Dan Radcliffe Talks Return of Gary Oldman and More for Deathly Hallows

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Jul 16, 2009

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In a new interview with MTV, actor Dan Radcliffe discusses filming the scene in the forest for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Noting he is nervous about filming that long walk in the forest, Dan tells MTV “The good thing is ” it suddenly occurred to me the other day ” Gary
Oldman will be in there for that scene,” the young actor said. “He’s
always somebody who ” just from being around, I don’t know whether it
is from some kind of quite pure and childish desire to want to impress
him or out of the fact that he just gets something out of me ” having
him around for some reason on the fifth film was such an amazing thing
for me as an actor, and hopefully he’ll have that effect again.”

Director David Yates and Dan also speak on the epilogue, and having the main Trio appear in that scene.

“There’s something extraordinary about the audience’s knowledge of them when they were this high
and then seeing them where they are 38,” he said. “There’s something
really beautiful about that circle, so it has to be them. I think if
after seven or eight movies, we recast them in that last scene ” we all
thought, ‘No way, we can’t do that.’ ”
Radcliffe admitted that he always feared the epilogue: “This is the
last image people are going to have of the films, and I’d rather they
did it with other actors than did it with us and it looked bad.” But after seeing how realistically visual effects modified an
actor’s age in “Benjamin Button,” he’s become a convert. “I might get
to see what I look like if I was 5-foot-8, which will be a thrill for
me!” he laughed.”

Related: You can see two videos on this subject, with new comments from Tom Felton and Bonnie Wright on the prospect of appearing in the Epilogue as well as a hilarious one from Dan on the actual names of the two DH films.





102 Responses to Dan Radcliffe Talks Return of Gary Oldman and More for Deathly Hallows

Avatar Imagefairylights04 says: I think that scene is going to be amazing, I can't wait!Avatar ImageMione134 says: same here. I'm very excited to see what they look like. I'll probably cry. Though I think JK Rowling needs to be in the scene somehow..Avatar Imagepansy parkinson says: OH I love Gary- can't wait for his return!Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: hey i'd almost forgotten about that scene too. im glad he's making a final comeback...i think they all are. the last one. :(Avatar ImageA Chocolate Frog says: Yay for Gary Oldman!! He's always done a great job with Sirius, although I really wish the movies had spent more time on his character. I'll be glad to see him back on screen. And I'm really looking forward to the epilogue. I have tremendous hope that they'll do it really well.Avatar ImageLooie says: I agree, I think after all the hard work she did, JKR should at least walk past the camera. That would be great :DAvatar Imageloonymoonyy says: i am so happy he will be in the movie i mean i thing gary oldman is one of the best actors out there he is just amazing, i cannot wait for this scene! i actually thought they would just have james and lily but its so much better with james lily sirius and remus (they'd better put remus :/)Avatar Imagebettb says: Seems that nearly ALL of the featured stars from previous movies will be returning for DH, which is awesome. Emma Thompson is an exception, I believe, but Imelda Staunton will be back, and Gary Oldman and John Hurt, too... it will be a treat to see them all. Thanks go out to each of them; some of these reprises will be small parts indeed and might be considered beneath them if it were anything but the Potter franchise. Makes me pleased!Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: Gary Oldman is one of my fav.Avatar ImageHarry89 says: I thought HBP was really good! I can't wait to see what they do with DH. It better be EPIC!Avatar Imageiamminerva says: Can the actors PLEASE stop giving away major plot points to people who haven't read the books???AAAARRRRRRRGGGHHHH!!!!! Avatar ImageCarol Carvalho says: OMG Dan..... We love you but, please get over your height!.... :P You are a tinny wonderful thing, many ladies love short guys and you have the advantage of great hair and being fit so you are not going to become Seinfeld's best friend! ehehhehe just let it go! lolAvatar ImageDiamondWings says: Wow! Really cool!!! ILD! Gary Oldman is a really good actor! Avatar Imagesianletley says: Excellent I like the idea of JKR bein in the last filmAvatar Imagemrh216 says: Yay for Gary Oldman's return. I was kinda worried there! Crisis averted.Avatar Imageplacebowiz says: gary!Avatar ImageAbiDumbledore says: Yay for sirius =)Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: The Epilogue....we're already talking the epilogue - like in no more, like the end, gulpAvatar ImageChetti says: Woo glad to hear Gary Oldman is coming back. I just watched OOTP last night, to prepare to see HBP tomorrow. **@personmadatactorsmentioningplotpoints.. not read the books? Here on leaky there is someone who hasn't read the books? Or did you mean in general, like people who maybe just stumbled onto the series and haven't gotten through them all yet? Or maybe movie-only folks.. I'm dating one of those.. who asks me constantly whats gonna happen and I tell him simply READ! lolAvatar ImageChetti says: Woo glad to hear Gary Oldman is coming back. I just watched OOTP last night, to prepare to see HBP tomorrow. **@personmadatactorsmentioningplotpoints.. not read the books? Here on leaky there is someone who hasn't read the books? Or did you mean in general, like people who maybe just stumbled onto the series and haven't gotten through them all yet? Or maybe movie-only folks.. I'm dating one of those.. who asks me constantly whats gonna happen and I tell him simply READ! lolAvatar ImageChetti says: woops, didn't mean to hit submit twice.. sorry bout thatAvatar ImageBwaySaint says: DH sounds like it's going to be MONUMENTAL (just like the book) - I can't wait! Avatar ImageBwaySaint says: @iamminerva You haven't read the BOOKS!? With the majority of the HP fandom being readers (er, multiple times) of the books, you can no longer expect them to keep the plot points to themselves - even the actors/producers! They know the majority already know everything inside out. Sorry. But it's true!Avatar Imagebengtson_98 says: I can't wait for the Epiloge!Avatar Imagepotter_mom_in_GA says: I'm so glad Gary Oldman is coming back to the series. He definitely became the Sirius in my head while I've been rereading. Maybe he'll leave the shaggy black fur coat at home this time though - lol! Avatar ImageBockers says: Haha bless little Dan he is so small xD Can't wait to see that scene though! hank god gary Oldman is back again ^^Avatar ImageJadeDanielle says: God, that forest scene is going to be intense...* shivers a bit * And I'm not sure how I feel about the epilogue scene! I myself disliked the epilogue, so I'm not looking forward to seeing it at all, and it'll be even worse if they do a bad job at aging them up. So fingers crossed they at least make it look believable!Avatar Imagedanaskeeter says: I'm glad Oldman is returning. I can't wait to see the epilogue scene.Avatar Imagefngw417 says: Gary Oldman is amazing. Being able to see him again is much like how it felt when Harry used the stone and we got to see Sirius again! Well maybe not as emotional but still very cool.Avatar Imageminishiva says: Nice to know.That scene will be very emotional and he is a great actor. Avatar ImageFereverto says: Well gee, 38 isn't like 80! It shouldn't be all that difficult. I mean, 38 year olds aren't all wrinkled or anything. I loved the epilogue and I can' t wait until their kids are cast. Avatar Imagesirius17 says: Thank god Sirius is coming backk!Avatar ImageSiriusGirl19 says: What!? I had no idea that was official!!! YAY!! That makes me about a bazillion times more excited to see DHAvatar ImageWON_TWO says: Glad to see this...Avatar Imageiamminerva says: Chetti: yeah, I'm just talking in general. There are people who see the films who do not read the books. Case in point: the first time I went to see "GOF" and Lucius Malfoy was revealed to be one of the Deatheaters in the graveyard scene, I could hear a couple