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Rumor Alert: Bathilda Bagshot Casting for Deathly Hallows and More (Updated)

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Posted by: sue
April 03, 2009, 09:09 AM

Rumor Alert: More casting rumors today regarding the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

First up: UK character actress Hazel Douglas has reportedly been cast as Bathilda Bagshot, the author of "A History of Magic," longtime friend to Albus Dumbledore, and unwitting source to scandal monger Rita Skeeter. Readers will also recall of course the dramatic and terrifying scenes at Godric's Hollow involving Bathilda's errm being. You can see her photo here.  As with all of these reports, we must await official confirmation that will arrive when WB issues a formal announcement. Until then, a rumor this must remain, despite multiple solid sourcing which we at TLC believe to be accurate.

A second report arrived last night regarding the young actor Jamie Campbell BowerA columnist for the Daily Mail states that the actor (seen recently in Sweeney Todd)," is in final negotiations to portray Gellert Grindelwald  -  one of the most dangerous dark wizards of all time (in Harry Potter lore anyway), second only to Voldemort." You can see photos of Jamie here in our Image galleries. The report then continues to state that the early filming for the movie is focusing on parts involving the Trio, and further notes: "The trio have done several action sequences, and Daniel and Emma have been working with a choreographer for some big wedding scenes that will be shot in the summer." This would correspond of course to the wedding of Bill and Fleur, and working well with the reports TLC first told you regarding the casting of Bill Weasley, and the filming and building of the set for Shell Cottage in Wales.

UPDATE: TLC has been working independently to learn more this report of casting for young Grindlewald, and while multiple sources are unable to confirm this on the record at this time,TLC now believes this to be an accurate report.  Worth noting: Jamie Campbell Bower recently stated he has been cast in the Twilight sequel "New Moon," playing one of the Volturi Vampires, and there are multiple rumors abounding about his potential involvement in other giant blockbusters, even things such as Spidey the musical. As exciting as all of this seems, we caution that official confirmation on these and all of the other DH casting reports of late will not arrive until WB makes their formal announcement

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94 Comments

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3463 Points

Not how I imagined Bathilda exactly, but that’s okay! I’m excited that they are having her in the movies.
YAY! There will definitley be the wedding scenes.
New Moon comes out before DH, so we will be able to see if he is a good actor or not. Does anyone know which Volturi vampire he will play? :/

Posted by BeAchL0veEr05 ☼ on April 04, 2009, 02:21 PM report to moderator
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277 Points

Maybe this will be a musical!

Please no…

Posted by The Sorting Hat on April 04, 2009, 03:20 PM report to moderator
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243 Points

I agree with potterversefan. I pictured Bathilda Bagshot smaller. Maybe the size of Mrs. Figg. Great to hear something about the wedding. I can’t wait for July 17th!

Posted by Huffleclaw65 on April 04, 2009, 05:11 PM report to moderator
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59 Points

So glad Jamie’s in on this. Great guy for the role.

Posted by easyluckyfree on April 04, 2009, 05:15 PM report to moderator
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1571 Points

WEDDING SCENES FREAKING SQUUEEEE MCWONDERFULLLL

Posted by wrockfangirl *ROAR!* on April 05, 2009, 03:04 PM report to moderator
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1478 Points

awesome! i can’t wait to see the dh movies

Posted by kenmarekestrels93 {{ROAR}} on April 05, 2009, 05:53 PM report to moderator
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134 Points

I guess Hazel will make a decent Bathilda, although I also pictured her more fragile looking. Let’s wait and see what she’ll look like in costume. Even if she doesn’t end up looking perfect for the role, nothing can beat what they made of Tonks for me. Not only wasn’t Nat Tena really suited for the role physically, but I also have to cringe every single time she says “DON’T call me Nymphadora!!!”. She never managed to pull off Tonks’ character, in my opinion.
Sorry. Off topic. Ahem. So yeah, great news. Yay.

Posted by Lupa on April 06, 2009, 03:10 AM report to moderator
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3263 Points

Oh my gosh, that’s so cool! Anthony (Jamie Campbell) as Grindelwald! I think he’ll be really good!

Posted by siriuslysirius11 {*SQUEE*} on April 06, 2009, 11:16 AM report to moderator
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3263 Points

And I think Hazel Douglas will be all right as Bathilda Bagshot, too, but she’s not how I pictured her.
I still think Johnny Depp should play Xenophilius Lovegood. :)

Posted by siriuslysirius11 {*SQUEE*} on April 06, 2009, 11:22 AM report to moderator
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1603 Points

i imagined her a bit more small

Posted by vandy[FTC] on April 06, 2009, 01:31 PM report to moderator
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6921 Points

Very interesting. And there’s going to be a wedding, yay!

Posted by badger666 on April 06, 2009, 09:45 PM report to moderator
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2235 Points

Thats great. . . . .

Posted by Sidish_black6 [WBM] on April 07, 2009, 02:51 AM report to moderator
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307 Points

Great, the wedding will be included! I prefer if Harry looks like Harry, it would confuse people if they put other actor. The choreography doesn’t have to be for a dance, it can be for an action secuence. But I wouldn’t mind seeing them dance, it could be a nice scene! I can’t wait to hear Dan and Emma talk about it.
I wonder how they’re going to do to include Rita Skeeter’s plot, maybe they’ll show Harry readirng the newspaper or buying the book?

Posted by ethanHP on April 07, 2009, 10:01 AM report to moderator
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8069 Points

I am just glad there is going to be a wedding.

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on April 07, 2009, 01:03 PM report to moderator
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731 Points

Yay :D

Posted by Frances Anne on April 07, 2009, 04:42 PM report to moderator
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