Fenrir Greyback, Amycus Carrow Cast for “Half-Blood Prince”

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Feb 17, 2008

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There are reports online tonight saying that actor Dave Legeno has been cast in the role of werewolf Fenrir Greyback for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. We are uncertain if his part will be part CG, similar to Grawp in “Order of the Phoenix” or how this character will appear in the sixth Harry Potter film, and will update with more when we get it.

UPDATE: There is word now that actor Ralph Ineson has been cast in the part of Death Eater Amycus Carrow in “Half-Blood Prince” as well.

Update 2: According to the Snitchseeker, a few more minor background characters have been cast. Please regard all of these as rumor until confirmed by Warner Brothers.

Thanks to Jamie, Nico, and the Snitch.





113 Responses to Fenrir Greyback, Amycus Carrow Cast for “Half-Blood Prince”

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hmm… not sure how I feel about this one… I bet it’ll be really CGI’d like you said… I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how they do it, to judge…

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FIRST ! And oh god, he’s sooooooooo absolutely perfect! Please let this be trueeee. :)

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intresting

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WHO? lol I was really hoping for Clive Owen!!! But I’m also qutie relieved coz this means they’re still doing casting announcements… which means the Gaunts might have been cast? Maybe?

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I pictured him much older and more grizzled. I think he’s too young (born in 1964 he was only one year old when Lupin was bitten). I’m sure that he’ll be fine, the casting has been pretty spot on so far (Gambon notwithstanding).

I had pictured Michael Caine as either Fenrir or Scrimgeour.

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I imagined him as the guy who played Barty Crouch Jr. I mean, he would be perfect !

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Shoot. . .I was really hoping for Daniel Day-Lewis or Benicio Del Toro. Oh well, at least they’ve included Fenrir in the movie!

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Well, I was hoping for Bill Nighy. He is older (born in ‘49, I think), and I mean, isn’t he one of the only British actors who has been in a BUNCH of stuff lately….including a cameo in “Hott Fuzz,” co-starring ‘Professor Slughorn’s’ Jim Broadbent…who ISN’T or HASN’T been in a Harry Potter film? Well, what do I know, I’m just a stupid Yank.

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PS (for ‘Christine’)...how can “the guy who played Barty Crouch, Jr.” play another person? Just asking…

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NO! Gerard Butler would PWN as Greyback! Just imagine, King Leonidas as a werewolf!

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Not Bill Nighy?! Whaaa. :(

First Helen McCrory now Legeno – we’re talkin’ Teh Fail Ship!

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Bill Nighy ought to be Scrimgeour.

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Amycus will be played by Ralph Ineson.

Ralph is best known as Chris ‘Finchy’ Finch in BAFTA nominated “The Office”. He has starred in many television shows, commercials and films. His agents, Yaketyak have included this news onto his page. You can, see him here: http://www.yaketyyak.co.uk/boys2.asp?id=105

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Sweet, he looks ferocious already, lol.

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Hmm, a cage fighter? I don’t know anything about this guy. Is he any good?

I was hoping for Ian McShane, personally. They should go with the best.

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It should totally be Hugh Laurie! C’mon people! He’d be sooo great! :-p

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ps. I’ll be so pissed if it’s CG!!

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Why would he need CGI? He’s not transformed in HBP, so they will only need to give him the right make-up.

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Greyback and not Bill/Fleur.

Strange please?

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“Why would he need CGI? He’s not transformed in HBP, so they will only need to give him the right make-up.”

That’s what I thought.

Is it definite that there are no Gaunts in this, or is that still officially a rumor? Because if they just cast Fenrir, they could still be casting the Gaunts…really wants to see the Gaunts

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Sue - The Snitch is now reporting that Ralph Ineson has been cast as Amycus Carrow.

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I hope there is no CGI. It wasn’t a full moon, when Greyback was in that scene. Bill was only scarred for life rather than turned into a werewolf. As for age, makeup can do wonders. But as for size. I love Bill Nighy, but how he look tough enough to look like a mean werewolf who doesn’t use the full moon to fight.

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Apparently he played an executioner in Elizabeth: The Golden Age. How Fitting.

