Rhys Ifans to Play Xenophilius Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


Mar 27, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Tonight, scores of readers let us know that actor Rhys Ifans announced on the Friday Night with Jonathan Ross program broadcast this evening on the BBC that he would be appearing in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. While Mr. Ifans did not state which role he would be portraying, TLC can report that Rhys Ifans will be taking on the part of Xenophilius Lovegood, Luna’s eccentric father and publisher of the Quibbler magazine. A rather fitting photo of Mr. Ifans as an elaborately garbed person can be seen here. During his appearance, TLC reader Neil writes that Rhys Ifans said the “HP wardrobe people flew out to Spain to fit him
for his robes while on the set of Mr Nice,” a film which is now in post production. Rhys Ifans has appeared in many films, notably Notting Hill, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and the soon to be released The Boat that Rocked. Update: You can now see additional photos of Rhys Ifans here in our Image Galleries. Also thanks to ComingSoon.net we can see video of his announcement via YouTube.

On a related note, UHP emailed us to let us know they spoke with agents for actress Clemence Poesy about her possible return to the part of Fleur in Deathly Hallows, however the negotiations are ongoing, and nothing is certain yet. We are working to learn more on this and will update when we can.

Please note: As with all the others, WB has not yet officially confirmed any of these casting reports, and we continue to await a formal release on these, however TLC believes the casting of Mr. Ifans as Xeno to be correct.

Thanks to SS, and especially Will, Nick, Neil, and all the readers who emailed about the Jonathan Ross announcement!

170 Responses to Rhys Ifans to Play Xenophilius Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Avatar ImageThe Whomping Willow says: I've been waiting quite eagerly for this casting announcement- can't wait to see how he does!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: ZOMG, Lovegood! Holy Crap! :) YAY!!Avatar ImageKennedyJames says: OMFG He's brilliant!!!!! I love that picture! He has that look and everything omg great casting...I hope it's confirmedAvatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Based on that picture alone I can safely say that he will fit the role for which he has been cast.Avatar ImageLemonFaerie says: Very cool! I am so excited to see this, it might be the best news I've had all week!Avatar Imageharrypotterbookpurist says: Wow that's cool they are going to have him in the movie and hopefully Fleur too, because she has a good part in the DH book too!Avatar Imagetheatregirl25 says: cool casting choice on Xeno. I hope Clemence Posy comes back, I liked her as fleur. Avatar ImageWoodette says: Wow He looks perfect as Xeno...real quirky. Oh please let Clemence come back. Have we heard anything about if Viktor will be back? Oh I hope so to just see that interaction with Ron.Avatar ImageMobius says: Excellent choice. He's always who I'd pictured while reading the book!Avatar Imageharrypotterbookpurist says: Wow I just saw the picture of him and I do think he is perfect to play Xeno Lovegood. I think he will be able to pull the role off perfectly. He really looks like the part.Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: He looks like he can pull off the part. Yeah! They've spoke with Clemence's agent. Fingers are crossed that she'll return as Fluer. I'm hoping against hope here!Avatar ImagePattipenni says: Seems a little young, but I loved him in Notting Hill, so... bring it on!Avatar Imagekiwimci says: my GOD!! That's incredible! Not what I imagined but I know he'll do it justiceAvatar ImageCeltise says: damn the one night i miss jonathon ross cause i was on the phone!!!!!!!!! i love rhys ifans, but i still picture billy connolly in my head so we'll have to see!Avatar Imagegreatpetie83 says: How does TLC know he's going to play Xeno if it hasn't been confirmed? Secret sources?Avatar Imageangelac123 says: Cool! He seems like a good actor to play Xeno! Fingers crossed that Clemence will return as Fleur! :DAvatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: I hope Clemence comes back!!Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: Wow ... I've always visualized Xeno as *someone like Rhys Ifans*. That's pretty cool if it's true. I sure hope Fleur will be back for DH, I really thought Clemence Poesy was ... back? I know she said she hadnt been aproached for HBP but, I thought she'd said she's back for DH. Maybe that's just wishful thinking on my part. But, with DH in two parts, surely there's room for Fleur. Many other *minor* characters have been cast for DH so, I'm still hopeful for Fleur. Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: Wow! This is great news! (As long as it happens! *fingers crossed*) He seems a little young for Xenophilius but he sounds like a good actor so I think he could pull it off! And Clemence Poesy coming back! I've been waiting for this news for ages!Avatar Imageangelac123 says: Hey! Are you a fan of Fleur? Do you want Clemence to come back for DH? Join http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/myleaky/groups/1079 'Fans of Fleur :)'Avatar ImageDragongirl says: wow I think that's a fabulous choice!Avatar ImageeiVega says: Casting news makes me so happy!Avatar Imagejonfrog says: not exactly the way i imagined but wateverAvatar Imagerebel says: he looks really good, this is exciting!Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: I think he'll do exceedingly well. :)Avatar ImageBellatrixInPink says: Not how I pictured him at all. :\Avatar Imageizziewitch says: Rhys Ifans was wonderful and quirky in Notting Hill, but he just seems too young for Xeno. Makeup will help, I guess. And if they've cast Bill, they'd have to cast Fleur, wouldn't they?Avatar ImageProfessor Cassandra says: Aw...I was hoping for Johnny Depp on this one. Oh well. This guy looks like he'll fit the part pretty well.Avatar ImageMOEgir198 says: i wanted bob hoskins :-(Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: Cool! He seems like he'd be a really good Xenophilius! :)Avatar ImageBradyboy says: never heard of him. Avatar ImageChrysanthemum says: He can do quirky and all, but doesn't he seem a little young to be playing the father of a teenager? Maybe it's just me, but Xeno was more than just odd, he was committed to his vision of truth, which gave him a maturity that he otherwise would not have had. I hope Rhys can pull that off.Avatar ImageGraymayne says: Rhys Ifans is a character actor and I think that he will thoroughly enjoy the part of Theophilius, and it isn't difficult to age up if required. Surrounded by the heavyweights of the HP team he isn't going to make a mess of it is he?Avatar ImageMcGiggles92 says: I can't wait to see Xeno in the films. He looks the part, but I hope he does it justice. Avatar ImageNeil in Scotland says: Yeah, he does play pretty wacky roles by the looks of it!! I only just realised you'd posted this- I'm glad you took a better look at the photos than I did Sue!! The one you linked to is great!! All we need is for someone to photoshop it so his coat is egg yolk yellow and it would be perfect!! :-) As for Miss Posey; well if they're in negotiations that's great!! At least it looks like Fleur has been kept in. The more people they bring back the better as far as I'm concerned!!Avatar ImageNeil in Scotland says: P.s. Well done on narrowing down the role the he will be playing!! You rock!Avatar Imageweasleyalltheway says: VEERRRRRYYYY nice! he should be great!look is right, at least! lol :)Avatar ImageGreat Uncle Algie says: haha he looks like such a playboy!Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: I've never seen him act before. I like his face for Xeno.. not so much his hair. I pictured almost-shoulder-length blonder hair.. Hopefully WB will change his hair :]Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: Not quite what I had in mind for Xeno but I'm sure once he is in make up and costume he will fit just right. He seems a bit young for what I always pictured. As for Fluer, I hope they get the same actress again. I just love when they do that for continuity's sake. Avatar Imagemollywobble says: He's not how I pictured Xeno, but he is a perfect actor for this. Completely quirky, he plays fantastic over the top characters. Yes, I think I love this casting. Avatar Imagemollywobble says: Ifans is 40 guys, more than old enough to play