Jason Isaacs on Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: “A Pretty Nasty Fall From Grace”

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Aug 28, 2009

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Actor Jason Isaacs was a guest today on BBC radio with Mark Kermode Live Five program where he discussed his role as Lucius Malfoy in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. He confirms he has completed filming on Malfoy Manor, and notes he will be back in a month or so to film those dramatic scenes with Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). In a very reflective interview highlighting his true appreciation of the series by J.K. Rowling, Jason speaks of the humiliation Lucius Malfoy endures in Deathly Hallows, noting the character has his legs cut out beneath him and suffers “a pretty nasty fall from grace,” also remarking that Lucius loses his wand. Jason also weighs in on Half-Blood Prince, where he gives his thoughts on the differences that place in the film and script versus the novel involving Harry being frozen on the Astronomy tower. He also says that the split point of DH is indeed a ‘cliffhanger’ but declines to reveal the point as all actors are legally bound not to reveal this, as they have signed a confidentially agreement. You can download and listen to this interview where Jason also discusses his other work in the film “Good” with Viggo Mortensen and more at this link, then on the Friday August 28, right click and save as. Enjoy! Thanks so much Mikey!





102 Responses to Jason Isaacs on Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: “A Pretty Nasty Fall From Grace”

Avatar Imagesmgkkg says: Sounds great!! :-)Avatar Imagehglovesrw says: First : - ) He is so good as Malfoy.Avatar ImageSmonocco says: Interesting interview but hasn't the split already been revealed?Avatar ImageCissyMalfoy says: That sounds awesome! <3 *downloads interview*Avatar ImageRowling Stones says: awesome first page! he is a great lucius i like the long hair and the cane Avatar ImageTasyaWeasley says: g8tAvatar ImagePadfootLover4ever says: Awesome! I really can't wait for DH! I agree he really is such a good Malfoy :)Avatar ImageHeartbreakDX says: My opinion on Jason Isaacs is the same as Sue's: SQUEEEEEEEEEE!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Cool! I can't wait for Malfoy Manor :DAvatar ImageHPNAIV says: Cool! I can't wait for Malfoy Manor :DAvatar ImageHPNAIV says: Cool! I can't wait for Malfoy Manor :DAvatar ImageDiamondWings says: Cool!!! I just finished reading the book! This scene is going to be great!!!Avatar ImageGanduean-Vampiress says: great i can't waitAvatar ImageMatea says: so far so good!Avatar ImageBlatcher914 says: Yay Jason Isaacs!!! I am so happy we have such great cast working hard on what is going to be a fnatastic movie.Avatar ImageBlatcher914 says: Yay Jason Isaacs!!! I am so happy we have such great cast working hard on what is going to be a fnatastic movie.Avatar Imagehewy says: He is so sexy! Do love men with long hair - just not my husband, he tried it once on vacation and it did not look good. Avatar Imagehewy says: He is so sexy! Do love men with long hair - just not my husband, he tried it once on vacation and it did not look good. Avatar Imagehewy says: He is so sexy! Do like men with long hair. Avatar Imagegingersnap188 says: Oooh! anything with Jason must be good! I can't wait!!!Avatar Imagenetsrikb says: AHHH Deathly Hallows is going to be so good! :D I cannot wait!Avatar Imagenevertickleasleepingdragon says: aggh I wish we could know the split point!!!!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: YAY! I love Jason and I especially love him playing Lucius. :) Can't wait to see him back in the films now.Avatar ImageFresca says: Thanks, Jason, Your portrayal of Lucius Malfoy has been perfect in every movie to date! Avatar ImageErinM says: Cliffhanger eh? Hmmm, wonder where?Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: Jason Isaacs is so cool!! i cant wait to see malfoy manner! i think he does a great job as lucius!Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: So the split point is a cliffhanger? Interesting... I think I would like to be surprised with the split point, though, so I'm glad they're not telling us.Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: Jason Isaacs is so cool!! i cant wait to see malfoy manner! i think he does a great job as lucius!Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: Jason Isaacs is so cool!! i cant wait to see malfoy manner! i think he does a great job as lucius!Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: Jason Isaacs is so cool!! i cant wait to see malfoy manner! i think he does a great job as lucius!Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: Jason Isaacs is so cool!! i cant wait to see malfoy manner! i think he does a great job as lucius!Avatar Imageimpoohnfrenz says: DARN!! I wish that I could know what the cliffhanger will be! Avatar Imagesilvia_storti says: yay! though I wish they'd cut his hair... makani is right, nobody would keep long hair in wartime! seriously!Avatar ImageDunedainsith says: Yes! The Malfoy Manor! Now, release some pictures as to what the manor looks like so i can revise my Sim Malfoy house if necessary.Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: "fruity little drama queen" LOL nice :)Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: I can't believe they've already filmed Malfoy Manor... It's getting so very close to the end ;-( Seems like they're gonna have a very busy October, if both the Gringotts scene and The Battle of Hogwarts are going to be filmed around October.Avatar Imagelexuslovesweasleys says: i cant wait to see the manner its going to be a great movie around... i hope Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: Jason Isaacs is the perfect Lucius Malfoy!!!Avatar ImageJocundaSykes says: sounds good, i cant wait till the DHs are out Avatar ImageTheGriff says: I seriously cannot wait for this film. SQUEEEEEE!! Ive always loved Jason Isaacs as Lucius, he won't fail to disappoint.Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: This look like a great interview. I love Jason Isaacs' as Malfoy. *SQUEEEEE I CANNOT WAIT FOR DEATHLY HALLOWS!!*Avatar ImageDobbyWinkyKreacher says: Absolutely brilliant as Lucius Malfoy. Perfect cast for HP. I've seen other movies with Jason in them. He is brilliant in all his roles. Very glad he was cast as Lucius Malfoy. Can't imagine anyone else doing such a good job. Pleased Jason is staying for DH. Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: awesomeAvatar Imagemjkalldaway says: Can't wait I wonder what the split point is...Avatar ImageDawna says: All these little tidbits are making me so anxious to see the DH movies! waiting...waiting...Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: Jason Isaacs is really cool and, he seems so enthusiastic, too. It's neat that he has read the books. I'm excited for the Malfoy Manor scenes ... I wonder when we're going to know where the split is though. In some ways I dont feel the need to know but, everyone keeps talking about a cliffhanger so, the excitement & suspense is beginning to get to me :DAvatar Image42sk8ter says: i can't wait!Avatar Imagefngw417 says: I am so glad that he undestands exactly what has become of Mr. Malfoy and from all the interviews I have read re: Harry Potter movies with Mr. Isaacs, he sure gets it! AwesomeAvatar ImageItsLizzyLestrange says: I just cant wait I just love lucious malfoy Jason is a great actor :3Avatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: I love Jason Isaacs! Haven't had a chance to listen to the interview, but I will!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: cool!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I cannot wait to see him again in the next film! He makes for a spectacular Lucius! Still, I am astounded that Warner Brothers presented them with contracts to sign by which to keep the point of separation between the two films confidential. They certainly wish to keep this information as suppressed as possible, don't they?Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: cool!Avatar Imageellabellatrix says: God I love Jason Isaacs. Every time I hear an interview with him, makes me love him even more.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: He is a perfect Lucius...Avatar ImageFifi says: I really think Jason is really good at playing Lucius.Avatar ImagecrazyforSeverus says: I love Jason Issacs. He makes a PERFECT Lucius Malfoy.Avatar Imageveganzombie911 says: The spot where they split the dh movies is probably going to drive me nuts.Avatar Imageveganzombie911 says: And I agree, he really is a good fit.Avatar ImageLulubelleI says: I can't wait!Avatar ImageGranger10 says: Hes dont a great job...I cant wait to see him in DH!!Avatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: Just think how things would would have been different if Voldemort had logically taken Draco's wand instead of taking Lucius' out of spite. He would have had allegiance of The Elder Wand from the beginning of DH.Avatar ImageBookwormjules says: I love Isaacs as Lucius, he has totally made that character! As for the split they can't tell us what it is, my best guess would be in Malfoy Manner, while Harry/Ron locked in the basement(?) and Hermione being tortured upstairs by Bellatrix, and all we hear is her screams. To me it's one of the best places to stop, and to make those who've never read the books to cry with envy as to what happens. Either way, looking forward to seeing Lucius again. Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: I might listen to it later. Too busy right now :(Avatar ImageAsi says: Waiting for the movie!!! Though we have already been proved that Jason Isaacs is great actor , especialy for Lucius Malfoy's part!!!