Pettigrew Speaks: A New Interview with Timothy Spall


May 30, 2007

Posted by SueTLC

Actor Timothy Spall has given a new interview where he discusses his role as Peter Pettigrew in the Harry Potter movies. Promoting the release of his film Pierrepoint:The Last Hangman here in the US (it aired previously in the UK) Timothy Spall talks with Coming about his role in the series, however was not asked about a possible appearance in Half-Blood Prince. He did say however in regards to an optioned appearance in the film version of Deathly Hallows that at this point “there’s no option. I’m not on contract on it.” Mr. Spall continues on to give his feelings about the series and the last book:

CS: But if you learned there was a big part for him in the seventh book and movie, would that be something you’d like to return to?
Spall: I think so, yeah. It’s an amazing series of movie, isn’t it? It’s historical really, and it’s quite especially good, and I think they get better and better. People are absolutely fascinated by them, they adore them! All over the world I go, and it’s hardly a huge part. I mean, it’s an important role, Peter Pettigrew/Scabbers, but everywhere in the world, that’s the thing I get noticed for the most.

CS: Well, the “Harry Potter” movies have all of those great British actors, so it’s not something to be sheepish about. Maybe in 20 years, that will be the thing to perform on stage rather than Shakespeare.
Spall: I know it’s like a repertory theatre of all the good character actors. I suppose it’s a bit disgruntling if you’re not in it, I would think.

CS: I guess we’ll know in a little over a month if your character is going to be in the seventh movie.
Spall: Well, my daughter will tell me. She’s a big fan. She makes my executive decisions on “Harry Potter” for me. She’s already ordered the book.

Timothy Spall is currently filming “Sweeney Todd” which also co-stars fellow Harry Potter actosr Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) and Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix).

8 Responses to Pettigrew Speaks: A New Interview with Timothy Spall

Avatar Image says: Well, I think he makes a great and disgusting Peter. I hope he will be around for film seven. He has to pay back his debt to Harry. Avatar Image says: "My daughter makes my executive decisions on Harry Potter for me." aww. cute. :) And probably true. lolAvatar Image says: The interview is on a rather macabre subject and got me a bitdepressed! No their fault - he's got to plug his new movie. Anyway, contract or no contract, its not likely he will refuse to play wormtail/pettigrew in 7. Is it definite that he wont be in HBP? I only remember him being at the begininng where he is complaining of not being Snapes servant. I liked that part but perhaps not essential to film.Avatar Image says: what a cool guy. I always liked him from Auf Wiedersehen Pet and Secrets and Lies, which were both excellent. I liked these two bits of the interview... "Well, the French are very good at that, and we're quite good at that, bung in the ugly ones, giving the ordinary looking people the biggest bite of the cherry, we're quite good at that." "Sometimes, a character actor is just an ugly actor who plays small parts. The other version of it is a character actor who changes every part he plays. I like to think I might be in the second. (chuckles)" :DAvatar Image says: "only remember him being at the begininng where he is complaining of not being Snapes servant. I liked that part but perhaps not essential to film." well didn't he come in just to film the movie photo for OotP? i'm so worried they're just gonna cut spinners end all together to make it one big shock at the end as to what's been going on. no idea what Draco's up to, why Snape is freaking out over him, ect. but i'd hate to lose such a great Snape scene >Avatar Image says: Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman is an excellent fact-based film and is a fascinating insight into the character of the UK's most famous hangman. I admired his wholly business-like approach and his compassion for the prisoners and his respect with regard to handling the deceased. It is a sobering record of our past history before the death penalty was abolished. Timothy Spall turns in a fine performance.Avatar Image says: Could the cast for the film version of Sweeney Todd be any sweeter? Timothy Spall is playing Beadle Bamford to Alan Rickman's Judge Turpin! Combine that with Depp and Bonham Carter (and Borat as Pirelli -- LOL!), and you have one heck of a cast!Avatar Image says: OOh! Sweeny Todd also has Johnny Depp. I have to see it because Alan Rickman is one of my favorite actors ever! I loved him before Harry Potter. Timothy Spall is deffinatly going to return for DH. He has a debt to settle with Harry Sirius James and Lily! That has to be a big scene.

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