Toby Jones Says Role as Dobby for Both Deathly Hallows Films


Mar 16, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Last January, we told you that actor Toby Jones would reprise his role in the Harry Potter films series by again providing the voice of Dobby the House Elf for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Today, the actor made mention of his return to the series by noting: ” I’m currently doing the new Harry Potter film; in fact, the last two Harry Potter films.”

Please note: As readers will recall, there has been much ado and speculation over the possible splitting of the films, with the events involving the beloved House Elf at Malfoy Manor and Shell Cottage often discussed. While most certainly we do not yet know where the breaking point in the films will take place, or what all this may mean, it is interesting to note the mention of his return for both movies. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films is currently in production in England, with Part One set for release November 19, 2010, and Part Two due July 15, 2011.

122 Responses to Toby Jones Says Role as Dobby for Both Deathly Hallows Films

Avatar ImageMJLeakyCon says: FIRST! OMG!Avatar Imageravenclawguy1972 says: very very interesting, and even though we can't be sure of anything at the moment for the split , this does seem to indicate a possible split at the escape from Malfoy manor or just before said escape, very very interesting Avatar Imagebuthagrid says: David Heyman was saying before that they may make more of Dobby in the 7th than the part that he had in the book since movie audiences haven't seen him since Chamber of Secrets. So..... they may introduce him at some earlier part in the movie and give him something to do, just to remind audiences who he is and hopefully have them get attached more I guess. Then they'll kill him. haha, it's really sad, actually.Avatar Imagearkapain says: haha it would actually be funny if at the Burrow we find Dobby, and everyone was all "Where have you been??" And then a montage of Dobby's adventures. So does anyone think Dobby might actually hang out with the trio more? Or is it just that the split will be later in the book?Avatar ImageMatea says: dobby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and him being cast for both DH films..maybe he'll just be in part 1. I don't know...Malfoy manor is critical point..I really hope they didn't shrink it that hard. all those chapters in part 1 and then just Gringotts and Hogwarts in part 2? please no!Avatar ImageKneazle_Bait says: YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are keeping Dobby!!! Avatar Imagemollywobble says: Didn't David Heyman say in September that they'll have to include more Dobby in the movie than we see in the book because it will be too confusing for moviegoers for him to come out of nowhere? How are they going to include more Dobby? They better not try to replace Kreacher...Avatar ImageJaymie Brooks says: So that means that the movie can't end after Dobby dies, if he has to do the voice in the second part. Right? My theory is that they will reintroduce him early on in the film, so him saving them and dying won't come out of the blue. I'm still convinced that the split will be at The Silver Doe, or when they get captured. :PAvatar ImageMcGiggles92 says: coolAvatar ImageMr. Brightside says: Interesting. It's like what John said a few months ago. They'll bring him back for more just to kill him. I'm really curious how this will turn out.Avatar ImageLunaGinervaBlack says: DOBBY!!!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I am glad to hear that he is returning for the final installment(s). I hope that they do his death justice.Avatar ImageZivlok says: I think that what will happen is that the trio, when wandering through the woods, will suddenly be attacked by Dobby, who has been stalking them. They will all wrestle around a bit, and then force Dobby to lead them to Malfoy Manor, at least, after he first swears to serve Harry. Definitely.Avatar ImageGryfindorprincess09 says: Awesome. I wonder how they are gonna introduce him in the first part of the movies. Jaymie Brooks I agree i think that they will either split the movies at the Silver Doe or at the captureAvatar ImageeiVega says: Very interesting! I think this means that Dobby dies in part 2. I couldn't see a use for flashbacks or pictures to reference him if he was already dead. I wonder if the split will be after The Silver Doe but before The Malfoy Manor. Hmmm...Avatar Imagedcrazmo says: Dobby's death is way too early to be the break. It's going to be the Silver Doe. (Although I would prefer Godric's Hollow. Leaving Harry with Ron gone and a broken wand would be a great cliffhanger.)Avatar Imagecocoeple says: Awesome! :D I wonder where they’re going to split it though... : /Avatar ImagePrincessofBooks says: I think it should end with them maybe at Godric's Hollow looking at the statue or something and then they can start 2 with the action in the rest of that chapter. But wherever it is I'm just glad Dobby will be there!!Avatar Imageselene21 says: dobby is freeAvatar Imagespicefan1978 says: Glad that he is back!Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: I am very happy Dobby will be back for DH, & the same guy will be doing the role. It is too bad that Dobby was left out of the previous movies, because he's such a great character. And, most likely now they're going to have to *hype* him up for those that havent read the books, to remind the audience who Dobby is & why he means so much to Harry. But, I am glad Dobby is free .. erm, back :)Avatar ImageAbiDumbledore says: Yay for Dobby! I really want to know when the split is! And this doesn't help! =( Hopefully Kreacher will also be a big part! Go House Elves! Avatar ImagexxIBelieveInNarglesxx says: yay,this is really interesting.i'm so excited for the DH movies(that sometimes i forget we haven't even seen HBP yet :P)Avatar Imagefelixfelicis11 says: Aw I'm going to cry during his tragic scene in the movie :(Avatar Imagepromote_elfish_welfare says: Yay!! I kind of wanted them to finish part 1 with his death, although that would be sad.. but I guess this means that won't happen :( For the moment I'm just glad he's going to be doing it, though. Avatar ImageKalin says: Cements my belief that it will be after the Silver Doe, but before Lovegood (if he's part of the story) and Malfoy Manor. The 'thruthful', emotional break has always sounded like the Silver Doe to me.Avatar ImageNeil in Scotland says: I think he's just told us that the split will happen at/after Malfoy Manor, with Dobby's final words and death opening the second film.Avatar ImageSTARZOE says: brill!! go dobby!!Avatar Imageavrenim says: This is awesome, although I hope this doesn't mean that Dobby will replace Kreacher because that would not make any sense!Avatar Imagelau399 says: Ohh wow...I'm so happy for this....I love Dobby! I cried when he died! :(Avatar Imageharrypotterbookpurist says: I am glad they are bringing Dobby back in the Deathly Hallows. I think he played as big a part as Kreacher did in DH, since he rescued Harry and his friends from the Malfoy Manor. I missed Dobby in GOF and OOTP especially when he was wearing all the hats hermione has sewn. It was very emotional when he died and I cried at the moment and a lot of other moments in DH. I am sure it will be very emotional in the movie when he dies. I also am looking forward to a lot of the parts in DH including the trio flying on the dragon after escaping Gringotts.Avatar Imageharrypotter1991 says: I'm glad that he is back because I don't know if anyone else could do a better Dobby voice than Toby Jones can.Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: I think it would be pretty hard to get Dobby in both movies. To me it seems unnatural.Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: I'm just glad they are finally putting him in there! I was always upset to find out he wasn't coming back. I suppose we will see quite a bit of Dobby in Deathly Hallows to make his "leaving" more meaningful. Avatar Imagepottercastfan says: Yay Dobby!Avatar Imagetinagin says: Best news I've heard all day :)Avatar ImageScottMan says: I'm guessing they'll try to squeeze some of SPEW in there, or at the very least Hermione's affection for House Elves.Avatar ImageCool Grandma2 says: At least we know he is going to be in both parts. I wonder if the second part is just to say " Harry Potter".Avatar Imagekira902k says: im so happy they are not cutting out dobby. but...i wonder how they are going to make him be in both films. they BETTER not end the movie as they disapparate from the malfoy manor, right when harry finds out about dobby. , and then continue the next movie at shell cottage. that would be ridiculously awful. but idont think they are that idiotic...right?Avatar ImageVeganMudblood says: Yay for Dobby! Maybe they're planning on cutting it just after Dobby disapparates with Luna and Dean? But then I thought it was supposed to be an emotional break...Unless they show flashbacks, but then those would be pre-recorded. Who knows. Avatar Imagerebel says: Love you Dobby!Avatar Imagerhibrew says: Huh. That is interesting... I really don't want the break to be between them leaving Malfoy Manor, and arriving at Shell Cottage though.... Unless they make the break right after Dobby shows up in the cellar...Avatar Imagepotterversefan says: Yeah, Dobby is back. Would love to have seen him more in the previous films. I'll take what I can get.Avatar ImageVeganMudblood says: Actually, wait...Maybe they end part 1 when Dobby apparates into the Malfoy Manor, when he says, "Harry Potter! Dobby has come to rescue you!" I thought it was emotional, and truthful, considering Harry hadn't seen Dobby in a long time, and he comes to his rescue, remaining a loyal friend, and risking his own life. I think it would be a better cut than just before they apparate to Shell Cottage, anyway. Avatar ImageOwling says: Yay! More Dobby! I'm probably going to cry when he dies...Avatar ImageOwling says: Yay! More Dobby! I'm probably going to cry when he dies...Avatar Imagesunshine123 says: yaya. can't wait to see dobby again he's so cute. wonder wen will know the split. at least we can guess that it is before malfoy manor coz dobby is in dh 1 and 2Avatar Imageravensmith says: Awesome. Dobby is one of my favorite charaters in the books and the movies. It will be good to see him in DH, because he honestly has a very important role!Avatar ImageBell Dema says: Oh, men, if it is part 1 and 2, then they're splitting at Shell Cottage, right after Malfoy Manor. That way, Dobby does his rescue in part 1 but dies and is buried in part 2! That was my favourite option for the splitting, I'm so excited!