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Grayback wasn’t a warewolf at any time in HBP: he was sort-of gross & hairy etc… why would they need to do any CGI? Prosthetics are hardly required.

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Wait a second. What WILL Greyback possibly do in this film if Bill isn’t in it???

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Hey where is my comment saying he was hot. How rude.

I knew we hadn’t seen all of the cast. I hope more names/characters are released but If Bill Nighy is going to be in it then they should keep it as a surprise.

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HA! Finchy from “The Office” is gonna be in a Potter movie. That’s too much!

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I was hoping for Bob Hoskins in the Amycus Carrow role! I guess all these big names we’re hoping for couldn’t fit it into their schedule or just cost too much.

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Fenrir will be in a new fight scene written for the film. It takes place at the burrow and the characters in it are Fenrir, Bella, Fred and George, Arthur, Harry, Ron, and Ginny. We didnt fully believe our source, because we thought Fenrir would have been cut since there was no Bill. This proves he is 100%. He gave us the Fenrir scene about 2 weeks ago now.

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found a photo/article on Dave Legeno on the web. Doesn’t look like he’s going to need more than a little make up…can’t imagine they’d need any CGI.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/threecounties/content/articles/2006/06/14/dave_legeno_feature.shtml

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I was hoping for Daniel Day Lewis! Where is this Dave Legeno guy? I can’t find any pics of him!

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I expect they’ll probably use CGI to make his eyes more “twistedly insane.” Something to that effect.

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LOL, Finchy from The Office = Amycus Carrow. It all kind of loosely fits together, oddly. :)

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Heres the scene where I think Fenrir is introduced, Lupin may talk about him before at Christmas like in the book.

The Fight Surrounding The Burrow

Without hesitation, she races for the reeds.

84 EXT. REEDS (SURROUNDING BURROW) – MOMENTS LATERNIGHT

Harry careens through the marsh, reeds flashing past, then spies Bellatrix. She GRINS, looking like a crazed wood nymph, then flits off, her LAUGHTER mocking him. As he pursues, FIRE SNAKES through the reeds toward him.

NEW ANGLE

Fred, George, Ron and Arthur fan out, running full-out, their feet kicking up SPARKS as SHADOWS splinter throughout the reeds. It’s like chasing ghosts.

NEW ANGLE

Ginny, copper hair gleaming, races through the reeds.

Bellatrix leads Harry on, grinning madly.

Ginny comes dashing to a halt, chest heaving as she peers into the smoking marsh. A HUGE FIGURE QUIVERS through a veil of smoke. Ginny’s eyes SHIFT, see Bellatrix racing forward through the reeds, then SHIFT back as the veil of smoke evaporates, reveals…Greyback. Bellatrix makes an ODD, CLICKING noise-like a signal-and Greyback edges forward, sweeping away the reeds in front of him and revealing…

...Harry as he pelts forward.

GINNY No, Harry! It’s a trap!

Harry falters, looking toward Ginny’s voice and spies Greyback. Bellatrix stops dead, wheels in her tracks and, seeing Ginny, SHRIEKS with RAGE. Raising her wand, she fires a BOLT of RED LIGHT which explodes in a SHOWER of SPARKS around Ginny. Ginny fires back, then wheels away, flashing through the reeds coming face to face with…

Greyback, sharp teeth glittering.

GREYBACK Don’t you smell clean.

Just then, a BOLT OF BLUE bursts off Greyback’s back and he turns, sees Harry standing several yards off. As Greyback gives chase, Ginny pelts after and we CUT back and forth between Harry, Ginny and the beast between them, faster and faster, their BREATHS shortening until…

Greyback rushes into a clearing, panting, glancing about.

Just then, TWIN BOLTS of light blast from opposite sides of the clearing and Greyback is lifted in the air, slammed to the ground. As he regains his feet he looks into the reeds and sees Harry and Ginny, wands poised. He grins…when Bellatrix’s odd, CLICKING signal carries through the night once again. Turning away, he exits.

Harry and Ginny slowly step out of the reeds, stare at each other wordlessly. Then…Ron, Fred, George, Arthur and Lupin come thrashing into the clearing, stop. All around them, the reeds SMOKE, the flames dying. Across the marsh, Bellatrix’s cackle rises briefly on the air—then all is quiet.

