Interview with a Death Eater on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Oct 16, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

There is a new interview online today with a young actor named James Williamson who has been cast as a Death Eater in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. While there is no name available for the follower of the Dark Lord, the Hertforshire Mecury reports “The 25-year-old, from Peartree Farm in Wood End, landed the role after going for an audition at Leavesden Studios in Watford. James is keeping tight-lipped about the name of his character but hopes to reveal it once filming starts next week. He said: “I’ll be playing a Death Eater, which is a bad wizard that
follows the orders of Lord Voldemort by trying to destroy Harry Potter.”
At the moment James does not know if he will have any lines. He will find out only when he begins filming on Thursday.”

The piece continues: James admits that he only watched the first few Harry Potter films but says he has been doing his research.He said: “I’ve been doing quite a lot of research and I also had to
attend a boot camp, where we were taught how to do spells and some
marital arts. “I’ve had to learn the lingo JK Rowling uses and it’s been difficult grasping the language and technical words she uses.”
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Related: A reminder that as reported here previously, filming for Gringotts bank is due to take place this month as are night shoots at the end of the month, possibly for the start of the Hogwarts battle scenes which are expected to take weeks if not months to complete. Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) is on set with filming underway for more involving Malfoy Manor. Filming on DH is due continue through April of next year, with Part One to be released in theaters Nov, 2010 and Part Two July, 2011.

