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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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YAy… I know… Hott young Dumbledore!

Posted by R-for-H {ROAR} :D on June 01, 2009, 12:02 PM report to moderator
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Speaking of casting news… have we all given up hope that Fleur will still return?

Posted by JS297206 on June 01, 2009, 09:12 PM report to moderator
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I’m glad that Percy is back in this one! I don’t like when they cast new actors for old cast members. The original cast members are best!

Posted by harrypotter1991{ROAR} on June 01, 2009, 09:21 PM report to moderator
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VERY HAPPY to see Chris Rankin is coming back as Percy.

Posted by KB Prez [ROAR!] on June 01, 2009, 11:10 PM report to moderator
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This is great, but what about the Dursleys? What about Fleur? C’mon WB. You are killing me.

Posted by bookmonster79 on June 01, 2009, 11:22 PM report to moderator
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I must say that I have been thoroughly impressed by the casting choices they have made with regard to the Dumbledore backstory and am looking forward immensely to seeing how they handle adapting the backstory.

It is also an immense relief to hear that Chris Rankin is returning. His rejoining and reconciling with his family was critical in the development of the family and it would be a pity if the script left that part out.

Posted by Kirk on June 01, 2009, 11:49 PM report to moderator
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Hooray for Percy!!!! I’ve missed him soooo much!!!!

Posted by blueheaven53 on June 02, 2009, 12:21 AM report to moderator
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oh good, they aren’t omitting percy. i would have to have a leetle talk with David Yates. thank GOD!!!

Posted by LoveLeaky on June 02, 2009, 02:51 AM report to moderator
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wow.. I guess they will cast as many of the characters in the book as they can.. can this be truly, “by the book” movie?… it’s going to be “awesome”!!

Posted by alegria35 on June 02, 2009, 03:03 AM report to moderator
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Percy was sorely missed!

Posted by SirEdwardsGuardian [WBM!] on June 02, 2009, 03:06 AM report to moderator
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Jamie Campbell Bower is Grindelwald @ Lucia
Hebe seems to be very active, as sports girl and as school representative.
Young Dumbledore seems to be a waste of talent for that minuscule role, he seems to be a talented young actor….

Posted by Giant Fairy on June 02, 2009, 06:11 AM report to moderator
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Percy’s back! Yay!

Posted by mrh216 on June 02, 2009, 09:47 PM report to moderator
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:O:O:O….great jajajaaj xD

Posted by potterrock on June 03, 2009, 09:42 AM report to moderator
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So, Dumbledore was hot? :D

I love that Chris comes back :)

Posted by Ravonja [WBM♥] on June 15, 2009, 03:32 PM report to moderator
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Interesting. I guess it’s hard to actually picture a teen Dumbledore, but this kid doesn’t look anything like I would have assumed. Hooray for Percy returning! Will we be meeting Charlie?

Posted by gooseywizard on June 15, 2009, 07:00 PM report to moderator
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