Deathly Hallows Cast Watch: John Hurts Talks Ollivander, Legano Returns as Greyback More

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Apr 28, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

John Hurt is currently in New York for the Tribeca Film Festival, and thanks to AMC, there is a new interview online with the actor at the festival regarding his return as Mr. Ollivander in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. As readers will recall, we’ve reported several times about his potential return to the part as witnessed last month when he said he was in negotiations for the part. Those negotiations must have now concluded favorably, as today John Hurt says that he is looking forward to working on the films this year. “It was great doing it the first time, and it’s quite like revisiting Quentin Crisp, except not quite 33 years in between!”It’s a very crucial part of the last [book], if you think about the implications of it,” Hurt said.

Also, while it has long been expected, thanks to SS for the heads up that the official page of actor Dave Legeno has been updated to reflect he will soon be filming again on “the final installment of the Harry Potter series as the role of
‘Fenrir Greyback.”

Finally, UHP owled regarding a character actor and comedian named Pete Perry has a bit part in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Thanks to Google, we found his website, which reads “Pete travelled to Leavesden with fellow supporting actor Louise Walpole to take part in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, where they put in a gruelling twelve-and-half [hour]day on set. Needless to say, we are not allowed to say anything about this…” You can see a photo of the actor, here.

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51 Responses to Deathly Hallows Cast Watch: John Hurts Talks Ollivander, Legano Returns as Greyback More

Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: I'm so glad John Hurt will be back! Awesome!Avatar ImageNyssaM says: its not only great that he'll be back but also that its pretty clear that he knows the story very well!Avatar ImageeiVega says: YAY! It's going to be so amazing to see him again. A touch back to the first movie. I am so excited. Everything is going to come back around full circle. :)Avatar ImageLemonFaerie says: Whoohooo, more movie news!!!Avatar Imagesupergirlinfrance says: he's awesome as ollivanderAvatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Cool more movie news. All is looking good. :) :) :) Avatar Imagepunkedup88 says: Awesome, I am so excited to see him in DH. It's been a long time.Avatar Imagebudgie says: Excellent!Avatar ImageSmitch says: I love him as Ollivander. He looks so anciently peculiar! Avatar Imagehbp will be betterthan tdk says: amazing actor and perfect for ollivanderAvatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: I love him John Hurts as Ollivander! Awesome news! :DAvatar Imagecghambright says: i'm so excited that JOhn Hurt is back!!!! He's perfect as Ollivander. He has the creepiest/most intense eyes I've ever seen. And the guy that plays Greyback is great too. He's so freakin' scary!Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: Yay! John Hurt is awesome as ollivander! I'm glad he will be back! :)Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: I am so happy that he will be back!Avatar ImageHarryLight says: I am so glad Johh Hurt will be back as Olivander. Frankly, I can't imagine anyone else!Avatar ImageMatea says: 3 times hurray for Mr. Ollivander!!! and about Pete Perry...hm...I dunno...maybe Fleurs father?Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: all this talk about filming the last movies just makes me want HBP even more!!Avatar Imageabandonedboyjon says: pete perry...elphias doge? ted tonks? yes, john hurt IS ollivander. I can't wait for shell cottage. alfie better be there too. Avatar ImageGiant Fairy says: Has the Aberforth Actor of OoTP signed yet?? Or is Pete Perry the one for the "Big Part"............a STAG??????? This is a GOATAvatar ImageHPNAIV says: John Hurt is PERFECT as Ollivander! I can't wait to see him in DH :)Avatar Imageiconshero says: W00T John Hurt!Avatar ImageJohn-Robert says: im so glad they kept ollivander. hopefully movie 7 wont be a lot of flashbacks to help the audiences remember who all these people are...Avatar ImageJohn-Robert says: im so glad they kept ollivander. hopefully movie 7 wont be a lot of flashbacks to help the audiences remember who all these people are...Avatar ImageJohn-Robert says: im so glad they kept ollivander. hopefully movie 7 wont be a lot of flashbacks to help the audiences remember who all these people are...Avatar ImageT-Vey says: I would love to speculate on Pete Perry's role.. and the first name that came to my mind was Elphias Doge... the whole wedding scene and also the ministry scene will require tons of extras!Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: yay!!Avatar Imagetrizia says: It's a relief to know Ollivander will be part of the last film!Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: John Hurt makes a wonderful Ollivander. Avatar ImageERockHP7 says: Can't wait to see Ollivander again. It has been so long. He plays a big role in DH. They couldn't have cut himAvatar Imagesunshine123 says: this is really cool news. it will be great to have John Hurt back. omg this film is getting more and more cannon everyday hahaAvatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Excellent news that he is back. Also, I love that he seems to understand the deeper implications of his role. Wand lore is not for amateurs! :o)Avatar ImageHROAR Mudblood Proud says: Oh great! Mr. Ollivander is an important part of Deathly Hallows. It's good news about Greyback, too- he is one of the things I am most looking forward to for the new movie. He looks perfect.Avatar ImageErinM says: Cool ;)Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I am pleased that both of them are returning; I do not think any other actor could substitute for them in the roles that they have so perfectly and wonderfully filled.Avatar ImageDilltheMuggle says: This is awesome news.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: Yes.. Ollivander will be back! That's super news! :)Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: Who do you suppose Pete Perry will portray? Avatar ImageJersey says: Thats great that he is coming back as OlivanderAvatar ImageJTEL99 says: Oh, cool, John Hurt back as Ollivander will really tie the whole movie series together from beginning to end!Avatar ImageAmericanSaz says: I am SO glad he'll be back! I think John Hurt is Ollivander spot on.Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: John Hurt is POTTAMAZING!! I love him <3. This Perry guy could play Yaxley, maybe, maybe not?Avatar Imagekbicprez says: John Hurt is another one of those amazing adult actors in HP. I've seen him before in "The Naked Civil Servant", "I, Claudius", and "The Elephant Man". He's brilliant!Avatar Imageele0206 says: very interesting news! I loved John Hurt as Ollivander, i thought he was the perfect Ollivander!!Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: Oh Squee! Yeah John Hurt!Avatar Imagesessionka says: I'm happy John Hurt will be back as Olivander, but... What's with that picture? I swear, for a second, I thought it was Dame Maggie Smith :-)Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: wow that website is really ghetto...what the heck is that lol! it's good to hear that ollivander and greyback will be back Avatar ImageGobbledygook says: nice!Avatar Imagephoenixes are in ravenclaw says: Sweet! I love him!Avatar Imagejuliadiggory92 says: Wow, Pete Perry looks a lot like how I would imagine Xeno Lovegood ...Avatar Imagelilhpchick20 says: YAY I am so happy that John Hurt is back. He does a great Ollivander. Avatar ImageiLoveDolores says: oh i hope he returns as ollivander, i can't wait to see john and evanna together =D

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