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: Hoorary for Dobby! :)Avatar Imagescarletti1 says: I'm so happy that Dobby will be returning! I always thought he would, so i'm glad to be reassured by Warner Brothers that he'll be here. I'm excited to see how dobby plays a role in the movies... i mean of course malfoy manor/shell cottage will be amazing--i don't doubt it... but it'll be interesting to see how he is portrayed otherwise. I don't think that the first movie's going to end past Godric's Hollow, though i prefer in chapter 19, in the Silver Doe. My first preference was when Ron leaves, but i can't reconcile how sad that'll be. My new favorite it place for the seperation is after Harry is saved by Ron and he sees his savior for the first time. What a climactic place! I just have a really hard time reconciling what would be lost if the split was after The Silver Doe. I know it'd be exciting at malfoy manor, or at Xeno's, but I'm afraid the first movie would be crammed... is it just me?Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Oh, very interesting. It will be odd bringing him back just so they can kill him, though. Poor Dobby. I think the split might be right after the silver doe then.Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: yay dobby is finally back!!Avatar ImageKissa says: Oh, Dobby... I miss you. :( So looking forward to seeing Dobby in the movie again, no matter how heartbreaking it'll be!Avatar Image10thweasley says: DOBBY!! IM SO EXCITED!!Avatar ImageLemonySherbert says: Ahh, finally! We'll get to see more of Dobby! :D They'll probably introduce him again in the beginning of the first part, to refresh the audience's minds. Then, I would assume, there's his Death in the 2nd part. What a lovely comeback. I Love you Dobby! :'( <3Avatar Imagesnapealicious says: Awesome. I wonder what this means for the split.Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: Yes! Dobby is so important in DH- they could not leave him out! Dobby rox :DAvatar ImageThe Sorting Hat says: The death scene better be good. Maybe he will die in the first one, but when Harry is burying him, there is some sort of flashback of Dobby's life???Avatar Imagethursrain says: Ahhh a clue about the split!!!!!Avatar Imagemollywobble says: First of all, Dobby won't be back for just a single scene. He'll have to be introduced early in the film, and his role will have to serve some kind of purpose to the trio. Maybe they'll use him and Kreacher to track down Mundungus. Maybe he'll pull a Gollum and follow the trio through the woods. Whatever he does, we're not going to see him in JUST the Malfoy Manor like the book. It would not work in this film, and Heyman admitted as much several months ago.Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: Hmmmm. Very interesting.Avatar ImageSareptheRavenclaw says: It is very interesting that he will be in both. Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: dobby is freeeeee! yay! that makes me happy...BUT that means that they are bringing him back to kill him off ---so sad Avatar Imagebella vita says: This is great! Finally we get more Dobby! I just hope they don't do it by making there be less of Kreacher. I love both of them and want to see plenty of both. By the way, aren't we forgetting one important detail? How exactly is Dobby going to know Harry needs rescuing without Aberforth sending him? And How is Aberforth even going to know anything since they never introduced Harry and Sirius's mirrors? Still I just hope they do Dobby's death justice because considering their track record with Sirius and Dumbledore's deaths I'm a bit concerned. Now all I need is to hear Clemence Poesy will be back as Fleur!Avatar Imageugurbocegi says: Gooood! I cannot think the movie without Dobby.Avatar ImageDobby fan says: DOBBY!!! I still think they will split the movie when Harry, rom and Hermione are trying to escape from Luna's house. If you half the book, thats where you get half :D The only thing i wont mind if they change in this movie, it would be if they cut dobbys death scene. I want them to let dobby live :D DOBBY!!!Avatar ImageNoella_Mansrot says: Ah-hah! So Dobby's death scene must be in the second film!Avatar Imagevineethtc says: If I was Steve Kloves, I would do the split at Godric's Hollow. With Harry/hermione alone and harry nostalgic. Then a great opening for part 2 would be us finally seeing what happened on the night Harry's parents were killed.Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: Great. . . This news will make the splittin discussion more interestin. . . :)Avatar ImageKara000 says: Oh My Dobby! Where will this split be? I can only guess nowAvatar ImageSidish_black6 says: The end of part 1 would be when Ron left them. . . . :) (just a thought)Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: AwesomeAvatar ImageFresh Prince says: IM GLAD THEY ARE BRINGING IN THE DOBBY SCENE I MEAN HOW COUDLN'T IF THEY DIDNT HARRY POTTER FANS WOULD BE MAD ALL OVER THE WORLD ME BEING ON OF THEM LOL SORRY DIDNT MEAN TO SOUND RUDEAvatar Imagecalliet2b4g says: DOBBY!!!!!!!!!!!!! i was like in shock when he died...Avatar ImageMcTricks says: Yay, Dobby is back!!! I think the split will be at the end of the Deathly Hallows chapter, when Harry says Voldemort's name and the Death Eaters show up...Avatar ImageLoonyLucy says: It is possible that they're going to introduce Dobby again BEFORE Malfoy Manor- we haven't seen him from movie 2 and he needs more screen time if his death is supposed to be very emotional. Avatar ImageGraymayne says: I find it ironic that Dobby was omitted from all the films after CoS to save time/cost, only to reappear in DH in, presumably, non-canon scenes because of that omission. I wonder what canon material will have to be omitted from DH just so that WB can cater for the non-readers by papering over the cracks. Avatar Imagethereshegoes says: YAY :D I am so glad they won't remove Dobby :DAvatar Imagepinkmoosely says: Yay! for Dobby Although I can't see them using him in both movies?Avatar Imageele0206 says: This means Dobby will die in part two, I suppose. I bet the split will be after Godric's Hollow.Avatar Imagehericus says: Hmm thats cool, so we know now that malfoy manor will probably be in the 2nd film. I really want to know where the cut of point will be. Also who plays the voice of kreacher? Avatar Imagepottershrink says: yay for the break after the silver doe and return of ron!Avatar ImageDemarest says: I was just talking with someone else who believes that the split between parts 1 and 2 might occur at Malfoy Manor. This just reaffirms his position.Avatar Imagelilhpchick20 says: Interesting indeed. I am glad they are bringing Dobby back. The film is going to have to work hard for his death to have as much impact as it did in the book. Good luck with that.Avatar Imageshellybasson says: Dobby RULES!!!Avatar Imageginnyrose says: OMG am so glad that he going to be in it yet sad too oh dobby your just the best Avatar ImageCrown Victoria says: Ok, so we know know that the first movie ends BEOFRE Shell Cottage. Thats something, at leastAvatar Imagemugglemom4 says: Wahoo!! Two movies, this is great news!Avatar ImageDances with Dobby says: I love Dobby! I'm sooooo happy that they're keeping him! Hopefully they'll mention him or something earlier on and make his death as (or almost as sad) as it was in the book... "And with a little shudder the elf became quite still, and his eyes were nothing more than great glassy orbs, sprinkled with light fom the stars they could not see". Jo writes so beautifully...Avatar Imageskiving snackboxes says: I'm glad Dobby will get more screen time as well! Avatar ImageAttolia says: Hmmm. Yeah, I think that's interesting he'll be in both. Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: lol its hard to believe dobby is played by a "human." Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: sadly, he dies -_-Avatar Imagedreampotter says: Dobby does't show up until Malfoy Manor in the book, then dies at Shell Cottage. I wonder if the movie will show Aberforth sending Dobby to Malfoy Manor to help Harry?Avatar Imagemissskye says: Wow that's interesting. I had actually thought the split might take place after the Gringott's break-in. Guess not!Avatar ImageAlexCarpenterFanGirl says: Dobby really is one of my favorite characters and I've been sooooo disappointed that he hasn't been in any movies since Chamber of Secrets! I can't wait to see him in Deathly Hallows 1 and 2. The only thing that I'm not too excited about now is that if he's in the 2nd DH, then I'm gonna have even longer to wait knowing he's about to die, and he's going to have to wait longer for his final scene. I loved that scene, because though I'm losing a great character, it was so respectful and emotional.Avatar ImageWulfricBrian says: The place for the split is after the capture, arriving at Malfoy Manor. What Toby jones says fits with that.Avatar Imagegeneliz says: EXCELLENT! Goblet of Fire just wasn't the same without house elves. I <3 Dobby Dobs. Wait though... this means that Dobby will be in part 2... so the split will have to be before Shell Cottage?!Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Very, very interesting. I wonder where the split where will be? Very intriging!! xx =DAvatar ImageMiss Smarticle says: I hope they keep the Shell Cottage & Malfoy Manor scenes in! They have to, right? I mean, why bother even having Dobby in the movies if you're going to skip over his best scenes?! (Which are also some of the most emotional scenes as well)Avatar Imagebookmonster79 says: So exciting! I've hoped all along that the split would come just after Ron returns in the Silver Doe chapter. This seems to imply that the Shell Cottage scene will take place in DH2. Happy St. Patty's everyone!Avatar Imagehannah abbot says: YES!!! ITS DOBBY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! omg, yes this will be great :D can't wait for the deathly hallows film :D Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: DOBBYY!!!!! hurray??Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: DOBBYY!!!!! hurray??Avatar ImageTimeTurnerFanx says: AW! I cried when Dobby died in the books! I'm glad they're not just cutting him out but are actually bringing him back. I am interested to see where they split it. I wonder if they will make it all dramatic and split it after Ron leaves. Avatar Imageiamminerva says: Excellent! Dobby's death will be a good opportunity for Dan to really show us some acting. I hope every one the younger actors understands that he/she has to step up their game for the DH films. We're talking the end of the film series, folks. It's do or die time! I want to see pain on some faces! I want to see the drama! As a matter of fact, if I go to HBP and Tom Felton doesn't sell me that tower scene, I'll be disappointed. HBP is the best stuff, scriptwise, that he's been given and he'd better make me believe him! Avatar ImageBookworm_Weasley says: Hmmm this is intriguing. The split must be somwhere during the Malfoy Manor chapter because that's the only chapter Dobby is in- he dies right at the end. Perhaps the first film will end when they all escape Malfoy Manor? The only alternative I can see is that they're shoving some extra Dobby stuff in, but I can't really see where. The only feasible place for him to be really is in kreacher's place, and that would make no sense. Dobby can't tell us the tale of Regulus because Dobby was the Malfoys' house elf, not the Blacks'. As far as I know, Dobby was still working at Hogwarts during DH...although he obviously had some way of contacting Aberforth. This is very interesting news, and I am SO glad Dobby is back.Avatar Imagebookishgal says: Yeah! DH would be incomplete without Dobby. I'm thrilled to hear we may get to see the character in both!Avatar Imagemrh216 says: Hmmmm. Very interesting.Avatar Imagerhadamenthes says: I still think they will split the movies at the Silver Doe and Harry going into the water. It's a dramatic ending to the first movie and a dramatic beginning on the 2nd. Then, Dobby would be in both movies because their capture and being taken to Malfoy Manor is after that. At least I hope that's the direction they are going and I hope they make Dobby's death as dramatic as it is in the book. They need to treat him well.Avatar ImageMr. Stratford says: I've been terrible at keeping up with my HP news lately. But, I'm so glad to hear we're not going to keep ignoring Dobby's existence anymore. Yay!Avatar ImagexAnaheyy says: YAYYYYY ; DOBBY'S BACK! I was terribly sad when I heard that Dobby wasnt going to be included in HP 4 & 5, So I'm so happy to hear that in DH he'll be back.Avatar ImageKarrelien says: Dobby, a free house-elf. I have cried while reading the last book.. I'm glad they include him in the last movie. I think I will need to bring tissues with me in theather!Avatar Imagemoglet says: How about if they split the film at the Lovegoods maybe when they hear the deatheaters arrive? That could be a real cliffhanger and gives a little time before Malfoy Manor in the opening of the second film, which would give it a really exciting beginning, from one bit of action and suspense to another with the short interlude when they listen to potterwatch and discuss where Voldemort may have hidden other Horcruxes when it could seem they are safe and then Harry says that name.....Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: DH just wouldn't be the same without Dobby. At least they had enough sense to include his character this time!Avatar ImageGobbledygook says: DOBBY!!! I'm going to cry so hard when harry's burying him. :'(Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: dobby is one of my favorite characters ^_^Avatar ImageLupinAscending says: Yes, if Dobby is to come back, he'll have to play some role outside of Hogwarts, since the trio aren't seen there until the final battle, long after poor Dobby has met his demise. It'll be interesting to see what they do with him. Of course, it would have been better to have brought him back in HBP, in the sequence where Harry asks Kreacher and Dobby to spy on Malfoy. This would have served the dual purpose of re-introducing Dobby and letting us get to know Kreacher a little better before the final installments. Avatar Imagechoirgeek says: AH, YAY. I am so happy that he is coming back, I really loved the voicing he did in the others :DAvatar ImageJTEL99 says: Yeah, I bet everyone is right that the first will movie will end with them being captured. It has to end with some sort of cliffhanger, doesn't it?

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