Mrs. Granger Cast for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Mar 04, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Here is a bit of good news now to brighten up the day: the part of Mrs. Granger (the mother of Hermione) has been cast for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The Coleraine Times reports that Michelle Fairley has been cast “to play the part of Mrs Granger, a Muggle dentist and the mother of
Hermione Granger, one of Harry’s two best friends, played by Emma
Watson.” Michelle Fairley says of the part: “It’s not a very large part, maybe three or four scenes which will take
just a few days filming. But it’s very nice indeed for me.” Editor’s Note: Readers will recall that in Deathly Hallows, Hermione, in order to save her parents from the Death Eaters, modified the memories of her parents, gave them new names, and sent them off to Australia.

The actress, who is currently doing stage work in England, goes on to describe some early hurdles she had to overcome to get the part. Quotage: “They wanted to do shooting for the film on the press day for the play
I’m in at the Old Vic which meant me being in the theatre all day. So,
initially I couldn’t do it.
“So it looked as if the part was gone
until the director came back and said that he wanted me for the part.
They have now arranged new dates for the shooting which will take a
couple of days.

“I’m delighted as I’ve a lot of friends and family and their children who all love Harry Potter, so it’s lovely to be involved.
“I’ve
never seen any of the Harry Potter movies or read any of the books,”
admitted Michelle, who now plans to watch the films and read the books
in preparation for her part.

Filming is underway on both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, with Part One due November of 2010, and Part Two due July, 2011.





167 Responses to Mrs. Granger Cast for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Avatar ImageX-Lillie-Lovegood-X says: Well done to her!! I thknk she will do good. Im auditiong for the younger Lily Evans in memorys. Avatar Imagejulvett says: Okay, this is the kind of thing that doesn't make sense to me. With all the characters they're cutting, why are they casting Hermione's MOTHER? I mean, let's cut out Bill and Fleur's wedding, but we can't make this movie without Hermione's parents! And this is funny-- "who now plans to watch the films and read the books in preparation for her part." -- Her character is never even shown!Avatar Imageathena024 says: Weren't they only mentioned in the book? Odd...Avatar Imagejulisara says: I agree with that it seems odd to cast for this particular character. I don't believe we've never actually seen Hermione's parents except at the beginning of "Chamber of Secrets". Why cast them now? I'm happy for any actor who has the opportunity to work, but now I feel if they're ADDING scenes, they'll have to find another place to DELETE some.Avatar ImageLinnyish says: Ooh that's cool :D I imagine it will be a very small part, but we might get a little glimpse of Australia in the film? That could be exciting heh. I'm glad Hermione's parents are finally getting a mention, in the books she might as well be an orphan too lol.Avatar ImageDrome says: Yeah, it's odd. But... I also think that it is - kind of exciting..Avatar ImageLinnyish says: I don't think that there will be new scenes as such, but it's just another loose end to tie up.Avatar Imagejenvomitvos says: that's cool that they're including her parents. it's weird that they're keeping this little detail when they're cutting out others though...Avatar ImageSash1113 says: It may not be that odd as we're making it out to be. Hermione is obviously upset about her parents - maybe this is some sort of scene to visually show what she had to do? I think that whole scene would be more emotional if we got to see it as Hermione explains instead of just listening to the story. I just think this is one of those points where something in the book (Hermione talking) simply doesn't transfer as well in it's original form.Avatar Imageomgitslouise says: I'm excited to see what they're going to do with this character. Are they casting a Mr. Granger too?Avatar ImageVioletPhoenix says: Well I sure hope we see more of Lupin then since he's actually in the book and not just mentioned....weird they are about this stuff. doesnt make much sense. but I guess she wont have much reading to do to get herself ready for the part.Avatar ImageDeltaZetaHPuff says: It's cute that they're putting her in, but it'll be weird. We don't know anything about "Wanda" except that she's a dentists. I much rather would have seen Bill and Fleur's wedding, even if it was a little snippet. Long live claymation DH! HahaAvatar ImageJohnB says: OMG She is going to read the books and watch the movies in preparation for the roll, {INSERT CAP LOCKS MOLLY HERE} WHERE WILL HER CHARACTER CREATIVITY COME FROM?? On a more somber not, this is quite odd, if I remember correctly her parents never appear in any book, but CoS, where did they appear in DH. JohnBAvatar ImageIsabell says: I love the fact that they so want someone to play a certain part that they are prepared to reschedule shooting. Cements the fact that these films are made with a whole lot of love. AND she intends to make thorough preparations for this job, which pleases me to no end! Very good attitude, I think :)Avatar ImageVermontWizard says: It still amazes me that there are people who have managed to avoid any exposure to the books and movies... they must truly live in a world apart... they're like the real life equivalent of a muggle!Avatar ImageGF_of_Seamus says: NOW if they cut Bill and Fluer's wedding I am going to be real pissed. Why is this lady in 3 or 4 scenes, she should be in 1...maybe. I am hopeful that one of her scenes is the wedding, but I won't hold my breath. Avatar ImageLinnyish says: I haven't been on Leaky for a while, I'd forgotten how angry you lot get about nothing..Avatar Imagetinagin says: She'd better start reading!! LOL! Yay, we get to see Mrs. Granger!!!Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I am glad she is going to be doing her research! Avatar ImagexxIBelieveInNarglesxx says: okay,that's just...weird( i guess i'll never understand the film makers logic:cut out important characters,but keep charecters who were only mentioned) well,we'll see how this turns out. Avatar Imagephoenixphire24 says: I don't really understand where they're going to be adding Hermione's mom (I suppose a flash back to the memory spell?), but I'm glad to hear that casting and filming have commenced! Avatar ImageEeyore says: I just have this vision of this actress sitting down to watch all the movies to see her character. Oh, wait. We never see her character in the movies, unless it's a very brief scene in COS. And then she'll start reading the books looking for Hermione's mother (what, no father?). Oops, she's only ever mentioned. We never hear her talk to anyone, so what really is the point of putting her in at all. Hagrid's tale, a whole chapter in the book, was covered in less than five mintues by Hagrid telling them. Hermione's parents get even less page time than that, and they have three or four scenes to shoot? Argh! Give me Bill and Fleur's wedding, please, and Lupin talking about the birth of their son Teddy. Or time at Tonks's parents' house, or Shell Cottage, or . . . *rolls eyes* Whenever they talk about adding, it means that something else has been cut. I have to wonder what's been cut to add a character that really has no importance in the story beyond what Hermione tells Ron and Harry.Avatar ImageScottMan says: This sounds interesting. When I read about Hermione's parents in the book, I always envisioned the scene played out in some way or another.Avatar ImageErinM says: I appreciate her honesty in stating that she HAS NEVER read the books or seen the movies...but, isn't it always nice to hear an actor or actress cast in the upcoming films that says, "I am so proud to be a part of such a big phenomenon! I've read all of the books and followed the films as well. To have a part, large or small, in this world-wide literary and cinematic explosion is an honor". Too much to ask for? Wouldn't we all just drool for a part of Mr. or Mrs. Granger? 2 lines or 200...to be a part of HP history would be amazing. Avatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: oohh does she have bushy hair like hermione?? haha this is cool guys....i've always had a mental image of hermione's mom & now we'll be able to see her on film (: i do wish bill & fleur's wedding was on there though ://Avatar ImageThio says: I agree with Sash1113, This scene is very emotionally charged. I think it's great that they are planning to show us this! And that will be a big scene for Emma to play! Now... she said she would be seeing the movies and reading the books for a part as small as this? God! Will someone please ask her to play Dumbledore?Avatar Imagegaladriel12 says: " We never hear her talk to anyone, so what really is the point of putting her in at all." @ Eeyore: The point is to pimp up Hermione's role even more than it is already in the book. They have most likely already given her all of Ron's good lines and scenes, then cut out Bill and Fleur. We'll most likely see Lupin and Tonks only once, when they lie dead in the Great Hall at the end of DH. But I guess it's more important to see Hermione's mother than keeping with the actual book, although that book was quite amazing as it was written. *shrugs*Avatar ImageDean O. says: Yeah, I'm sure this is a desire to show-not-tell. So we'll see them opening up a dental office in Canberra or something. Maybe they'll take over from the guy from Finding Nemo, who lost his mind when all his fish escaped. I'm guessing it's not really going to be three or four REAL scenes ... maybe something like Hermione explaining what she did and we get a few five-second cutaways to her zapping them, them packing, etc.Avatar ImageErinM says: Forgive me if I've missed something...have we heard that they're not shooting Bill and Fleur's wedding? Or are we just speculating? If they don't, they had better get pretty creative as to how we learn all of the informational nuggets that Auntie Muriel spills at the wedding!Avatar ImageLoonyLucy says: Actually, three or four scene IS a large part, considering they have completely cut many important characters in the past. Not sure if I'm happy or not about this news, I mean, they could easily just mention Hermione's mother without having to show her. Or maybe they want to add as more characters as possible in DH part 1, since in the book we see only the Trio for the most part (which could get a bit boring)Avatar Imagecoppertopchopperhopper says: Woot - my first ever tip-to-LC Story! :DAvatar ImageLemonFaerie says: Of course we're not getting Bill & Fleur's wedding, Bill has never been in the films (except in the newspaper clip of their family trip to Egypt in POA) and Fleur has not been seen since DH, why would they bring them back now? The most we can hope for is to substitute Tonks & Lupin's wedding instead. But suddenly it's critical to waste valuable screen time on scenes with Hermione's mother, a total non-character in the books? What are they going to cut in order to make time for that? The trip to Godric's Hollow, perhaps? Malfoy Manor? Ron leaving and his reunion with Harry after the doe? I'd forgotten how hard Kloves works to make sure that Emma is on screen as much as possible, whether she was there in the books or not. I love Emma Watson, and I love Hermione, but I am so freaking sick of them deviating from