Deathly Hallows Casting Updates: Teen Dumbledore Cast, Chris Rankin Returns (Updated)

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May 31, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

A few quick casting updates today regarding Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. First word has reached TLC that the part of Teenage Albus Dumbledore will be portrayed by young actor Toby Regbo. You can see an additional photo of him here. Also there is a rumor that a new actress by the name of Hebe Beardsall will have a minor part as Ariana Dumbledore, however this is very much unconfirmed and must firmly remain in the rumor category for now. While we believe these to be accurate, as with all the DH casting reports, these await official confirmation when and if WB releases a formal announcement.

Also, as long expected and confirmed directly to TLC and our friends Snitchseeker, we can report that yes indeed Chris Rankin will be returning to the role of wayward big head boy and beloved brother Percy Weasley for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. A reminder too that Chris will be a special guest at Azkatraz 2009, where fans can meet and speak to the actor; more information on the Harry Potter convention being held July 18-21 in San Francisco, CA here. Finally, thanks much to Emma for the heads up that an actor by the name of Chase Armitage will be playing the role of a Snatcher in Deathly Hallows.
UPDATE: SS has word on another Snatcher to add to the list: upcoming actor Adam Bradshaw.





107 Responses to Deathly Hallows Casting Updates: Teen Dumbledore Cast, Chris Rankin Returns (Updated)

Avatar ImageLemonFaerie says: YAY! Percy's back. Good. I was worried when they left him out of HBP, but he has to be there for DH. It really looks as if they are going to do their best to get everything in that one (she says nervously, crossing her fingers and hoping not to jinx it...)Avatar ImageJaymie Brooks says: Yay, they cast Teen Dumbledore and Ariana!Avatar ImageRaveKatie says: This is teenage Dubblydore?? I'm interested..... :DAvatar Imagetubaturtle says: Wow, that guy really kind of looks like Gambon! And I'm SOOOO happy Percy's back! Hopefully we'll get to see the entire Weasley family in this one!Avatar Imagexxkristeen says: Yay Percy! And teen!Dumbledore looks kinda hot. o:Avatar Imagesupergirlinfrance says: The young Dumbledore is exactly like in my head ! WIERDAvatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: Happy that Chris Rankin will be back!! Young DD looks good... can't wait!Avatar ImageLucia Meadows says: Ooh, so who shall play young Grindelwald?Avatar ImageRose-Mclane says: Young Dumbledore is hot O: I'm really glad Chris is back <33Avatar ImageGoury says: Eccuse me, does anybody know where I can find a photo of Hebe Beardsall? I'm very curious about her!Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: I'm happy that Chris will be returning as Percy! Yeah to teenage Dumbledore and Ariana!!!!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Oh yay =)Avatar Imagetalia_remuslover says: yessssssssss! hahahaha,Avatar Imagesimos says: Yay for the snatcherAvatar ImageMera004 says: Hmm yeah, the young Dumbledore does look rather cute! :) And it's good that Percy will be back because it just wouldn't be the same without him reuniting with the Weasley family. Avatar Imagesimos says: Yay for the snatcherAvatar ImageMatea says: this Toby guy is cute! but its kind of weird to imagine young Dumbledore. when I say "Dumbledore" I see old man with beard and half-moon spectacles. and I'm also really interested in Ariana.wow.but will they put all these in the movie,I wonder...Percy is back.good.Avatar ImageAtlacamani says: I was so worried that young Dumbledore wouldn't look right, but I think he'll be great! And I'm so excited about Ariana!Avatar ImageseeR says: *sigh* more young actors being cast... I wish I was cast as an extra.Avatar Imagepipkin3 says: The Percy plot isn't going to be present in DH though, is it? There won't be room to do it and it'll look silly if they do. He'll just turn up at the end to fight with no mention of his subplot.Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: YAAAAAA chris is back for percy! perfect percy.Avatar Imagelunaluu says: teen dumbledore is hot :DAvatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: It's good that Percy will be back, and yay for young Dumbledore!Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: Young Dumbledore was cute! And YAY, Percy's back! :-DAvatar ImagePhlegm De La Coeur says: I agree with everyone on here, so glad they're bringing back original cast members! gotta love these casting announcementsAvatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: percy is back!! YAY! and i think the choice for the young dumbledore is a good one! :)Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: Whoah percy is back!! I'm really loooking forward to his scene! young dumbledore does look cute! Him and and the grindelward they cast will look good together!Avatar Imagelisajean65 says: Glad Percy will be back. Wonder if they will stick to the story line with him?Avatar ImageDanielaNC says: Percy's back! We can assume now Fred's death is going to be quite faithful to the book. Avatar Imagecghambright says: Chase is SEXY!!! So is Toby aka Teen Dumbledore! I can't to see them in action. This is so EXCITING!! I wonder if they're going to cast Elphias Doge, Ron's Aunt Muriel, Tonk's mom and dad, etc. Avatar ImageLucilla says: Percy's a Prat!Avatar ImageKennedyJames says: omfg that youngun looks so ADORABLEEEEE *mouth drops* He looks perfect <33333333Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Fun Fun Fun...Avatar ImageKC Nox says: yay Chris!Avatar Imageslythindor says: Always great when actors return to roles they have done before. HP films have done a fantastic job in maintaining the original casted actors....Avatar Imagebookishgal says: So glad to hear Chris Rankin will be back.Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Yay for more casting news! Avatar Imagemoony-heart-tonks says: haha.wooow.young dd! hmmm??:DAvatar ImageMuggleQueen says: Yay I'm glad that Chris is returning - should be great to see him in DH! Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: he looks cute! Avatar ImageLooie says: Yay for Percy! :DAvatar ImageJustSuperMione says: Chris told me he was coming back a few weeks ago - he's REALLY excited about it - seeing as he's a HUGE cannon fan. I'm just LOVING the fact he's back SQUEEL!!! Also yay for casting Dumbledore's - woop!!!Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: Interesting! I'm so excited for DH!Avatar ImageCatherine says: AWESOME!!!!!!! i'm so excited for the last movies--but i dont want them to come to soon!Avatar ImageRose63 says: Glad Chris will be back! He's been a good friend to Pottercast!Avatar ImageNiphai says: Wow, these castings are all amazing. I'm really happy Chris returns for this movie! SQUEEEAvatar Imagehp4ever13 says: Young Dumbledore looks perfect!! And I'm so glad they're casting Arianna (hopefully). It will make the film just that much better.Avatar Imageemmy. says: Dumbledore wasn't bad looking in his day ;) Not sure if maybe he looks a bit too 'modern', seeing as it's a very young Dumbledore, a looong time ago. But I like the, errr, 'pointiness' of his look :)Avatar ImageSilvergale says: Percy's back! :D It wouldn't be DH without him! XDAvatar ImageaaTmaHira says: Oooooh, the young Dumbledore looks cute!! Squee!!Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: whoa. i'm likin' the teenage Dumbledore haha way cool news :DAvatar ImageHarryLoony says: Teen Dumbeldore looks soooooo gay! :) loooool! Love the fact that Chris Rankin is coming back! :) DH will kick some butt (hopefully and doing a counter-jinx as to not jinx the wish)Avatar Imagebudgie says: I am glad Pearcy is back. That will give the closure for the Weasley family.Avatar Imagemoony_lupin says: Yay! Percy's back! Hope Chris Rankin gets a more meatier role in DH that he did for OoTP. The young Dumbledore look alright. Avatar Imageangelcakes says: I'm almost a little afraid that they're going to be spending so much time making up for the things they dropped in the past few movies (Percy, house-elves, etc.) that the two movies will still feel rushed and overloaded like previous ones have.Avatar ImagegaylebathanHP says: DAMN! Toby Regbo is cute! LOL!Avatar Imagehp29 says: Awesome that Percy will be back! :) Young Dumbledore is great too :D Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: That's good, i'm glad that Percy will be back...and more casting news is great! :)Avatar Imagechloe squibbulus says: The more of the original cast they can keep the better I like it. :)Avatar ImageHP_Flower says: That is not how I pictured young DD at all.... The actor does look kind of cute though. :) And, even though I'm repeating what everyone else is saying, it's great that Percy is back! Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: ooh the teen dumbers looks really good. his bone structure and eyes look good. lol that sounds really silly :)Avatar ImageStefanM94 says: great to see they're bringing Percy back, although i hope he gets a bigger role that wat he did in OOTP. Also glad they've (maybe) cast young dd and ariana, but im not sure if they'll have a HUGE role in the films. Also, did any1 see that Chase Armitage? he looks pretty cool! hope he has some big stunt moves or something for the film!Avatar Imagekayzz says: Yay Percy's back! And how could Dumbledore and Grindelwald not have a thing going-Dumbledore is pretty!!Avatar ImageDanielleD says: YAAA!!!! this is amazing! Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Looks good! :D xAvatar ImageLexitheAuror says: I went to Chase Armitage's website and it looks like he can do a lot of stunts. I wonder if he gets to do some as a Snatcher.Avatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: oh good percy coming back also the Toby dude looks kind of what i thouht a young Dumbldore would look likeAvatar Imagehopkinsdancr22 says: I am slightly creeped out that I find teenage dumbledore hot...Avatar Imagehopkinsdancr22 says: I am slightly creeped out that I find teenage dumbledore hot...Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: =)Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: OOOOOOOOOOOHHH!! i *like* the guy who plays young dumbledore. he's a *fittie*!!!!!!!!!!!! i watched sweeney todd yesterday(wasnt meant 2 but my mum wasnt there so i watched it with my dad) and Anthony...... <3<3<3 !!! i CANNOT believe his gonna be in DH and New Moon. Its a dream come true :D . im gonna be drooling even more in HP and New Moon..... :D:DAvatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: hopkinsdancr22, i am 2!! he's a jamie campbell bower look alike :D !!Avatar Image.full.blood.prince. says: Ummm... Not a big fan of the teen Dumbledore. Looks a bit feminine if you ask me. But, you know, whatever.Avatar Imageshellybasson says: I really love Percy, and i'm glad he's back! I also think teenage Dumbledore is kinda HOT...Avatar ImageHalfBloodPrincess130 says: yay! i am really curious as to see who will be lily, I hope they do a better job than they did casting James in OoTP... i think that dan should have played james, but made him look a bit different, seeing as he is said to look exactly like james, but with green eyes, which dan doesnt have, but i dont think it honestly matters.Avatar ImagegaylebathanHP says: YAY! Percy's back!!!Avatar ImagegaylebathanHP says: TOBY REGBO IS CUTE!Avatar Imagebjullie says: Teen Dumbledore looks pretty much like I pictured him, except for the black hair.Avatar Imageacciodiana says: dee's got the hots for teenage dumbledore. :DDAvatar ImageDolemite says: Weatherby is back!Avatar ImageStefanM94 says: my comment was meant to be after "Dolemite" btwAvatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: Yay, Percy will be back! Good news. I'm happy!Avatar Imagelnh92 says: So I guess that means we a re gonna get to see spme of the stuff from DD childhood. I'm excitedAvatar Imagevicky granger says: Hmmm. Not at all what I imagined. But alright, i guess. I hope acts the part well. And yay Chris ! Avatar Imageavrenim says: yay for more casting news! so glad percy will be in it, hopefully so we can see the reconciliation with his family. though i doubt all of the weasleys will be there, has charlie even been mentioned in any of the movies? anyway, young dumbledore looks good. it will be interesting to see who they cast as young grindelwald.Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: Hard to tell what the actor's going to look like with long blonde hair... But I think he'll do good.I can't find any pictures of the girl (maybe) playing Arianna though:( Yay!!!! Percy's coming back!Avatar Imageblue_dreamer says: Yay, glad Chris Rankin is back, hope all the 'old guard' return for that memorable scene in DH. :)Avatar Imagebjullie says: Teen Dumbledore looks pretty much like I pictured him, except for the black hair.Avatar Imagesaffran says: Yay for Percy!Avatar ImageLauraKeaton says: I'm happy Percy's back to redeem himself....but sad because I know what happens shortly after he returns. Poor Fred.Avatar ImageR-for-H says: YAy... I know... Hott young Dumbledore!Avatar ImageJS297206 says: Speaking of casting news... have we all given up hope that Fleur will still return?Avatar Imageharrypotter1991 says: I'm glad that Percy is back in this one! I don't like when they cast new actors for old cast members. The original cast members are best!Avatar Imagekbicprez says: VERY HAPPY to see Chris Rankin is coming back as Percy.Avatar Imagebookmonster79 says: This is great, but what about the Dursleys? What about Fleur? C'mon WB. You are killing me.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I must say that I have been thoroughly impressed by the casting choices they have made with regard to the Dumbledore backstory and am looking forward immensely to seeing how they handle adapting the backstory. It is also an immense relief to hear that Chris Rankin is returning. His rejoining and reconciling with his family was critical in the development of the family and it would be a pity if the script left that part out.Avatar ImageWoodette says: Hooray for Percy!!!! I've missed him soooo much!!!!Avatar ImageLoveLeaky says: oh good, they aren't omitting percy. i would have to have a leetle talk with David Yates. thank GOD!!!Avatar Imagealegria35 says: wow.. I guess they will cast as many of the characters in the book as they can.. can this be truly, "by the book" movie?... it's going to be "awesome"!!Avatar ImageSirEdwardsGuardian says: Percy was sorely missed! Avatar ImageGiant Fairy says: Jamie Campbell Bower is Grindelwald @ Lucia Hebe seems to be very active, as sports girl and as school representative. Young Dumbledore seems to be a waste of talent for that minuscule role, he seems to be a talented young actor....Avatar Imagemrh216 says: Percy's back! Yay!Avatar Imagepotterrock says: :O:O:O....great jajajaaj xDAvatar Imageravonja says: So, Dumbledore was hot? :D I love that Chris comes back :)Avatar Imagegooseywizard says: Interesting. I guess it's hard to actually picture a teen Dumbledore, but this kid doesn't look anything like I would have assumed. Hooray for Percy returning! Will we be meeting Charlie?Avatar ImageAsif Shahriar says: Wow! Great!Avatar ImageJJ82 says: Isn't this girl who's to play Ariana a bit too old for that role? Happy to see Percy again and i heard rumors, that Oliver Wood will indeed be seen again, as well. Also i am excited to see Jamie Campbell Bower portraying Grindelwald. i'm sure he'll be amazing!

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