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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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4151 Points

that’s pretty awesome

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on March 23, 2009, 04:06 PM report to moderator
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Isn’t Ciaran Hinds in the “Race To Witch Mountain” movie that is now playing?

Posted by RikPotterButler on March 23, 2009, 05:10 PM report to moderator
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I haven’t seen any of his movies. It is great that we are getting more casting news.

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on March 23, 2009, 05:33 PM report to moderator
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879 Points

Ciaran Hinds really resembles Michael Gambon so it should look like they are brothers…. CANNOT wait for the Deathly Hallows movie…. TLC should have a countdown by now lol :P

Posted by Ascendancy on March 23, 2009, 05:43 PM report to moderator
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he doesnt really look like an Aborforth.. oh well.

Posted by floridianhp*ROAR* on March 23, 2009, 05:44 PM report to moderator
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YAY… I’m glad that Aberforth is going to be in the film! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on March 23, 2009, 05:47 PM report to moderator
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He is not the Aberforth I ever dreamed of. If remember correctly, isn’t Aberforth the one who works at the Hog’s Head and loves Goats and helps Harry get into Hogarts. He is also seen in the Order of the Pheonix movie. I like that Aberforth better!

Posted by Taylor Potter ~★ROAR★~ on March 23, 2009, 06:02 PM report to moderator
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For some reason he reminds me of an actor in Prince Caspian. o.o
I don’t know who he is, but I’m glad they’re casting Aberforth.

Posted by Mrs. Lutz on March 23, 2009, 06:05 PM report to moderator
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Awesome! We just need to get him some blue contacts!

Posted by LunaGinevraBlack on March 23, 2009, 06:09 PM report to moderator
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Ciaran is an awesome actor he has done some great roles over the years,
neither of them are the same. Sometimes you don’t even reconize him.
I know that he is going to do a great Aberforth.

Posted by Athenamalfoy on March 23, 2009, 06:47 PM report to moderator
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I have never seen Ciaran Hinds in anything as a young man. He will make a wonderful, scary Aberforth, he has a great screen presence.

Posted by Graymayne on March 23, 2009, 06:50 PM report to moderator
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oh wow, it’s Aberforth! I’m so excited!

Posted by Lavendergirl ~WBM~ on March 23, 2009, 07:03 PM report to moderator
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I thought they would have kept the actor that played him in OotP…oh well he looks like he’ll be great

Posted by theREALGinnyWeasley on March 23, 2009, 07:24 PM report to moderator
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3048 Points

I never thought of him in this particular role, but it makes sense; he would do well in it. I cannot wait to receive more word on this from Warner Brothers.

Posted by Kirk on March 23, 2009, 07:58 PM report to moderator
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This could work…I can see him as Aberforth. Although, I agree with some of the other comments..it was a bit odd that the Barman with the goat wasn’t Aberforth. Sure seemed like it to me!

Posted by ErinM {Roar} on March 23, 2009, 08:01 PM report to moderator
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