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68 Responses to Interview with a Death Eater on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Avatar Imagepfowlerp says: I can't wait to hear more about James' role!!Avatar Imagepfowlerp says: Woot!! 1st Comment!!!!Avatar ImageNicci Weasley says: interesting!!....Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: I have a feeling they have cast quite a few Death Eaters for the Battle Of Hogwarts scene, both named and unnamed ones. Some Death Eaters are also needed for the Gringotts scene.Avatar Imagealicia00 says: i cat what to c the gringotts seen in the movie cause i read the book and it looks intenceAvatar Imagemadman1277 says: coolAvatar ImageSmitch says: He looks adorable, and funny. But, I can see him being scary and serious. Avatar Imagejoelface says: Gah! What a cutie!Avatar ImageLinnyish says: Oooh "Death Eater". He must be pretty excited! When I saw the title I thought maybe someone had done an interview with a guy in the robes with their mask on etc :PAvatar ImageLloyd says: Maybe this dude is replacing John Paul Castrianni as Yaxley!Avatar ImageLadySidi says: A Harry Potter Training Boot Cap would be awesome! :DAvatar Imagestenojoz says: Yipee! I would love to go to that boot camp myself! How lucky to come in at the end of this move phenomenon....awesome.Avatar ImageMikeMagpuyo says: Nice.. Can't wait for the movie!!Avatar ImageIceholic says: How many actors have actually read the books?Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: I would love to play a Death Eater in the movie! Super cool! :)Avatar Imagemuggle118 says: i would love to go to HP boot campAvatar ImageBrosia23 says: He kind of looks like a Death Eater.Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: He kind of looks like a Death Eater.Avatar Imagejayrkreisler says: its really great....Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: cool!Avatar ImageGiant Fairy says: hm....IF he starts filming on thursday and Ralph Fiennes is right now filming Malfoy Manor Scenes, odds are on Malfoy Manor Scenes, probably the first chapter or the "angry after Gringotts" sceneAvatar Imagecghambright says: LMAO! "It's been difficult to grasp the language and technical words she uses." WHAT ENGLISH?! I'm assuming he's talking about mudblood and various spells and other wizard terminology. I have a feeling he probably won't have any speaking lines. But I don't remember death eaters being at Gringotts. I know there was one that Harry used the Imperius curse on, so maybe he's playing that guy. I can't wait!! If they're filming Gringotts stuff...shouldn't Emma be there?! She's still in school.Avatar ImageGenine_Malfoy says: Oh! I so want to see Malfoy Manor!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I cannot wait to hear which character he is playing and hopes he does the character justice! He certainly looks promising.Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: whoa so cool! :DAvatar ImageGiant Squid says: I wonder who he is!Avatar ImageJane_Potter says: Yeah me too #1 Witch!!!Avatar Imagesimos says: Cool Deatheater!Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: COOL!!!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Awesome! :)Avatar Imagedaisy bell says: thrilling!!Avatar Imagekiwimci says: I really really wanna be cast fighting at that battle. Wish I could how do you auditionAvatar Imagewandmastercalum says: I thought he might play Yaxley too!!!Avatar ImageFifi says: Good luck with your part!Avatar ImageHermioneWwannabe says: ooooh. i like the sound of boot camp for training in spells! That's coool ;)Avatar ImageJessSnape says: sooo excited:)Avatar ImageTassana Burrfoot says: Ooo. A cute Death Eater! That's really, really incredibly awesome.Avatar ImageAesa Haettr says: Did this line strike anyone else as hilarious? ' “I’ll be playing a Death Eater, which is a bad wizard that follows the orders of Lord Voldemort by trying to destroy Harry Potter.” 'Avatar Imageforlornx says: Argh I simply can't wait for the movie. Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Wonder if he'll get any lines?Avatar Imagealegria35 says: he's too cute to be a death eater.. lolAvatar ImageAmelley says: Hmm,, been wondering who he'll be portraying. Hope we'll find out pretty soon..Avatar ImageVaporage says: Did anyone notice this "The film is likely to be released either next year or in early 2011." Please not a other delay. Avatar Imagehumbert0 says: he has no face of being a death eater lol!!!!Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: He kind of looks like a Death Eater.Avatar ImageIceholic says: I wonder what death tastes like...Avatar ImageCatherine says: that is so funny! he hardly know anything and he went to HARRY POtTER BOOT CAMP! i would love to go to harry potter boot camp...i would love to be in the movie! but i cant wait to here more about his role!Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: cool!!Avatar Imagemjkalldaway says: cool! imagine going to boot camp haha. i would want to be a death eater but i wish James luck!Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: AWESOME!Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: cool!Avatar ImageSarah Wilkes says: Nice that they're having some younger adults play Death Eaters. Reflects Voldemort's growing power in book 7.Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: oh gosh. so excited. okay but on a different note. im sorry if i sound annoying about this, but cmon DE actor dude! if you go to try out for a freaking harry potter role, dont you think you should have at least watch ALL the movies, if not duh read ALL the books? i dont get it at all. im mean, fine it still annoys me if they havent, but normal ppl are allowed not to read the hp series (theyre stupid but whatever) but somebody trying to land a role in the series? CMON!!!!!!!Avatar Imageharrygetsme says: ahhh! every article just makes me more and more antsy for the deathly hallows! i think i might explode before the premiere actually takes place!Avatar ImageCarinaPotter says: I would give anything to have even the smallest role in an HP movie. Lucky him!!!!! Harry Potter Training Boot Camp? Sounds fun!!! :DAvatar Imagenox avis says: maybe he is yaxley? Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: He'll make a cool Death Eater. :DAvatar ImageVoodooPadfoot says: That's really cool - i hope the battle's as awesome as it is in the books - unlikley but one can hope.Avatar Imagefriendofblob says: wonder who he is...hm hm hm...Avatar ImageParacelsus101 says: The next hp movie is coming out in november 2010!!!!!???????anyway, can't wait to see williamson's character.Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: That's cool for him. I was actually pretty excited when I read that Chase Armitage is playing a snatcher. I hope they use Armitage's remarkable talent as a free runner.Avatar ImageHBPFan says: Can't wait for the next movie to come outAvatar Imagedaisy bell says: i thought he will be playing one of the Carrows....Avatar Imagerhk says: He was trained in "Marital" Arts!? I thought this was a PG movie.Avatar Imagerebel says: neatAvatar Imagehopkinsdancr22 says: I'm so excited for this movie!Avatar ImageLeeann says: hp boot camp =)Avatar ImageSmitch says: I just thought now, it is crazy how young this guy is. I always pictured Death Eaters to be from the Maurauder era - you know, all classmates of James and Lily and Sirius. But I guess they can be young too. It almost makes it scarier.

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