HERMIONE (O.S.) You’re lucky you weren’t killed.

85 INT. CORRIDOR/HOGWARTS CASTLESAME TIMEDAY

Hermione reads the Daily Prophet as she walks alongside Harry. The HEADLINE is GLOOMY: `MORE DISAPPEARANCES.`

HERMIONE You have to realize who you are, Harry.

HARRY (sharply) I know who I am, Hermione, alright? (frowning) Sorry.

HERMIONE So tell me what Arthur said.

HARRY If Dumbledore’s travelling places, it’s news to the Ministry. But get this: that night at Borgin & Burkes? It seems Draco was looking at a Vanishing Cabinet.

HERMIONE What would Draco want with a Vanishing Cabinet?

HARRY You tell me.

Hermione frowns, pondering this. Then:

HERMIONE He looks different, don’t you think? Draco. Almost…ill.

HARRY Who could tell the difference?

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Oh, is that bit of the script actually authentic? Between random attacks on the Burrow and Hermione calling Mr Weasley “Arthur”, I wasn’t sure.

On the plus point, more Bella! And more Bella being wood-nymphy and crazy!

Re the Carrows, wasn’t there a report a while back that they were going to be two sisters or something?

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At the Imdb boards we believe it is. It was given to us by the same poster who gave us much of the script for OOTP months before the film was even released.

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Fischscale – it’s debatable. The guy who’s providing the script allegedly posted accurate pieces of the OOTP script months before the film came out, and he did call Greyback being cast weeks ago. Still seems a bit strange to me though. :x

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I have read the extra scene at the Burrow on the IMDB that Nico mentioned and it sound so stupid and pointless. I hope it’s just a dream sequance.

Just think if this non book scene is in then what important book scene/info have the take out.

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Its not allegedly, he did. He gave us most of the battle at the ministry, including the line “Get away from my godson” which was not in the book. He also gave us “Who are you and what have you done with Hermione Granger?” The guy is legit.

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Actually, I sent bits of the script into Leaky for Confirmation last year, and WB said they were fake…

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“At the Imdb boards we believe it is. It was given to us by the same poster who gave us much of the script for OOTP months before the film was even released.” Posted by Nico

Having read a fair few film scripts in my time, including some written by Steve Kloves, this reads NOTHING like a shooting script. It looks quite a bit like a fan-fic in script form. I would be very surprised if something this far-afield ends up in the film. Also, like fishscale said, I doubt that Hermione would call Mr. Weasley “Arthur”—pretty much a tell-tale sign this is a fake.

Just my two knuts. :D

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OMG that is soooooooooooooooooooooooooo Greyback!!!

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This guy told us that Fenrir was indeed cast, and by not a famous actor, and that Pansy was being recast as well. He was the first to tell us that the Dursleys were out as well. Way before any of that information was ever confirmed. Plus, the arthur thing is not fishy at all. The trio started calling Lupin, “Remus” in DH. Its just a sign of maturing.

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Well, the fact that they’ve cast a relatively unknown actor as Greyback suggests to me that he’s not going to have a massive role…not a huge problem, really, given he didn’t even have a big role in the books. The guy looks decent enough for a walk-on part.

Of greater interest though, is the casting of Ralph Ineson as Amycus Carrow. Chris Finch as a Death Eater?! Can’t say it’s what I had in mind, but there’s few better than Finchy at playing a loathably obnoxious jerk. I think he’ll work pretty well. :D

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Dave Legeno looks like he could be a great Greyback and Chris Finch sort of looks like the way I was picturing Amycus in my head…wow I can’t wait for this move it come out.

Shout out to Hagiographer 13 for your gravatar- I respect the ending but always say H/Hr too…and always take flack for it so thanks and keep rocking that grav!

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I agree with Hagiographer13. If any of you haven’t read one of Kloves’ scripts before, here’s the final draft of the COS script: http://www.fortunecity.com/tattooine/clarke/38/chamberofsecrets.html

And the May 24th, 2003 draft of the Prisoner of Azkaban script…. http://blinkiebarnes.tripod.com/azkaban.html

Definitely makes you wonder…

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I like the look of them for those roles. Cmon HBP!

