Dung Gone It! More Rumblings on Deathly Hallows Casting for a Smelly, Sneaky Thief

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Mar 08, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Dung gone it, we have more rumors today regarding a possible casting for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Word has it that the part of dodgy Order of the Phoenix member Mundungus Fletcher (who is,in the words of Snape, a ‘smelly sneak thief’) will be portrayed in the Deathly Hallows films possibly by character actor Andy Linden. A photo of the actor can be seen here, and here, with footage of Mr. Linden at the premiere of his recent film The Secret of Moonacre, here. Andy Linden also had a small role in the film “State of Play,” which was directed by David Yates, who is of course helming both the Deathly Hallows films. As readers will recall, Mundungus Fletcher has a pivotal role in the events leading to the Seven Potter scene early on in the final Harry Potter novel. Please note, as with the other casting rumor of late, we are awaiting official confirmation,and thus we continue to urge caution and keep this in the rumor category for now. More when we get it!





110 Responses to Dung Gone It! More Rumblings on Deathly Hallows Casting for a Smelly, Sneaky Thief

Avatar Imagejenvomitvos says: oh my gosh perfect!!Avatar Imagejenvomitvos says: first comment what what!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: He looks like he would suit the role well! I cannot wait to receive more word about him.Avatar Imagemarigan says: Wow! I like him, perfect Dung:DAvatar Imagephantomdave79 says: Yeah I can't wait for some solid word from WB. He looks good for the role in my opinion. Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: I'm liking all these rumers and hope that they all come to be! He looks like he could a perfect Mundungus!Avatar ImageMatea says: he looks like a smelly sneak thief to me.Avatar Image10thweasley says: He looks like he'll do very well!! Just put some dirt on him and he's dung!!Avatar ImageJaymie Brooks says: I'm still shocked that they're (rumored to be) considering keeping Bill and Mundungus! I was fully expecting the both of them to be cut from the film, so this is shocking. I'm optimistic now, so I'm hoping for Auntie Muriel to be cast. Don't let me down, WB.Avatar Imagealbeitgurggish says: Yay! Dung is great!Avatar Imagecdewson says: that cool i guess. when i went to his imdb page i thought it was the thief guy from Rockn Rolla but apparently notAvatar Imagehermyone08 says: Yes! I really hope they cast Mundungus! He really needs to be in DH!Avatar Imageugurbocegi says: I am really excited, yaaaay!Avatar Imagepadfoot84sb says: thats awesome that they are casting for bill and now mundungus! yay!!Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I bet he will be great for the part. Hope this rumor pans out to be true. Avatar Imagehuffledor says: This will make Sue happy. She says on the Pottercast that she wanted to see DungAvatar ImageNeil in Scotland says: Wow!! Loads of news for a Sunday!! From the pics he looks perfect for the part!! I bet WB regret writing Dung out of OotP now!!!Avatar ImageJohn-Robert says: thats cool but one thing. did we just FORGET that he wasn't cast in 5... hahha. i mean. in 7 we'll be in a brand new setting and have no clue who all these new characters are?Avatar ImagexxIBelieveInNarglesxx says: He'd be a good Dung :DAvatar ImageMoose_Starr says: This is only a rumor so I'm trying to not get too excited but I am hopeful that so many rumors are flying around, about the *minor* characters being cast, would indicate that a lot more of the storylines, people & places will be included in DH.Avatar ImageCeltise says: not totally how i pictured him but still not bad!Avatar ImageAttolia says: I guess he looks good for the part, but I always pictured Mundungus to be much, much younger. * shrug *Avatar ImageGryfindorprincess09 says: I hope these rumors are true, I would love to see the Kreacher beating up Dung scene Avatar ImageSally_Zaar says: wow, he's much older than i expectedAvatar ImageGingergirl26 says: his face looks good, I dunno just cast him anyways and every1 will be happy :) Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Interesting. As with Bill, I didn't really expect Mundungus to be in the movies at all. It makes me really curious to see what the script of DH is going to be like. If these rumors are true, it's going to be significantly different from what I expected. Avatar Imagefresh-pickled toad says: I'm always so amused when mundungus shows up, he's such a ratty but great character. That guy looks great and i hope he does have some screen time in DH! :PAvatar ImageEyeEye says: I have always had andy serkis in my head Mundungus. Still shocked that there considering to keep him in, well rumoured to be anyway.Avatar ImageNiphai says: Dung is awesome.. tho I imagened him to be younger.. Avatar Imagemollywobble says: John-robert, that's how I feel as well. These actors look fantastic, but how are they going to explain who these guys are, or how Dung stole the locket when we've never seen them before? I guess we'll find out eventuallyAvatar ImageWeasleyGirl93 says: I'm really really liking all of this casting! He would look just like the Dung in my head if he had a grungy brown mane of hair.Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Oh my! I can already see Kreacher beating him with a pan! :PAvatar ImageEmilyDeibert says: Yeah, I think he looks really good for the part! I hope they cast him.Avatar ImageIWannaBeAWeasley says: I'm loving all of these announcements. The more parts we hear about, the less that is getting cut out of the movie. I can't wait! Avatar Imagejonfrog says: ya i can see him as mundungus. the only problem is that i always thought that he was younger Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: it is Mundungus! crazycool. :] hope rumor is true.Avatar ImageYodatheHobbit says: His eyes are pretty much how I pictured them in the book, but the rest of his face isn't. That doesn't matter though, because WB can't read my mind as some people expect them to be able to. I hope this is true but don't expect all these rumors to be true cause I can't believe they're casting all these characters.Avatar ImageBrad Ausrotas says: Not the kind of dude I pictured for Dung at all. I expected a much younger, hairier, thinner dung. Like an older, shaggier, dirtier Stan Shunkpike. I dunno, this just wasn't how I pictured him.Avatar ImageLauraKeaton says: I never imagined Dung to be that old, but he does look like he could play a dodgy thief.Avatar Imagetinagin says: I suppose he could work for the part.Avatar Imagecheekysnake09 says: Aw! He looks like a great Dung! I hope the rumors are true. :)Avatar Imagethewandofdestiny says: Wow! I hope this rumor is true! He seems perfect for Dung!Avatar Imagetwiwizardjedi says: Oh my yes. Mundungus indeed.Avatar Imagehermionegirl7 says: Wow, I can totally see him as Mundungus! Avatar ImageBradyboy says: This is great, he is important to the film. Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: They always do well with picking actors for the Movies. They have some really good one!Avatar Imageradish_earrings says: I didn't picture him quite like that, but I think that he looks like he could do a really great job! He just needs to not shave for a couple weeks, and he'd be perfect!Avatar ImageTonks1 says: Didn't someone play Mundungus in Order of the Phoenix?Avatar ImageHarry89 says: Give him a wig and he'll be great!Avatar Imagesnapealicious says: Looks perfect.Avatar Imageeliza_morwen_black says: Hehehe.... I didn't even have to read the "Posted by:" to know that this article was written by Sue. When I read the article title I heard it in her voice.Avatar Imagebella vita says: Honestly I feel the same way about this dung casting rumor as I do the one about casting bill, for once I couldn't care less what either of these actors look like because I am so excited that there are even rumors of casting these characters that they could make bill weasley a blonde or brunette and it wouldn't matter to me! That is how happy I will be if this is all true and we get both bill and dung! I had already resigned myself to the disappointment that we would never see either of them in the films and that if they even did the wedding scene at all bill and fleur would be replaced by tonks and lupin. So this at least gives me a little hope that we will see less changes and cuts than expcted and get to see characters that most of us never thought we would. However, I am still doing my best to keep my excitement to a minimum until we know for sure.Avatar ImageThe Silver Doe music says: I haven't heard of him, but it looks like he might fit the part!Avatar Imageiceymoon says: i can totally see that guy as Mundungus. ^^ i wonder how he's going to portray the personality, though~Avatar ImageLargeBlondDeathEater says: I smell Dung.Avatar ImageAga Veneficus says: I really hope this is true!Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: Congrats to andy for gettin the part. . . :)Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: Congrats to andy for gettin the part. . . :)Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: Ya, itz just a rumour for now. . . . . But it might be true so, congrats to andy again. . . :) Avatar ImagePineappleCrush says: Weird, he looks like a "smelly, sneak thief" but he doesn't look like Mundungus to me... I pictured Dung as being more... meek... haha. But he looks good I guess :)Avatar ImageFawcett says: Hm, to me, he's not at all how I imagined. Still, at least they're casting him. But how are they going to introduce him?!Avatar Imageshellybasson says: How COOL! He looks great for the part. I imagined Mundungus a bit younger though...Avatar ImageShalanarah says: haha he could be a great Dung!Avatar Imagehalcyon says: Why are they tossing all these characters in at the last possible moment? Avatar ImagePrenz13 says: Wow! Whoever is casting for the movie is doing a great job! He's perfect!! I really hope this