a 16-year-old's dad. MOEgir198, I was thinking Hoskins too, but I still like this choice. Avatar ImagePotterYay says: huh, interesting choice. Not quite what i expected. I pictured Xenophilius being more plump, but whatever. I'm sure he'll do a great job! I hope Clemence Poesy reprises her role as Fleur too! Avatar ImageBookworm_Weasley says: Hmm...I hope they're going to age him up because he looks SO much younger than what I pictured.Avatar Imageatherness says: OMGWHAT!?!? I mean, I love the guy, but I cannot see him as Xeno. Nope. Not at all.Avatar ImageKayWeasley says: I really hope this gets confirmed. I think he'd be brilliant!Avatar Imagesevpatronus_93 says: i love him! i saw him in the replacements with keanu reeves, and he was probably my favorite character. they picked very well. i'm excited. :DDDAvatar ImageZoeRose says: This is fantastic news! Brilliant casting! zrAvatar Imagesqueefulhuffie says: He fits perfectly! Avatar ImageChaseT says: ah yes finally!i have been waiting for this! And i think he'll do just fine! Avatar Image_Kayla_ says: perfect!Avatar ImagePatricia421 says: I know him from Notting Hill, The Replacements, and Little Nikky. He can definately play the part, he's amazing. I pictured Xeno as a foot shorter than him (he's 6'2") and 3 feet wider, but Rhys will change my image in the first two seconds I'm sure. imdb says it's pronounced Reese Ee-vans.Avatar ImageRumourBuster3000 says: While I love Rhys in Little Nicky, I'm still holding out for Eddie Izzard (whom you can now follow on Twitter) as Xeno. Clemence coming back would be awesome. Really, though, I think Rhys Ifans may be too young to be Xeno. Eddie's closer.Avatar Imagepenguin1124 says: awesome :)!Avatar Imagemissskye says: That's interesting...Avatar Imagek_dance28 says: It's Spike from Notting Hill!! I'm pretty sure that is the only thing I've seen him in, haha. I think he can pull off Xeno.Avatar ImageGobbledygook says: SOOOO EXCITED!!!Avatar ImageMarauder says: Interesting choice....He'll be great. However I DID expect someone....older?Avatar ImageShalanarah says: HAHAHAHAHA cool! i think he's perfect!Avatar Imagemuzic823 says: I just don't see it. I like the actor and he's definitely eccentric enough to be Xeno, but he's certainly not what I expected. Hopefully it works out :)Avatar ImageHermyG says: I was really hoping for Bill Nighy (Love Actually, I Capture the Castle) When i read Deathly Hallows, he came into my head and wouldn't go way, thus becoming my Xeno. However i like this guy and think he will be great.Avatar ImageHGROSS44 says: I hope he can pull it off. as xenophilius must be older than he is and a little plumper, I wish him the best, as makeup can do a lot to help..as they say in show biz break a leg rhys. HGROSS AURORAvatar Imagebadger666 says: Yay for Xeno! I can't wait to see his scenes.Avatar ImageFlourished Blot says: Nooo! Usually I trust them but this is all wrong. He's supposed to be weird and quirky, not idiotic like he usually plays. He doesn't seem old enough to father a 16 year old. Where's Billy Connolly or Stephen Fry? (Have I mentioned that I'll be furious if Stephen doesn't make it into one.)Avatar ImageNoella_Mansrot says: How very fitting he looks in that fuzzy red robe (coat)! XDAvatar ImageKara000 says: Two very good news points. YAYAvatar ImageDrome says: I think he's brilliant! :)Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: The funny man. . . . . :) great i like him. . . Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: But i always imagine like spiderman's newspaper's editor. . . . . N he looks little young too. . .Avatar ImageTerra Firma says: Hahaha I thought for a second TLC was the TV channel... wow it's late. Yeah it's a bit more credible if it's coming from Leaky.Avatar ImageLinnyish says: Ooh I hope Fleur comes back - and I can't wait to see "The Boat That Rocked"!Avatar Imagemoglet says: Hi everyone, don't get so obsessed with how old someone looks, as already pointed out Rhys is 40, he is just fortunate enough to look younger, with his outlook on life there is no reason why Xenophilius couldn't look reasonably young too and we don't actually know how old he is do we? Rhys can play an eccentric with great style I'm looking forward to it, hope we get the lines about the Gernumblies!Avatar ImageJustSuperMione