the books this way, adding things that have NO bearing on Harry's journey or the trio within the books, and taking away canon that we WANT to see.Avatar Imagesavingharry says: I don't think it's odd at all. In the movies, they try to make things more in the present than Jo does in the books, because of the difference in the medium. Things need to be very "here" in the films, because dialogue just doesn't have the same impact. In a book, you can have characters talking about what someone did in the past and it be fine, but with a movie, you want to see it. Seeing Mrs. Granger (perhaps only post memory charm? or a before and after?) would really make the point that the bedroom scene tries to make, but with more impact for a move-going audience. Same concept as the added scene in HBP with the death eater attack. I think it's cool. :)Avatar Imagesavingharry says: Oh, and she is (as always with HP) brilliantly cast. look at this photo of her: http://i.thisislondon.co.uk/i/pix/2007/12/FairleyReillyDM0512_243x314.jpg Doesn't she look exactly like you'd expect Emma's mother to look? They certainly favor each other, even more so than Tom and Jason.Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: good luck to her !!! ;DAvatar ImageDances with Dobby says: I'd like to know why they've cut out so many characters in the movies (Dobby was only in CoS...*sniff*) and now they're just throwing in a character that hasn't even got a scene in the books (exept for that short one in DH). Why do you do this...whoever-is-in-charge-of-these-things? Still, congrats to the actress who got the part. I'm happy that she's willing to read the books...unlike SOMEONE... Avatar Imageilovefeltbeats says: is there a picture of her anywhere?Avatar Imagelilhpchick20 says: I find this amazing. They cut all these scenes in the book and they are adding something that is only mentioned. I would have rather them spent time with Bill and Fleur's wedding. I am still at a loss how they are going to do the movie without it.Avatar ImageCool Grandma2 says: I don't know about this. Why bring in a character who is barely mention in the books but not have Bill in the movie? Whose house is Harry suppose to be at after Dobbie's death? If they can bring in a non character at this point, why not have Bill ? Avatar Imagesnapealicious says: I'm excited to get a look at Hermione's mother.Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: that lovey i hope she plays her well in the movie.Avatar ImageDobbyandWinky says: She actually look a bit like I thougt Mrs Granger wouldl... GREATAvatar ImageSarabi says: Wow, really? Were Hermione's parents ever really mentioned besides a little bit in DH? I don't understand x_xAvatar ImageAsi says: Yes I agree with VermontWizard! Is there still somebody who dosen't know anything about Harry Potter!!! i hate people who says that they don't know anything about Harry Potter!!!Avatar Imagesfenton24 says: I love love love the fact that she's going to "read the books" in prep for her role. HAHA, I would love to see her reaction after 3000 or so pages and realizing her character has never had a line! This could be a nice little acting showcase for Emma though if they're going to include a potentially emotional scene where Hermione sends her parents away.Avatar Imageeruanna317 says: This is rather interesting... I sincerely thought we'd get through all the films without ever meeting Hermione's parents.Avatar ImageSnoopMK says: I don't think the scenes with Hermione's parents will take that much screen time. It could just be some quick flashbacks or something. Don't panic about cutting out parts of the books until you know for sure what's being done. I think that since film is a visual medium, it makes a lot more sense for Hermione to get all emotional about having to modify her parents' memories if we actually get to see her parents, even if it's just a few quick glimpses. Avatar ImageBradyboy says: It is weird, she is barely in book 7. You she dosen't even speak a line, lol. I wish we had meet hermione's parents. Avatar ImageDanielaNC says: Nice news! I guess she'll only be in a very small scene, perphaps in some sort of flashback. I'd like to know what Hermione's mom actual name is. Someone should ask Jo about it.Avatar Imagethursrain says: yes, this is so cool, even though i have no idea where she'll pop up, this is amazing great news.Avatar Imagesrt2gryffndr says: Odd.. but exciting!Avatar Imagebookmonster79 says: It's always amazing to see how differently the directors view the story lines compared to how we as readers see it.Avatar ImageTheGoldenSeeker says: I can't wait to see how she looks! I hope she will be similar to Emma so we could really believe that she is her mother. . . Martina xxxAvatar Imagebookishgal says: I don't recall Mrs. Granger is being in Deathly Hallows, just Hermoine saying she had modified her parents memories. Guess that gives us a hint that they'll be adding material to the movie.Avatar Imagehannah abbot says: She looks really young to be a mum of a 18 year old daughter. But i could imagine hermione has a flashback maybe of her childhood... and then sending her mum and dad to Austrailia. It would be sweet at the end if they had like the grandparents at the station too!! :D Avatar ImageCatherine says: i'm confused! hermione's parents are only mentioned in DH for hermione sending them into hidding...why is her mother in the movie?Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: That's pretty cool. I didn't think they would have much of Hermione's parents in the movie. :pAvatar ImageCzechmetz says: Wow. I'm really surprised they're actually making time for Hermione modifying her parents' memories in the film when it was mentioned in passing in DH. Avatar Imagevicky granger says: That's weird, they're only mentioned in the books... but it's still cool ! =)Avatar Imagemollywobble says: I think this is one time as Potter fans where we can easily say that we wouldn't mind if she didn't read the books to understand her character. LOL. Anyway, it's still kind of cool, though I'm trying to figure out what these scenes will look like. Are they really "scenes," are they quick flashbacks, are they moving photographs? Could be interesting...Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: OMG! This is exciting news. But I'm wondering why they are giving Hermione's parents screen time when they are cutting out Bill and Fleur (If I am correct?). I wonder if they'll give her a first name? Also, if Mr. Granger will be cast. Any which way this is exciting news to me!!!!!Avatar ImageEdna_Turnblad says: I'm glad to see such a part cast, things like that don't seem normal to cast, they cut out the Gaunts after all. Why don't people even watch the movies? At least she will.Avatar Imageselene21 says: mmmmm ok, I never consider itAvatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I am rather fascinated that she has apparently been accorded a significant role in the movie. I do not believe that she even appeared in the book. Nevertheless, I look forward to seeing her on screen and hope that she gives a good performance.Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Cool. Maybe she'll be at the Burrow or something and she'll meet everyone? Haha. I don't know. They usually change the movies, so I'm not surprised that she's cast :TAvatar ImageHPNAIV says: Cool. Maybe she'll be at the Burrow or something and she'll meet everyone? Haha. I don't know. They usually change the books*, so I'm not surprised that she's cast :TAvatar ImageMiss Smarticle says: Wow, I wouldn't have expected them to actually DO anything with Hermione's parents. I figured it'd just be some quick, passing explanation on where they went, and would then move on with the rest of the film. I'm glad they're looking at details. :) On another note, of the few pictures I've seen on her, I think Michelle would make a great Mrs. Granger.Avatar Imagekayzz says: this is odd... this kinda reminds me of something from a peice of fanfiction or something... but hey i'm not complaining. it makes me very happy that even a minor character wants to prepare for a part that she knows loads of people are going to watch. unlike other actors that have even larger roles. if you catch my drift. long live actors that care about their characters! ok sorry rant over. Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: I think her parents are being included in DH because Hermoine's character tends to be "overwritten" in the movies. Gotta focus on Hermoine and her parents, to the exclusion of other characters actually "in" the book! *sigh*Avatar Imagehalcyon says: This is kind of annoying... They cut out characters integral to the plot in the books, but we're getting Mrs Granger in the movie? Why?Avatar ImageZivlok says: I just wonder what will be going through her head when she's reading the books - "Man, when am I going to show up?" I think the Grangers make, like, three on screen appearances in the entire series, all of them either at King's Cross or Diagon Alley. Also, what surprises me is that she says she's going to be in about 4 scenes, and I have no clue what those scenes would be. One of them would be Hermione modifying their memories, I guess, but I can't think of any other one, much less three more. Maybe they show up at the Battle of Hogwarts with a legion of Mecha Kangaroos!!!Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: I think it's great to get some of Hermione's back story in the films. Avatar Imagekbicprez says: My only disappointment with the books is that JKR never told us more about Hermione's family life. I'm glad to hear DH will have something about Hermione modifying her parents' memories and having them shipped off to Australia. It was a very touching scene in the book.Avatar Imagejonfrog says: wow i can't belive that they'll be casting someone for hermione motherAvatar ImageFlourishandBlotts says: That's so exciting! I wonder what scenes she will be in though, as we don't see her at all in the book. Congratulations! Avatar Imageraisaers says: wow this is so weird.. Avatar Imagetaekwondochik44 says: what's the point of casting hermione's mother?? Avatar Imagealbeitgurggish says: Yay for reading the books! Avatar ImageWolfheart says: While it is sort of odd that they're casting the part, I'm looking forward to finding out what they have planned! The only thing I can think of is either a scene showing Hermione performing the Memory Charms on her parents or a scene in Australia.Avatar ImageSareptheRavenclaw says: Where is Mrs. Granger in DH??Avatar Imagel-u-n-a says: I agree that it is wierd that Mrs. Granger was cast but that might mean that they are trying to do the movies right.Avatar Imagemyluckysocks says: Hum..that's interesting. It would be cool to see her in the movie, but I hope they don't cut out anything important just to get Hermione's parents in.Avatar Imageliebedance says: That's kind of weird... Since her parents are only mentioned in CoS. I wonder what they'll do with her. Hmm... I hope that the additions of a non-canon character and scenes don't mean the cutting of important canon things...Avatar Imagecheekysnake09 says: At least she's preparing for her part. :) More than some actors would do -cough-GAMDON-cough- Why not cast a Mr. Granger? Don't blame this on budget either.Avatar Imagemarauder. says: Congratulations to her but I'm a bit peeved at the fact that they cut Bill and Fleur's wedding, a VERY important part in the books, and just decided for the heck of it to cast Hermione Granger's mother, who never makes an appearance in the books let alone in the movies. What are they going to do? Add