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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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2926 Points

Wow, these castings are all amazing. I’m really happy Chris returns for this movie! SQUEEE

Posted by Niphai on May 31, 2009, 04:32 AM report to moderator
100 Points

Young Dumbledore looks perfect!! And I’m so glad they’re casting Arianna (hopefully). It will make the film just that much better.

Posted by Stephanie on May 31, 2009, 04:34 AM report to moderator
68 Points

Dumbledore wasn’t bad looking in his day ;) Not sure if maybe he looks a bit too ‘modern’, seeing as it’s a very young Dumbledore, a looong time ago. But I like the, errr, ‘pointiness’ of his look :)

Posted by emmy. on May 31, 2009, 04:36 AM report to moderator
1225 Points

Percy’s back! :D It wouldn’t be DH without him! XD

Posted by The Cheshire Cat {WBM} on May 31, 2009, 04:39 AM report to moderator
227 Points

Oooooh, the young Dumbledore looks cute!! Squee!!

Posted by AatiMuoaS | SaouMitaA on May 31, 2009, 04:54 AM report to moderator
4151 Points

whoa. i’m likin’ the teenage Dumbledore haha way cool news :D

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on May 31, 2009, 05:14 AM report to moderator
98 Points

Teen Dumbeldore looks soooooo gay! :) loooool! Love the fact that Chris Rankin is coming back! :) DH will kick some butt (hopefully and doing a counter-jinx as to not jinx the wish)

Posted by HarryLoony on May 31, 2009, 05:17 AM report to moderator
12005 Points

I am glad Pearcy is back. That will give the closure for the Weasley family.

Posted by budgie on May 31, 2009, 05:18 AM report to moderator
276 Points

Yay! Percy’s back! Hope Chris Rankin gets a more meatier role in DH that he did for OoTP.

The young Dumbledore look alright.

Posted by moony_lupin on May 31, 2009, 05:27 AM report to moderator
333 Points

I’m almost a little afraid that they’re going to be spending so much time making up for the things they dropped in the past few movies (Percy, house-elves, etc.) that the two movies will still feel rushed and overloaded like previous ones have.

Posted by angelcakes on May 31, 2009, 06:15 AM report to moderator
2906 Points

DAMN! Toby Regbo is cute! LOL!

Posted by gayle.marie [[ ROAR ]] on May 31, 2009, 06:28 AM report to moderator
2064 Points

Awesome that Percy will be back! :) Young Dumbledore is great too :D

Posted by hp29 [ROAR!] on May 31, 2009, 06:38 AM report to moderator
24135 Points

That’s good, i’m glad that Percy will be back…and more casting news is great! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on May 31, 2009, 06:41 AM report to moderator
4343 Points

The more of the original cast they can keep the better I like it.

Posted by chloe squibbulus on May 31, 2009, 07:06 AM report to moderator
650 Points

That is not how I pictured young DD at all…. The actor does look kind of cute though. :) And, even though I’m repeating what everyone else is saying, it’s great that Percy is back!

Posted by hp_flower {WBM} on May 31, 2009, 08:09 AM report to moderator
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