says: Yes he's a brilliantly funny actor but... Not for Xeno - no way, no how!!! Bob Hoskins (Smee from Hook) - JKR PROMISED him that there was a part PERFECT for him. It was around the him that we found out about Broadbent for Slughorn... Just before DH came out... So as soon as I read about Xeno I knew this was the part she meant. Billy Connolly would have also been a good chose but... We need BOB! He can be funny and serious - I'd totally believe the Death Eater scene with him playing it!!! So Yay Ifan as a Potter actor but for once I'm hoping that Leaky Has got it's owls crossed!!!Avatar ImageJustSuperMione says: Oh by the way - Clemence Poesy HAS to come back for DH - and the have to finish their talks soon... They're filming Shell Cottage after EASTER!!!Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: really not what i imagined at all...but i think he can do a good job as long as he doesn;t look like a hobo hahaAvatar Imagethegoodbella says: I can't wait to see him in those sunshine yellow dress robes!Avatar Imagemarypao says: Not who I had in mind but best of luck to him. I always thought of a younger Jonathan Pryce. Also - always thought Bob Hoskins would be great for Amycus Carrow!Avatar ImageLupa says: Hmm ... he could be great for the role, if they do his hair, make-up and costume right. Yup. I can see it. Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: ~haha finally some news! Not exactly what I pictured, but I'm sure he'll be great!Avatar Imageprincessginevra says: i think he's a good xeno but he should have longer hair, and they'll need to make him look older. i hope they keep the same actors for both fleur and krum. somehow - this guy reminds me of bill weasley in a picture i saw on MN.Avatar Imagenddulac says: zOMG! He doesn't look anything like an omelet! (my life is ruined.)Avatar ImageBonnie Radcliffe says: I love Rhys Ifans, but doesn't anyones else think that he's waaaaaaay to young go play the father of a 16-year-old?? I though it was going to be someone much older.Avatar ImageJodiie15 says: He looks great! :)Avatar Imagevineethtc says: Well, he is 40. So he just looks younger than he is.Avatar Imagescarletti1 says: I'm rather excited about Rhys Ifans portraying Xenophilius, and i hope WB confirms him soon, along with everyone else. I think he'll do wonderfully for the part. I agree with moglet too, we don't know how old Xeno is, and there's no reason Rhys can't be aged reasonably with make up and hair. I personally imagined Xeno with grey hair, and a little older. If you look at other pictures of Rhys on IMDB he looks older than he does in the one Sue provided, like this one: http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2815268352/nm0406975. Let's try and not worry too much, i think he'll do great! I do hope that Clemence Posey is confirmed to come back, she made a lovely Fleur.Avatar ImageDobbyandWinky says: That might bee good, but isn't he a bit young?Avatar Imageharryidol says: he sure looks cool!Avatar Imageele0206 says: uhm...I tought Xeno would be older, but it's ok.Avatar Imagebecmajec says: He looks pretty good, although i imagined xeno a bit younger... i hope clemence is back in number 7. it'd be nice to see lots of people from the whole series. anyone know if victor will be at the wedding?Avatar Imagejaiboi2 says: i think what they will do is age him up a little with a beard and wig, dont forget guys rhys did an amazing job playing the part of spike in notting hill where he was a very eccentric housemate and that is what the part of xeno is all about really playing lunas father who is as eccentric as his daughter. i think wb have got it bang on with rhys he,s a great british actor with alot to offer for this part. us brits seem to have a knack of producing fantastic comedic actors.i myself didnt picture ryhs as playing xeno to begin with but now i think about it he,s perfect for the part and also it doesnt state how old xeno is in the book.so with him being 40 odd id say thats about the right age. a 40 year old wizard can be just as wise as a 60 year old one, some wizards know more than others.Avatar Imagevicky granger says: Great ! I hope he's good as XenoAvatar Imagemollywobble says: Wow, I feel bad for the 40 something parents on this site. I guess you're all supposed to look