some random scene where Hermione modifies their brains. Such a waste of money, but still congrats to Michelle though I do laugh at the fact that she's going to now read the books in "preparation for the role." What a laugh, she obviously doesn't realize she's not in the books at all.Avatar Imagewizardinventor says: I bet that they wil show them in a scene that explains that Hermione cast the memory charm. Avatar ImageBuffyXO says: I wonder if this is going to be another "fire at the burrow" scene added to take the place of another scene (Bill and Fleur's wedding)? She just seems so inconsequential to the plot compared to the dramatic weight that the havoc of the wedding with Kingsley's patronous.Avatar ImageProfessorPotter says: I love this news. I really do. Somethings are cut, some things are re-arranged and somethings are added. But its all to serve the narrative on film. I actually wept when Hermione told Harry/Ron that she cast a false memory charm on her parents so that they never knew they had a daughter. Thats one sentence in the book. But can you picture how powerful that would be on film? Potentially this was a great sacrifice Hermione made and deserves this emphasis for the movie. It does sadden me a little that some fans dont have much faith in the film crew who have so far delivered magnificent adaptions of the Harry Potter books.Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: Wow, michelle fairley does look sort of like Hermione, but it will be very odd seeing her in the film, I mean, I almost forgot that Hermione had parents!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: Wow! I didn't think we would see a Mrs. Granger in a HP movie!Avatar ImageSonja43 says: I agree with most people here: What EXCATLY is the point of casting Hermiones mother?????? So they cut all the Trelawney scenes (wich are brief - but VERY funny) but at least she IN the book??? And instead adding a "point-less" character. Now there´s a chance that her scenes might be cut in the editing, I mean Borgis was cast for COS, and his scenes filmed (can be seen on the COS dvd deleted scenes) but was cut in the theatrical version. Avatar ImageArithmancer says: Like Prof. Potter and others, I'm willing to trust the filmmakers a bit on this one. I've always thought that Hermione's parents were depressingly absent from the books, other than the ~joke of their being dentists, so I'll be happy to Dr. Mrs. Granger get a little screen time. (And I do think it will be only a little.)Avatar ImageErinM says: Professor Potter is right. You know, we all obsess over how it might be altered or cut, but (for the most part) we are still the first ones in line on opening night of each HP movie released. And we go back again and again and again to absorb as much of the HP culture that we can. We can LOVE the books (and we do!) and hope for the best with the films. Who knows...maybe this scene will be more powerful than we think. Avatar ImageProfKnight says: Congraduations Michelle.... However I am extremely sad that they cut out the wedding, especially Kingley's partonus. I was rather looking forward to it.Avatar ImageGreat Uncle Algie says: hm... I wasn't expecting that. but its kinda wierd that they are dooing that and some some other thingsAvatar ImageJohn-Robert says: "who now plans to watch the films and read the books in preparation for her part." umm... not to break it to you actress, but you're not even in the books. :].Avatar ImageHarryfan24 says: I am happy about this, yet confused. I have read over the other comments and if it is true that they are cutting out the wedding I will be very upset!Avatar Imagethewandofdestiny says: I'm so excited. She looks pretty much how I imagined her. But is she even in the book? Because if she's not, that means they're filling in holes in the movie! Yay!Avatar ImageEmilyDeibert says: It's really weird that they're putting her in - especially since she isn't in the books, and they're cutting other stuff that IS in the books. Still, it's good that they're doing it, and hopefully it will help advance the plot a lot. Also, kudos to her for actually going out and reading all the books/watching all the movies in preparation for her role... Unlike SOME actors in the films...Avatar ImageNayNay3782 says: YAY!Avatar Imagechaos35 says: this does not make sense at all.. i mean, hermione's mother was never in deathly hallows.. i don't get it. after all the things they cut, they decided to put hermione's mother in? she wasn't even in the book! and i agree with lily evans about the watching the films and reading the books part.. i mean, come on....Avatar Imagelunaisawesome says: they're not doing the wedding? THEN HOW DO THEY PLAN TO SHIP THE TRIO OFF FOR HOURCRUX-HUNTING?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?Avatar Imagelunaisawesome says: they're not doing the wedding? THEN HOW DO THEY PLAN TO SHIP THE TRIO OFF FOR HOURCRUX-HUNTING?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?Avatar ImageMadyGirl1987 says: How exactly do we know they are not showing the wedding? I don't remember any news confirming it had been cut. Also; congrats to the actress for landing the role. I am sure it will fit in great with the rest of the movie. Can't wait to see what they do...Avatar ImageHROAR Mudblood Proud says: Yes, Mrs. Granger was only referenced in Deathly Hallows, not seen. They had better show the wedding. I thought the part of teenaged Lily was going to be played by the actress who did it in the cut scenes for OOTP. But now I'm realizing that if Bill and Fleur won't be in Half-Blood Prince movie-only audiences won't know about their relationship. Not that I think movie-only audiences deserve special treatment, but the WB does.Avatar Imageharrypotterbookpurist says: Yeah they were only mentioned in the book, but I think they will probably include in a photo flashback scene when Hermione tells Harry and Ron about modifying their memory to make them think there someone completely different. I wish you the best of luck for auditioning for the young Lily Evans X-Lillie-Lovegood-X during the Snape memory scene. I would really love to see the part where the trio goes to Shell Cottage and Harry buries Dobby there.Avatar Imagekiwimci says: "THE COLERAINE TIMES" ??? Hahaha are you kidding me? Talk about local its about 20 mins from where I live... wow, honestly wow!! Northern Ireland you never fail to surprise me!Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Very interesting, but odd, since her character is only mentioned in the books. Well, I guess it will make the part where Hermione modifies their memories more emotional and show the pain that she must have gone through when she did that. I'm glad the actress is excited to play the part and I'm glad she's going to read the books and watch the movies, although it won't help her with her part. I guess it will still help her get an overall feel for the series, though, so it certainly can't hurt. I do worry about what parts they're going to cut if they're including stuff like this, though. Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: Congratulations! I think it will be neat to see Hermione's parents in the film! And they haven't actually stated there's no wedding have they? Just no Bill and Fleur? Which means there's still hope, they could always use Tonks and Lupin for the wedding and Shell Cottage!Avatar Imagemollywobble says: In terms of the wedding, most believe it has been cut since Bill and Fleur are not in HBP. It would be odd to introduce their wedding when we've never even seen Bill in the films. The best guess is that the wedding will be Tonk's and Lupin's, if they have it at all. Also, we may be jumping to conclusions about how big a role this is. A few scenes could mean just about anything. They're making two films, guys. The important parts will be there.Avatar ImageScarlette says: Wow, the casted Mrs. Granger, but not the Muggle prime minister for HBP? Maybe they want to make the departure between Hermione and her parents more emotional...Avatar Imagedecarus says: I think this is a strange bit of news. I think they are still going to have to cut things from the films even though there are two. There is just too much going on in the book for things to not get cut. I think the only reason this seems strange is that it says she is going to be in 3 or 4 scenes. What are these scenes? I also thought we hadn't heard any confirmation that Bill and Fleur's wedding had been cut. I am not accepting that as truth until we hear more. They have started filming so maybe we will hear some news soon. Avatar ImageAgrippa1 says: I think it's great that they're working so hard to cast the right people - but I wish they'd pay as much attention to important characters like Bill and Fleur!Avatar Imagewordsthatrhyme says: Maybe she's not really Mrs. Granger, but a 36 year old Hermione?... I dunno.Avatar ImageLexi86 says: I think casting Mrs. Granger makes sense. My parents and so many of my friends have asked if Hermione was an orphan because we never see them in the films. After I tell them, "no, she has parents", they wonder why the films never show them. I myself wonder why they're not more visible in the books. If the film just had Hermione tell Harry and Ron that she modifed her parent's memories, the general audience member wouldn't be fazed much because they have no connection to Hermione's home life or parents. The average filmgoer will need to see the scene play out for a bigger impact.Avatar ImageSnoopMK says: Nobody except the people working on the film know if the wedding has been cut as far as I know. I wouldn't worry unless it was announced that they are definitely cutting it. My best guess is that they will have the wedding and either change it to Tonks and Lupin's, or they will find some creative way to introduce Bill to the film audience. If they don't have it, then I don't know how they are going to send the trio off on their journey or introduce Luna's father. I still think, though, that Hermione's parents will not take up lots a screen time. Most likely, they will just show up in a few quick flashback scenes as Hermione is describing what she did to protect her parents from the Death Eaters.Avatar ImageZoom says: I'm sure I'm not the only one who would appreciate the Other Minister over Hermoine's parents...Avatar ImageAttolia says: It'll be interesting to see. I'm sure she'll be great. :-)Avatar ImageAttolia says: It'll be interesting to see. I'm sure she'll be great. :-)Avatar ImageAttolia says: It'll be interesting to see. I'm sure she'll be great. :-)Avatar ImageAttolia says: It'll be interesting to see. I'm sure she'll be great. :-)Avatar ImageAttolia says: It'll be interesting to see. I'm sure she'll be great. :-)Avatar ImageAttolia says: It'll be interesting to see. I'm sure she'll be great. :-)Avatar ImageAttolia says: Sorry - computer problems. I only pressed it once and it wasn't working. But apparently it posted anyway - several times over. Sorry!Avatar Imageangelac123 says: Hmm..interesting! :DAvatar ImageKara000 says: Good For her. Weird part to acctually cast. But good for herAvatar ImageKalin says: I'm going to be optimistic about this and say that hopefully Mr. and Mrs Granger are invited to the wedding at the Burrow and that Hermione modifies their memories there! Maybe we'll even get a sweet R/Hr comforting scene as icing on the cake. (Knowing mr. Kloves track record we COULD unfortunately be dealing with a Hermione-centred scene, Ron protecting his family will be forgotten, and consequently all the focus will be on Hermione's/Emma's brave efforts and it will be Harry who will comfort her because