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We’re getting the fight at the end! WOOT! All we need is Bill and we’re all set. XD

But seriously, I’m glad we keep getting acting news, this good, even if they aren’t crucial to the film’s plot, its nice to know that they’ll be there. :)

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Funnily enough, the actor who’s set to play Amycus is from Leeds, like Matt Lewis (aka Neville) XD. On Wikipedia it says he has a thick Yorkshire accent. My favourite kind! There are pics of him on Google, if anyone wants to see what he looks like.

I’m glad they’ve cast these characters! What about Amycus’s sister, Alecto? She might not be important enough to make the film.

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Should’ve been Clive Owen for Fenrir. That’s who I pictured when I read HBP and DH.

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Hmm. I hope they don’t cut Alecto…. I’ve always been a bit fascinated with her, as the only other known female death eater. I’m actually quite looking forward to seeing her on screen.

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If they have an Amycus then they must have Alecto. Kate Beckinsale would be alright (even though she is gorgeous unlike the character). She would go well with Ralph. Her daughters a fan so she would probably be up for a cameo and she’s not filming anything at the moment.

(When I first read those names I though the were around the other way as Amycus is like Amy – girl name and Alecto is like Alec – boy name. I didn’t pick up my mistake until the second time I read the book lol).

Were there only two female death eaters ever? I thought there were more but Bella and Alecto just got the lines.

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Just goes to show that his role is going to be much more limited in this movie. Probably cast more to make an appearance in DH than to have any major role in this, especially since we don’t have Bill.

And I agree, Clive Owen’s the dream casting for this role, but this works, too.

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Kate Beckinsale? Isn’t she a bit… good looking… to play the dumpy Alecto?

Where the script’s concerned, I remember another alarm bell going off when the word ‘gotten’ was used. No self respecting brit would use that word in the screenplay, I’m quite convinced. Maybe the imdb chap has provided correct info before, but if the extract is authentic, it strikes me as a very early draft.

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I’m sorry but aren’t the Carrow siblings in Deathly Hallows not Half-Blood Prince? If anybody can explain this to me it would be rather helpful. I’m a bit confused. And wouldn’t this just take up time that they could use for a more important story line?

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I’m pretty sure that script is real, as weird as it is, but I don’t know if it should be posted here, as it’s a pretty huge spoiler.

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Well, Steve Kloves is an American so why is it surprising that there would be a few “Americanisms” in his screenplay? :) I doubt it would be the first time.

I think it’s fine to be skeptical of anyone claiming to have ‘insider info’ on the net but this guy has more than proven himself in the past. All signs once again seem to be pointing to him being right on. He mentioned Emma would not start shooting until December. Well before it was officially announced. Back in October there were even reports of an HBP film crew shooting a two-minute clip of REED BEDs for the movie in Abbotsbury. http://www.hpana.com/news.20249.html

He also called the info that someone not too well known was cast as Greyback and now that’s proven to be accurate too. People said the Ootp script snippets he posted last year were too “fanfictiony” as well, such as Sirius saying “stay away from my godson!” and punching Lucius or Snape walking up behind Harry’s parents in the Mirror of Erised and saying he “may vomit”. Lo, all of it was true. It would not be the first time WB changed or added scenes either.

As for me, the more I hear, the more I think this guy is legit. Guess we’ll find out when people leak spoilers during the screenings.

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He better not look ‘man like’ I always pictured greyback as like a wolf with posture like a man with human features but all wolf and all hairy and stinky…

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Good memory about the reed beds Ivy. I had forgotten all about that.

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i really dont know how i feel… this isint what i imagined them in my imagination, isint amycus suppost to be fat? lol :)

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I can’t even comprehend that scene… SO random, where could they possibly be going with that???

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fishscale: I couldn’t really think about anyone else at the time for Alecto and I would love for Kate to be in it. It will probably be an unknown as well.

Vicky: The Carrow siblings are first introduced to us in HBP up the tower before you know what happens. Then they are teachers at Hogwarts in DH.

