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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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Awesome hes a gr8 actor so he has to do the role well.

Posted by PineApple / Ananas on March 23, 2009, 02:26 PM report to moderator
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wow, he looks awesome!!

Posted by qwientje on March 23, 2009, 02:36 PM report to moderator
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I think he’s going to be great! I think it’s going to be helpful that he already knows a few of the other actors and has worked with them so they will have an easy chemistry performing together.

Posted by melzy89 on March 23, 2009, 02:38 PM report to moderator
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he looks quite young int the first photo, but he looks older in the second 2. I’m sure he’ll make a great aberforth :)

Posted by hannah abbot ;) on March 23, 2009, 02:40 PM report to moderator
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I think he will be a very good Aberforth..

Posted by on March 23, 2009, 02:57 PM report to moderator
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452 Points

This is awesome! He looks the part and is a very good actor as well.

Posted by Meri on March 23, 2009, 03:13 PM report to moderator
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580 Points

i really don’t think he looks old enough. i mean, dumbledore is ( was) OLD,like one hundred something, jo said. and apparently they went to school together so they can’t be more than about six years apart…so… ah well, then can probably rectify it with special effects :P he seems good though!

Posted by weasleyalltheway(rrooaarr!) on March 23, 2009, 03:21 PM report to moderator
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327 Points

He looks really cool
but i think it would kinda querky to have Michael Gambon playing aberforth :) just so harry could be like yay starry eyed and abe is like wtf??

Posted by HudMug1712 on March 23, 2009, 03:35 PM report to moderator
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I dont like the look of him :D But let’s just see what he looks like in the films :D x

Posted by ChantyBabez on March 23, 2009, 03:36 PM report to moderator
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152 Points

Hmm wow, he can really fit the part!
OHHHI remember him from PhantoM!!! omfg, I cna’t wait for this….

Posted by KennedyJames on March 23, 2009, 03:37 PM report to moderator
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he looks awesome for the part!

Posted by HalfBloodPrincess130 on March 23, 2009, 03:50 PM report to moderator
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655 Points

awesome! he’s a really good actor =]

Posted by Fwanninator on March 23, 2009, 04:01 PM report to moderator
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awesome! he’s a really good actor =]

Posted by Fwanninator on March 23, 2009, 04:01 PM report to moderator
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He doesn’t really look how I imagined him… But then again he probably will once they get his hair / facial hair and eyes and eyerything! Either way he still bears resemblance to Michael Gambon! And I’m just so happy they cast him!

Posted by HermioneRon4ever on March 23, 2009, 04:03 PM report to moderator
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Cool. Hopefully when we all see him all in costume he’ll look like how I imagined him :)

Posted by Christine on March 23, 2009, 04:04 PM report to moderator
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