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Imelda Staunton as Umbridge: Back in Pink for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Posted by: sue
November 19, 2009, 07:35 PM

The always fabulous Imelda Staunton is the subject of a new profile in the Daily Mail. In the new interview she remarks on her return performance as the horrible ex-Professor Umbridge and her reign of (interrogation) terror in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, noting:

 "Now, that is a great role,' she says with relish. 'It was wonderful playing this baddie dressed in pink, and to be able to play her again is a real treat.' 

Her first Harry Potter was in 2007. Did it change her life? No, not really. I don't get chased down the street by hordes of kids. I still live a very normal life. 'The one good thing is that I get a lot more good scripts coming through my letterbox. Vera Drake raised my profile in one way, and then Harry Potter in another.' 

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49 Comments

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317 Points

Oh how I love to hate Dolores Umbridge !! Excellent Imelda Staunton is returning, her performance is spot – on perfect.

Posted by siena on November 20, 2009, 09:47 AM report to moderator
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I can’t wait to see her as Umbridge again

Posted by Smonocco on November 20, 2009, 11:18 AM report to moderator
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2525 Points

I really dislike her charcter but she is a great acteriss.

Posted by The Nerd on November 20, 2009, 11:38 AM report to moderator
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3526 Points

yay! wouldn’t be the same without her =)

Posted by DesQueJteVois on November 20, 2009, 11:43 AM report to moderator
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4138 Points

Thank god she’s back I thought they would have skipped her part.

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on November 20, 2009, 11:45 AM report to moderator
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131 Points

This really excites me! Its great to know that they’re bringing Umbridge back because I thought they’d find some way to exclude her. This is just great!

Posted by Hope on November 20, 2009, 11:47 AM report to moderator
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Yay for Imelda Staunton!!! It’s wonderful to hear an actor say they enjoyed playing a role in Harry Potter. She’s a wonderful actress. I advise everyone to check out “Nanny McPhee”. She doesn’t have a big part, but she is absolutely HYSTERICAL. She’s one of the reasons I watch the movie whenever it comes on TV.

Posted by sessionka oom4 CW on November 20, 2009, 11:52 AM report to moderator
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36743 Points

Great!
Now we have the chance to hate her even more!

Posted by simos girl {WBM} ~Lemon~ on November 20, 2009, 11:57 AM report to moderator
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22044 Points

so cool she’s back!!

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312 Points

I love how everyone’s coming back! XD

Posted by Lucida on November 20, 2009, 12:31 PM report to moderator
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674 Points

Gah! She’s so delicious. Not at all how I pictured her but still perfect for the role. It’s so exciting seeing everyone coming back!!!

Posted by joelface on November 20, 2009, 12:37 PM report to moderator
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80426 Points

We WILL have order!!!

Posted by Won_Two on November 20, 2009, 12:48 PM report to moderator
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298 Points

You’re right Tassana! Hahaha. This is going to be exciting.

Posted by MikeMagpuyo on November 20, 2009, 01:54 PM report to moderator
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646 Points

Yay! :D Love to hate Umbridge and Imelda Staunton is a brilliant actress! Only a year til DH Part 1 sigh

Posted by DracoRox *ROAR* on November 20, 2009, 02:01 PM report to moderator
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160 Points

I’m surprised they’re filming these scenes just now (or are they?!) The Ministry scene is quite early on, relatively speaking, even before all the camping, which they’ve already filmed. Considering that the actors (Dan & Emma) aren’t technically in the scene with her, I suppose they could overlap this filming with any other scenes that Dan & Emma have to film, but again, I’m just surprised a scene from “Part 1” is being filmed this late.

Posted by Caracticus on November 20, 2009, 02:03 PM report to moderator
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