More on Casting of Dung Fletcher and Bill Weasley for Deathly Hallows


Mar 09, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

A followup today regarding our two previous reports of possible casting for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Good News: As TLC first reported a few days ago, actor Andy Linden (photo here) has indeed been cast in the role of dodgy Order of the Phoenix member Mundungus Fletcher, according to his agents who confirmed this directly to TLC.

Broadway is also now reporting that Domhnall Gleeson “is expected to sign on for the final installment of the big screen’s blockbuster Harry Potter series, The Deathly Hallows.” As we noted previously, the son of Brendan Gleeson (Mad-Eye Moody), Domhnall (photo here) will take on the role of Bill Weasley. Filming is currently underway for both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in London, England.

99 Responses to More on Casting of Dung Fletcher and Bill Weasley for Deathly Hallows

Avatar ImageIt must be bunnies says: Interesting.Avatar Imagepotterhead23 says: Yay, I'm glad these rumors are true- Dung is great and Bill is sexy!Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: Good. . . :) good luck to both of them. . . . . n release date for hbp also out. . . :)Avatar Imagebella vita says: Hallelujah! I am so happy about this that if I was so tired and grumpy I'd be singing and skipping around the house right now. Chamber of Secrets was on the disney channel twice last night did anyone else catch it? And don't even ask what a 22yr old is doing watching disney, but I was checking the tv listings looking for something else yesterday morning and naturally the words "Harry Potter" instantly had my attention. Watching it reminded me of how brilliant and perfect many of the castings have been. I mean Kenneth Brannagh as Lockheart and one of my personal favorite of course Jason Isaacs as Lucius. I must admit I think my all time favorite is Helena being cast as Bellatrix.Avatar Imagejonfrog says: all in all good choices. but once again the only problem that i have is with dung because i always saw him as a bit younger just ragged and looks like he hasn't slept in weeks.Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I am so excited that the rumors were true! Brendon is going to be an awesome Bill!Avatar ImagexxIBelieveInNarglesxx says: squee,good news :)Avatar ImageDanielaNC says: Yeah, great news! Domhnall really looks like he'll be a good Bill. Avatar Imagevineethtc says: Just get Clemence Poesy back and it's all good!Avatar ImageAttolia says: That is very good news! Squee! They'll be great.Avatar Imagerebel says: woo woo!Avatar ImageGinevra86 says: I'm curious to see how this will work out. Will Bill and Fleur just have a wedding out of the blue? Will it be Tonk and Remus and totally NOT canon? hmm...Avatar Imagescarletti1 says: bella vita, don't worry. I'm 24 and i watch disney still. :P Ginevra86, i think there might be a one liner from Ron in the 6th--or at least I'm hoping will mention Bill marrying Fleur. :) Otherwise, i'm out of ideas as to how they'd make the smooth transition. I think Domhall and Andy will do a good job, i'm glad that both of these characters are cast, it gives me faith that the movie will be what we hope it is. :)Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: Well at least shell cottage should be in but until we hear something about Fleur then we still don't know about the wedding. Avatar ImageGryffindorGal87 says: Yay! I still wish they'd put Dung in OotP though. I wanted to see Mrs.Figg beat him up with her cat food. LOL! =]Avatar Imagesnapealicious says: I can't wait.Avatar Imagewizardinventor says: They both look similar to how I thought of them in the books. Of course they are not in character in these photos, so they will look better during the actual film. Domhall has the tougher/rougher look that I imagine Bill would have. It is great that we are hearing casting news for these characters and that they are not being cut. But it will be interesting to see how they introduce them because they have not been in any of the films before this one. Movie fans have to know who they are they might not have read the books. Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Can't waitAvatar ImageGryfindorprincess09 says: This is awesome. I hope they put the wedding in. Bella vita I'm 25 and I watch the Disney channel as well. I try to blame it on my lil sis but I watch it when she's not in the room.Avatar ImagePrenz13 says: Yay!!! This makes me happy...LOL!! I'm hoping we'll soon have a confirmation for Fleur too, then maybe I can hope for the wedding sequence and Shell Cottage!! I think both these actors fit perfectly, so good job WB!! I can't wait for more Hallows news!!Avatar ImageLargeBlondDeathEater says: I HOPE KREACHER SMACKS DUNG WITH A FRYING PAN!!!Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: It's great to have the Bill & Dung rumors confirmed, these might be *minor* characters but they play vital roles in the story. But, I'm with everyone that's wondering how they're going to explain Bill & Fleur's wedding when Fleur was totally cut from HBP. At least they'll be in DH :)Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Hmmm... Kinda disappointed with Domhnall playing Bill though. But at least we have Bill. :)Avatar Imageowl-mail says: i never thought Dung was that old hmmm... i'm sure they will be great. I am a bit worried about the Fleur situation though i have a friend who doesn't read the books and she will be mightily cofunded by that lolAvatar Imagemaimiaa says: i'm liking this actor for bill. :]Avatar ImageDances with Dobby says: Yay! Both actors look good to me, as long as Bill will get a ponytail ;-) I too wonder how they'll introduce Bill and Fleur's wedding... maybe it's mentioned at the end ir beginning of HBP??? Probably not. Avatar Imagevineethtc says: It's unlikely to be mentioned because they did not know whether the wedding would be included when the HBP script was written.Avatar Imageheartless_wench says: Yay.... this is good news. Maybe that means in 6 they'll mention Bill and Fluer, so that'll set up the wedding in book 7??? Avatar ImageDobbyandWinky says: Dung is great!Avatar Imageathena024 says: Yay we've got Dung! (lol) And Domhnall looks exactly how I pictured Bill Weasley to look.Avatar Imagetheatregirl25 says: It will be intersting how they insert these characters in the movies, considering they have not shown up in the others. The casting looks spot on, they certainly look the part. I wonder if they are going to do the wedding and shell cottage.Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Yayyy!Avatar ImageraychelMAY says: YES! I'm so happy they fixed the Dung mistake.Avatar Imagealanayvonne says: omg. Domhnall is so cute. i cant wait to see him in the movie.Avatar ImageeiVega says: Yay! This is great news! Knowing that they are present in the movie gives me hope for how they will attempt to adapt it. I'm not a purist, so I would have been fine if they weren't in the movie...but this just makes it more exciting! It's a bonus!Avatar Imageravenclawguy1972 says: well thats excellent, it seems to mean shell cottage is definatly in, and a tiny chance for the wedding very tiny, and i like the choice for Mungdungus , all the got to do is have him get a couple days growth of beard, some beat up robes and get him dirtied up a bit Avatar Imagelau399 says: WOW. I'm so glad this is not a gossip anymore...I'm so exited!!!!Avatar Imagekalb says: They both look perfect for the parts. Avatar Imagerhadamenthes says: They found a great Bill Weasley. His picture fits him right in as a Weasley. Still hoping Fleur will be cast so we'll finally know about the wedding. Still hoping that will happen and they won't vere off the book too much.Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: Yay! We have Bill. I so excited. Now we need Fleur. We have to have the wedding, or should I say, I have to have the wedding! If they are going to do the seven Potters we need Fleur.Avatar Imagebookishgal says: Linden should make a good Mundungus. Like GryffindorGal I would have loved to see the scene with Mrs. Figg. Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: Man, I can't wait until it's finished! I can't believe there is going to be an end to it though. I want more!!!!Avatar ImageCzechmetz says: Heck yes!! They both look perfect. This is exciting.Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: That's awesome! They both definatly look good for the parts! I too pictured Dung a little younger, but he still seems to fit almost perfectly! Now we just need Fleur back!Avatar ImageSally_Zaar says: Yay I like the look of DomhnallAvatar Imagegreenfire says: I think of note is the fact that they said that Gleeson is signed on for the *first installment* of the movie. That means that if they are going to to shell cottage (and I really don't think that they can get around it) that it is going to be in the first half of the movie. Interesting...Avatar Imagejenvomitvos says: squee!Avatar Imagetayler18 says: Domhnall is perfect for the part!!Avatar ImageTassana Burrfoot says: I do hope Fleur is in this as well.Avatar Imagehalcyon says: Fantastic! Although I would've liked to have seen them both two movies ago.Avatar ImageRobbie Rowe says: Quite nice to finally get casting updates for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as well as filming pictures from it.Avatar Imagevicky granger says: That's cool ! I'm glad they cast them ! Avatar Imageholly_golightly says: Fabulous. I've seen Domhnall in theatre in Dublin before and he's a very charismatic presence - I hadn't thought of him as a choice for Bill before, but it all fits into place very nicely. :)Avatar Imageweasleyalltheway says: excellent! they look perfect fits to me! Avatar Imagehannah abbot says: i soooo hope bill and fleur's wedding is in DH!! :D it would be the best harry potter film yet :D Avatar ImageIlzairspar says: Yea! we're getting a Bill. I wonder if they will have him as a bachelor at Shell Cottage or if they will actually put in Fleur.Avatar ImageErinM says: CoolAvatar Imagehermyone08 says: That's good news! :)Avatar ImageIwishIwas@Hogwarts says: its about time they put these guys in the movies. they wait long enough.Avatar ImageIwishIwas@Hogwarts says: its about time they put these guys in the movies. they wait long enough.Avatar Imagegryffindor2009 says: wow that's exactly how i imagined bill Avatar Imagetoilantrouble says: Once they change his clothes and put some dirty make up on him, Andy Linden will look a lot like the Dung in my mind.Avatar Imageugurbocegi says: They both look really good for the parts. I hope they bring Fleur back too. I'd really like to see the wedding scene even though it is short.