of people gasp. This clearly indicates that they had not read the book. Though, if you think about it, anyone who had seen the previous films shouldn't have been the least bit shocked to see Lucius in that scene. Lucius Malfoy...a Deatheater. Well, duh!! :) Anyway, I just wish the people involved in the films would stop giving away so much.Avatar Imagebeewell says: Great interview as usual. Can always count on Dan to give great answers to the questions along with a little humor. Glad Yates wants to bring back the original actors for the characters; it wouldn't be right with other actors playing those parts.Avatar Imagebig_pale says: He's right. Having the last image of the trio be three totally different actors is not the way to go. The only way it would work with other actors is if it ended with a montage of the trio from previous films, laughing and being friendly, etc. As is, though, I think they'll use the original actors.Avatar Imageiamminerva says: Regarding the filming of the epilogue: I think the important thing about that will not be what the actors look like but how they behave. They will have to act like 38 year-olds. I was thinking about how directors add their own scenes to movies. I would like to see something added to DH regarding Teddy Lupin and Harry being his godfather. It would happen after the battle at Hogwarts and before the epilogue. (Cue the touching John Williams soundtrack music) Harry goes to the house of Andromeda Tonks, Nymphadora's mother. She cautiously opens the door and is surprised and relieved to see him. She grabs him, pulls him close to her and starts to cry. Her tears are not only for her own personal losses but for the losses she knows have impacted everyone in the wizarding world. Harry briefly comforts her, then lets her lead him into another room. Little Teddy is in his cradle. (Cue the music to get quieter now as Dan starts to speak). Harry: "Hi, little guy! Look at you, just as brand new as can be." (Dan picks up the baby.) Harry: "My name is Harry, and I'm your godfather. That means I'm responsible for you. When you get older I'm going to tell you all about your parents and how brave they were. They gave their lives for all of us, especially you. I know a little something about that." Holding the baby closer, and with tears in his eyes, Harry speaks: "You don't worry about a thing, Teddy. You're going to be alright. I'll see to it." (And....scene!) Remember, I've got this copyrighted! :) :) If anyone doesn't like my idea, then come up with your own. Avatar ImageMorgana_Black says: Gary Oldman!!!!!!!! enough said...im glad theyre sticking to him and not bringing in some (GASP) new actorAvatar ImageHydrus says: I always hoped Sirius could be brought back from the veil thingy, but oh, well. Still, the resurection stone scene will be cool, and I'm lookig forward to his seeing Dumbledore again too.Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: Yay!!!!! Gary Oldman. He plays Sirius so well. He needs to be in that scene. The need Lily and James back now.Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: Yay!!!!! Gary Oldman. He plays Sirius so well. He needs to be in that scene. They need Lily and James back now.Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: Yay!!!!! Gary Oldman. He plays Sirius so well. He needs to be in that scene. They need Lily and James back now.Avatar Imagegot2lovme says: wow i can't wait to see it. i'm glad Gary Oldman will be in it. This is one of my fave scenes in the book, so i can only imagine how it'll be like to watch.Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Love Gary Oldman and can't wait to see the Epilogue scene! :)Avatar ImageHannahmation says: It's great to see Gary Oldman return for DH and I'm excited that they are keeping the actors for the epilogue. It wouldn't be the same without them! It'd feel wrong; out of place. Avatar Imagepolyjusposhun says: I watched the videos. I always without fail get a laugh watching Daniel Radcliffe. Such a quick wit. If he ever wants to drop acting and go into standup he probably could pull it off.Avatar ImageHalloween Master says: Gary Oldman is awesome, I have been a fan of his since Bram Stoker's