Filming on HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HOLLOWS, which will be split into two films to end the POTTER franchise, is currently underway.

Extra Tidbit: Nighy played the role of Sam Gamgee in the original BBC radio production of "Lord of the Rings."
Source: The Independent

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4:26PM on 07/03/2009

This is

an absolutely perfect casting choice!! probably the best one since the original Dumbledore.
an absolutely perfect casting choice!! probably the best one since the original Dumbledore.
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1:35AM on 07/02/2009

Sweet

Best casting ever.

Mandee how the hell would Seth Rogen make a good Rufus Scrimgeour?

Graycatx it was announced awhile ago that Ciarán Hinds is playing Aberforth and UrNeighbor'sDog Bill Weasley is being played by Brendan Gleason's (Mad-Eye Moody) son
Best casting ever.

Mandee how the hell would Seth Rogen make a good Rufus Scrimgeour?

Graycatx it was announced awhile ago that Ciarán Hinds is playing Aberforth and UrNeighbor'sDog Bill Weasley is being played by Brendan Gleason's (Mad-Eye Moody) son
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10:58PM on 07/01/2009
I'm happy. But I think Seth Rogen would have been perfect in the part.
I'm happy. But I think Seth Rogen would have been perfect in the part.
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3:50PM on 07/01/2009
GREAT news!
GREAT news!
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1:40PM on 07/01/2009
Malaguay, you're not alone. I always pictured Brian Cox in the role as well.
Malaguay, you're not alone. I always pictured Brian Cox in the role as well.
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12:03PM on 07/01/2009

Hmmm

Well I'm glad he's going to make it into the series, what a great actor! Once I saw the headline i was kind of hoping he'd play a certain brother with a fetish towards goats, but Scrimgeour will do...
Well I'm glad he's going to make it into the series, what a great actor! Once I saw the headline i was kind of hoping he'd play a certain brother with a fetish towards goats, but Scrimgeour will do...
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11:44AM on 07/01/2009
This is great news. He was always my dream choice for Scrimgeour, and this is perfect casting.
This is great news. He was always my dream choice for Scrimgeour, and this is perfect casting.
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11:27AM on 07/01/2009
He was my choice from the first time I read Half Blood Prince. Great choice. Now if they would finally cast Charlie and Bill Weasley who should be in HBP but must be in Deathly Hallows. And they have to bring back Fleur. Otherwise the 7 Potter's won't work how it should.
He was my choice from the first time I read Half Blood Prince. Great choice. Now if they would finally cast Charlie and Bill Weasley who should be in HBP but must be in Deathly Hallows. And they have to bring back Fleur. Otherwise the 7 Potter's won't work how it should.
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10:30AM on 07/01/2009

This will rock.

Nighy is awesome. Personally, I always pictured Scrimgeour as being played by Brian Cox, but I certainly won't take anything away from ol' Bill.
Nighy is awesome. Personally, I always pictured Scrimgeour as being played by Brian Cox, but I certainly won't take anything away from ol' Bill.
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10:30AM on 07/01/2009
Hey look it's Davey Jones. Great actor.
Hey look it's Davey Jones. Great actor.
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9:56AM on 07/01/2009
Nice. Nighy is a great and versatile actor. He's just about good in anything right now.
Nice. Nighy is a great and versatile actor. He's just about good in anything right now.
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9:39AM on 07/01/2009
Good to hear! Loved him in Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz. Of course that's the first time I saw him in a film. Gotta check out the rest of his work not including the Underworld series.
Good to hear! Loved him in Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz. Of course that's the first time I saw him in a film. Gotta check out the rest of his work not including the Underworld series.
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