is true!!Avatar ImageRavenclawed says: He's way too good looking to be Dung!!! Does anyone here listen to `The Bugle' podcast (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/the_bugle/)? Andy Zaltzman is exactly how I pictured Dung. :)Avatar Imageravenclawguy1972 says: pretty darn close to howi pictured Mundungus, just give him some shabby robes and a couple days growth of beard and dirty him up a bit and you have it perfect Avatar ImageKara000 says: Aww how awesomeAvatar ImageNymphabelle says: Yeah, I guess he is good, but he is NOT how I imsgined him...Avatar ImageNymphabelle says: Yeah, I guess he is good, but he is NOT how I imsgined him...Avatar ImageChristy says: Did Sue just start a news headline with "Dung gone it"? Yes...yes she did. And that is why we love her.Avatar Imageangelac123 says: Cool...he looks like an ok Dung! :D I'm so happy about all of this casting news! :) ...I hope they don't cut Auntie Muriel! Avatar ImageGraymayne says: Good choice, now let's hope that it isn't just a rumour.Avatar ImageAmanda979 says: Not what I've imagined Dung to look like, but I think he fits the roll as a smelly thief!!Avatar ImageMinihippogriff says: He looks perfect! A bit taller then I imagined him to be tho.. Avatar ImageAccioCloak says: Great that it seems Dung will be in DH - hope this rumour is true!!Avatar ImageJodiie15 says: He looks good for the role! :)Avatar ImageKneazle1 says: I reckon he'd make a great Dung!Avatar ImageIngvia says: He doesn't look at all like Mundungus in my opinion, but maybe he will if they give him straggly ginger hair. Avatar Imageanicobain16 says: slap some nasty matted hobo hair on this guy and he could be a dead ringer for Dung! *excited*Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Looks good and I'm sure the make-up artists will make him perfectAvatar Imagethe-charmed-baja says: Hmmm... he's not quite how I pictured Dung... :S But oh well, he looks good for the part!Avatar Imagerickfan37 says: Hmm. He looks nothing like my mind's version of Dung. To me, Bill Bailey would be perfect for the role!Avatar Imagemolasses says: i definitely can see him as DungAvatar ImageCool Grandma2 says: I am hoping that this rumor will turn out to be the real thing. If they have Dung in the movie this means that they are filming the seven Potters.Avatar Imagecocoeple says: Awesomeawesomeawesome that they are casting dung and bill!Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: Give him a smattering of dirty-looking makeup, and he'll do quite nicely. :)Avatar ImageZivlok says: I hope that if Mr. Linden is reading this, he realizes that we mean things like "he looks like a smelly thief to me" and such as the most kind-hearted of compliments!Avatar ImageErinM says: He looks great for the role!Avatar ImageScottMan says: Wait, what? Huh? What?! They're bringing Mundungus into the movie? Oh that is awesome news...and a bit conscerning. They've left so much out over the course of the series, they'll have to do a lot of exposition if they plan on bringing everybody back. What's next, Peeves?Avatar ImageGryffindorGal87 says: I hope this is true, because he looks perfect! =]Avatar ImagetaystarHP says: I was so hoping for them to include Mundungus Fletcher! YES!!!!Avatar ImageFelipe_Q says: I'm UBER excited that they even cast Dung! The actor looks like he'll be good for the part too, although I pictures him tall, skinny and lanky (and with a bit of a hunchback), but I think with makeup and all, he will be pretty great!Avatar ImageSarabi says: He looks the part :D yayAvatar Imageiheartrw says: ya he'll be perfect!Avatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: OMG i can see him as mundungus....but w/ hair please :)Avatar ImageA Chocolate Frog says: He looks like he could be a great Mundungus!!Avatar ImageDementorTwilight says: I always imagined Mundungus as a bit younger with a lot of hair and really skinny...I don't know how I feel about him. I guess as long as he is a good actor it will be fine. Avatar Imagenoe_lover_42 says: lol dung is awesomeAvatar Imagenoe_lover_42 says: @ Dementor Twilight - They can change how dung looks :P you dont think Brendan Gleeson originally looked like Mad Eye Moody lolAvatar Image.whiteflower says: He sure does look the part!Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: Yeah he's definitley not how I imagined Dung. . .Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: Can't wait! Avatar ImageGobbledygook says: Yay! Avatar Imagedarkveela says: He has the perfect basset hound eyes/face :) Good job casting.Avatar Imagemissskye says: He lloks JUST like the Mundungus I created in my head as I was reading. I think he'll be excellent!Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: He looks good for the role! Can't wait to hear more . . . . Avatar Imagemewthree says: i hope we see him get it.Avatar ImageTimeTurnerFanx says: He looks like I imagined him to look like, except with a bit more hair...:)Avatar ImageRita_Dumbledore94 says: perfect dung!

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