old and worn down...Avatar ImageMatea says: he looks ok.I imagined Xeno older,I don't know why.Avatar Imagephoenixphire24 says: Looks good to me. I've only seen him in The Golden Age, but he was just fine in that. I hope Evanna gives him lots of advice! Avatar Imagedonact1999 says: What an inspired bit of casting!! Avatar Imagesaffran says: Don´t remember ever seen him act but why not:)Avatar Imagebushybrownhairedknowitall says: I LOVE this! This totally made my day!Avatar ImageStarlysh says: I don't think I ever imagined Xeno in my head when I was reading, but I'm sure he'll be awesome.Avatar Imageinaboxofchoccs says: Hmmm, I'm not sure how I feel about him as Xeno. I definitely pictures him as older and more dumbledore like!Avatar ImageSassySnitch says: I think he would fit the part of Xeno very well! Yay there's such good casting for DH!!!Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: Wow, that’s great news! Not really what I pictured, but he’s a god actor. He did a great job in Notting Hill... Avatar Imagemoglet says: I reckon that Rhys as Xeno will look pretty much as if Luna could be his daughter, which I think is another plus point. I can sort of see why people may think of Bob Hoskins as a good Xeno but he really could not look as if he was related to Luna as played by Evanna Lynch. What does anyone else think about that?Avatar ImageJeannine says: Superb Casting! Bravo!! WB !! He will be perfect!! I really! like who they have been reporting casting for this film,so far. Hope all of them prove true and we actually GET to SEE themm in the film longer than ten seconds. Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: Um. Yeah. Um. . . well, not how I imagined Xeno :/Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: Not how i imagine him but as long as the character is in i don't care much.Avatar ImageChromate says: I've seen him in the other movies that he has done... I just can't see him in the part! Avatar ImageOld_gnarled_woman says: I admit I pictured Luna's father as being older than usual for a 16 year old girl. I suppose it is for several reasons...I think JK described Xeno as having white hair, that's one reason. Also, alot of the actors cast in the adult roles have been older than their characters so I kind of assumed the film makers would continue with that trend.Avatar Imageemerald_eyes910 says: He looks perfect for the part. He seems like someone who would want to find out ranodm things like Xeno did in the books.Avatar Imagehannah abbot says: I think he'll be really good for Xeno lovegood :) But he looks quite young. I hope clemence poseyu comes back as fleur!! i Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: It looks like we're going to get a good Xeno!Avatar ImageJeannine says: For those of you just looking AT him and not sure he would be a good choice. You can't really tell just by looking at him how good he will be in the role.He is a superb actor I am confident he will do a spendid job of the part .He is excellent in any role he s given and fits it to a T, you'll see, just wait.Avatar Imagelisajean65 says: Not exactly what I had imagined for Xeno. Hopefully he will do the role justice. I really hope Clemence will return as Fleur. I think she was perfect as Fleur.Avatar Imagesnapealicious says: I think he is a good choice.Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: he's not so bad, but i thought he had a longer beard?Avatar ImageRosalieRickman says: He seems okay, although I always thought Xenophilius Lovegood would be a bit less skinny and more older, but maybe because he's supposed to have white hair. Oh, well they might throw lots of makeup and stuff on him to make him look more like Xeno, sort of like they did for Jason Isaacs.Avatar Imagecaitlin.roth says: yay xeno!Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: yayAvatar ImageDances with Dobby says: Nice choice! I must say, I'm slightly disappointed since I imagened Xeno looking like Doc from "Back to the Future", but that's just my weird point of view. I'm sure he'll be great. I really hope that Clemence gets her role back as Fleur... she was awsome!Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: He looks young to play Xeno, but I'll guess they'll work it out with makeup. Avatar Imagecallicott3 says: I saw him, in 'Elizabeth:The Golden Age' and he's a fantastic actor! Well chosen, WB!Avatar Imagedianap00 says: This is truly awesome news. I adore him. I can't wait to see his portrayal of Lovegood.Avatar Imagedcrazmo says: Not how I'd pictured the character at all. I suppose Bob Hoskins would be too old, but still...Avatar Imagebingobango says: PERFECT casting again!Avatar Imageellamia says: he's a bit younger than i imagined but still looks the part!Avatar Imagedillypoo says: I loved him in Notting Hill! He'll be perfect as Xeno. LOLAvatar Imagedillypoo says: I loved him in Notting Hill! He'll be perfect as Xeno. LOLAvatar Imagecghambright says: He's PERFECT!!! I thought Bob Hoskins was going to play him, but this guy is an excellent choice. Not only does he kind of look like Evanna Lynch aka Luna Lovegood...he's also got a perfect balance of quirkiness and creepiness going on. Love this decision!!Avatar Imagecghambright says: He is a little young, but the makeup people on the Harry Potter films are sooo good they can definitely make him look older. But the character wouldn't be that old...Luna's only about 15 or 16 in Deathly Hallows. Avatar ImageAthenamalfoy says: I hope he does Xeno he is Rhys is a great actor.Avatar Imagematilda maroona says: When I saw him mentioning Harry Potter on Jonathon Ross I knew that this was new info I hadn't heard before - i would have remembered the news! I just really hope thatt hey don't forget the yellow robes and give him longer hair!Avatar ImageZoom says: ehhh ehhhhhhh ehhhhhhhhh i'm iffy on this...seems waaaaay too young but we'll see... Im pretty sure ive seen notting hill, and he was good in that, so we'll see.. honestly, even if he can pull it off, i think the script has a LOT more to do with it (one last thing) does this mean Xeno's part is in the second, since hes not even confirmed yet?Avatar ImageRavenclawed says: Oh no - total fail! I like Rhys Ifans, but this isn't how I pictured Xeno at all. Isn't he supposed to be quite old? I pictured him as more like ... I dunno ... Benjamin Franklin, actually! I'd love to see him in an HP movie, but not this role!Avatar ImageRavenclawed says: John Malkovich! John Malkovich would have been an AWESOME Xeno Lovegood !!!Avatar Imagecedriclove94 says: I guess it could work with some make up..nothing like I imagined but yeah...what can you do?Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I pictured an older character but I think he will be great for the part. Avatar Imageindianna_leanna says: YAY!!! I think he will rock this role!!! I love him in everything he's in!!! Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: Granted, this isn't a ton of evidence to prove Xeno's age, but Jim Dale played him like an old man on the audiobook. I don't know whether Jo gives any guidance on Dale's performance. Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: I always pictured him in his late 50's or so. That's why i thought that he looked too young the moment I saw his picture.Avatar ImageDobbyrox says: he's perfect!! Avatar ImageRhiannon7 says: They are casting Xenophilius. How exciting! And Mr. Ifans was a scream as the half naked Scotsman in Notting Hill. Woo-hoo! Avatar ImageNundu says: The link to Rhys in the red 'fur' coat opens about twenty five windows and totally crashed my computer. I ran a virus scan, and it appears to have tried to dump some nasty stuff. I'd recommend you remove that link, for the safety and sanity of your readers.Avatar ImageNundu says: As to the age of Xeno, he has an only child who is 16 in DH. That could make Xeno as young as 33. Ifans is 41; an easy fit for the father of a teen.Avatar ImageArthur22 says: i think he will look good for the role, i think he can act a little crazy for it.Avatar ImageLeander21 says: i think he is going to fit the roll wellAvatar ImageRavenclawed says: I've checked DH and Xeno is definitely supposed to be an older character (or at least looks older) - he's supposed to have `hair that looks like white cotton candy'.Avatar Imagevineethtc says: Another thing I find interesting is that because we know that wizards have much longer life spans than normal people, we assume they all have to look old and wise. I think this casting choice will make everything more interesting as it shows that wizards actually can be singular