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Deathly Hallows Casting Updates: Teen Dumbledore Cast, Chris Rankin Returns (Updated)

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Posted by: sue
May 30, 2009, 03:26 PM

A few quick casting updates today regarding Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. First word has reached TLC that the part of Teenage Albus Dumbledore will be portrayed by young actor Toby Regbo. You can see an additional photo of him here. Also there is a rumor that a new actress by the name of Hebe Beardsall will have a minor part as Ariana Dumbledore, however this is very much unconfirmed and must firmly remain in the rumor category for now. While we believe these to be accurate, as with all the DH casting reports, these await official confirmation when and if WB releases a formal announcement.

Also, as long expected and confirmed directly to TLC and our friends Snitchseeker, we can report that yes indeed Chris Rankin will be returning to the role of wayward big head boy and beloved brother Percy Weasley for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. A reminder too that Chris will be a special guest at Azkatraz 2009, where fans can meet and speak to the actor; more information on the Harry Potter convention being held July 18-21 in San Francisco, CA here. Finally, thanks much to Emma for the heads up that an actor by the name of Chase Armitage will be playing the role of a Snatcher in Deathly Hallows.
UPDATE: SS has word on another Snatcher to add to the list: upcoming actor Adam Bradshaw.

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107 Comments

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Yay for the snatcher

Posted by simos girl {WBM} ~Lemon~ on May 30, 2009, 06:31 PM report to moderator
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this Toby guy is cute! but its kind of weird to imagine young Dumbledore. when I say “Dumbledore” I see old man with beard and half-moon spectacles.
and I’m also really interested in Ariana.wow.but will they put all these in the movie,I wonder…Percy is back.good.

Posted by Matea on May 30, 2009, 06:36 PM report to moderator
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I was so worried that young Dumbledore wouldn’t look right, but I think he’ll be great! And I’m so excited about Ariana!

Posted by Atlacamani on May 30, 2009, 06:36 PM report to moderator
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sigh more young actors being cast… I wish I was cast as an extra.

Posted by seeR on May 30, 2009, 07:02 PM report to moderator
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The Percy plot isn’t going to be present in DH though, is it? There won’t be room to do it and it’ll look silly if they do. He’ll just turn up at the end to fight with no mention of his subplot.

Posted by pipkin3 on May 30, 2009, 07:06 PM report to moderator
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YAAAAAA chris is back for percy! perfect percy.

Posted by floridianhp*ROAR* on May 30, 2009, 07:07 PM report to moderator
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teen dumbledore is hot :D

Posted by lunaluu on May 30, 2009, 07:07 PM report to moderator
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It’s good that Percy will be back, and yay for young Dumbledore!

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on May 30, 2009, 07:26 PM report to moderator
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Young Dumbledore was cute! And YAY, Percy’s back! :-D

Posted by PhoenixFlight [ITC!] on May 30, 2009, 07:31 PM report to moderator
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I agree with everyone on here, so glad they’re bringing back original cast members! gotta love these casting announcements

Posted by Phlegm dela Coeur on May 30, 2009, 07:46 PM report to moderator
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percy is back!! YAY! and i think the choice for the young dumbledore is a good one! :)

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on May 30, 2009, 08:15 PM report to moderator
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Whoah percy is back!! I’m really loooking forward to his scene! young dumbledore does look cute!

Him and and the grindelward they cast will look good together!

Posted by Luce-Lupin !~ROAR~! on May 30, 2009, 08:21 PM report to moderator
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Glad Percy will be back. Wonder if they will stick to the story line with him?

Posted by Huffleclaw65 on May 30, 2009, 08:28 PM report to moderator
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Percy’s back! We can assume now Fred’s death is going to be quite faithful to the book.

Posted by Daniela [WBM] on May 30, 2009, 09:07 PM report to moderator
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Chase is SEXY!!! So is Toby aka Teen Dumbledore! I can’t to see them in action. This is so EXCITING!! I wonder if they’re going to cast Elphias Doge, Ron’s Aunt Muriel, Tonk’s mom and dad, etc.

Posted by cghambright on May 30, 2009, 09:56 PM report to moderator
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