About the “script”. The guy did say that he typed it himself and he could be Amercian. He is a stand in/extra and doesn’t have any lines. He might have lived in England for the last 10 years and still writes in American english. If that’s all you have even known then it would be hard to stop.

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Hmmm…ok I guess, but I feel that Carrow’s casting is more spot-on than Greayback’s. Oh well, I guess good make-up can do the trick!

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The Dude whose playing Carrow was in the Britsh version of the office. http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/theoffice/characters/finchy_person_page.shtml and I have to say from this picture he does look a bit scary!!!

Just because theres no Fleur are we sure theres no Bill? The two weren’‘t joined at the hip (or lip – thank Jo) during HBP

And as for the dude whose playing Grayback… He played Bear in Stormbreaker so could be ok… although I really wanted Charlie Boorman to play Grayback because he can be scary and he’s a big man.

And yes I agree that Huge Laure HAS to be in a Potter movie… as does Steven Fry… The list of good British actors is endless… However the amount of parts there is in the Potterverse isn’t.

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Clive Owen as Fenrir Greyback? Um, WHY? I’m at a loss as to why his name keeps being mentioned in these comments, other than that he’s a good-looking guy who’s sort of hip right now, so people automatically think he should be cast in the movie. But honestly, how on earth is he suited to the role of Greyback? Owen is a handsome man, but a wooden actor, which is exactly the opposite of what we want in Greyback; he should look rough and haggard and cruel, and he should be played by an actor who possesses a little thing called EMOTIONAL RANGE. Clive Owen, popular pretty boy though he is, does not fit that description.

I like the actor playing Amycus. Finchy from The Office, yay!

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Ewwwww @ the script fragment :((( As far as I understand from the comments, it is probably real, and it makes me sad… What’s the use of inventing pointless and random scenes and throwing out the scenes from the book? :((( We get no Gaunts, but we get Bella and Fenrir at the Burrow instead…

And one more point concerning the scene after the battle scene. C’mon, do Harry and Hermione call Malfoy DRACO?! Hm… In the book, Harry calls Draco my the first name only once, in Book 7, when he sees Voldemort making Draco torture somebody and feels real deep compassion towards Draco for the first time in his life. Before that scene, he only calls him “Malfoy”...

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YEEEEEESSSS!!! I was afraid they wouldn’t have Fenrir in!!!

[Bah to Bill/Fluer.]

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Hee hee Harry called Draco, “Draco”. And Draco is looking ill! yes! they’re making it all frustrating and conflicting (emotionally) for him! (if the script is real like some peeps are saying).

feeling positive.

Except whats with the extra action scene. Ew. It’s not in the book. It feels tainted. It should be cut straight away. Seriously Mr. Kloves/ Mr Yates, If you’re a good director/ screenwriter, you can make the existing material in book 6 work. Without sexing the script up so badly. (and so wrongly) ew. Just no. Bellatrix & co near the Burrow? I am suffering extreme non-cannon overload. (and I dont usually have a problem with that :(

ugh.

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If that scene in the Burrow is really in the script then – even though it wasn’t in the book – I’m really excited to see how it plays out :D

Great casting for Greyback. I don’t think they need any effects or to make him part CG.

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found a photo/article on Dave Legeno on the web. Doesn’t look like he’s going to need more than a little make up…can’t imagine they’d need any CGI.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/threecounties/content/articles/2006/06/14/dave_legeno_feature.shtml

Posted by marypao on February 17, 2008 @ 07:17 PM Right you are: not too much make….... and neither too much clothes. please although some Wolferine-like whiskers would do well.

greyback isn’t particulairy an exemple of High Magique refinement, so an actor who exeled in cage fighting could do well.

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he really doesn’t look like Greyback I imagined. But with hair and make-up he’ll do. I just hope he has good acting skills and that he won’t disappoint us. We want BAD Greyback!!!!

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Good casting, especially Amycus (the guy’s intimidatingly tall. I hadn’t pictured a Yorkshire accent but it fits). And glad that at least one Carrow is in. They went for actors who fit the roles. Big names aren’t necessary for bit parts.