Ron is...Dunno, not there or too slow and dumb to do so.:( )Avatar Imagemichaelabraham says: seeing her picture, she deffinately looks like an older Hermione. If she wasn't playing Mrs. Granger, I think she'd be a good choice for Hermione in the epilogue, if they don't digitally age the current actors that is.Avatar Imagemarigan says: "I've never seen any of the Harry Potter movies or read any of the books," admitted Michelle, who now plans to watch the films and read the books in preparation for her part. Even for a small caracter as Mrs Granger, that's awesome! Oh what if everyone did that... Avatar ImageNoella_Mansrot says: Wow. I don't remember Mrs. Granger appearing in DH, which seems to be the general consensus. I always wanted to see the scenario where Hermione does to Australia to find her parents - with Ron perhaps? ;) But of course that's not actually IN the book... I like the idea that Mrs. Granger's scene will be some kind of flashback of Hermione's as she tells Harry what she had to do.Avatar Imagepromote_elfish_welfare says: I just think it's kind of weird that they're casting this part that isn't even seen in the books when so much else is being cut... I wonder whether this means the part about Hermione modifying her parents memories will be emphasized more..Avatar Imagewitch_fairy says: Isn't Hermione's mother's name Jean Granger?Avatar Imageele0206 says: that's one of the reasons I don't like the movies. You never know what pointless things they'll put in and what important scenes or charachters they'll put out. (peeves, oh, peeves...they should have shown him)Avatar ImageSally_Zaar says: at least she's planning on reading the books! yay. i think they're amping up the emotional upheaval of the trio leaving for their quest/fight, that's why stuff like this is includedAvatar Imageginnywp says: Why are they casting Hermione's mom? she doesnt even appear in the books! its sorta random. The actress is gonna read the books though, which is good at leastAvatar Image.whiteflower says: And a Mr. Granger is where exactly...?Avatar Imagecallicott3 says: Well, another addition to the cast list! Very good! As someone once put it, "On with the show!" Avatar Imagebudb says: In the CoS film, the roles of H's parents were played by Tom Knight and Heather Bleasdale ... were they not available so we can have continuity of cast? Also, some of you have forgotten that H's parents also appear briefly in the last chapter of OotP, and not just in Diagon Alley in CoS. But that's really it. I must say that I'm surprised there's anyone out there who --except for deeply held religious reasons --has not seen any of the HP movies or read any of the books! Rather hard to avoid watching tv, reading to one's kids, etc etc. Other than one scene toward the very end (H reuniting with her parents after the fall of Voldy), I see no point in this role at all. But, hey, we'll go see the movie, we'll buy the dvds.... I envy those of you that will still be around when the remake is begun in 30 years.....Avatar Imagebudb says: hi Molly W and C Lady...and to any other friends I may have missedAvatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I can't wait for the movie!Avatar Imagestuckinanhpmoment says: this is neato but at the same time a little strange? i can't imagine mr./mrs. granger having any lines in the film, maybe just a memory montage while hermione explains that she sent them to australiaAvatar Imageginny_lola says: wow...so they're cutting the wedding and putting her in instead? no offence to whoever this lady is but I'd have preferred Fleur and Bill....Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Little bit odd isn't it? They were hardly in it and yet there cutting out Bill and Fleurs wedding?! Werid.Avatar Imageavrenim says: i hope her scenes are really short so it doesn't take away too much from the story. and i feel kind of bad for her, reading all the books to "get a sense of the character" only to find out her character is mentioned a few times in passing! we don't even get a first name, do we?Avatar Imagedecarus says: I don't think they should have a flashback of her. There are so many flashbacks in DH i don't think they need to make up another one. I would think they are going to be at the wedding. I don't think the wedding is confirmed cut yet. Avatar Imagebudb says: Leaving everything else aside, IF there was to be a wedding scene, we should have heard casting news for Fluer (presumably Clémence Poésy would return?), Bill and Charlie Weasley, Victor Krum ( Stanislav Ianevski --remember the importance of Gregoravitch the wandmaker?), and possibly even Aunt Muriel (or somehow work in Rita Skeeter --Miranda Richardson) to talk trash about Dumbledore. And later for DH there would need to be Scrimgeour (how are harry and company supposed to get the stuff from Dumbledore's will?) , Ollivander ( John Hurt) and Griphook (Verne Troyer)...I haven't heard of any of these roles being cast either. Doesnt make sense to me to add even a small role without first ensuring the storyline is clear and then nailing down the major players, preferably the same actors who had previously played the role. There are two ways to work in the wedding at this point --one, suggested by many others here at Leaky, would be to turn it into Lupin and Tonks' wedding; drawback to that is that even a 10 year old will start counting on his/her fingers to figure out how long between the wedding and the arrival of the baby (unless there is no baby Teddy?)