John Hurt Talks More on Return as Mr. Ollivander for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


Mar 18, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

In May of last year we first told you that actor John Hurt had discussed his possible return as Mr. Ollivander to the Harry Potter film series. Tonight, there is more from the actor regarding his portrayal of the mysterious wand maker in the final Harry Potter films. In a new interview with This is Derbyshire, John Hurt says of his return: “I’m in negotiations at the minute because Ollivander comes back into
the books,” he says. “My son was 12 when it all first started and he
was thrilled at the time that I was in it. And all things being equal I
will be back.”

Filming began last month on the two parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, with Part One due in November 2010, and Part Two to be released July, 2011.

95 Responses to John Hurt Talks More on Return as Mr. Ollivander for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: He's a perfect Ollivander. I can't think of any one else to play him.Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: ya he is. . .;P Avatar Imagedehonestiss says: yay! i was hoping he would be back!Avatar Imageravenclawguy1972 says: yes! i can picture no one else as Ollivander! Avatar Imagelucasdeb says: awesome....this is great news, things like that show us that they are puttin the effort of makin of the final movie the best that they can!!!!Avatar Imagepottercastfan says: yay! he is a great Ollivander!Avatar Imagelnh92 says: Yay..i love him.Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: John Hurt makes an awesome Ollivander. I sure hope he does return ... and that his son is still thrilled :) Avatar ImageTheDeathlyHallows07 says: he was a great ollivander..he got the creepy down..Avatar ImageOwling says: Yay! John Hurt back as Ollivander, that would be awesome! :)Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I hope things work out so he will be back for sure. Avatar Imagetaekwondochik44 says: YAY!!!! I was just thinking about the possibility of him coming back for DH when I watched SS the other day!! This is awesome! I hope he returns!Avatar ImageCatherine says: OH! this makes me even more impatient for the movies!Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: Happy to hear he will be back!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I certainly cannot wait to see him return and am eager to watch him perform in this role again. He captured Ollivander's personality perfectly.Avatar Imagecarmenriots says: aww i remember when they showed the very first look of the movie, and it was the Ollivander scene, it was so exciting, i hope he's Ollivander again! Avatar ImageLemonFaerie says: Maybe I'm in a cynical mood, but this sounds like a money issue to me. "All things being equal..." I hope that WB is not trying to get him for nothing, and I hope he's not trying to take them to the bank in order to have him back. He is the perfect Ollivander and it will NOT be the same if they have to use someone else!Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Yay! Can't wait for his scenes with Luna! :DAvatar ImageErinM says: Of course he's Ollivander! No would crush us!Avatar ImageJesicurz93 says: YAY! ^_^ Avatar ImageGryffin20 says: Yay for John as Olivander.Avatar ImageHedwig823 says: I think he did a great job portraying Mr. Ollivander and I like how they've managed to keep just about all the same characters played by the same actors/actresses throughout the entire series. It's awesome!Avatar ImageRAB66 says: I hope he comes back and they don't replace him or cut his part completely. I thought he did a great job in SS; he was mysterious enough without seeming like he was trying too hard.Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: yay! he is a great ollivanderAvatar Imagerealspace says: I love the scenes at Malfoy Manor and at Shell Cottage with Ollivander and Griphook the whole "Hallows or Horcruxes" pivotal. Also I hope they show Luna getting a new wand. I thought that was a nice aside.Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: He is a good Ollivander. Creepy, interesting. . . I agree with Harry, I am not sure if I like him too much, but he is verrryy interesting! Can't wait to see him in DH! Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: can't really imagine anyone else!Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: I hope they can work out the details. I love that they have brought back the same actors as much as possible for continuity reasons. Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: Yay! Looks like things are on the right track for his return! :)Avatar Imageavrenim says: i'm so glad they're including all of these characters in DH. i cannot wait to see these movies!Avatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: i loved watching him on screen.he made the character stick to you :))Avatar Imagecaitlin.roth says: they have to keep him as ollivander... i hate actor changes, especially when they aren't necessary!Avatar ImageFlittwick says: Superb !Avatar Imageangelac123 says: Cool - in my opinion he makes a perfect Ollivander!!! :DAvatar ImageBradyboy says: That's neat. I loved him in the first movie. Avatar Imageiceymoon says: especially with what we learned about him later, i think he played the part of Ollivander perfectly.. glad to know he's interested in coming back :3Avatar ImageCatBlack says: He's an epic actor and I can't wait to see him in DH. Fantastic.Avatar Imagesnapealicious says: This is so good to hear.Avatar ImageKara000 says: This is just sooo excitingAvatar ImageGraymayne says: It would be unthinkable to have anyone but John Hurt play Ollivander in DH. He will also find it very interesting, his part is so pivotal in Harry's life at this juncture.Avatar Imageanimalz10 says: Most excellent news! John Hurt brings a perfect magical quality to Ollivander so I am happy to hear this news.Avatar ImageSareptheRavenclaw says: It's great to know they are having him come back!Avatar Imageele0206 says: He is like how I imagined Ollivander. He's perfect for that role.Avatar Imageginnywp says: its always good when they keep the same actors. And he was really good anyway so im glad hes coming backAvatar ImageLillylove says: I love it when the same actors portray the characters throughout a series...just makes it more "real." I've always enjoyed John Hurt's work and he makes a great Ollivander!Avatar Imagelilhpchick20 says: I hope he comes back. He was an awesome Ollivander.Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Ollivander back that the best news.Avatar Imagecryospear says: I think he was/is the perfect Ollivander. He captures exactly what I pictured from the books! Hooray!Avatar ImageKennedyJames says: YES! Perfect, that just made my morning <33333Avatar Imagebudgie says: I vote for John Hurt as Ollivander too. He has just the right touch so that you are not quite sure which side he is really on.Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Hope this works out - he was greatAvatar Imagelawahine says: SQUEEE!!!!Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: It will be great to see Mr. Ollivander return to the films. Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: Great news! John Hurt is awesome!! =)Avatar ImageTonks1 says: Oh! I hope soo.............! I liked him. Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: Yay! Everybody's coming back! Now all we need is Clemence Poesy! I can't wait for this movie and am excited to see John Hurt's scences! He really did amazing in SS / PS!Avatar ImageChantyBabez says: I want him to come back because i loved him in the first film :D Exactly as i imagined him :D xAvatar ImageKarrelien says: I'm glad he will return for the last films.. I adore him as Ollivander!Avatar Imagehp29 says: I'm happy to hear be is coming back! He's so great!Avatar Imagemrh216 says: Sweet! Wand lore is one of my favorite things in Deathly Hallows and we NEED Ollivander for that! Woot!Avatar ImageBeowulf says: The big question is WHICH movie, I or II?? THis may shed some light on where they "break" the book into the two partsAvatar ImageeiVega says: So exciting. This is great. It's going to mean so much to see him again. :)Avatar Imagerebel says: I agree that he did a great job as Ollivander. he was totally creepy, just like Ollivander should be. woot woot!Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: I LOVE THIS GUY!!!! He was exactly how I pictured him :]Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: He was AMAZING as Ollivander! I thought the scene when Harry is buying a wand was brilliant.Avatar ImageCool Grandma2 says: Hmmm seems a little late to still be in "negotiations". I hope it works out because he's unique in his portrayel of the Wand Maker.Avatar Imageweasleyalltheway says: OOOHHHH i HOPE SO!!!!!! i was rather annoyed when i realized they hadn't cast the same guy for tom riddle. i thought he'd been excellent, and it would have been such a stroke of continuity that the harry potter books are known for, well, now dobby's coming back, i REALLY hope that he'll come back too!Avatar ImageFereverto says: Fantastic news! I loved him as Ollivander.Avatar ImageIwishIwas@Hogwarts says: he did an awesome job. it'l b great to see ollivander again Avatar ImageMatea says: yeah, he's awesome!!!Avatar ImageArthur22 says: so that means the oliverander scenes should be in the movie :) :) Avatar Imagelisajean65 says: YES!! So very happy to hear this news! There is no one who could replace John Hurt as Olivander!Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: he looks like an oll.. the best.Avatar Imagenorweigian_ridgeback says: Ever since V for Vendetta, I find it hard to still see John Hurt as Ollivander. But I felt the same after realising that The General in "Toys" is our very own Dumbledore! They both keep me guessing which a brilliant skill of a fine actor. KudosAvatar ImageChrissyPuff says: He was perfect for Ollivander and I cant wait to see him in DH! I hope it all works out:)Avatar ImageKneazle_Bait says: I hope so, I really hope John Hurt will be back. I missed him in GoF, he MUST be Ollivander in DH. I really don't see how they can cut that character.Avatar ImageAbiDumbledore says: His eyes were perfect! I hope they announce it officially soon!Avatar ImageNuttyAsSP says: I had to do a search on the internet, I was confusing John Hurt with William Hurt, and I for the life of me I couldn't figure out how they got William H to look like Ollivander.Avatar Imageeleranissa says: Really hope they'll throw him in there somewhere. Enjoyed his performance in the sorcerrer's stone.Avatar ImageNotSoSiriusSarah says: Yay! I am sooo releived to hear this!! I thought that he might not come back after all this time. and that means Olivander is going to be a part of the movie! Yay! Squee!!Avatar Imagebecmajec says: That's excellent, I thought he did a wonderful job with the small amount of material he had in PS so it will be good to see him again in DH. Avatar Imagemissskye says: I know he wasn't on screen for long in SS but I thought his performance was so captivating! I can't wait to see what he will do with a meatier role in DH. He is the perfect Ollivander imo.Avatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: YESSSSSSSSSSS sorry i am sooooooooo glad he is going to be Ollivander agine Hes just wonerdful ! every time i see HPSS the hair on the back of my neck stand s on end! (sorry about the spelling!)Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: I think it would be really awkward to see a new Ollivander, so I'm really thrilled he's coming back!Avatar Imagevicky granger says: He's great as Ollivanders, I'm glad he's back =DAvatar ImageJTEL99 says: Oh good, I hope he makes it into the DH movies. That would help link the DH movie with the beginning of the series.Avatar Image9and3qtrs says: Glad to hear so many actors will reprise their roles. One thing I hate is recasting from film to film, especially when the character plays a significant part in the plot.Avatar ImageGobbledygook says: yay! he was an amazing ollivander in SS/PSAvatar ImageAgrippa1 says: He really nailed the eeriness of Ollivander, and since that's even more important with the wandlore in DH, I do hope the negotiations end in his return!Avatar Imageiamnotworriedharry says: His scene in the first movie is one of my favorites of all the movies. That would be so cool if he was back.Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Oh good I was hopping they would employ him again I can't imagion anybody else in the films. I wonder if he will be in part one/part two or both???!!!! It all comes down to where will the split be????????????? Arrrrrrgggggg soooooooooo frustrated!! :D xAvatar Imageiamminerva says: Hopefully he will be signed soon. I am currently re-reading "Deathly Hallows" and I cannot imagine Ollivander not being in the film. His appearance is essential. Avatar ImagetaystarHP says: The original Olivander. Who could play it better!!!Avatar Imagesupergirlinfrance says: YAYAYAYAvatar ImageLeander21 says: he is the only person that can play him. hands down!!!!

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