As for the script extract, it sounds authentic to me. Kloves knows that you have to build up characters at least a little bit before dumping them in a finale. It’s also his micro-managed style (“New Angles” everywhere. That’s a director’s job, sunshine!)

So Nico, pray tell us: is Scrimgeour in or out?

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What about Alecto Carrow,The gaunts, and Fleur Delacaur or Bill Weasley? Bill and Fleur are important characters in the sixth book….....=(

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The guy who played Barty Crouch Jr. is the new Dr. Who. I think he might be kinda busy…yknow just saying….

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FINCHY! Once hear this guy talk, you just know he’s a good villain.

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I heard this rumor a couple weeks ago, and didn’t believe it. I don’t mind if they include a new scene as long as it makes sense and flows with the story. For instance, I enjoyed most of the new scenese in GoF because they made sense and were exciting. However, for the life of me, I can’t figure out why death eaters would attack the burrow? Is it just to kill Harry or was something/someone else there? It just doesn’t make any sense. I’m not suggesting the person who posted the “script” is a liar, but in any case, it just doesn’t flow with the story.

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OK, I love Hermione, but why can’t they make her like she is in the books? I’m not looking forward to “Super Hermione” by Steve Kloves, again. And I really can’t make out what the heck that scene would be. A fight at the Burrow in 6? I want Goldenberg back.

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it wont be cgi. in HBP fenir hasnt transformed hence bill not becoming a full werewolf. the bloke playing greyback looks the part tho. not sure about the bloke playing carrow. he looks a little weedy, i got the impression the carrows were quite burly and beefy

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I dont know if stephen fry would be in any of the films, dont get me wrong he would be brilliant, but as who?? plus, he does all of the audiotapes for harry potter and is fantastic!! i much prefer him to the guy that does the ameican audiotapes!ahhh stephen fry!

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as for the script. its sooo obviously fan fiction

true that the wirters add little things in but they woulnt go as far as having death eaters attack the burrow, that would affect the entire story line the “i love magic” in GoF was added but it didnt change anything

the burrow remains safe until bill and fluer’s wedding in DH

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Dave Legeno isnt that well known.. and i arent they cutting out the gaunts im sure a post a couple of weeks ago on one website said that they arent having that in HBP movie.. what else is there still left to cast?

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Guys who are wondering what the use the new scene is. The person providing it says he believes it happens after Christmas, and that the Burrow does indeed start on fire. He is not sure if it burns down completely, or just starts up.

There are two possibilities for why this scene is being done:

1) To make Harry realize that him dating Ginny would put her and the entire Weasley family in jeopardy. In the book he has Bill being attacked, this is basically that substutute. Also gives the line, “You have to realize who you are” more meaning from the script.

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2) If the Burrow does indeed completely burn to the ground, it would mean the Weasleys may have to go somewhere else for the time being (Grimmauld Place) Which would allow them to find/mention the locket and the mirror.

And no news on Scrimgeour, our insider has not received any bits of the scripts that contain that character. He has given us a quidditch scene, the burrow scene, and the Slughorn’s memories scenes, including Dumbledore explaining horcruxes to Harry.

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Nico, I guess I can see where #1 would come into effect. However, it still doesn’t make sense. Why would the death eaters attack the burrow on christmas? Just to get Harry? If they’re trying to kill Harry, wouldn’t Voldemort be there too? Were they trying to kill/kidnap someone else? Maybe they were trying to snatch Ginny or something. And if that’s the case, would Harry ever go back to Burrow again in DH? It sounds like he would put them in more Jeopardy.

I guess I’d have to see more of the “script” to understand the context of the scene.

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Thanks for sharing all your inside info, Nico. I haven’t decided how I feel about the attack scene at the Burrow, but I tend to believe that it’s legit, simply because (as far as I can recall) you and your source HAVE indeed given us very accurate information in the past.

I think we should reserve judgment on the scene until we know the context. Everyone is saying how pointless it is, but when seen in the context of the entire film, it might make perfect sense, and might turn out to be very clever and effective indeed.

It’s WAY too early to start casting judgments on this film. I’m keeping an open mind for now.

