Jim Broadbent Confirms Return as Slughorn for Deathly Hallows


Jul 15, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

The BBC has a new interview with actor Jim Broadbent about his role as Professor Horace Slughorn for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince where speaks very highly of the Trio of Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson. “I’ve worked with younger, they didn’t seem young,
they’re quite grown up now and quite sophisticated and very good young
actors,” he explains.”I took it from them, as they inhabit
their roles in such a natural and easy way that it’s just good to be
able to join them and try and get on with it as easy as they are. It’s
terrific.” The article also includes a video snippet with the actor, he recalls his favorite scenes in the movie, doing scenes with Robbie Coltrane and their drunken memorial for Aragog and more. Finally, the BBC piece says Jim Broadbent is currently filming again as the Slytherin Potions master for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Thanks James!

28 Responses to Jim Broadbent Confirms Return as Slughorn for Deathly Hallows

Avatar ImagePetra says: First, yeah! It's good, cause a lot of actors will came back in DH.Avatar Imageugurbocegi says: He is brilliant in HBP! I really liked him! I am glad he is coming back! :-)Avatar ImageLulaL says: Of course, he's coming back. Why wouldn't he? Who hasn't come back for a role in HP?Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: This is great! But there is someone who isn't coming back...Emma THompson :( which sucks coz i love trewlaney's part throwing the crystal balls, it made me laugh after fred's death :( Still, that drunk scene with aragog would be awesome!!Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: They might replace Trewlaney like with Dumbledore. They probably won't keep that crystal ball bit out. Glad he's coming back though. He's a great actor.Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: yay!!!!!!!Avatar ImageFloridianFlounder95 says: I'm glad he's coming back, I haven't seen the movie but the Three Broomsticks scene was hilarious!Avatar Imagefngw417 says: Continuity is one of the keys to the success of the movies. Have not seen his performance yet, but if his other work is any indication, than this can only be a good thing!Avatar ImageLilleby says: Calum Wilson WBM!!!!!! (wandmastercalum): Wouldn't it be wierd to replace Trelawney with Dumbledore in Deathly Hallows..?Avatar ImageLilleby says: Calum Wilson WBM!!!!!! (wandmastercalum): Wouldn't it be wierd to replace Trelawney with Dumbledore in Deathly Hallows..?Avatar ImageJS297206 says: @Lilleby - I don't think Calum Wilson WBM meant replace trelawney with dumbledore, but recast the part of Trelawny as they recast the part of dumbledore. They really seem to be accumulating quite the cast for the final films!Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: i liked him in HBP although he was a bit old like if he was always drunk i didnt imagine him like that in the book but still he did a great jobAvatar ImagePhylis says: He was great in HBP! Look forward to seeing him Deathly Hallows!Avatar ImageLulaL says: I didn't know about Emma Thompson. Bummer, although really OoTP was the big Trelawny movie. Did she give a reason?Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: His performance was definitely one of the high points of the film...Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: Man he was really brilliant in HBP! I'm glad!Avatar ImageWolfyWizard says: He was so good in it, it was a great Slughorn. I'm glad he's coming backAvatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: cool im glad hes coming back. i wish Krum would come back for the wedding scene.Avatar Imagecghambright says: He was AWESOME as Slughorn! I especially loved the story he told about Lily leaving him the flower that turned into a fish. That was sooo sweet. I seriously cried on that part. Avatar Imagefriendofblob says: yeah! he was a awesome slughorn, prefection!Avatar ImageJadeDanielle says: He was amazing in HBP, so I'm thrilled to hear this! Yay :DAvatar Imagecauldronjane says: Good- this makes for less confusion in later movies. Fans usually get a bit miffed when movie series recast characters.Avatar Imagehermione97 says: I'm really glad that he'll be back to the Deathly Hallows movie!Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Cool.Avatar Imagejediofthelost says: He is not the Slughorn from the book but he plays the part great.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: good news, that's really good news :)Avatar Imagejacket says: Jim males a great sofa...can't wait to see him in DH!Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: Squee!

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