! the other would be to end HBP with Ron saying something like "Yeah, but before you go off after Horcruxes, you need to come to my house this summer. Remember ole Fleur Delacoeur? She's marrying my brother Bill!" and let it go at that. No one that has seen a preview screening has said that is what happens, tho. We'll still go to the movies, let's be honest, and we'll be buying the dvds too! Then we can always look forward to the extended version, or the directors' versions, and.....Avatar Imagechoirgeek says: I find it strange that with all of the things that have been cut in the past, Hermione's mother made it in. Although I think it's really great, because Hermione's actions for her parents' safety show the severity of the war, Mr. and Mrs. Granger are never actually shown in the books or the films. Except for the two-second shot of them in Chamber of Secrets, where they don't talk.Avatar ImageMahayana says: I'm excited to see her character.Avatar ImageHarry89 says: Cool! I wonder what exactly will the Grangers do?Avatar ImageOwling says: Woo, Mrs. Granger! I was wondering whether they were going to have Hermione's parents in the film. Yay!Avatar ImageChrissyPuff says: very random indeed. but thats awesome she is going to actually prepare for the part!Avatar ImageLochDoc says: I can't wait.Avatar ImageLexitheAuror says: She'll learn all about Hermione from reading the books and watching the movies, so she can play her mother perfectly for 30 seconds. Yay, if only a few other actors would follow her lead. ahem, ahem.Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: That's odd. No Bill but there's Hermy's mother. Er... It doesn't make sense. :(Avatar ImageAccioCloak says: I'll be interested to see how big a part this turns out to be - hope they don't change the story too much!!Avatar ImageSonja43 says: IMO: The most POINT-LESS casting in the history of the HP movies, I mean WHAT excatly is the point of this...I really don´t get it...To give Hermione more screentime by showing her modifying her mothers memory?????? But the most "saddest" thing is that the actress who was cast had never read any of the books or seen any of the movies, and she probably believes that her character is in the books from time to time.. Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: This doesn't make any sense in the world. First she isn't mentioned in the book. Second why are they deleting scenes and adding them? And finally, I thought we had our Mrs Granger already? Wasn't she in Chamber of Secrets in flourish and blotts with Mr Granger talking to Arthur Weasley?Avatar Imagebecmajec says: It's weird that she hasn't read or watched any of them, but I like that she is dedicated enough to her (small) role that she is going to. Very different take than that of other more major actors in the films *cough* GAMBON *cough* I loved that J.K.Rowling mentioned Australia in the books at some point. We got recognition - yay!Avatar Imagegaladriel12 says: Sonja43: "IMO: The most POINT-LESS casting in the history of the HP movies, I mean WHAT excatly is the point of this…I really don´t get it…To give Hermione more screentime by showing her modifying her mothers memory??" I'm afraid that's the reason. I mean, Kloves was writing the script and he's not only a huge Hermione fan (nothing wrong with that of course) and completely smitten with Emma. The more screentime Emma gets, the better. The sad thing is, Hermione already is very prominently featured in the book DH, so there should be no need to pimp up her role any more. She is awesome as JKR has written her and I would have loved to see that onscreen. But alas. I'm sure Ron's story of trying to protect his family by making the Ghoul in the attic look like himself with spattergroit will NOT be shown in the movie. Heck, why show something that actually is in the movie and on top of that does show Ron of all characters in a good light when we can have Mrs Granger and in consequence more Hermione in the movie. (I love Hermione and and Emma, so this is nothing against the character and the actress playing her, but I am just annoyed at some of the weird descision by the WB)Avatar ImageChantyBabez says: Why are they putting this in?? I'd rather have a good scene!! I mean hermione's parents are only mentioned in the book they aren't important to the plot!! And why cast a new actress why not use the actress they used in Chamber of Secrets?? Warner Brothers are very strange!! I think there's a monkey writing the script! (That was a bit uncalled for! Sorry WB But why put this in no-one cares about it!)Avatar ImageSlytherinDragoon says: I'm surprised they're going to film the scene of Hermione sending her parents to Australia, considering it's only mentioned in passing in the book. And I'm surprised they're doing this while cutting the scenes of characters we know better. Nevertheless, it should be interesting. Avatar ImageiLoveDolores says: wow, thats cool. i really can't wait for this movie, they seem to be including everyone. and goodluck lillie lovegood, hope you get the part :DAvatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: Good for her!Avatar Imageiceymoon says: is there any photos of her? i kinda want to see what they liked so much that they'd reschedule shooting. x3 and i would actually really love to see the scene where Hermione modifies her parent's memories. probably pretty emotional for her. ^^ but for all we know it could be for a different scene.. a reunion, perhaps?Avatar Imagebudb says: I can understand a quick shot toward the end of DH, after Voldy is gone, Hermione reuniting with her parents in a brief 10 seconds of tearful embraces and then cut to next scene. that makes sense, a nice "happy ending" moment that brings closure ...but more that that sure don't. In CoS, the actors were: Tom Knight ... Mr. Granger Heather Bleasdale ... Mrs. Granger and you cannot even see Bleasdale's face Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: she looks pretty good for the part i think.Avatar Imagenoogat says: They aren't cutting out Bill and Fleur's wedding! Noobcats... Nincompoops....

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