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: It's good to receive confirmation of the rumors that have been floating around recently. Good luck to them as they work in their various roles!Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: He looks the part of Fletcher ... that's for sure. Avatar ImageMiss Smarticle says: I love Linden as Mundungus! He's almost exactly how I pictured the character! Same with Gleeson. I can't wait to see the final finished cast for this movie.Avatar Imagelunaspec_gimmy says: Awesome Bill! Not so sure about Mundungus, he looks a bit "cockney geezer" to me lol! He might make a good dung though, have to see. :)Avatar Imagedianap00 says: When they say that he (Gleeson) is in the "final film", I fear that they mean the second half of DH ... it seems all too plausible to me.Avatar ImageFlourishandBlotts says: Squee! So exciting! I love Dung's character. He always makes me laugh.Avatar ImageKara000 says: ROAR yeah! FantasticAvatar Imagealbeitgurggish says: woo! Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: I do hope Fleur is in this as well!Avatar Imagemish149 says: Bout Time! I've been wondering since the 4th Movie when they'd put Bill in! I read the 7th book and one of the first things I said when i finished is, How the hell are they going to fix that little problem? Bill wasn't in the 4th or 5th so I freaked lol. Not they way I imagined Bill but he will do a good job! I swear he might get more attention than Dan when the 7th movie comes out!Avatar Imagecleber says: hmm, mundungus is not really how i envisaged but i think he'll be ok. domhall is great and he looks like a friend of mine.Avatar Imagedarkveela says: They are trying to put in DH all the characters that they cut out in the last six movies. Better late than never, I say :)Avatar ImageCaracticus says: As far as explaining Bill & Fleur, it would be easy for Ron to throw in "Yeah, they met when Fleur started working at Gringot's to improve her "eeenglish", and hit it off! And just like that they're getting MARRIED!" I just hope that they do up Bill all scarred from Grayback's attack... Hermione could make a comment "Oh, I haven't seen him since Grayback attacked him last year... those scars will never heal?" at which point Fleur can say some of her HBP lines... "I am good looking enough for both of us", and even as she approaches Bill, his scars could fade visibly. This is all quite dooable, in a manner of seconds (they don't need lots of exposition here to get the points into the story)Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: Yay!Avatar Imageellamia says: wow they sure did take a long time to cast these roles!! ive been dying to see bill in a movie and i cant believe!!!! that they didnt cast bill for hp6!!!!!!! ahh!! they actor that may portray bill is cute but i pictured bill with a wider jaw.. the actor for dung is great!! although i would have liked to see dung and sirius together.Avatar Imageravensmith says: I think Linden is exactly how I imagined Mundungus Fletcher looking, just with longer hair. Awesome!Avatar Imagelucky709 says: Both are great! Bill is so hott! Its unbelievable! Well... Fleur had to be attracted to him somehow! lolAvatar Imageinaboxofchoccs says: Well, the second one does look like a Weasley. Hopefully this means we'll see Fleur! Always thought Mundugus was like a Filch character. Not sure if I like the guy cast.Avatar Imagecshorte says: I am so excited that the rumors were true! Avatar ImageCrown Victoria says: i dont like these castings. Avatar ImageCrown Victoria says: i dont like these castings. Avatar Imagechoirgeek says: Hm.. I'm not sure. I really didn't picture Mundungus to be quite as old. I always got the impression that he was fairly young, but he looked dirty and haggard and whatnot because he was always skulking around in places and such... Idk, maybe it was just me?Avatar Imagelisajean65 says: Domhnall Gleeson totally looks like a Weasley! He would make an excellent Bill!Avatar ImageEmily Erland says: Ooo... liking the picks and pics so far!Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Cool. So is Fleur going to come back as well so they can have the wedding scene? I sure hope so.Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: So, NOW they're casting Mundungus and Bill? Go figure.Avatar ImageAccioCloak says: Excellent - both look like they'll fit their parts well!!Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Yay great. Good luck to both of you! xxAvatar Imagemewthree says: i had hair like bill, wish i could have done him. i am a bit tto old to do it though.Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: Yay!Avatar ImageBellatrixB says: Where in the Half-Blood Prince did the Weasley's house or something in the clip they were standing by get destroyed?:<Avatar ImageBellatrixB says: Where in the Half-Blood Prince did the Weasley's house or something in the clip they were standing by get destroyed?:<Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: he really doesnt look like a bill me.Avatar Imagelilhpchick20 says: I am sooo happy they cast Bill Weasley.Avatar Imagedcrazmo says: Wondering how they'll introduce Mundungus out of the blue. I trust Steve Kloves, however, sure he'll find a smart way.Avatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: Looks like a good choice.

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