Actor from Croatia Cast for Role as Gregorovitch

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May 27, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Several readers from Croatia have joyfully let us know the news that native actor Rade Serbedzija has been cast in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, possibly in the role of Gregorovitch, the wand maker and one time owner of the Elder Wand. Speaking in his native language during a recent press conference (seen here via YouTube), the Croatian Times reports that Rade said “I am going to play the role of a wizard who makes swords with special power. I will soon go to London to try on my costume.” He also noted that “his role would be small but very interesting,” with filming for the part due to take place in November.

Thanks much to Vladan, Matea, and Lucila!





51 Responses to Actor from Croatia Cast for Role as Gregorovitch

Avatar Imagerebel says: looks good!Avatar ImagePrisoner Of Azkaban says: Cool!Avatar ImageProfessor Cassandra says: Sounds great, but "swords with special powers?" What's that about?Avatar ImageDrome says: I think he is fantastic.Avatar ImageDolemite says: possibly a bad translationAvatar Imagesimos says: Great Can't wait to see voldemort kill him Avatar Imagegoodenough says: Wow, he looks good for the role. Can't wait to see it :) Great news, indeed. @simos: "Great Can’t wait to see voldemort kill him" ? Lol! Best comment ever :P Avatar ImageCool Grandma2 says: That's interesting news. This means they are going to have the back story of the elder wand. You never know what they will leave out.Avatar ImageHarryRichardsPotter says: cool, i'll look forward to see him :)Avatar Imagebookmonster79 says: Ok. This is all well and good, but I still have seen NOTHING confirming the Dursley's for Deathly Hallows. I am very upset about this. That is one of the most touching scenes. Please tell me WB did not minimize that whole encounter.Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: lol looks good.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Well, he won't have to fake an accent!Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: thats greatAvatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: Wow, he seems good for the role.Avatar Imagesnunkiebrian says: Oh im glad they are filming everything that is so coolAvatar ImageXyra44 says: Perfect! I loved him in The Saint and 24! He's a great actor.Avatar ImageHP_Flower says: He looks like he'll be really good for the role.... I'm happy with the choice.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: good news!Avatar Imagesavingharry says: That's a great casting! He's such a scene stealer in his few scenes in Mission Impossible 2. Perfect casting for Gregorovich, as always. Harry Potter casting professionals are the best in the industry!!Avatar Imagesavingharry says: That's a great casting (as expected. The castors for these films are the best in the industry!). In his few scenes in Mission Impossible II, he's such a scene stealer! He'll be great in this role.Avatar ImagePotterFan-Man says: Nice! All the better to make the movie better!!Avatar Imagerebel says: looks good!Avatar Imagegb1123 says: sweetums!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: I think he means wands... Do you know something wierd? He's the guy in that movie EuroTrip who they all meet in the eastern europe place and he's in love with them coz they're american and his country is riduclously behind the times and he thinks Miami Vice is a cerrent TV show haha that'll be funny to think about as i watch Voldemort kill him.Avatar ImageMatea says: Ok guys..listen to me! I'm Croatian and one of the reporters of this news. @Dolemite-its not bad translation! He actually said "I am going to play the role of a wizard who makes swords with special power" but thats because he really doesn't know anything about Harry Potter world. and also because I think he didn't have audition for the role,it was offered, so they actually didn't explain him anything. But I can tell you one thing- he's one of our best actors and I think he'll be great as Gregorovitch. And I feel so proud that someone from our little country is in HP. as one of the biggest fans of HP in Croatia this means a world to me!Avatar ImagegaylebathanHP says: wow.. LOL!Avatar ImageR-for-H says: cool... seems interestiung!!Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Cool!Avatar ImageKennedyJames says: Awwww it's the evil guy from Mighty Joe Young and the Photographer from Before the Rain! LOLLL <3 I love him he'll do amazing!Avatar ImageYodatheHobbit says: @bookmonster79{ROAR} Pay better attention to news. Richard Griffiths said during the Equus New York run that he being returning for Deathly Hallows. It old news.Avatar ImageIva says: Actually on another Croatian site he is reported as saying: "I'm going to be making wands." I'm so glad he'll be in it. Croatian (and I suspect Serbian) fans are so glad he'll be in Potter. Woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageMartindjm says: Q3_thumb 79 Points Awwww it’s the evil guy from Mighty Joe Young and the Photographer from Before the Rain! LOLLL <3 I love him he’ll do amazing!YES EXACTLY BEFORE THE RAIN MACEDONIAN MOVIE.Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: thats greatAvatar Imageimaxchen says: It's so weird seeing a news report and not understanding anything at all *lol* He has to be Gregorovich. Other than him, the woman who answers the door in German (if they want to cast her too, I'd be willing to have myself killed by Ralph Fiennes :-P) and Grindelwald, there is no new foreign wizard in the story IIRC. And Grindelwald didn't _make_ "swords with special power", he just stole one. Also, Grindelwald's been cast already, so...Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Good for him!Avatar Imagelau399 says: excellent!!!! I'm exited!Avatar ImageGoury says: Any word on Ariana yet?Avatar ImageKC Nox says: yay! they didnt cut him!! and he looks great for the part!Avatar Imagemuzic823 says: Good choice.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: He looks like he would suit the role perfectly! I look forward to seeing him in the film.Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: "Great Can’t wait to see voldemort kill him" Haha, yea... Can't wait to see this movie it looks awesome! and I think he suits the role.Avatar ImageErinM says: He looks like he'd make a believeable Gregorovitch !Avatar ImageLucilla says: Hey! He was in MI 2...the scientist who was taking Balerophon (sp) and Chimera to the US on the plane that crashes into the mountain!Avatar Imagesessionka says: Nice looking guy... The comment from "Won_Two" said "... he won't have to fake an accent". I think that's a testament to Jo that native actors be used. I know it was a condition for all the Hogwarts students. Good for her!!!Avatar Imagevicky granger says: That's great, but "swords" ?!Avatar Imagemcleod27 says: It's Boris the Blade from Snatch! He was outstanding in that role. He does seem perfect for the part. Avatar ImageLexitheAuror says: He could be Death in the Tale of the Three Brothers. Death makes the Elder Wand, remember? They might play out the scene as Hermione reads it.Avatar ImageDrasko says: I'm from Montenegro-that is the country next to Croatia, and it is definitely confirmed that he will play this role...Rade is really great actor...you will see...Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: coolAvatar Imagelord kerol kentervil says: Wow ! It is good news . He will nice actor in this filmAvatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Cool, can't wait to seen him! Good luck!! :)

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