personalities.Avatar ImageLupinAscending says: It should be very interesting. It's true that I pictured someone older, but if he's got a daughter Luna's age, I guess that would be about right. I think at one point Jo mentioned that he looked old, probably b/c of the stress of worrying about Luna. So far, I totally trust the casting decisions of WB, if not everything *else* they've done. So we'll see. I'm just jonesing for July.Avatar ImageSally_Zaar says: I thought Xeno would be older, but Rhys is definitely quacky enough for the role!Avatar Imagejonamos says: This is brilliant! I cant think of a better person for Xeno! Rhys Ifans is a brilliant comic actor and plays slightly mad parts realy well. He's especially brilliant in films such as Little Nicky (as shown by that picture) and Kevin and Perry Go Large (it was a popular British movie about 6 yrs ago where he played a mad DJ in Ibiza). Avatar Imageemmy. says: Isn't he a bit younger than the other parents?Avatar Imagegoodenough says: Yey!! Xeno! I think he will look a lot like him when they mess up his hair and add the yellow robes :PAvatar Imageomgitslouise says: yay!! :] I hope Fleur comes back, I really liked Clemence Poesy as her. =]Avatar Imagekayzz says: yay! i love casting news. this is all so interesting. i think he looks great for Mr. Lovegood and I hoping on my lucky stars that Fleur will be in this film. I love Clemence Posey and I think Fleur is great in this book. I want them to have the wedding so bad...Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Rhys Ifans to is young to Play Xenophilius Lovegood. enless they age him with make up.Avatar ImageThe Sorting Hat says: This...Will...Be...Excellent.Avatar ImageThe Silver Doe music says: Exciting, I love casting news. And I really hope Fleur is back, I can't wait to hear about that one!Avatar Imagepottyboutpotter says: That's so cool i've seen him in a restaurant before yay, the first harry potter actor i've seen in real life. When I first heard that I wasn't so sure but then I cahned my mind, it's just I imangined Xeno with white hair and kind of old. Isn't he a Welsh actor, and Evanna is very Irish so is he going to have to change his accent? XAvatar ImageAbiDumbledore says: I am shocked! I guess he is good at playing exhuberant but still! Just wow...Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: He is so perfect. I was watching Notting Hill the other weekend and he is just sooo perfect!!!! And I really hope Fleur will be back . . . . . coming on WB :DAvatar Imageginny_lola says: Rhys Ifans? Oh dear God, I have to laugh XDAvatar Imageleeners says: PERFECT! I cannot think of a better person to play that role...PERFECT!Avatar Imageavrenim says: thats awesome! he looks like he could be evanna lynch's dad. and clemence poesy possibly coming back as fleur? :D :D :DAvatar ImageIsabell says: Oh but why did I get the impression Xenophilius was a bit more rotund? Hmm, need to reread a bit, I think.Avatar Imagelunaspec_gimmy says: Seems like a pretty good choice!Avatar Imagepadfoot246 says: man i hope he's right foe the part Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: I just watched the interview where he mentions Harry Potter and I must say that I can now see him in the role regardless of his age. Avatar ImageAleraofRavenclaw says: The picture was a little odd...with the fur coat and stuff though he definitely looked eccentric. I watched the Jonathan Ross clip. It's funny how Ifans just mentioned candidly "I'm doing Harry Potter next" like it was no big deal. He seems quirky enough for Xenophilius, and he can play unusual roles (he mentions in the clip he's playing Howard Marks, a notorious former hashish dealer, in a movie he's filming now). We'll see how he as a Welshman plays against Evanna (who's Irish). I guess we'll have to wait and see what develops with this. It's good that they're trying to get Clemence Poésy back. You kind of have to have Fleur in movie 7, seeing as her wedding is a major event in DH. Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: he's a cute dad :] very fitting for the characterAvatar Imagemelzy89 says: OMG He looks amazing!Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: I like his furry, red coat! LOL! He looks perfect for Xeno!

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