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: awesum :) oooooh! they can't tell for legal reasons?! sneaky sneaky little hobbits =DAvatar ImageLuce_depp says: Jason Issacs is obviously the man...plain and simple. He loves Harry Potter just as much as us i thinkAvatar ImageToNkS_rip says: sounds great, i really cant wait till DH. im probably gonna absolutely hate the fact that the split is gonna be a cliff-hanger (despite reading the book 10000000000 times. but u know wat i mean, its gonna be annoying) Avatar ImageToNkS_rip says: i think he loved Harry Potter too. he's really into it, and he's a great Lucius Malfoy, too. He's really amazing, just like the rest of the Harry Potter castAvatar ImageMrs.Brisby says: I love Jason Isaacs. <3 I also love hearing him talk about Potter because he's such a fan! Like one of us! Hehe. The movies wouldn't be as good if he wasn't in them. Glad he's back. Also, "all actors are legally bound not to reveal this, as they have signed a confidentially agreement." Umm... hasn't somebody already let slip where the split is?? Or was that just a hoax? :( I hope not because that's exactly where I wanted the film to be split! *confused*Avatar ImageMrs.Brisby says: They really need a cliffhanger, don't you think? Since they're splitting the book... I don't know, just seems appropriate for it to be a cliffhanger...Avatar Imagesiriuslysirius11 says: I love Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy, he's really good.Avatar Imagesiriuslysirius11 says: I love Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy, he's really good.Avatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: thank god! i love him as LM (and as Hook in Peter Pan ;) )Avatar ImageAma.Dear says: I heard he actually dropped to his knees and asked JKR to break Malfoy Sr out of prison in the seventh book so he could be in the movie. :) Her reply was "You're out. Chapter 1."Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: *@Ama.Dear*, is that really true?! If it is, LMAO @ Jason Isaacs! :-D He's an awesome actor and it's even more awesome that he loves the books so much! He's like one of us :) Oh and I can totally picture JKR saying that "You're out. Chapter 1" thing, LOLAvatar ImageLisbry says: Awesome, can't wait for the last couple movies! Jason Isaacs rules as Lucius!Avatar ImageMikaMaxwell says: Oh, this sounds like a must-listen!Avatar ImageDunedainsith says: I heard rumors of them hinting that they would cliffhang it just when they get taken to the Malfoy Manor. I hope we can see Draco! Things do not always go with the book so who knows what will happen. I just hope we get to see alot of the Manor and the Malfoy family and how loving they are. Really, Narcissa worries too much about Draco *as seen in HBP* Also, i hope we can see Lucius' fatherly side. I can't imagine him being a father.Avatar Imagecallicott3 says: That man is such a wonder! He has more esteem, in his little finger, than most in their entire being! He has integrity and is so true to his craft! I love him, the interview was great, and I can't WAIT for DH 1 and 2!Avatar Imagecallicott3 says: That man is such a wonder! He has more esteem, in his little finger, than most in their entire being! He has integrity and is so true to his craft! I love him, the interview was great, and I can't WAIT for DH 1 and 2!Avatar Imagewing says: hahahahahahAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahahahAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahahahAvatar Imagesgreeter8888 says: Man, it is still over a year away, yet we are still getting so much news! Grrrr, building anticipation...... Avatar ImageAsta says: I can't wait till 19th November 2010!!!!Avatar ImageAsta says: Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageAsta says: Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageTheGoldenSeeker says: yeah. i've just finished re reading the book and now i'm so excited about the DH movieAvatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Jason Isaacs is FANTASTIC! (as Lucius and in general) WOOT to you, Sir.Avatar ImageHGROSS44 says: Jason puts his whole heart in to the part of Malfoy and it is great.Avatar Imageultraviolet says: he actually looks like he could be toms dad!Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: hmm i wonder what would actually happen to them if they spilled the every-flavor beans? hahah, i dont want to know, i want it to be a surpriseAvatar ImageWON_TWO says: He loves that wig!Avatar ImageSxPalms says: Oooo, so excited. :DAvatar Imageccking says: loove jason isaacs. Couldn't have been a better lucius !Avatar Imageccking says: loove jason isaacs. Couldn't have been a better lucius !Avatar Imageccking says: loove jason isaacs. Couldn't have been a better lucius !Avatar Imageccking says: loove jason isaacs. Couldn't have been a better lucius !

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