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

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Posted by: sue
April 28, 2009, 12:58 PM

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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3134 Points

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)

356 Points

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.

Posted by *H*ROAR Mudblood Proud on April 28, 2009, 06:52 PM report to moderator
2573 Points

Cool ;)

Posted by ErinM {Roar} on April 28, 2009, 06:53 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

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.

Posted by Kirk on April 28, 2009, 07:11 PM report to moderator
179 Points

This is awesome news.

Posted by DilltheMuggle on April 28, 2009, 07:43 PM report to moderator
24135 Points

Yes.. Ollivander will be back! That’s super news! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on April 28, 2009, 08:53 PM report to moderator
9765 Points

Who do you suppose Pete Perry will portray?

Posted by maera-kyrie on April 28, 2009, 08:55 PM report to moderator
1616 Points

Thats great that he is coming back as Olivander

Posted by Jersey on April 28, 2009, 09:00 PM report to moderator
23764 Points

Oh, cool, John Hurt back as Ollivander will really tie the whole movie series together from beginning to end!

Posted by PhoenixFlight [ITC!] on April 28, 2009, 09:16 PM report to moderator
52 Points

I am SO glad he’ll be back! I think John Hurt is Ollivander spot on.

Posted by Sazkia on April 29, 2009, 01:57 AM report to moderator
4630 Points

John Hurt is POTTAMAZING!! I love him <3.

This Perry guy could play Yaxley, maybe, maybe not?

Posted by Live Laugh Love Potter ♥ROAR♥ on April 29, 2009, 07:02 AM report to moderator
6352 Points

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!

Posted by KB Prez [ROAR!] on April 29, 2009, 07:32 AM report to moderator
2482 Points

very interesting news! I loved John Hurt as Ollivander, i thought he was the perfect Ollivander!!

Posted by ele0206 -ROAR- on April 29, 2009, 08:27 AM report to moderator
8069 Points

Oh Squee! Yeah John Hurt!

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on April 29, 2009, 09:02 AM report to moderator
926 Points

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 :-)

Posted by sessionka oom4 CW on April 29, 2009, 09:26 AM report to moderator
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