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Deathly Hallows Casting News: Ciaran Hinds to Play Aberforth Dumbledore, More on Nick Moran

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Posted by: sue
March 23, 2009, 09:49 AM

We have some more big casting news today regarding Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. TLC can report that Ciaran Hinds has been cast in the role of Aberforth Dumbledore in the final installments of the Harry Potter film series. While not yet officially confirmed with WB, we believe this to be correct. Speaking with reps for the actor, we were told expectations and hopes certainly are that Ciaran Hinds will be taking on the role of helpful Order of the Phoenix member in the final Harry Potter films. You can see photos of Ciaran Hinds here ,here and here.

A widely acclaimed actor, Ciaran Hinds has appeared in such films as Munich, There Will be Blood, Road to Perdition, Persuasion, Hallam Foe, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, and most recently voiced a part in the film The Tale of Despereaux with Emma Watson (Hermione) and Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid). Well known to TV audiences for his appearance in the hit HBO series, Rome, Ciaran Hinds once starred in a film called The Cook The Thief His Wife & Her Lover, which also co-starred Michael Gambon, who of course portrays Albus Dumbledore, the brother of Aberforth. Please note: For those who have asked, actor Jim McManus appeared in as the "Barman" at the Hogshead in OotP, where the character of Aberforth works. As WB does not normally comment on rumors such as this casting and others, we continue to wait for a formal release confirming and addressing all the casting for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. More when we get it!

Finally, TLC has also learned that it is believed Nick Moran will be playing the part of Scabior, one of the Snatchers who works with Greyback in the events at Malfoy Manor.

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121 Comments

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I think Ciaran might make an interesting Aberforth. I guess we will just need to wait and see. It’s hard having to wait sooo long for something that should be extremely incredible!!!

Posted by cryospear on March 23, 2009, 10:00 AM report to moderator
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I like Ciaran, he has a certain resemblance to Micheal Gambon so they’ll probably look really like brothers.
Posted by Daniela [WBM] on March 23, 2009, 10:02 AM report to moderator
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Yeah! Looking forward to seeing his portrayal of Aberforth.

Posted by spicefan78 OoM1 {ROAR!} on March 23, 2009, 10:04 AM report to moderator
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didn’t we see Aberforth in OOTP? I thought that they are going to keep him. but this guy looks ok too.

Posted by Matea on March 23, 2009, 10:21 AM report to moderator
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He looks a bit like Michael Gambon so that should be good

Posted by FrancescaElle on March 23, 2009, 10:31 AM report to moderator
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Wow… I think he looks a bit like Aberforth. :D

Posted by Mairéad on March 23, 2009, 10:33 AM report to moderator
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We saw Aberforth in OOTP, didn’t we?
Would’ve been kinda cool if they kept that guy, but I really like Ciaran Hinds.
I think he’ll be great as Aberforth, he does look a bit like Michael Gambon :)

Posted by Bella Longbottom on March 23, 2009, 10:45 AM report to moderator
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Wow! I love Ciaran Hinds — he was AWESOME in Rome…! What a great choice!!!

Posted by weasleywannabe1997 on March 23, 2009, 10:45 AM report to moderator
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That’s pretty cool, I could see it working. I just watched Persuasion this weekend. He was also in Phantom of the Opera – too bad Aberforth doesn’t sing. He’s not the Aberforth in my head, but he can pull off being Michael Gambon’s brother, so that’s what’s important in terms of the movies.

Posted by Dr. LEW on March 23, 2009, 10:50 AM report to moderator
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I think he’ll do well. But I prefer the Aberforth from OotP ;)

Posted by Niphai on March 23, 2009, 11:01 AM report to moderator
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=O, perfect aberforth!!

Posted by kira902k on March 23, 2009, 11:02 AM report to moderator
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he was amazing in Rome. great choice WB!

Posted by ChristineLC on March 23, 2009, 11:03 AM report to moderator
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It really seems like they are trying to do DH justice. They are casting everyone. YAY!

Posted by RavenSmith {[WBM]} on March 23, 2009, 11:09 AM report to moderator
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I don’t know him, but Iat least we know Aborforth will be in the movie!

Posted by Bradyboy on March 23, 2009, 11:20 AM report to moderator
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That’s awesome! He is such an great actor and I really wish him the best

Posted by DobbyandWinky WBM!!! on March 23, 2009, 11:28 AM report to moderator
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