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Warwick Davis On New Look Flitwick for the Harry Potter Films

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Posted by: sue
October 11, 2009, 11:40 AM

For the over 15,000 of us who follow actor Warwick Davis on his official Twitter, we gained some insight on the change in appearance his character of Professor Flitwick has experienced during the course of the Harry Potter series. While we have heard some of this previous, Warwick Davis offered the following in a series of tweets this morning:
.So many of you have asked me the 'New look Flitwick' question, so I will answer it here, once and for all. When it came time to shoot 'Azkaban', there was no mention of 'Flitwick'' in the script. However, the producer still wanted me to be in the movie so he asked if I would play the role of 'Choir Master'. Of course, I said 'yes'. When it came time to shoot 'Goblet of Fire' the director, Michael Newell said he liked the look of the choir master, and from that moment, the character became known as 'Flitwick'.And that's all there is to it. Not that interesting really, is it? Let's have a quick show of Tweets - Old 'Flitwick' or New 'Flitwick''?

What say you? Feel free to weigh in the comments below. As a reminder too that as we first posted last month, fans will see a deleted scene with Flitwick and the choir on the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD.  Warwick Davis will be see in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movies as both "Flitwick" and "Griphook," and will be filming his role in the very near days.

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114 Comments

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I had heard about what caused the dramatic change and while I have become used to the way Flitwick looks now but Sorcerer’s Stone was definitely more faithful to the book, at least the way I pictured him reading it.

Posted by Dustin on October 11, 2009, 11:51 AM report to moderator
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3455 Points

personally i aslo like the old flitwick better as well! flitwick being older was how i imagined him, and the new choir master flitwick looks so much younger…it was kinda confusing at first, the switch, but i got used to it!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on October 11, 2009, 12:00 PM report to moderator
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2408 Points

Old look hands down, or maybe that’s just because that was the way we saw him 1st

Posted by KiwiMcI on October 11, 2009, 12:10 PM report to moderator
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22044 Points

=D

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306 Points

Like the OLD Flitwick better!

Posted by stenojoz on October 11, 2009, 12:17 PM report to moderator
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149 Points

new ‘choir master’ fitwick, i don’t know, that’s just how i imagined him when i read the books :)

Posted by olivia_weasley_232 {*ROAR*} on October 11, 2009, 12:23 PM report to moderator
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149 Points

new ‘choir master’ fitwick, i don’t know, that’s just how i imagined him when i read the books :)

Posted by olivia_weasley_232 {*ROAR*} on October 11, 2009, 12:23 PM report to moderator
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149 Points

new ‘choir master’ fitwick, i don’t know, that’s just how i imagined him when i read the books :)

Posted by olivia_weasley_232 {*ROAR*} on October 11, 2009, 12:23 PM report to moderator
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149 Points

new ‘choir master’ fitwick, i don’t know, that’s just how i imagined him when i read the books :)

Posted by olivia_weasley_232 {*ROAR*} on October 11, 2009, 12:23 PM report to moderator
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149 Points

new ‘choir master’ fitwick, i don’t know, that’s just how i imagined him when i read the books :)

Posted by olivia_weasley_232 {*ROAR*} on October 11, 2009, 12:23 PM report to moderator
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478 Points

really i think the old flitwick was better. that’s how he was like in the first movie so that’s kind of like a trip down memorly lane, seeing the movie, when the madness had just begun

Posted by ProfessorAlice on October 11, 2009, 12:32 PM report to moderator
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2661 Points

I like the old Flitwick better because JKR said that Flitwick was just a small old man. :-)

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on October 11, 2009, 12:47 PM report to moderator
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160 Points

JKR said that Old flitwick wasn’t how she imagined him… she imagined him just as a ‘little man’. I see Flitwick in 1 & 2 and think of him as Dumbledore’s “mini me”.

I like the new flitwick better: I’d say that Azkaban corrected the incorrect interpretation in the first two movies. I don’t try to explain it any more than I try to explain Gambon replacing Harris

Posted by Caracticus on October 11, 2009, 01:08 PM report to moderator
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1081 Points

personally I love the choir director Flitwick.
btw: Im so going to start following him on Twitter.
: D

Posted by Esmeralda.ROARღ on October 11, 2009, 01:12 PM report to moderator
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new flitwick was just how i pictured him in the books

Posted by louisV_chic♥ROAR♥ on October 11, 2009, 01:33 PM report to moderator
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