Dracula, another awesome film!Avatar Imagealegria35 says: Yey!.. Gary Oldman will return... I'm liking it...Avatar ImageReady for some quidditch says: iamminerva I love that new seen you came up with. I got teary eyed just reading it. it was awesomeAvatar ImageWolfyWizard says: I can't wait to see this scene, All DH news is excellentAvatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: I think that scene is going to be amazing, I can’t wait!Avatar Imageheliotrope says: I'm so glad they're including Gary Oldman in this movie. Can't wait to see the epilogue! I agree - it would be cool to have JKR in the last film. :)Avatar ImageAradion says: Sirius is gonna be back! OMG,I'm gonna start screaming now!!! Well, even though they are all gonna be mere ghosts or something similar I still wanna scream...Avatar ImageAradion says: Grrr, two years left for DH....!!!!!Avatar Imagebiswajit says: wow...i think it will be one of the best part of that movie...Avatar ImageethanHP says: It would be great if they all come back. Sadly I don't think Cedric will, since Rob is so famous now, I don't think he will want to return, he always laugh now when he is asked about HP, as if it is a just childish thing...Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: oh yeah!!! i cant wait 4 that scene!!! dan really looks up 2 gary!!Avatar Imagececmal says: Glad Gary's gonna be back, love him!Avatar ImageTschudiff says: I think the forest scene will be the most amazing one of all films. I'm really looking forward to seeing Gary Oldman again and the of course the epilogue Avatar ImageIwishIwas@Hogwarts says: Sorry if someone already stated this...couldnt read all the posts...but i think the idea of JK making a cameo is such a good idea and i think she should dress up as Professor Trelawney! lol. I mean i can see that cant you? Emma cant come back. All shes really gotta do is appear over the side of the banister and drop a crystal ball on someones head. Kinda like how the director..(i cannot remember his name as im sitting here) from Lord of the Rings popped in and out so fast out of each one of the 3 movies. lol. Just a thought.Avatar Imagesuperman82 says: I think a scene with Jo & her daughter would be great. Just have her and her daughter with a cart loaded up for hogwarts, go up to harry and ask where platform 9 & 3/4 is then say thanks and leave. Avatar ImageGraymayne says: How about Jo's daughter, Jessica, playing the non-speaking role of Ariana Dumbledore?Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: Gary Oldman is pretty much perfect in my opinion as Sirius. What Dan says about him is really something :) And yeah JKR should definitely make a cameo in DH. (The Lord of the Rings director is Peter Jackson. He also had a cameo role in Hot Fuzz)Avatar ImageTassana Burrfoot says: "If you see a hot girl on set, trying to chat her up whilst wearing a school boy's uniform." Priceless!Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Cool! I loved Gary Oldman and I can't wait to see what the Trio look like in the epilogue!Avatar ImageMooChild says: Oh, the epilogue! It's so scary to think that there'll be no more movies after two years have passed...Avatar ImageAndreaB09 says: Wow. i cant wait to see what everybody will look like when there older - and what the childern will look like!Avatar ImageGTHunter says: yay!!Avatar Imagem_umana622 says: that is the # 1 scene i'm looking forward to, followed by the battle of hogwarts, than #3 ginny and harry kiss, #4 hermione and ron kiss, and #5 the 19 years later too...if they are done well, than the rest of the movie will be LegendaryAvatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: i really like gary...when i watched the dark knight i was like SIRIUSS! you have glasses now? lolAvatar ImageTamyris says: Gary´s back, baby! Gosh! I love him. His portrayal of Sirius awesome! He is amazing! And yes, it would be cool if Jo passed past the camera in DH. it would awesome.Avatar Imagedoublecore says: I can wait for the epiloge. I don't wan't it to end. We lost Star wars, Indiana jones and soon HP. NOOOOOOOOOO say it ain't so JOE. Oh well it has been a great ride but i am not ready to get off yet :)Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: The last couple chapters are the best ever! I can't wait to see them on screen! And it'll be awesome to see Dan, Emma, Rupert, Bonnie, and Tom in the epilouge!Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: Oh, I like superman82's idea for JK Rowling! (Her and her daughter going to Hogwarts and asking Harry a question about the platform) That would be kool!Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: Oh, I like superman82's idea for JK Rowling! (Her and her daughter going to Hogwarts and asking Harry a question about the platform) That would be kool!Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: Oh, I like superman82's idea for JK Rowling! (Her and her daughter going to Hogwarts and asking Harry a question about the platform) That would be kool!Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: Oh, I like superman82's idea for JK Rowling! (Her and her daughter going to Hogwarts and asking Harry a question about the platform) That would be kool!Avatar Imageweasleyalltheway says: lol thats excellent :)Avatar ImageLunabelle7 says: Oh, we get Gary Oldman back!! Even though it's just for the briefest of moments, and one or two lines ('dying? Easier and faster than falling asleep") it's still exciting to have him back!Avatar Imagelunariffic says: Oh my goodness, I cannot wait for the forest scene. The whole last section of the book (when they're at Hogwarts) is absolutely amazing. Ah, I'm so excited!Avatar Imagesinwillys822 says: i can't wait i think the scene and the epiloge is going to be amazing!Avatar ImagePigwidgeonPwns says: YESSSSS! More Gary Oldman!!!!!Avatar ImagePigwidgeonPwns says: YESSSSS! More Gary Oldman!!!!!Avatar ImagePigwidgeonPwns says: YESSSSS! More Gary Oldman!!!!!Avatar ImagePigwidgeonPwns says: YESSSSS! More Gary Oldman!!!!!Avatar ImagePigwidgeonPwns says: YESSSSS! More Gary Oldman!!!!!Avatar ImagePigwidgeonPwns says: Sorry... it kind of went crazy on me. =/Avatar Imageiamminerva says: Ready for some quidditch...thanks for the compliment! Of course, the dialogue is still in the rough draft stage. Does anyone know how I can contact Steve Kloves or David Heyman to submit my idea for the added scene? Just kidding! :) :) Yeah, right...like that would happen! Avatar Imagecesca says: i can't wait for the seventh movie!!Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Seriously who hasn't read the book by this stage! I want Jo to be in the battle, but I guess waving at kids getting on the Hogwarts express would be more her thing. Ooh then her husband Neil could be there too, that would be awesome. Please someone upload these on the Leaky galleries, we can't see themAvatar ImageTheWanderer244155 says: Sirius Rules!!Avatar ImageTheWanderer244155 says: Can't wait to see him back!Avatar Imagegreyy says: Yay!Avatar ImageSindi says: sounds great! :DAvatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Gary Oldman is FANTASTIC -- the perfect Sirius!!! I'm so glad he is returning for DH. :o)Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: yay, i'm glad gary is coming back and i can't wait to see how the epilogue turns out! :)Avatar Imagejediofthelost says: They better have all them there or it will ruin the whole scene in the movie.Avatar ImageSindi says: Post this ' █▀▀▄     ▄▀▀▄       █       ′′█▀▀▄ █    █   █     █     █ █     .′█    █ █▄▄▀    █     █    █   █    .█▄▄▀ █  ▀▄.  ′′█     █   █▄▄▄′█    █ ▀▄ █    ▀▄   ▀▄▄▀   █       █   █   ▀▄ A Many times as you can :D Avatar ImageSindi says: Post this ' █▀▀▄     ▄▀▀▄       █       ′′█▀▀▄ █    █   █     █     █ █     .′█    █ █▄▄▀    █     █    █   █    .█▄▄▀ █  ▀▄.  ′′█     █   █▄▄▄′█    █ ▀▄ █    ▀▄   ▀▄▄▀   █       █   █   ▀▄ A Many times as you can :D Avatar ImageSindi says: Post this ' █▀▀▄     ▄▀▀▄       █       ′′█▀▀▄ █    █   █     █     █ █     .′█    █ █▄▄▀    █     █    █   █    .█▄▄▀ █  ▀▄.  ′′█     █   █▄▄▄′█    █ ▀▄ █    ▀▄   ▀▄▄▀   █       █   █   ▀▄ A Many times as you can :D Avatar Imagejacket says: Horay! I can't wait to see the epilogue scene I thought they would cut that so I'm very happy they didn't I can't wait to see what everyone look's like!

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