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Bill Nighy would totally kick but as Scrimgeour since he kicked A in Stormbreaker… I’m sure Dave wil be awesome and its just a matter of time til we get the other Carrow just hope its soon

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Saria, well said! I’m with you.

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the_twins_rock, I said I only imagined Greyback to look like him. I’m not saying that he should PLAY him – of course I know it’d be weird to have BCJ play Greyback?! Haha. :) I just imagined his look to be like him. [;

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Oh, and I`m so happy with the guy who’s going to play Amycus ! Woot. :) I hope they put in Alecto too. =)

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We are going to see to Greyback, but no Bill!!! that’s so weird! what do you know about Bill, is definetilly out of the story?

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yes Saria well said NO casting judgements should be made at all I am overwhelmed that they are in it. Besides people already know how I am with posters just dismissing an actor cause their not what they pictured ahem-Helen McCrory( Narcissa to a tee)

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I agree that Hugh Laurie in an HP would be fantastic, but I can’t imagine Dr. House as Greyback.

Bob Hoskins would have been a great Amycus, tho. I’m not familiar with either of the actors talked about here. Must go do some research, huh?

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Yea that’s a pretty weird scene to throw in there but after the OotP movie, I’m figuring that the remaining 2 (or 3?) films will only have a passing resemblance to the books which is too bad because they stared off as pretty faithful adaptations to the books. Try to look at them outside of the context (fresh if you will) and they’re still pretty entertaining. It is weird though, like you’re suspending disbelief, but twice.

I’m more worried about Grayback having cgi. If it’s done minimally to enlarge a feature or two and sharpen his teeth (like Voldemort cgi), that would be fine. I just hope he isn’t overdone like Grawp. Those scenes looked like something out of Roger Rabbit. GoF probably had the most tasteful use of special effects and when they did have some fantastic beast (like that beautiful dragon), it looked incredibly realistic.

I’m more curious about the whole point of him being in the movie at all. Since Bill’s not going to be there, I figured they’d leave Grayback out too to make room for a Hogwarts pep rally scene or Luna spreading her conspiracy theory regarding George Bush’s resemblance to a Crumplehorned Snortsack. I’m also hearing from the same imdb source that with the omission of Bill and Fleur from the movies, the wedding in DH will be replaced with Lee Jordan’s Bar Mitzvah. I didn’t even know he was Jewish.

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I forgot to mention the scene where Harry sends Krecher & Longbottom to spy on Malfoy.

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On IMDb they think that the Bill and Fleur wedding will be replaced with a Tonks and Lupin wedding- I have not read anything about Lee Jordans bar mitzvah you probably got hold of someone who thinks this is a joke- to speculate about what will happen. come on there not going to replace a simple wedding with a underdeveloped characters bar mitzvah. But that is the general consensus that everyone thinks Lupin and Tonks will be the weddings bride and groom. P.S. I think there might still be hope for Dobby his death scene is quite moving and he was very close to Harry. We do have to remember that as fans we know nothing about what will be cut or moved around in the movie until we see it. Just because one character is not in one movie doesnt mean he wont make it into the next. Especially the last one.

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Oooh exciting! Can’t wait for picture’s!

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BellaSnape- Yea, I was really surprised too since I haven’t seen the Lee actor for a couple of movies but it’s really true. It’s not even going to take place at the Burrow (as I’m sure you heard the Burrow is being burned down in movie 6) but will be shot at Hagrid’s hut which on the other hand will NOT be burned down in movie 6 but rather it will be inverted and magically tossed by death eaters to a spot right in front of the owlry. Hagrid Himself will preside over the ceremony as he’s apparently a rabbi in the movies and on a side note, a very skilled Mohel.

I guess he’s also doing double duty at the end of movie 6 as pallbearer and clergy.

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They all look great, I can´t wait for the movie in cinemas. I like new people on the scenes, it´s refreshing and exiting.

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I have no idea Leif Longbottom but I think we all should keep open minds as far as the script goes apparently-? But so far I have not heard a confirmation that the wedding is officially out. You guys think they will have Dumbledores funeral- kinda dumb question but I was just thinking about how moving it will be and how weird it would be without it. P.S. Leif:

Longbottom ( smiles evily) I didnt know little Neville had a brother.

