Bill Nighy and Shredding the Secrets of the Ministry of Magic


Oct 21, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

The always engaging Bill Nighy has given a new interview where he joked about the measures surrounding the script for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In humorous remarks, Bill Nighy, who will be portraying Ministry of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour said “that he had to shred his scripts to be on the safe side. “They kill you, if you leave your script lying around or leave it on the bus, you’re dead,” he said, laughing.”You
have to sign a confidentiality (agreement) and stuff like that which is
perfectly understandable. So if I tell you any more, they’ll come round
my house.”

As previously reported here on Leaky, Bill Nighy has already filmed scenes for Deathly Hallows, and remarked on his co-stars including actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry): “It was very sweet, very nice to work with him, and with Emma and
Rupert, and with David Yates as this is my fourth time working with
him,” he added at the Los Angeles premiere of his latest film, Astro
Boy. “It’s great. I thought I was going to be the only British
actor of a certain age not to be in Harry Potter and it turned out not
to be true so it’s kind of cool.”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows continues production in England, with Part One due in theaters next year on November 19, 2010.

72 Responses to Bill Nighy and Shredding the Secrets of the Ministry of Magic

Avatar Imagehumbert0 says: 2nd!! I agree ginevrapotter07!! xDAvatar ImageLeeann says: I love that he's going to be in the HP movies =)Avatar ImageGooch says: Interesting but sadly the movies must come to an end, and I agree also with ginevrapotter07.Avatar Imageshellybasson says: He's so cool....Avatar Imagemadman1277 says: He'll make a good Scrimgeor Avatar ImageSnapesSilverDoe says: more perfect casting!Avatar ImageWant to be a Weasley says: Nice interview!!Avatar ImageFigment says: He doesn't fit my image of Rufus, but I am a fan of Bill Nighy and his work so I am looking forward to seeing him as Rufus. I know he will do a great job.Avatar ImageFifi says: I like Bill Nighy but I wish they would give him a red wig or something to actually make him look like Rufus Scrimgour.Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Cool! I can't wait to see him play the role... to me it seems to be a perfect match! :)Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: I have no doubt he will be an outstanding Scrimgeour...Avatar ImageNicci Weasley says: That is great... I I'm really looking forward to seeing him in that role!Avatar Imagemoony_lupin says: Glad to know WB are keeping a tight grip on the script. I think Bill Nighy will make a good Scrimgeour. Avatar ImageMikeMagpuyo says: Yeah, but it's making me more excited.. And it's more than a year way!Avatar Imagestenojoz says: awesome.....and I can see people wanting to get their hands on those scripts. I'd shred them too!Avatar Imagesamhinrichs678 says: can't wait!!!! so so so excited!!! Avatar ImageCatherine says: strict its funny--secret service for harry potter! any James Bond fans here? Harry Potter's Secret Service! =)Avatar Imagekyramp says: I think he's a good actor but he doesn't really look like Scrimgeour to me.Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Excellent.Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: Cool Cool! Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Wow. I wonder what would seriously really happen if they let out information or left the script laying around.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I frankly am astounded that Warner Brothers has signed contracts with the actors to prevent anything concerning the scripts from being disclosed to the public. Although I am glad that they are trying to preserve the quality of the film and save us from unnecessary spoilers, I cannot help but wonder whether these intentions will backfire with restricted media and information to actually encourage people to see the film. That said, I look forward to seeing Bill Nighy as Rufus Scrimgeour.Avatar ImageTonks1 says: This was an exciting piece of news. I can't wait to see how he looks. I wonder if he will look anything like what I picture him to look like. Especially the scene at the Borrow.Avatar ImageJay_Lock says: Thats cool How Every actors Of that Age Wants to be in Harry Potter.Avatar Imagesecrets says: I would love to see just a glimps!Avatar ImageAyuSaraswati says: Oh, that would be soo cool. Stumbling upon a HP script on the bus! XP ps: you know, he looks familiar...Avatar Imageginevrapotter07 says: Ahaha, so funny; but scary... They just don't want to spoil the movie. :)Avatar Imagejayrkreisler says: juz keep up the good work....nice....Avatar Imagepfowlerp says: I can't wait to see Bill as Rufus Scrimgeour in DH!!!Avatar ImageJessSnape says: I love Bill Nighy!! He's amazing, especially in the movie where he sang a Christmas pop song and was trying to get away from that persona... Loved it! Can't wait to see him as Scrimgeour!!Avatar ImageGraymayne says: I know the film you mean, it was called "Love Actually", and he was indeed very funny in a laid back way. I saw him recently in an oldish film called "Blow Dry" in which he was a hairdresser in a national competition up against Alan Rickman.Avatar ImageSmonocco says: He is pretty close ot what i imagined Scrimgeour s.Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: I want to see how they make Bill Nighy as Rufus. Exciting stuff!Avatar Imagepeaceforall says: He's so perfect for the part. He's amazing. I'm so excited to see him as Scrimgeour.Avatar Imagemuggle118 says: i cant waitAvatar Imagehalfbloodprincesss says: i hope WB keeps the tight hold on the many spoilers came out before Half-Blood Prince and it didn't make it as emotional, I hope the keep quiet until people get a chance to see the movies this time :)Avatar Imagealegria35 says: cool... i really thought every famous british actor is going to star in HP films.. i guess im mistaken..Avatar Imagealicia00 says: cant wateAvatar ImageLoonyMaddie3 says: I'm really excited... I'm sure Bill Nighy will be great Avatar ImagePollytomat says: I liked his role in "The Boat that rocked" (BTW the film is amazing). I hope he'll be a right Scrimgeour! On the one hand, fans would do anything for have a brief look on the DH script. But on the hand, it would destroy all the mystery and expectations! DH on 19 November... Why there is no countdown yet???? :)))Avatar ImageCatherine says: strict its funny--secret service for harry potter! any James Bond fans here? Harry Potter's Secret Service! =)Avatar ImagetheREALGinnyWeasley says: Hahaha I like him. I bet he will be a god Scimgeour.Avatar Imagekiwimci says: I love that the legacy of these films is that its a showreel for the talent of British actors in the noughties. Harry Potter ruled the noughties, I can't wait to see a look back at this decade as we come to the end of it. This whole mania- it's hard to believe it was just this decadeAvatar Imageatarigurl05 says: that is so funny!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: he is pretty funny! I think he will make a good Scrimgeor!Avatar ImageLadySidi says: Great thoughts!Avatar Imageizziewitch says: I think he's always so funny, but I actually think he would have made a better Xeonphilius than Scrimgeour. But then he's good at anything he's in, so he'll probably be fine.Avatar Imagemaat says: I think he'll be an excellent Scrimgeour. :)Avatar Imagehewy says: Well, at least he knows what will happen if the script turns up in the wrong hands! LOLAvatar ImageHagrid 713 says: funnyAvatar ImageLinnyish says: Ooh I must have missed this casting announcement! Bill Knighy will be fantastic - can't wait.Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: i love bill nighy so i'm really looking forwad to his bit!Avatar ImageGanduean-Vampiress says: ahh this will be goodAvatar ImageBrosia23 says: I am so glad that they picked him. He looks the part, now lets see if he gets it right on screen.Avatar Imagesiriusismyhero says: He is so amazingly cool. I am so stoked to see him as Scrimgeour. (I hope they keep him in character)Avatar ImageRavenclawDave says: Bill Nighy is the most perfect person to be Rufus Scrimgeour. Nighy was the vampire Elder in the Underworld series from the first movie and he was absolutely amazing. Nighy can really portray a sense of fear to hi enemies, but also a tiny bit of discomfort to his friends, which in my opinion fits the role of Scrimgeour by about 90%, if not 100%Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: Haha, I love Bill Nighy. You have no idea how excited I am that he's in DH... even if it's only for a little scene.Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: Haha, I love Bill Nighy. You have no idea how excited I am that he's in DH... even if it's only for a little scene.Avatar ImageJane_Potter says: That's really awesome!!!Avatar Imagebecmajec says: I'm so glad that they found (or more accurately Jo wrote) a part for Bill Nighy to play. He is such a great actor and did an amazing job at Davy Jones so I can't wait to see him as Scrimgeour!Avatar ImageSwedishSkinJer says: Bill Nighy is PERFECT for Scrimgeour. Seriously. Watch him in the Underworld films. He has the best voice for a character like Scrimgeour.Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: whoaa it's gonna be so awesome! :DAvatar ImageJenpix says: I secretly hope they never finish filming, or at least not for a good few more months, I am enjoying getting excited waiting for it!Avatar Imagewing says: hahahahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahahahaAvatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: ooooooh :) Loooooolz!!! I'd looooove to read the script :P!!!Avatar Imagewing says: hahahahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahahahaAvatar ImageSmitch says: Lol: "They'll kill you, if you leave your script lying around..." I'm sure there would be major reprecussions, though. Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: I think he'll make a great Scrimgeour!Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: He made such a good Scrimegeour and his speech at the beginning of the movie is just amazing! :D

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