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My mind is wide open. Too far some would say.

I’m sure I’ll enjoy the rest of the movies as much as the ones we’ve seen but my mind is also open to the fact that they are becoming less and less like the books. I’m just more curious than anything to see how they’ll keep it together for the last one where Neville saves everyone from Malfoy manor and deposits them at Shell Cottage: ya’know, Lee Jordan’s place, where they plan their heist of Florean Florteseu’s Ice Cream shop.

Neville didn’t have a brother but he apparently had a love child with Luna. That’ll be covered in “Harry Potter and 19 Years Later.”

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Forgive me for being wildly off-topic, but I just have to say this:

Leif Longbottom, your icon wins the internets. I nearly snorted my coffee onto my keyboard when I saw it.

Ahem. Carry on…

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Oh a love child, I get it- I read the 7th book really fast I have to re-read it to get all the little stuff I missed and truely take it in. I wanted to finish it as fast as I could , it took me 5 days.

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Saria- Thanks. I’m pleased I could amuse you (and ruin your coffee at the same time hahahahaha) but it’s not supposed to be funny. Have you ever been Stupified by a clumsy security troll? It’s frikin painful.

BellaSnape- The love child isn’t covered in the book (just the screenplay for Harry Potter and the 19 Years Later which, I should’ve explained before, will be the second half of WBs Deathly Hallows movies, which they’re splitting in two, one half of which will actually be a 5 part miniseries for BBC; Sounds a little complicated but once I get my head around it I’m sure it’ll be very entertaining); Luna was able to convince her father that she got preggers by the spirit of Godric Griffindor and of course he can’t let that drop now.

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@ Leif – No I know that much – I was thinking about the adventure to Florean Fortescues, that is the part I dont remember I have to read the book again like I said to get that all again. I know alot of our names come from our imagination- obviously, mine- when did Bella and Snape elope? that would be weird.

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If you guys need more proof that our source is legit, hes an article where barron discusses the new scene they needed to create to show the growing danger.

http://www.snitchseeker.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-12338

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Finchy from the Office?? Oh dear…

Have always pictured Bill Nighy as Scrimgeour.

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lol….hey DeathlyH you know what i was thinking exactly the same thing. i mean Gerard Butler already looks like he descended from a werewolf, i mean remember 300? every time he yelled this is sparta you would just really wonder how much of Fenrir’s madness and fanaticism was in him… oh well, too bad, cause then i could just hate Butler more…if thats even possible.

but their casting has been great so far, i’m not complaining…except for Gambon. that was a serious error. everytime i see him act as DD i want to slap myself.

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Someone on the Lounge boards once mentioned Hugh Laurie for Xeno Lovegood, and since then I haven’t been able to get that picture out of my head; Hugh Laurie in a long night shirt and wellies!

I think these two new people look fine, Legano has a kind of wolfish look to his nose and ears in some photos I’ve seen, so CGI could do pretty good. I can’t tell how tall Ineson is. I picture Amycus as a really short stocky man. But the face looks kind of how I imagined.

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Ahh awesome, Finchy is getting a look in :P

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I’m sorry, pardon my ignorance but I have never heard of either of these actors. [I never watch The Office as I don’t like Ricky Gervais] Why cast relative unknowns when there are many well known actors who have stated how much they would like to be cast in a Harry Potter film?

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Yay, let’s cast a bunch of useless characters (barring the two Death Eaters mentioned here) and forget Yaxley!

Lame. And where are the Gaunts? Ian McShane would have been an awesome Greyback.

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What about shane mcgowan as fenrir or one of the more wrecked looking death eaters they wouldnt have to do much to him he’s kinda got that look going for him already!? hmm perhaps not…. I cant wait fo the film but I do wish they would stop changing things from the book that could have been left well alone. Pat, its much better to have kinda unknown actors becaus then you’ll be more likely to see them as the characters they’re playing rather than thinking of them in the last role they played, plus they wouldnt want anyone too big stealing the limelight from the lovely tri eh!?

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I meant to say TRIO there at the end apologies, silly silly me, must’ve been a nargle!!!

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